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Any tips for looking good on the road?

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1. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 12y

This is going to sound vain, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who's wondered, judging by the thread about hair straighteners....

Living my usual life I'm not a particularly high maintainance gal, but I like a few luxuries eg hair conditioner, dab of make up, moisturisers blah blah. I'm not stupid enough to think I can carry the Clarins make up counter on my back or anything, and I'm aware that few travellers are going to be looking perfect.

But really how easy is it to get used to going without your luxuries, lets say you're hot and sweaty, the sun tan lotion has made your skin greasy and spotty, and humidity has made your hair frizz. Unless you're one of these super-women who looks beautiful 24/7 in any kind of mess - what's a girl to do?

Although I'd like to think travelling is about shedding these silly worries, there must be times when you want to look good, eg you're going for a drink with someone you fancy. Or whatever. Has anyone got any useful little beauty tips, or invaluable things to bring with you for when you need to spruce up a bit?

Otherwise I'll just have to hope I'm not too frightening.....

2. Posted by Barrie09 (Budding Member 29 posts) 12y

What about a brown paper bag Liz,works every time!!!!

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 12y

brown paper bag!! ha! ha! good one but on a serious note how does a woman look good, i often think about that as well so its not just you being vain, i mean i think about when your going out on the towm, makeup wise i'm fine but the hair thing!-i like my luxuries as well!!

4. Posted by leahrb (Full Member 209 posts) 12y

Well... as far as the hair goes there are a lot of neat looking scarves that you can find that when you tie in your hair they look great and the best part is they completely cover up your hair. Also they are small to carry with you (about the size of a bandana) and could be used for other stuff too. Sometimes I use the longer skinny ones as belts. Or the bigger ones you can tie around your waist to dress up a plain skirt or pair of pants.
Right now I have some of my mom's old scarves that she wore in the 70's or 80's. My friends have some cool ones I think they just find them in 2nd hand stores.

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 12y

A short skirt and a few drinks tend to help. I'm talking about you not me.....darn, my secret double-life is out

6. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 12y

oh James-he! he! now we all really know the real you!!

well yeh if you wanna pull when your out a short skirt, bit of cleavage and after about 10pm you'll be pulling like anything!!

7. Posted by DanSavage (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y

well i will be take hair straighteners when i go next year, not because (fingers crossed) my hair will be long enough by then, but because they make the best and smallest travel irons in the world

i use the straighteners at work when i get in every time im wearing a shirt and the collars a tad mishapen, or theres a large crease anywhere

just make sure you take off your clothes before you use the straighteners on them, i have a few burn marks on my neck where i have been just too ambitious!

8. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 12y

hmmm dan-thats a good idea, i may have to try that one on some fabric before actually using my irons on any of my clothes! but thanks for the tip!

9. Posted by fox1977 (Full Member 54 posts) 12y

lil j i wouldnt worry to much about!!! sure you will look lovely all the time!

10. Posted by DanSavage (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y

well I'm not just a pretty face...

or should that be 'not even'