I'm jetting off on my holidays soon and when I'm away, nothing makes me happier than having some miniature versions of my favourite products to keep me looking fly AF~ while I'm gone. We've come a long way from the days of tiny little bottles of Herbal Essences, so I thought I'd round up some of the picks you can get in travel-friendly sizes which I think would be particularly useful for a sunny destination. I've kept things light and simple, with a few picks for hydration on the plane ride over. PS - apologies to my UK brethren that so many Sephora products feature, but the US do travel-size better than us. Go figure.

For all pins tanned and beautiful, I've heard great things about the This Works Perfect Legs Sculpt and Shine, which is a lightly tinted moisturiser that builds up an even tan on legs - start applying a week before you go to build up that base colour. I've also selected this bundle from Coola on Cult Beauty - which contains an SPF 30 for face and body, an aftersun lotion for post-beach recovery and an SPF lip balm, because if there's one thing I always forget to protect in the sun, it's my poor little pout.

Moving on to the essentials, this Lavanila is the best healthy deodorant I've tried - the one most likely to stave off pong from the pits, but also very moisturising, gentle, easy to use and with a pleasing scent. It's still not as strong as those deodorants containing aluminium, but if the main plan is lying out poolside, you should be absolutely fine! I also selected picks from Farmacy - this value set seems like a great way to explore the brand's offering - and The Ordinary buffet serum, which I've heard so many good things about. Very handily all of their products are under £20 and under 100ml - genius.

Whilst in transit, it's always good to have some extra doses of hydration, so here are some fail safes that have seen me through long-haul flights in the past. The Caudelie Beauty Elixir spritzed over the face is one of my little indulgences - it calms me down if I'm feeling a little anxious about flying, and it also feels amazing on the skin when followed up by a hydrating mask like the Sisley Black Rose. I'm well aware this mask is extortion but after you've tried it? You can only recommend it. A good budget version is the Origins Drink Up, which I always rave about.

These Instant Wake Up eye masks from the Estee edit look great - can we have ours please, US? They look great for pepping up during landing or taxiing in to the airport you've arrived at if you need to get off the plane and go. If you're looking for extra get-up-and-go, nothing works like some shut eye on the plane, and I'd recommend a sleep mask to really help zone out and rest. This one from Soak and Sleep is right on trend with the blush pink vibes, and is on sale right now! No-brainer.

For hair care, I think sea salt can do wonders to hair tied up in a top knot, and these invisibobbles are super gentle on hair that might be taking a lot of heat from the sun. This travel-size Wet Brush is as cute as it is useful and space-saving, perfect for damp, post-pool hair. A texturising spray like this one from Ouai should help play up those beachy waves and give you that gorgeous 'undone' look.

Finally, make up picks, and I'm so sorry UK girls - a lot of these are Sephora, but damn their range is awesome! The tartelette tease looks like such a versatile mini palette from Tarte, with shimmer and matte shades all in a beautiful blush colour mood. Pair with a mini Better Than Sex mascara for flirty lashes far from basic. This mini NARS concealer will keep you looking fresh no matter how jet-lagged you feel, and the Make Up lockdown travel duo from Urban Decay will keep eyeshadow and face make up place even if things get super sweaty! These two lippies from Bite Beauty also make a perfect pairing for multiple occasions - a more taupey nude and a fuller, rose colour take you from daytime shopping trips to dinnertime by the sea. Oh Sephora, when will we know your joys on our shores?

And there you have it! A quick trip around the world of 100ml or less beauty, ready for your carry on. Are you jetting off anywhere soon? Have you tried any of these picks? Let me know!

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  1. I'm such a sucker for a good mini! And Sephora US just do them better than anywhere else in the world. Even though we have Sephora in Australia now their selection just isn't as good, and whether I've got trips planned or not I just love being able to try out something new without having to invest in the full size product.

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