Tips & Treats for Wanderlust Beauty

I am probably getting a tad bit carried away doing this post but I just could not help myself.
I know that I am far from being what many call a seasoned traveller. However, this is is panning out to be a year of adventures in far off places and thus the inspiration behind this post.
Here are just a few worthy recommendations and tips for any of my readers that are planning on a long haul journey.

Does your foundation/bb cream have SPF?

My choice is Lioele Water Drop BB with SPF 27. Certainly not the highest SPF out there but this stuff is light as a feather on the skin and nicely moisturising.

Shield your smoocher!

I think this is where alot of us forget about SPF. I am rather fond of the Clinique Long Last Glosswear with SPF 15. It also comes in a selection of brilliant shades for sunshine posing..haha

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How do you wash your face on the plane? I refuse to use that grubby tiny little hardly a sink thing! So I use Simple Facial Wipes because they are as gentle as it gets and alcohol free.

Up in the air with dry eyes? My eye drips of choice are Santen FX drops. Not for the faint hearted. This is strong stuff! Though it does pack a mega ZING, it does leave my blinkers super fresh and alert and clean feeling.

Nobody wants to see your cracked lips! Cabin air really gets to my lips! Dior's Lip Glow is just the right texture for me and it gives a little KAPOW of colour to prevent me from looking like a corpse.

I pack my sun protection in my hand luggage. So when I reach my destination, I can reach for my SPF. I use SOFINA because it is light, easily absorbed and smells clean. These sun milks come in 2 different finishes, Fresh or Moist. These are my HG sun care items. I use the SPF50 for my face, neck and chest and the SPF24 for my legs!

Little pots! Since all airlines have got strict on what you are allowed to take on board, I have been making purchases a plenty at Muji. And of course you all know me, I can't leave something "naked" I have to decorate it!

The above pots are filled with a gel moisturiser and powder facial cleanser. I recommend Laneige, as it is so light yet decent with moisturising capabilities and continual application does not result in volcano like breakouts! As for the powder cleanser, I use Fancl Light.

GO AWAY and let me RELAX!

I hate talking to strangers on planes! Once you start off friendly, they never shut up! So I use a mask of some kind as a polite eff off please!

Kao's Megurism Steam Eye Mask is my latest rave item.

The mask generates a comforting warmth through a gentle steam. No need to get the extinguisher out, it is very mild and doesn't send out smoke signals. I love love love these pads. They are soooo soothing. They come in 3 different "flavours", regular non scented, lavender and chamomile.

Here is what Kao says about it:

Product Features the thermo pad generates a moderate amount of steam at a temperature of approximately 40 degrees Celsius to steadily and deeply warm the eyes and ease tension in surrounding muscles. Its comforting warmth wraps around the eyes and surrounding area for 5 to 10 minutes following application, releasing the user from tension built-up throughout the day.

Sound good? Take note! I will be giving away a sample pack of these very soon.

Weary legs. I am a L'occitane fan! Yeah I said it out aloud! They do such interesting things to try out. I think this is rather rare for a Western Brand. Nil offence, it's just that I have come to think of out-of-the-box ideas in beauty usually come from the far east.

Anyway I heartily recommend this. Part of long haul travel for me means lots of strain on the legs. L'occitane's Revitalising Leg Gel really does boost my circulation before and during long flights.

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Aching Leg Relief. My recent trip to Cape Town for a conference meant that I spent hours on my feet, standing around talking to people. By the end of the day my legs were killing me. It was time for the big gun to be brought out.............this spray is the ultimate in pain/strain/fatigue relief.

I spray this on at the end of the day and it works really fast. It goes on really cool with a medicinal, camphor, menthol scent and within minutes, that heavy feeling is alleviated.

So there you have it....a loooooooong yarn about things you don't need but are truly good to have.

Have you got any recommendations to add to the list? Come on! Step up with your thoughts and experiences....you know I LOVE hearing from you!


  1. mine is the legere one.love it!but i'm not sure if it has spf or not as it says sun protect( which i think does not contain spf)haha..ooh yeah i always forgot about spf on the lips!
    the steam eye mask looks good! i use the simple facial wipes too!..
    love this post!very useful for travelling purposes!XD

  2. we like the same things..right down to the decoration of tins heehee <3

    you got me a elizabeth arden lipbalm and i thought it was fab!!

  3. Yay!
    I can't find any of Lioele producs in here but yup! That is nice stuffies!

  4. I love L'Occitane and the Simple wipes!

    I also wear hospital-grade support socks on the plane...my tootsies and legs are happy on arrival!

  5. Oooh, nice post Old Cow, makes me want to travel... I also spritz regularly Shu Uemura's calming Depsea Water. BB Cream eh? Hmmm, food for thought :-)

  6. it's been a while since I've had to travel a long distance, but I always make sure to have at least 1 tube of Softlips balm with me. I've been using it for years and it has SPF added, so even if I forget my lipstick, at least my lips are protected :) I transfer my lotions into travel containers as well, and sometimes doodle on them

  7. Damn! Bookmarking this page.. very handy. And very, very true about the sore heavy leg feeling.. *shudder* I like the sound of the eyedrops. I'm a wuss when it comes to them! LOL one of the BB creams I have is SP42 :O (Missha BB cream) ..but it has whitened my face over time, oy!!!

    I neglect my lips when it comes to it. Oops! I don't have any groovy travelling tips. I'm a complete mess when I think about travelling.. LOL the way I been brought up - stress stress stress on everything, even the simplest of things ;-)

  8. HMm...I don't think I've travelled as much as you, but I hate wearing makeup on the plane or sunscreen on my face for that matter, so I pack a makeup primer that has some sort of brightening effects (P&J protective foundation primer) or none at all.. (love clover marshmallow fit base UV)and just pack a pressed powder with me, so at least there's some sort of protection there. And..definitely oil blotting papers! I don't know why my skin gets super oily on the plane..eewww...
    I'm quite interested in trying the sofina uv milk one day.

  9. haha have you ever tried a full face mask on the plane? I haven't but it would be funny to scare the person next to me with it :P

    which laneige moisturizer do you use? i'd love to try some laneige skincare once my current is used up.

  10. WOW! sounds fab :) i rarely ever travel, but those eye masks sound awesome, especially for ignoring people.... hahaha :) and the dior lip conditioner looks so pretty!

  11. you are so brave wearing a facial mask in the plane. I would not dare to use that (let alone take off the makeup).

    Last time in the airplane I had such an annoying man sitting next to me, who actually reached for the magazine in MY magazine department (how about trespassing boundaries???). I said NO to him and looked really fiercely. But he was actually suprised I told him off!...He probably has never heard of the etiquette on planes...sight.

  12. I love how you always decorate things with cute stickers! LOL!

    I need to start using BB Cream with SPF. The Lioele one I use doesn't have. I rely on my moisturizer for SPF! LOL! Whoa something more "CRACK" then ROHTO?! Dang...

    Salonpas spray!! That stuff is the shizz!!

    I like to have the MAC Fix+ or Hadasui around. Very refreshing to spritz yourself when it gets warm, or you just need a pick me up! :)

  13. >.<
    i'm not a consistent commenter, but i felt the urge to peep up~

    i have to say, im very intrigued by the eye mask, leg gel, and the air salon pas...
    i wonder if you could put the gel/spray the pas on the lower back region, too...?

    & this isn't a beauty product and it's kind of weird, but whenever i travel (planewise), i like to shower about an hour or so before i leave the house--this seems to keep my hair the cleanest/least oily when i get off that 13/14 hour plan ride

  14. Really useful post - thank you dear old cow as always!
    How cute are these decorated pots! The flying girly makes ~smile~. Too adorable!!

    When I travel, I always take a tiny bottle of peppermint oil. I rub it onto my forehead, temples or just to have a little sniff... It makes me instantly calm. It also really helps to combat jet lag(scientifically proven and tested by me haha).

  15. Really useful, great piece! I'm going to have to remember this for when I set off on the plane for my mapping project...

  16. The Lip Glow packaging is so cute! I love that shade of pastel pink! :) L'Occitane fans for the win!!!

  17. I love the sheet face masks for exactly the same reason. Very useful post. I am so tempted by that Dior Lip Glow!


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