Rapper Dope Saint Jude, reality star Blue Mbombo and blogger Carlinn Meyer on their travelling beauty faves for the holiday season.
By Dope Saint Jude, Blue Mbombo and Carlinn Meyer
Dope Saint Jude
MY GO-TO HAIRSTYLE IS SUPER LAID BACK
I have long locs, which means I don’t have the hassle of constantly having to change up my hairstyles. But when I’m on a road trip, I usually tie them up. I use Jabu Stone Natural Hair Care Beeswax (R32.99) to twist my locs in order to keep them in tip-top shape. Then I follow with a gel to tame my edges if they get a bit out of hand.
MY SKIN BASICS NOBODY WILL EVER BELIEVE
I’m more of a natural girl, so I barely wear any makeup. I wash my face religiously with regular body soap – I’ve had no major skin issues because of it.
BEAUTY ESSENTIALS I CAN’T DO WITHOUT
I always have beeswax with me wherever I go. I love M·A·C Satin Lipstick in Cyber (R250) for an instant pop of colour,  Dove 100% Pure Cotton Liquid Cotton Hygiene Wipes (R39.99) to remove excess impurities after a long trip and I’m all for a fruity fragrance like  DKNY Be Delicious EDP 100ml (R1 475).
OUT OF TOWN BED RITUALS I SWEAR BY
Always take o your makeup before going to sleep. I’m a minimalist, and I barely use any product on my skin. However, I use  Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly (R49.95) on my face before hitting the sack and it’s never let me down.
Blue Mbombo THE BEAUTY REGIME I INHERITED
My twin sister, Brown Mbombo, makes her own exfoliating scrub from sugar and olive oil which sloughs o dead skin cells to promote the production of collagen. It also keeps black heads away, which makes your pores appear smaller. I’ve tried it and it works like magic.
MY SHOWER SECRETS
I can’t live without my  Veet In Shower Hair Removal Cream (R99.99) for photo shoot-ready legs,  Clere Radiance Oil Control Face Wash Gel (R39.99) to ensure my skin is always glowing and  Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash (R595).
CITY GIRL HAIRSTYLES I’LL BE ROCKING
It’s party season, so I’ll definitely be having plenty of nights out on the town. I love drama when it comes to my hair, so a long curly wig is right up my alley. Sleek and straight is also an eortless look that instantly elevates my mood. But if all else fails, my last resort is long blonde hair with a fringe.
For date night, you’ll find me in a playful curly or straight bob. When it comes to weddings, ponytails or waves are my go-to.
MY CURRENT NAIL TREND OBSESSION
The inspiration I find on Instagram leaves me in complete nail envy. My favourite right now has to be the ombré manicure. I’m also dying to try the foil nail art trend that I saw from @azuribeautybar.
Carlinn Meyer IN-FLIGHT SOLUTIONS
I always try and stay as hydrated as possible when flying, and I stay away from foods high in sodium. To rehydrate my skin, I use a sleeping mask.
I’M VERY PARTICULAR ABOUT MY TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
I swear by the following products:  Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (R79.95) to remove any heavy makeup from the day,  Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (R460) to keep your makeup in place after a long day of exploring,  Dove Derma Spa Silky Body Oil (R129) is a must when your skin gets dry due to the hot weather and  The Body Shop Baked To Last Bronzer (R300) to fake that perfect sun-kissed glow.
A SAVVY CARRY ON IS EVERYTHING
I try and pack light whenever I travel, but I always ensure to fit in a book, a few makeup essentials, a sheet mask or two, vitamins, hand sanitiser and hand cream.
I CAN LIVE WITH, BUT CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…
I can do without nail polish and foundation on a trip, as I’m more natural when it comes to certain things. However, I can’t live without my Vichy Idéal Soleil SPF50 Mattifying Face Fluid (R280) sunscreen and contact lenses.
THE BEST TRAVELLING BEAUTY ADVICE
It’s so important to make sure that you prep your skin before travelling. Make sure you do some super intense moisturising at night before you fly and remember to pack in a sheet mask or a face mist, like  Avène Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water (R160) for the plane. It will save your skin, and keep you looking and feeling refreshed once you land.
CARLINN MEYER’S BEAUTY ESSENTIALS Dove Derma Spa Silky Body Oil R129; Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray R460; The Body Shop Baked To Last Bronzer R300; Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water R79.95; Vichy Idéal Soleil SPF50 Mattifying Face Fluid R280; Avène Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water R160
BLUE MBOMBO’S BEAUTY ESSENTIALS Veet In Shower Hair Removal Cream R99.99; Clere Radiance Oil Control Face Wash Gel R39.99; Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash R595