after talking about travel chic, i got to thinking about travel beauty. airplane cabins are gross, germy places that also dry out your skin. the number one thing you can do to stay beautiful is to keep hydrated.
the day before you leave, drink lots of water – i absolutely love this new water from aquadeco. i am freakishly picky about bottled water, and this one is my new favorite. plus, the bottle is gorgeous – i’ve actually been using one as a bud vase at work!
another pre-travel beauty must is to keep away from salty foods and alcohol. while it’s tempting to have that in-flight bloody mary, drinking water or tea will keep you looking fresh. bring your own tea bags, too – mighty leaf tea is my favorite, i love the silk bags. also, evian makes these adorable travel sized hydrating sprays, that will keep your makeup looking dewey and fresh – no one wants that cakey make-up face (just watch out for the people behind you when you spray!).
turn the cabin into your own mini spa by carrying luscious travel-sized hand creams. duwop’s hands 2 hair works as a styling creme for your locks as well as a hand cream, which is perfect for me because i get some serious fly-away hair while in flight!
i like to keep my makeup to a minimum when i travel. stila’s illuminating tinted moisturizer gives sheer coverage and a subtle shimmer to keep you looking fabulous, just in case you have a gorgeous seat mate! for your lips, try to refrain from the usual lipstick, which can dry your lips out. instead, try c.o. bigelow’s mentha lip tint in pink – it’s moisturizing and has a great minty sensation (also great for your breath!). with a bare face, you can always duck into the ladies’ room when you land to freshen up – carry trish mcevoy’s ‘be prepared’ kit for sizes that will make it through security.
finally the best beauty advice for any girl on the go: relax, enjoy your trip and smile!
what are your best travel beauty tips?