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Desert Island Delights : Beauty Editor Sabine Wiesel

In this month's Desert Island Delights we invited Beauty Editor Sabine Wiesel to share with us what items she would pack in a beauty bag should she be cast away on a desert island.

beauty editor picks toiletries to pack in a beauty bagSabine is a freelance beauty editor with over 10 years’ experience working on lifestyle magazines including Red, Good Housekeeping and Prima. She recently started her own blog to share her knowledge and experience, Sabine Says is aimed at show-casing beauty that works for women thirty-plus.

What 5 items would you pack in your beauty bag to take to a desert island?

1. Ultrasun SPF50+ Tinted Face Sun Cream

Sun protection has to be top of my list. I love this formula because it has me well-covered, not just for those burning UVB rays, but the ageing UVA rays too. And it’s tinted so provides a little natural coverage, so I get two products in one.

ultrasun sun cream toiletries for wash bag

2. Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara

Mascara is the one make-up product I can’t live without. This is my absolute favourite wand, as it adds great volume and colour to my short, blonde eyelashes – plus it stays put all day.

mascara makeup up for packing in beauty bag

3. Kérastase Soleil Masque Apres Soleil

My hair is going to be parched from the sun and salt-water, so I’d take this luxe mask as it instantly leaves hair smooth and soft when I’ve taken it away before. It’s pricey, but worth it as It works, and I guess there’ll be no one to cut my hair on the island so it needs all the TLC it can get.

face mask toiletries for packing on beauty bag

4. Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File

The thought of not being able to smooth out a broken or ridged nail gives me the fear. I can’t stand the feel and sound of emery boards, so I love this file. It lasts forever, well if you don’t keep losing it like I do.

nail file beauty bag essential

5. La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C 10 Serum

I have pigmentation on my face where I haven’t protected my skin enough from the sun in the past. Layering a vitamin C serum under my SPF will help prevent further damage, so I’m packing this superstar anti-oxidant.

sun protection oil packing a beauty bag


In addition to your 5 selected beauty items, which other luxury item would you take with you to the island?

I couldn’t live without my sunglasses. I squint a lot, even on a cloudy day in London, so they’d be invaluable on a desert island. I also suffer from migraines, so the bigger the better!

sunglasses travel essential

Sabine's blog Sabine Says, show-casing beauty that works for women thirty-plus can be found here & you can follow Sabine on Instagram.

Get some more beauty travel inspiration in our Desert Island Delights series. From beauty editors to professional organisers, we asked and they shared. 

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