Where I possibly can I avoid taking a full-size suitcase – I cannot stand the wait for luggage at the other end so if it is at all possible to bypass that tedious time, I will do it. So, obviously, I end up decanting endless lotions and potions from fullsize products into items that won’t cause customs any offence by being too big. You’ll never catch me handing my Chanel over to a smiling customs official..no way. 

I’ve bought the empty travel sets from M&S for a couple of years now – they’ve got exactly the right number of pots and bottles that will see me through a long weekend away, and more importantly, they’ve got labels so I’ll never end up shampooing with cleanser, or worse, cleansing with shampoo. At £7.50, it’s a bit of a snip – I could do without the squidgy washer thingy, but other than that, it’s absolutely ideal.

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