I'm on the road! Very happily I may add. I am traveling to NYC and Boston for a week and could not relish more in being back on the East Coast (where I am from!) I thought I would share my ultimate in flight routine for 3+ hour flights. I think it is nice to have a few luxuries while traveling including some beauty bits, cozy extras, and maybe a treat or two!
I ideally like to take the first flight out in the morning. So I won’t put on any makeup (what are big sunglasses for?)
At the airport, I always try to buy a big bottle of water, pre-boarding.
- Sanitize Hands. It is important to to kill any bacteria before touching the face. I like Aesop No-Rinse Hand Sanitizer. It has a nice clean citrus, herbal smell.
- Remove any makeup. If I have any makeup on, I like to take off using a micellar water and cotton pad or just to refresh the face.
- The Face | I like to use a combination of an oil and a hydrating mask to keep skin hydrated all flight. I love the combination of Grown Alchemist Antioxidant Facial Oil and Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Mask, (especiallyas they use non-toxic ingredients.) I use a facial mist to tone, but also as a mid-flight pick me up. My ultimate one for years has been the Omorovicza Queen-of-Hungary Mist, (now available in travel size.)
- Lips & Eyes | For the eyes, I like Dr. Hauschka Eye Balm. It is a thick balm, that sinks in slowly, so no need to reapply. For lips, I am loving Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm, its very nourishing and comforting.
- Hands | To keeps hands from drying out, I use Grown Alchemist Orange & Vanilla Hand Cream. It is non-greasy, but soothing. It has a fresh scent, that is in no way artificial.
- Aromatherapy | I like to use an aromatherapy oil in flight. I love Aromatherapy Associates Breathe Roller Ball or de Mamiel Altitude Oil. Its calming, as well as distracts from any non pleasant food scents.
- Carry-On Travel Bag | In search of the ultimate carry-on bag, I happened upon this tote bag from mens brand, Troubadour It is constructed to be the ultimate trave bag. There are slots for your cell phone, passport, etc. It is lightweight and made of durable canvas. It also can be expanded on the sides where they are folded in and snapped.
- In- Flight Cosmetic Case | This is the ultimate in-flight beauty bag from Anya Hindmarch, clear PVC makes it easy to spot items or to clear through security. It has 2 zippered compartments to seperate products.
- Travel Throw. I have to have a cozy blanket inflight. This Baby Alpaca Throw from St. Frank could not be more perfect or more soft. It keeps you warm and makes a long flight bearable. It also comes in the most beautiful colors including this one in soft grey.
- Cashmere Socks. I invested in a pair of cashmere socks that I only keep in my travel bag. For long flights, slipping out of shoes and into these is heaven.
- Silk Eye Mask. This mask is a godsend for those long flights when you want to block out light and actually get some rest. The silk is working double because it doesn’t tug delicate skin. I have this one in beige silk, but there is a host of other beautiful colors to choose from.
- Wireless Headphones | These beautifully designed headphones from B&O are wireless, but if you find yourself out of charge, have a wire you can attach. An essential in-flight item to block out noise and enjoy a movie or two.
- Travel Charger & Cord Bag | This is one of those things you don’t know how much you need until you have. The perfect cotton pouch from one of my favorite brands Parker Thatch, keeps all of your cords and chargers organized in one place instead of tangled at the bottom of the bag. I love the option to monogram, great gift idea.
- Treats | It is hard to rely on plane food, so I like to bring my own tea on board (usually peppermint or ginger), as well as some dark chocolate for when I am feeling a bit peckish. Other favorites include homemade energy balls, trail mix, apples and pre-packaged nut butter.
- Towelettes | I love these on-the-go towelettes for everything. For wiping the seat around you, after eating, or just to refresh hands when a sink isn’t readily available. They are infused with essential oils to uplift and mask surrounding scents.