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Rap­per Dope Saint Jude, re­al­ity star Blue Mbombo and blog­ger Car­linn Meyer on their trav­el­ling beauty faves for the hol­i­day season.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Contents - Words by JESÉ-CHÉ lil­lien­feldt DOPE SAINT JUDE’S BEAUTY ESSEN­TIALS Dove 100% Pure Cot­ton Liq­uid Cot­ton Hy­giene Wipes R39.99; DKNY Be De­li­cious EDP 100ml R1 475; Vase­line 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly R49.95; Jabu Stone Nat­u­ral Hair Care Beeswax R32.99; M·A·C

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, [1] 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 [2] DKNY Be De­li­cious EDP 100ml (R1 475).

OUT OF TOWN BED RI­TU­ALS I SWEAR BY

Al­ways take oŠ your makeup be­fore go­ing to sleep. I’m a min­i­mal­ist, and I barely use any prod­uct on my skin. How­ever, I use [3] 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 oŠ 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 [4] Veet In Shower Hair Re­moval Cream (R99.99) for photo shoot-ready legs, [5] Clere Ra­di­ance Oil Con­trol Face Wash Gel (R39.99) to en­sure my skin is al­ways glow­ing and [6] 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 eŠor­t­less 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: [7] Garnier Mi­cel­lar Cleans­ing Wa­ter (R79.95) to re­move any heavy makeup from the day, [9] Ur­ban De­cay All Nighter Long Last­ing Makeup Set­ting Spray (R460) to keep your makeup in place af­ter a long day of ex­plor­ing, [10] Dove Derma Spa Silky Body Oil (R129) is a must when your skin gets dry due to the hot weather and [11] 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 [8] 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

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