Travel Tips no 3

Travel Tips no 3


Could I be classified as a travel accessory hoarder? Possibly ; ) It all depends on your personal definition of what classifies as a travel essential. I have written a couple of these posts before – if you’ve read them, you’ll know that I take my onboard comfort seriously. Along with bringing along my water and drinking at least 1 litre per every 12 hour stretch, I always sanitize my hands after going to the bathroom with tea tree or some sort of natural hand anti-bacterial solution to cut out germ spread. If I really want to minimize jet-lag, I don’t drink any alcohol on the plane ( even though, having a couple of those little bottles of red and then watching movies whilst either laughing loudly or outwardly weeping is one of my favourite past times – ’ cause: all the feels ; ) ). They say one drink on the ground is worth two in the air, so that explains a lot about feeling like a dog’s breakfast if I imbibe too much. I also don’t eat any reheated plane food if I fly economy because usually it is full of preservatives which make me feel tired once I reach the other end ( even though once in a while; the stodgy lasagna with wine is soooo good). It all depends on if I’m flying for work, where a day of crippling jet-lag isn’t an option or if I’m going on holidays where it doesn’t matter, but as a rule, I try to eat a big, healthy meal before I leave, then take with me a whole bag of snacks such as fruit, cut up veg, nuts, turkey or beef jerkey, kale chips, popcorn and dried seaweed. If I am doing a 24 hour flight, I will eat on my stopover- most airports these days have some healthy options like a salad, stir fry or grilled fish. I also bring along melatonin and try to sleep on my destination’s timeline– this greatly aids recovery time. 5grams of vitamin C, magnesium, Armaforce and vitamin b complex are a complete must – cause getting the dreaded cold is the pits.
As far as my current favourite cosmetics and accessories, aka: the fun stuff, read on!
 
From back to front:

  1. My TDE carry on bag is big enough to carry everything I need, whether it’s for a weekend getaway or stop over. In black leather with gold monogram it’s all about understated cool
  2. This Gucci tote has become my go to beach, city and travel bag . I keep all my documents , wallet and cosmetics in there so I can reach them fast
  3. A Neo-preen pouch is great for all my essentials. I use it for cosmetics or sometimes to store fragile things like my camera. I love how roomy it is
  4. Hourglass foundation and concealer in one hides a multitude of sins
  5. I’m really into natural skin care and this Sukin hand and nail cream is deeply moisturising
  6. Lepaar lip balm and face oil are another example of beautiful ,organic ingredients that truly work. This combo is so incredibly luxurious, it’s such a treat to use
  7. Charlotte Tilbury beach stick in Moonbeach adds just the right amount of pink so I look fresh on arrival
  8. Grown Alchemist : Hydra-Mist Desert Lime& Amino Peptide : a yummy smelling all natural face mist for those parched plane moments
  9. Ayu perfume: a blend of rose, jasmine, musk and sandalwood in a base of jojoba and traditional Ayurvedic herbs, this beautiful smelling oil is a deliciously natural blend of scents
  10. Elizabeth and James Nirvana– banish oily locks and arrive at your destination sporting great hair with this travel sized dry shampoo
  11. Iphone with TDE custom cover : shuddup they now do handwriting?
  12. Last but not least; my Silk Slip eye mask for sweet dreams

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