Being an international traveller of some repute, as I most undoubtedly am (not), I get sent all sorts of travelly type stuff to review. I thought, then, that I’d do you a little travelly reviewy type round-up thing and bring you everything even remotely useful in the travel stakes that I’ve reviewed recently.
Pop & Go Knickers
These knickers are MAGIC! Picture the scene: you’re on a crowded beach, towel wrapped awkwardly around you, and trying desperately to shimmy out of a soggy swimming costume and in to clean knickers without them filling with sand.
OR you find yourself in less than salubrious changing rooms and don’t want to chance dropping your smalls on the yucky floor: this, people, is the solution. These amazing knickers have little clips at the sides so you can change them whilst standing up. I reckon they’re the future of travel for us girls. You heard it here first. More info at: popandgoknickers.com.
Karrimor Global Equator 70 wheeled suitcase
My initial reaction, when opening the incredibly large and definitely body-sized cardboard box that it was delivered in (no, I wasn’t imagining storing a child in it, of course I wasn’t) was that it was a bit of an odd shape. It’s not noticeable in the picture but it’s a bit wider at the bottom than it is at the top. Handily, that slight oddness makes the bottom the perfect place to store all your bulky trainers, wash bags of smellies and bottles of gin, which then means that you don’t have the usual trouble of everythig being crushed up one end as soon as you stand your case up, as it’s all happily nestled there in the first place. Bonus.
I also worried, with it being quite a soft outer, that it wouldn’t be very durable, but it survived a flight to Florida, including being dragged around five different hotels and being chucked into the back of various jeeps and buses incredibly well, in fact, it came back looking completely unscathed. Something that you can’t say about many suitcases really.
It’s also pink and girly, which I love. And the handles are padded so it’s really comfy to carry, which I love as well. Top marks.
When they found out I was going to Florida on my travels, the lovely chaps at Elizabeth Arden sent me a beautiful tissue-wrapped gift containing a couple of items from their Sun Defense range. I used the Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF50 religiously as I suffer with pigmentation on my face and ALWAYS slather it in high SPF. I thought initially that it would be too greasy, but a quick blot left me with a non-sticky and well protected face. I also carried it with me to apply to exposed areas like shoulders and neck during the day too. I loved it.
The Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defence Stick was in a handy and very cute little yellow container and was perfect for popping into my bag. It’s handy for applying to lips, noses and ears whilst out and about and wasn’t too greasy and didn’t leave nasty white marks either.
Martin Miller’s London Dry Gin
Last but not least, and perfect for travelling, were these delightful little bottles of gin, kindly sent to me by Martin Millers. They travelled all the way to Florida with me and dead handy they were too. Top travel marks, chaps!