Shirin von Wulffen is living a dream life in the French countryside. So why would she ever leave? We’re not sure ourselves, but one thing is clear: when Shirin does travel she knows how to do it right.
After a decade of success within top fashion and beauty brands from YSL to Tom Ford, she and her husband, beauty guru Frédéric Fekkai, took over non-toxic, French-born heritage beauty brand Bastide, giving it a new, highly-stylish identity.
Bastide is the couple’s ode to their beautiful life in Aix-en-Provence, France. The idyllic town is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Europe’s top travel destinations and had us wondering how the beauty packs up for all those quick trips.
Though Shirin’s villa in the south of France may simply be a fantasy for the majority of us, the beauty pro’s travel tips below are useful all around. According to Shirin, here’s how to stay put together and healthy while on the go…
Yogi Herbal Teas | My favorites are Echinacea Immune Support and Bedtime. Each tea has a yoga pose that goes with it and the tea bags have sweet little life messages that make me smile and give me good energy. This morning mine said, You are equally as beautiful as the universe. Not bad for starting off the day! CHECK OUT
A 52-card deck from one of my favorite books called The Untethered Soul | It’s a great way to remember parts of the book and to remind me to check in with myself from time to time. I pick one card daily at random and think about the message throughout the day. | CHECK OUT
GoMacro Macrobars | I keep a stash of GoMacro bars to keep me going when I don’t have time for lunch or to keep me out of the minibar at night. My favorites are Peanut Butter Protein Replenishment and Granola + Coconut Balanced Goodness. CHECK OUT
Boiron Oscillococcinum | For the moments I feel a cold coming on. CHECK OUT
Bastide Huile Seche Epatante Brilliant Dry Oil Mist | This is my go to for beating jetlag. The rich blend of oils and antioxidants is amazing for hydrating the skin and the orange blossom scent relaxes and soothes the soul. CHECK OUT
The One by Frédéric Fekkai The Uplifting Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner | I don’t go anywhere without this shampoo and conditioner because hotel shampoos are the worst. This combination gives me just the right amount of volume and moisture regardless if I’m in a dry or humid climate. CHECK OUT
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V | I use this morning and evening after cleansing to prep the skin to allow serums and creams to penetrate. I even use it on my lips to exfoliate and give them a little plump. CHECK OUT
GHD Curve Creative Curl Wand | This wand heats up fast and lets me fix my hair in seconds — I’m either taming frizz or adding volume. CHECK OUT
iPhone battery CASE | so that I always have battery life! CHECK OUT