The cutest travel toiletry bags for your next staycation

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best toiletry bags

by Marina Avraam |
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If you're one more inconvenience away from booking a holiday abroad, we can relate. It's time to pack some thick jumpers, your chunky boots - and don't forget the toiletries.

Toiletry bags are a godsend when it comes to travelling. Forget searching for your moisturiser and lip balm at the bottom of your tote, toiletry bags can help compartmentalise all your necessities (like that mud face mask) and keep everything nice and tidy.

Now you might be thinking - isn't that what my make-up bag is for? Sure, while make-up bags can be used for toiletries (and vice versa), toiletry bags are typically a little bigger in size and have more compartments, meaning they can fit that giant bottle of dry shampoo AND your shea butter body lotion.

We've found the most convenient and stylish toiletry bags on the market, that you can order just in time for your next trip.

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SHOP: The best toiletry bags

The Beauty Bag1 of 10

The Beauty Bag

With over 200 rave reviews, there's a lot to love about the Glossier toiletry bag. It's tall enough to fit your full-sized cleanser, moisturiser and deodorant with more than enough space left over for your make-up essentials. It's made of coated cotton - so don't worry about accidental spillage - and the four inside pockets will make finding your bits and bobs so much easier. Review: "I love it! It doesn't feel big but it fits everything I need it to. There are tons of compartments inside to make it easier to organize everything. The outside is sturdy and beautiful. I've never had a makeup bag before and I'm so glad I got this!"

Stackers Hanging Wash Bag, Blush Pink2 of 10

Stackers Hanging Wash Bag, Blush Pink

We love a hanging toiletry bag; they're practical, easy to use, and this blush pink one with gold hardware is gorge. The removable, clear bag will make going through airport security a breeze, and finding your essentials will be speedier than ever.Review: "Love this gorgeous wash bag. Loads of space and pockets and looks v smart. Only downside is it's a bit heavy but v happy with it"

The Flat Lay Co. Drawstring Makeup Bag - Cheetah Spots3 of 10

The Flat Lay Co. Drawstring Makeup Bag - Cheetah Spots

If you love doing your skincare routine and make-up on the floor, then the Flat Lay Co. bag is just what you need. The Molly Mae-approved toiletry bag opens totally flat in seconds giving you access to all the contents of your bag, so say goodbye to blindly rummaging for your tweezers. There's little slots to keep things tidy, and we're obsessed with the leopard print. Review: "Love this bag.... so good being to find everything without digging around! Love it so much I bought all my friends one for Xmas!"

River Island wicker vanity makeup bag in white4 of 10

River Island wicker vanity makeup bag in white

Ever seen a toiletry bag as cute as this one? Us either. The wicker is giving us major cottage core vibes, and we love that this can be used as a cute satchel as well as a toiletry bag.

Orla Kiely Bee Hanging Wash Bag5 of 10

Orla Kiely Bee Hanging Wash Bag

Apart from the adorable bee print design, this next option is highly practical thanks to the several zipped compartments designed to organise all your toiletries. It can be hung up, helping you access everything with ease, while also adding a pop of colour to your space. A win-win, if you ask us. Review: "Well made, lots of room and pretty. I bought this as a present for a friend to hang in the bathroom of her motor home - she was delighted! Would rather like one myself!"

The Atlantic & Jubilee Bag Set6 of 10

The Atlantic & Jubilee Bag Set

Why have one toiletry bag when you can have two? One for your handbag and one for your overnight bag, the Atlantic and Jubilee set is designed for your convenience. Use the smaller bag for your day to day essentials, and its big sister for when you're jetsetting away to a warm destination with the gals.

Lythe Wash Bag7 of 10

Lythe Wash Bag

This eco-conscious toiletry bag is made from recycled plastic bottles and has a cool, contemporary all-over print. We love the carry handle at the side, making it the ideal travel companion.

Utility Essentials Washbag8 of 10

Utility Essentials Washbag

More often than not, the simplest designs are the best. This no-frills toiletry bag is water-resistant, made of durable fabric and has internal mesh pockets for all your essentials. Review: "Perfect to put in a gym bag. Bigger and sturdier than I expected and waterproof too. Delighted with this."

The Flat Lay Co Tropical Leaves Make Up Box9 of 10

The Flat Lay Co Tropical Leaves Make Up Box

If you're not one for travelling light, Flat Lay Co. also offer a make-up/toiletry box with a little more room for your essentials. It's equipped with elastic brush holders, small zipped pockets and Velcro outer pockets. Plus, who can resist this tropical leaves design?!

John Lewis & Partners Rebecca Weekender Hanging Wash Bag, Blue10 of 10

John Lewis & Partners Rebecca Weekender Hanging Wash Bag, Blue

Never lose sight of your essentials in the transparent Rebecca toiletry bag. It features a removable pouch for your brushes, as well as a built-in hook so you can hang it up wherever you like.Review: "It looks great, feels well made with lots of space and the hook is really handy. It's perfect for packing everything in when we go away in our campervan."

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Beauty travel tips

As much as we love a cheeky getaway to a location far, far away, our skin will sometimes take the fall. We're talking acne, flakiness and all that other good stuff that comes from any long-haul flight, or train ride. Luckily, a few quick fixes can save the day.

1. Hydrate: Water and clear skin come hand in hand and there's no dryer air than that inside a plane. Take a full water bottle on board, and sip away. Your skin will thank you for it.

2. Avoid wearing make-up: We totally understand wanting to look good for your flight, but do yourself a favour and travel with a bare face. Make-up combined with dry air is the perfect recipe for a breakout, so try to keep it as minimal as poss. If you do want to wear some make-up, we suggest a tinted moisturiser or BB cream.

3. Moisturise: An obvious but important one, we recommend packing on the moisturiser before heading on your trip to keep your skin as hydrated as possible. This will help combat the dehydrating effects of the plane's cabin pressure.

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