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Travel essentials. Yeah, it’s an overused phrase. But I just never tire of it!
These are all of my absolute essential products for when I’m (happily) smushed into an airplane seat.
I’ve got a 9 hour flight (*screams*) coming up that I’d really like to get some sleep on, but I still don’t want to stumble off the plane and, as my favorite travel vlogger, Sonia Gil, says, “walk around looking like a slap in the face.” (If you haven’t checked out Sonia’s channel, Sonia’s Travels, I highly recommend it.)
These 10 beauty items ensure I have a comfy flight, (well, mostly,) and I disembark feeling refreshed and ready to go, (well, as much as possible.)
And away we go!
Cute Hair Ties // I throw my hair up in a loose bun as soon as my butt lands in my seat. It keeps my neck from feeling stifled, and it protect my hair from getting yanked, snagged, or tangled in any of the various hazards that arise while in such close quarters with other people. I’ve been liking these because they’re a bit cuter than your average hair ties.
KENZ LAURENZ RIBBON HAIR TIES, NEUTRAL TONES >> |AMAZON|
Nail Clippers // They’re not just for clipping nails, which may I add, is a godsend when you’re stuck at 30,000 feet with a chipped nail that’s snagging on everything you touch. I use mine to open snack bags and clip stray threads off my clothes. I’ve even been known to occasionally cut a stray hair that won’t leave my face alone. The possibilities are endless.
FIXBODY NAIL CLIPPER SET W/ LEATHER CASE >> |AMAZON|
Gentle Wet Wipes // Airplanes are dirty places, and getting up to wash in the teeny tiny lavatory sink isn’t always convenient. I use baby wipes to clean my hands before eating, or just for general cleanliness. If you need a refresher, they’re also great for wiping your face and neck when you’re feeling sticky. You could also remove makeup as you settle in for a long flight. Antibacterial wipes are helpful as well, but I like these because I can use them on my face and body, too.
BURT’S BEES BABY FACE & HAND CLOTHS >> |AMAZON|
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm // When my lips dehydrate, they get flaky, itchy, and they burn like I just spent a month in the sun. It’s the worst. Jack Black proves itself a miracle every time! I apply it liberally every hour or so to keep my lips protected and moisturized. I go through fazes with different lip balms, and this is my favorite of the moment.
JACK BLACK INTENSE THERAPY LIP BALM >> |AMAZON|
Facial Beauty Oil // The recycled airplane air is filled with who knows what, and I don’t want all of that sinking into my face. I feel like a layer of oil provides a barrier between my skin and all the airborne contaminants. It keeps the moisture in, and the germs out! I just layer on my facial oil frequently, and then wipe off any excess greasiness with a baby wipe at the end of the flight.
MARACUJA OIL BY LEVEN ROSE >> |AMAZON|
CereVe body lotion // For hands and non-facial areas, I use CereVe because it is super creamy and moisturizing. It just feels like home. The pump makes it very easy to transfer into a travel sized bottle. It’s also unscented, which is important because I do try to be courteous of my seat neighbors who may have sensitivities to strong scents.
CereVe Moisturizing Lotion >> |AMAZON|
Cooling eye mask // This is a new discovery that I have no idea how I survived so long without! The cooling sensation helps alleviate any headache pain, plus it keeps my eyes looking de-puffed and fresh. I’m not one to get out a sheet mask and turn my cramped seat into a makeshift spa. This gives me that spa serenity with out the mess, or stares.
I pop one of these in my refrigerator the night before my flight and take it out right before I leave for the airport. When the coolness fades, I simply ask the flight attendant for a cup of ice and wrap my mask around the cup to re-chill it.
Tip >> When you’re searching for a cooling mask, be sure to choose a clay mask over a gel one. TSA considers gel a liquid, which means your eye mask will end up stealing precious space in your quart-sized liquids bag. Clay isn’t a liquid, so simply place it in your carry-on and you’re good to go!
FOMI CARE COLD THERAPY CLAY EYE MASK >> |AMAZON|
Talc-free body powder // Airplanes have me feeling pretty icky, and layering on stick deodorant doesn’t help the cause. I refresh by wiping down with a baby wipe, and then patting on a small amount of talc-free powder over my skin so I feel sticky-free. I’ll do this on my neck and chest area, in the crooks of my elbows and knees, my feet, and let’s be real, even my armpits. (Don’t worry, I avoid using this product in my seat. I’m not a total trainwreck.)
HONEYBEE GARDENS DEODORANT POWDER, 100% NATURAL >> |AMAZON|
Mini hair brush // We all know what these are for. Near the end of the flight, it becomes time to unravel the disheveled bun and make myself look like respectable member of society again. As opposed to an airplane gremlin.
*Unrelated side note– Has anybody seen that episode of The Twilight Zone with William Shater and the gremlin on the wing? I just watched it. It’s pretty creepy.
WET BRUSH SQUIRT DETANGLER HARI BRUSHES >> |AMAZON|
Colgate mini disposable toothbrushes // The idea of taking a full-on toothbrush and toothpaste into the lavatory really grosses me out. But I still want clean teeth. I like using these small, disposable toothbrushes just with water to freshen up my mouth before landing. I simply throw it away when I’m done instead of packing my wet, lavatory-air-contaminated toothbrush back into my bag.
COLGATE MAX FRESH WISP, PEPPERMINT >> |AMAZON|
That’s all for today!
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