Travel the world and look beautiful with leading sports presenter Kiri Bloore
As a sports presenter Kiri Bloore is rarely off a plane, we checked in with her for some top hints and tips on how to fly and stay fabulous while doing so…
So Kiri we know you have been on the road since January. How many flights do you think you have been on so far?
“That’s a tough one, I would say at least 65 or 70,” she says as she counts on her fingers. “It becomes a blur after a while, I said to a friend the other day I think I must have permanent jet lag, sometimes you wake up with no idea what time it is.”
What do you travel in on long haul flights?
“That’s a tough one as of course most flights are a delightful early start, so you are rushing to put clothes on and not be late. I always try and look at least half presentable getting through the airport and then change once on the plane into gym clothes. I have only recently started changing and it makes such a difference in comfort. I would strongly suggest carrying a spare set of leggings with you and a big jumper for warmth. I never leave home without my Tiba and Marl backpack stuffed full as onboard luggage.”
What’s your favourite place you have been to?
“That’s so hard to say, as everywhere has its own special magic, Argentina had so many experiences that will never be forgotten, both good and bad. But Ibiza for all the other reasons to what you would think is my favourite, in the north of the island you can just relax, take in incredible views and watch sunsets for days, it truly is the perfect place, if you sneak away from the madness and find a sanctuary.”
Now for the big one, what products can you not do without once you are sat in that seat?
Kiri starts rummaging through her bag, pulling items out. She explains: “Of course, water don’t forget to stock up on water, even if you think there is an endless supply on the plane, take more, and your favourite tea bags. I love green tea and there isn’t always green tea available, and don’t forget chewing gum, it’s the small things that make the difference. In terms of lotions and potions well I never leave home without my night nourisher from Vaishaly.
“Balm kind lip balm is perfect for a plane, it’s very small so fits in luggage and it’s so moisturising and full of wonderful antioxidants. Bioderma face wipes, if you are going to use any they are the best on the market. I know everyone advises not to use wipes but, on a plane there isn’t much option and these are really great. It’s so hard to fit all your products in one small bag for liquids to get through the airport, so things like wipes are great for not taking up space.”
Kiri is still rummaging in her bag. “Oh yes I love hand cream. Your whole body gets so dry on a plane and I think hand cream is a little luxury that everyone should carry with them.
“I use L’Occitane shea butter, mainly because it’s so rich and the scent is not to strong. You can buy it once you are through security as well, again helping to save space in that valuable liquid’s plastic bag.
“In terms of make up I have my trusty Diorshow mascara but the tends to dry out and I don’t even leave home without my Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer. Remember mascara isn’t counted as a liquid so keep that out of the plastic bag, save space for the things you need.”
Right you are off the plane and settled in your hotel, what’s with you now?
Kiri laughs: “Ok I will try and keep this quick. Firstly, muslin face cloths as carrying cotton pads is too much hassle and they always run out. Using a face cloth is also much better for the environment. I also love my Bioderma makeup remover (it’s simply brilliant), Vivoderm face wash and creams and the Glamglow super mud face mask (you can get minis as well now). A lovely face scrub is also very important – the apricot one from St Ives works wonders. In terms of a sunscreen I love Glossier as it’s so light and easy to put under your foundation. I also keep take a WOW charcoal paste to keep my teeth somewhat white while away. I think that’s about it, I always take probiotics, evening primrose oil, Vitamin C and Echinacea, and of course green tea in bundles.”
Where are you off to now?
“My next trip is a big one to Australia and then a break in New Zealand, after I finish work it will all be about the sunshine for a month or so,” Kiri says with a massive grin.
Useful shopping links:
Back pack: tibaandmarl.com/shop
Hand cream: uk.loccitane.com
Face scrub: stives.com
Face creams: vivoderm.com
Glossier sun screen: glossier.com