Friday, March 23, 2012

Travel Fresh & Fierce

I will be traveling next week to NYC and have been thinking (along with the million assignments and papers I have to finish up) about what I'm going to pack. Sometimes I find traveling a hassle because I feel like I'm forgetting so many things and especially because I tend to have dry skin from the moment I step into the airport (uuuggh). So I've made some mental notes on what I need to bring with me with the help of this article here!

1)  First and most important is a clear plastic make-up bag from Ulta to put everything in. It’s easy to clean and when you’re going through security, you can just put the whole bag through on the security belt with no problems from TSA.

2)  Let’s face it, hair gets messy after sleeping on a plane. The Pop-up Travel Brush from Sephora fits conveniently into your make-up bag, and has a mirror as well.

3)  Traveling always brings along unexpected surprises, such as delayed flight and having to stay overnight in an airport. That’s why Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo is great when you really want to wash your hair but don’t have access to a shower. It’s also great when camping.

4)  It’s not easy to wash your face in the bathroom sink of an airplane, but Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes make it easy—no water required.

5)  The extreme low humidity in airplane cabins sucks all of the moisture right out of your skin, so a good moisturizer, like Clinique Moisture Surge, is key.

6)  The dry air is bad for hands as well as your face, so make sure to pack a good hand lotion, like the travel-size Shea Butter Hand Cream from L’Occitane, to avoid scaly, dried-out hands.

7)  After sleeping restlessly in airports and on airplanes, the effects are going to start to show under your eyes. However, the Roll Away Instant Eye Fatigue Corrector by Shu Uemura will help energize you and erase dark circles and puffiness.

8)  Vitamin E Face Mist from The Body Shop will not only help wake you up, it also gives your skin a moisture boost and will set your make-up, so you spray it on during the flight and right after you put your make-up on.

9)  It’s terrible to be traveling for a long time and realize you left your toothbrush in your checked baggage or worse, at home, so it’s a good idea to pack a travel toothbrush like the Gum Travel Toothbrush with Antibacterial Bristle Protection along with travel-sized toothpaste into your make-up bag so that it’ll be there when you need it.

10)  Lastly, your lips are going to be desiring a moisture-boost during and after the flight, which Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm will give you, and it comes in a variety of colors as well as neutral.