Summer is here, and you know what that means — vacation time! For me, this year is all about going on vacations, getting business done and attending weddings (aka, living in the sky!) I am so excited; but at the same time, I have to keep in mind that some of these flights will be long and not always fun.
Between trying to make my endless growing closet fit into my luggage, squeezing my favorite beauty products in and getting travel plans ready, surviving a long haul flight can be daunting. So, how do I make it fun for me? I make sure I’m extra prepared with all my needs.
It can be tough getting things ready to pack. But hey, I believe in you, girl. And that’s what I’m here for! Here are my tips for surviving long haul flights.
I’m not a huge list kind of person, but when it comes to flying, I’m bound to forget something. This is where lists become a must-have. I usually keep a list in my phone so that I can quickly jot down my notes when I think of something to take. It’s a great way to keep my packing light and know exactly what I need for my trip. And you can always save the list for future flights!
Dry lips are not fun! If you know the feeling of “flight dry lips”, you know my pain. Keep your lips hydrated with a lip balm or lip oil. I suggest that you take one that doesn’t require you to use your fingers because sanitation is always key! Whatever you’ve touched in the airport, millions of others probably touched it too. So, DO NOT touch your face. I repeat, DO NOT touch your face!
Not only are long flights stressful for your body, but it also stresses out your face muscles. Face rollers have become my favorite travel buddies recently, and it’s an absoluteneed. When my face is feeling tense, I like to use my roller to help keep the blood flowing. Its cool feeling also helps me relax and fall asleep easier. (Check out my favorite crystal face roller!)
I cannot leave the house without a handful of snacks because I will get hangry, and no one wants to deal with a hangry gal. My favorite snacks to take are granola bars, almonds, trail mix and dry fruits. They won’t get messy in your bag and are easy to carry around. Plus, they keep me super satisfied and energized!
Drinking lots of water is so important, but it’s especially important when getting ready for a flight. I’ve gotten into the habit of always taking my bottle to the airport. You don’t want to spend money on overpriced water, so it’s definitely nice to invest in a reusable bottle. You’ll also help reduce the use of plastic bottles. Yay!
When I’m on long flights, I don’t want to have to worry about my shoes hurting, jewelry getting in the way or my belt bugging my waist. One of my favorite go-to outfits is an all black look with leggings, oversized T-shirt and cute slide-on shoes. Don’t forget to take something warm like a sweater, jacket or scarf, depending on where you’re flying to. Looking cute but comfy is not as hard as many people think! Another great option is athleisure wear. You’ll look put together and stay comfortable.
You do not want to be that person living near the power outlet. Trust me, I learned my lesson. Yes, there are charging stations at various locations of the airport, but those are for emergencies. To be extra prepared, a great investment are portal chargers. I love not having to stress over charging my electronics and being able to have the freedom to sit anywhere without worrying about the battery.
Flight attendants swear by this neat trick. Long flights can be draining on your skin, leaving little to no moisture on your face by the time you reach your destination. However, spritzing your face with a face mist will help seal in all the moisture you need and gives your skin a quick pick-me-up before landing. My favorite is our 2-in-1 Probiotic Face Mist that’s perfect for rehydrating and setting your makeup.
Let’s not forget about hair care. The final step to looking #Fab right after a long flight is to work a bit of dry shampoo into your roots to refresh your hair. Use your fingers to massage the product in, and get the right amount of volume you need to step out of the airplane in style. *Cue Hair Flip*
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