My Inflight Travel Essentials & Go-to Traveling Tips

Hello beauties, I’m back with another post today! I apologize for not posting this past week, it was such a hectic week, however I finished all my classes, so now I have more time to blog! I am so excited for my upcoming posts; I recently came back from my Seattle trip, and have some pretty exciting travel posts for you all coming up soon. For today’s post, I am going to be telling you some of my on-flight essentials and my go-to tips for traveling. Hopefully these are as beneficial to you, as they were to me.

Let’s start off with my in-flight essentials, shall we.  These flight essentials are always in my carry-on, to make sure I always have my necessities with me at all times.

Travel Essentials 

#1 Neck Pillow

Okay seriously a neck pillow is a must for any flight, especially those long few hour flights that seem to dread. This was my first trip, that I actually brought a neck pillow with me, and let me just say this is a game changer for flying. They make seating so much more comfortable, preventing your neck from cramping up. I highly recommend purchasing one from Five below, Tj Maxx, or Target for an inexpensive price.

#2 Headphones & Charger

They worse feeling ever is realizing that your on a plane and you forgot your headphones…. Most airlines have some for purchase, but in my honest opinion they are very uncomfortable with the cheap material they are made of. Who also wants a completely charged phone on the plane? ✋ Make sure to always keep your phone charger in a convenient area in your carry-on. So do yourself a favor and save yourself some trouble and just do not forget your headphones and phone charger.IMG-4977

#3 Facial Spray or Toner

Seriously this is another must-bring flight  necessity! My favorite spray to bring is pretty much any of the Mario Badescu facial sprays [on this trip I brought the lavender facial mist}, they give your face a refresher and sometimes a face boost. On previous trips, I’ve brought the Lush Tea Tree Toner Water Mist, it works just as good. Facial mists help get rid of the dryness in airplane air, but also that oil residue on your face. Also, if you tend to get oily skin like me, then spray a few squirts onto your face, then oil blot your face for this rejuvenated feeling.


#4 Things that will keep you occupied

Pretty self-explanatory right? Always make sure to bring something, whether it’s a book, some homework, a laptop, coloring book, or whichever is something that you can do. I personally am not a big sleeper on flights, so I prefer to keep myself busy with some of the things mentioned above. A little tip is to head out to your local library right before your trip, to check out some books you would be interested reading on your flight, (the bonus is that it’s free!) I also know that more airlines now have free entertainment through your phone or tablet, which is awesome, cause you could watch some cool movies.IMG-4976

That completes most of my travel essentials, (of course I have more, but then this would be a long post, therefore I keep it to the go-to’s). Next up are some of my basic travel tips, to help make your flight a little less chaotic than it already is.

Traveling Tips

  1. Keep an extra outfit in your Carry-on: I cannot stress this enough, it is extremely important to always have an extra pair of clothes! Long story short: Last January as I was traveling home from Puerto Rico (through a connecting flight); a flight attendant sent my {checked-in} bag to a different location than where I was going, and I was stuck with no fresh clothes that whole day of traveling. 😡 It was awful, because it took so much traveling to get home and I felt gross and they shipped my bag to my house like 5 days later, so it was extremely annoying and I learned my lesson to always bring an extra pair of clothes, (also can be if something spills on you or your uncomfortable in what you’re wearing).
  2. Pack two dryer sheets in your suitcase: You will thank me later on for this. I highly recommend packing two dryer sheets in between your clothes, this will help them stay fresh and smell great for both clean and dirty clothes!
  3. Pack an empty tote/recycled bag in your suitcase: I brought a Trader Joe’s tote bag to Seattle, and it really came in handy when I went shopping at Pike Place Market. It’s the perfect size and especially good to put any little treats or souvenirs you buy throughout your trip, that can be taken as a carry-on!
  4. Organize and plan your outfits ahead: Sounds easy enough, but I find it incredibly easier when I have my exact top/pants/ and undergarment, folded all in one place together.
  5. Pack what you know you will need & use: This past trip, I made it a point to just pack what I really needed. I always tend to overpack, and it helped tremendously to have a packing list to refer to. I saved myself time from packing/unpacking things I know, I wouldn’t use.

That completes, today’s post, I guarantee you that this tips will definitely help! 😉 Comment down below where you are planning to travel to this upcoming summer! I also wanted to thank everyone who participated in my giveaway, it means a lot since it was my first ever, and do not worry because I will for sure have some more in the future!

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Winter Skin Essentials\\\2018

Do you struggle with dry and sensitive skin throughout the winter time? I know that I do and I assume many of us have the same problem. I have the solution for you in this new blog post, the must need winter essentials to combat dry skin. The upcoming products that I have listed as my winter essentials have been personally the best for me, I hope that they work just as great for you, not to mention that they are almost all cruelty-free! Onto the winter essentials, (they will be listed in the order of when they are applied).

After cleansing my skin the first step in my skin care routine is to apply my daily moisturizer. The moisturizer that I use throughout the winter is the Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day and Night face cream. For those who suffer from dry skin, I highly recommend. I usually only apply it the morning since it is a heavier feeling cream. The cream itself does go a long way so much is not needed, the smell is also a nice floral herbal scent from the natural antioxidants in it. Unfortunately, my skin type is mostly oily so I find that sometimes just the moisturizer will leave my skin somewhat oily so to prevent that from happening, I mix the cream with a pump of the Grease Lightning Tea tree and Aloe gel from Lush. The combo of the two products balances my skin giving it a natural glow but also prevents oil on my face. The two are both natural and vegan products that I highly suggest.

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Holy-Grail Winter essentials.

Of course chapstick is a must throughout these chilly months. I use the Burt’s Bees Pomegranate moistrurizing lip balm. Burt’s Bees is queen of all lip balms, I find that I get the finest moisturization from this particular one with a natural scent.


A little something that I use to lock in all the moisture in my skin is the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with aloe, cucumber, and green tea. I spray this all around my face a few times to give my skin the right amount of hydration. I do have all three Mario Badescu Facial sprays, but currently I am using this one daily. Processed with VSCO with f3 preset

My hands are very crucial when it comes to the winter, constantly washing my hands to protect myself from the flu, I have to moisturize my hands quite often. A hand cream I find extremely helpful is the It’s a 10 Silk Express miracle intensive hand cream. This is all you could want in a hand lotion, the feeling makes your hands incredibly soft and silky, it has a light jasmine aroma, and the best part for me is that it’s not greasy what so ever! I hate hand creams that leave my hands with a greasy feeling, this one does not which is a huge win for me. IMG-0443 (1).JPG

Now for my after shower skin care, I like to keep it pretty minimal starting by applying the Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion all over my body after I shower, to really absorb in my skin. I am aware that Nivea is sadly not cruelty-free which is why I plan on switching my type of body lotion (Comment down below a good cruelty-free lotion if you use one :)). Overall, the lotion definitely keeps you moisturized and is unscented.  Processed with VSCO with f3 preset

The next product is not something I use daily, it’s really only for when my skin is really suffering from the dryness, then I will use the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. I usually only drip three to four drops on my face, mostly my cheeks and my lips and give myself a nice massage to get my blood flowing all throughout my face for a natural flush. Processed with VSCO with f3 preset

On the days when I do not use the argan oil on my face, I reach for the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily moisturizing cream. This cream is very light and slightly liquidy so give it a good shake before using. Perfect cream to use on your face after the shower to get smooth looking baby soft skin.

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I really hope that you are able to try one of my winter essentials, comment below is you have any essentials for your skin to survive during the winter time. Please like and subscribe if you enjoyed this post.

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