1. Moisturizing Hand Cream
We all know that traveling by plane is bad on our skin, but after a 10+ hour flight with zero moisture and whatever they pump through the air vents (ew) my skin always looked aged and dry. L'Occitane is my all time favorite hand cream because it is French (ooh la la) but goes on super light and oil-less but keeps your hands super moisturized for hours.
2. Tinted Chapstick
Chapstick Total Hydration + Tint, $4
As previously mentioned, flying is just totally draining your skin and body. You don't only want to think about your skin but also your lips. I have been using this tinted chapstick for a while now because I love how easy it is to add a little bit of color. This will be very important once you wake up in your final destination after having your face smushed up on the window all flight.
As someone who suffers from headaches often and pretty much from anything (too much sleep, too little sleep, too much sugar, too little sugar...) I REALLY can not say how much this stuff means to me. It is essentially a rollerball of essential oils that smells amazing PLUS when you roll it on your temples and behind your neck once you first start feeling a hint of a headache, poof you feel better almost instantly! I bring it everywhere I go.
4. Hand Sanitizer
This one really does not need too much explaining. People are gross. Planes rarely get cleaned. You will be eating. End of story.
5. Hair Clip
I don't know about you other ladies, but I really can't stand the way it feels when my hair touches my neck. I get on through the day just fine, but as soon as I'm uncomfortable on a plane I just can not stop thinking about it. I always blow out my hair before a long flight and then clip it up once onboard because it holds the blow out well for when you arrive, but even a little black hair tie will work.
6. Cozy Socks
Flying internationally in coach is unfortunate, but the only option for most people. You are going to want to make the most of all your space. I usually end up taking off my shoes, putting on some cozy socks, and curling up next to hubby. They are comfortable yes, but I also don't want to be one of those gross people that gets shamed for having their feet out on a plane. Don't be that guy.
7. Travel Contact Case
This is for my fellow contact wearers. From when you leave your house to when you arrive to your destination, more than a whole day could have passed. That makes for some crunchy contacts. This case has a small amount of solution and a case enclosed in a small pouch. So before you snooze you can pop out your contacts and have fresh eyes once you arrive!
8. Liquid Highlighter
When I board a long flight, I usually keep the makeup to a minimum because who knows what type of uncomfortable torture I am about to withstand while trying to keep my sanity. Elf cosmetics has really been a hit or miss for me, but I do really like this highlighter because it adds a pretty gold shimmer that is easy to add with your fingertips. Your face will look more dewy and less dried out from the long haul.
9. Powder Foundation Compact
As previously mentioned, who knows what your mug is going to look like after trying to find sleep in every position imaginable. You definitely want a compact to check on those weird sleeps lines, and attempt to cover them up as much as possible. With powder, highlighter, and a tinted lip balm you are sure to arrive in your destination as pretty and freshfaced as possible.
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