Sandra Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I'm only a few hours away from jetting off to Bali, but before I go and disappear for two weeks, I thought I would show you which beauty products I take with me on a plane for long haul flights. You know how they say you always have to look good because you never know where and when you're going to meet the love of your life? Well, screw that. I'm all about comfort and having your makeup on for two days straight is not comfortable. And if a guy doesn't like you without makeup on, he's not worth a second glance anyway. So, what I was trying to say is that makeup products never make their way into my carry-on bag. Well, apart from the concealer, which I sometimes use upon the touchdown. Even my glasses can't hide those nasty black under eye circles that I get after staying up for 48 hours straight. And no, I don't apply it to look good for other people. I apply it because my eyes think a zombie is about to attack me when I look myself in the mirror. True story.
The rest of the products are all about cleanliness and moisturization. Aircrafts are full of germs and you can't really go wash your hands every time you're served with a meal, so anti-bacterial gels are my best friends. I love the ones I picked up from Bath & Body Works, because they don't only do the job but also look cute and smell delicious. For refreshing my breath, I use Colgate's Wisps, mini toothbrushes with built-in freshening beads that do the work without the use of water. You can truly take them anywhere with you, and after the use, you just throw them away. Then, to clean my face, the Bioderma Micellar Solution samples are just perfect. I pour the liquid on a cotton pad, wipe the dirt or the makeup I may have on from before off my face, and prepare my skin for moisturization.
The airplane air is extremely drying, so I always make sure to have my 'emergency kit' prepaired. I really don't need extra dehydration, since my skin is already quite dry for the majority of time. The first thing on my list is a lip balm. My lips don't get extrmely dry during the summer time, so I don't have to take any repairing lip balms with me, but I still need something that makes a film over my lips. This time, I'm taking one of my eos lip balms with me. I got tons of these last year in California (again, the hype got to me), but never ended up using them, because they're really not that special. They look and smell good, but they won't save your lips from cracking. For a two day long plane trip, they're fine, though. For my hands, I take any mini hand cream I may have lying around. L'Occitane's Cherry Blossom is coming with me today, and just for your information, it smells heavenly. Those sanitizing hand-gels dry my skin out in seconds, so a hand cream is a must. And, of course, we can't forget about the face. I always look through the box full of testers that is forgotten sitting in my bathroom, and I always find some great gems that are just perfect for my quick airplane night time routine. As you can see, I'll be testing out some Nuxe products today!
I really hope you enjoyed this post. It is very realistic and not one of those 'I'm taking my whole skincare cupboard' with me ones. I mean, really. I've never actually seen anyone who puts on facial masks during the flight. People are either making things up to come across more glamurous, or flying in first/business class, which I clearly am not, haha. Anyway, please let me know how you liked this post and what you usually take with you for the long flights! :)