Sunday 5 July 2015

My Travel Essentials..

So if you follow me on twitter you'll probably have heard me mention IM GOING TO PARIS TOMORROW! And I'm mega excited! I've never been but always wanted to, and my boyfriend has booked us a 3 night stay in a gorgeous little boutique style hotel just down the road from the Eiffel Tower. As it's obviously a short flight from Manchester to Paris I thought I'd just share a quick post on what I'll be taking in my bag with me just so that I'll be fully equipped and refreshed when leaving the plane. 

My Tangle Teezer is an obvious one really. As I've mentioned in a previous post, my tangle Teezer is perfect for getting out any knots without splitting the hair when you brush. It's small enough to fit in my handbag and will be slipped out quickly just before we land when I'm having a quick freshen up. My hair always goes knotty as well when I'm flying so I feel better if I give it a quick brush before landing. 

All week I've been checking the weather in Paris and it seems as though it's going to be a gorgeous few days whilst we are there. Yep, you guessed it. I'm going to be one of those annoying tourists that gets off the plane with their sunglasses already on their head hahaha. But these are so cute though so it's okay. Powder blue sunny's from Topshop (I think around £10). If Cinderella wore shades she would definitely wear these!

Next up is my trusty EOS lip balm. I bought this in New York last year (making myself sound like a right little jet setter in this post!) and I was made up with it! My lips had been really dry from the long haul flight and this sorted them straight away. Plus they smell amazing and come in cute pastel packaging. You can get them in topshop now for around £6 but I think they're cheaper in America.

 like to take with me some form of eye brightener because I'm really conscious of my dark circles. Seeing as my flight to Paris is at 6.45am I've got a feeling I'll definitely be needing some. My usual go-to would be Mac Prep and Prime in Light Boost but I've ran out so have been using the YSL Touché Éclat. This is a pink toned highlighter in a twist up applicator that is perfect for drawing a triangle shape under your eyes and blending in with a beauty blender. On the flight though I'll probably just use my fingers to pat it in. When needs must and all that.

Next I'll be taking my favourite hand cream. Now this is in my bag on a daily basis anyway, but for some reason when flying I always feel like my skin is really dry and dehydrated. So I'll put some of this on as we take off and just as we land. This is the Moringa hand cream from The Body Shop. I actually picked this up in Amsterdam a few months ago and it's been my favourite ever since. Super moisturising without being too oily.

I will set the highlighter with my prolong wear powder from Mac which I use in Medium Dark and I use with this a Jessup's tapered face brush. This will mean I can start exploring Paris as soon as we get off the plane without worrying about looking tired. If you've never used Jessup's brushes you need to log in to eBay asap and order the 15 piece set which are usually around £11. Absolute bargain and amazing quality. 

So that's pretty much my essentials, usually on long haul flights I remove my make up and re do it because I like to moisturise, but short ones like this I think just call for a top up. What will you be taking with you on flights this year? Are you going anywhere nice? Let me know in the comments! 

Thanks for reading x



  1. I really want to try the touche eclat, its so raved about and I've never even swatched it! x

  2. Hi Jodie! You should definitely go in store and at least swatch it to see what you think! Depending on your skin tone though, Mac Prep and Prime highlighter in Light Boost is fab too. That is more yellow toned but great for under eye circles and general highlight :) xx


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