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.
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
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.
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.
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!