Today We Love is a lifestyle blog run by Norwegian/German duo Sara and Annabell. Their blog and Instagram is full of inspiring posts following their day to day lives as models in London, and their passion and love for skincare, beauty and travelling the world.
Read on to find out what products they couldn’t travel without and their pre-holiday beauty routine …
What’s your one must-have product when you travel?
ANNABELL: A cleansing balm
SARA: A moisturiser
Do you like to try different products when you travel, or do you have firm favourites that you stick to?
ANNABELL: I’ve got some favourites I always take with me but often I tend to try out samples or some new mini products I’ve got.
SARA: I think that travelling is a great opportunity to try out new products as samples or minis, and leave my every-day, larger-sized creams and products, at home.
How do you keep your skin feeling hydrated after travelling on a plane where air conditioning can really dry it out?
ANNABELL: The night before a flight I often use a calming or hydrating face mask. On the day of the flight, I usually don’t wear any makeup and use a hydrating serum as well as a good moisturiser or a nice face oil to log in the moister, finishing with a refreshing mist. I Iove using a facial mist on a daily basis (not only when I travel 😉 ) I’m a big fan of the Omorovicza “Queen of Hungary” mist, which comes in a travel size!
SARA: I too always tend to have a makeup-free face when I’m travelling, and I often bring a nice moisturiser with me in my handbag which I then apply whilst on the plane. I actually love the Skin Food cream from Weleda. The cream is way to thick and rich for everyday use, but I love applying it both to my face and hands during times when my skin feels extra dry, like when I’m on a plane or after.
What’s your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
ANNABELL: Thailand & Palma de Mallorca and I absolutely love Italy!
Sara: Greece, more specifically the Cyclades Islands
Do you use anything to protect your hair after swimming in the sea or pool?
ANNABELL: I use a UV light protection spray when I’m on holiday (BATH & UNWIND: we love the Moroccan Oil Protect & Prevent Spray), as I have some bleached high lights and don’t like it when they turn yellow or too light from the sun. I always pack some good hair masks, to use in the evening when showering after a long day by the sea or pool.
SARA: Swimming in a chlorinated pool isn’t great for anyone’s hair, but it is particularly bad for those with blonde hair. My hair gets super light in the summer sun and can very easily look brassy and almost light green when swimming in a pool. I tend to use a purple/violet shampoo approximately once a month on a regular basis (BATH & UNWIND: we love Kevin Murphy BLONDE.ANGEL.WASH), but in summer I use it way more often. The purple pigment in these shampoos helps to take the brassiness out of blonde hair. However, I find that swimming in the sea gives my hair a nice texture and summer feel to it – even makes it go even blonder. I should probably also protect my hair from the sea, but I actually love what the sea does to it 🙂
What’s your pre-holiday beauty routine?
ANNABELL: Using a body scrub, face masks and self-tanning drops.
SARA: Body and face scrub to help my tan stay as long as possible. I like to go for a manicure and pedicure before a holiday, as well as getting my eyebrows and eyelashes tinted.
You can shop all travel sized products mentioned and pictured above on the Bath & Unwind travel store, and don’t forget, it’s 3 for 2 on all travel products – the perfect way to try new products and ideal if you’re travelling with limited space in your luggage. You can also follow Today We Love on Instagram here, for more inspiring images and skincare tips. Now excuse us while we book our next flight to Greece …