Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In Flight Skincare & Makeup Essentials Bag

This post was meant to go up a few weeks ago before I left for my trip to Europe but as always time got away from me.  The concept of an in-flight skincare bag did not remotely occur to me before hearing about it on Lisa Eldridge's youtube channel awhile ago.  Like everyone else, my skin always feels tight, irritated, and dry after a flight and I am usually prone to getting multiple blemishes in the days after flying.  Once I saw Lisa's video I knew I had to give this in-flight facial a try the next time I was on a plane for a long period of time.  Cue my recent flight from Los Angeles to London.

I used one of my favorite cosmetics bag by Kate Spade and filled it to the brim with lots of skincare goodies.  I packed a travel size pack of Simple Skincare wipes to take off my makeup, a mini Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist for continuous moisture during the flight, several samples of Zelens Z Matrix because this stuff is so moisturizing, a small tube of Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet for any especially dry patches, Darphin eye cream and Eve Lom Radiance Cream just in case.  Most of the small samples I got from my favorite Space NK store in South Coast Plaza.  I love that when I purchase something there, or am just browsing, they always ask me if I want any samples to take home. Luckily when I said I was traveling soon they put together some of their most moisturizing products for me to try.

I also packed a hand sanitizer, hand cream, lip balm, hair cream, and travel perfume to cover all my bases. While I packed a few makeup bits like concealer, cream blush and lip gloss, I must admit I never used any of it because by the time I landed without getting any sleep I was too tired to do anything.

Was it worth it?  Largely yes.  I am certainly glad I took the time to do a little in-flight pamper session because it gave me something to do and because I did see substantial benefits.  After my first night in London I woke up and was able to put on makeup that didn't look super cakey and didn't feel awful on my skin.  Sure the good looking guy sitting next to me on the plane did give me a few weird looks but he didn't say anything about  and I kept on with my little routine.

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