My Hand Luggage Essentials

So, I just got back from the Canary Island of Tenerife. I’ll be telling you all about it in a week or two but today I want to share my hand luggage essentials. I did one of these posts last July and I just read it back and I don’t like it at all hence why I haven’t linked it for you to see; therefore I felt the need to do another one. In the posts title it says ‘travel outfit’ and I didn’t even refer to it in the post so thanks to the 12 bloggers who actually liked it! I won’t be mentioning my passport etc. because my Dad deals with all of that. Also I’m doing this in a list form so it’ll be more helpful for people using it to pack their hand luggage. I really hope you enjoy this post and let me know what your hand luggage essentials are.

  • Glasses – I can’t see long distance without my glasses so these are an essential for me. Getting lost in an airport and not being able to see is my worst nightmare so I have to make sure I have these with me at all times.
  • Sunglasses – My eyes are so sensitive to light and if the sun is quite bright then I’ll just start crying (it happens quite a lot!). Having sunglasses to put on once I arrive is really important as is having them for on the plane as both of my flights were during the day. My sunglasses of choice were New Look Black Metal Double Bar Sunglasses.
  • Ibuprofen – If you are on a plane and you have a headache or something, you want to be able to do something about it, so having ibuprofen or your preferred pain medication with you is essential.
  • A healthy snack – You can obviously buy snacks on the plane but I prefer to go into Boots or Superdrug before I board the plane to buy some healthy snacks. I like to buy a sandwich, a fruit pot and a couple of Nakd Bars. On the plane I do buy those crisps in the little box – they are the only crisps in the whole world that I like.
  • A magazine – One of my favourite things to do on the plane is to read a magazine so I always make sure I have one with me. One of my favourite magazines is Glamour.
  • A book – I sometimes like to read a book on the plane and the one I took was Make Up by Michelle Phan because I read it a few years ago and I really loved it (I would highly recommend it to all of you!).
  • Chewing gum – I don’t normally chew chewing gum but on a flight it’s very important. It makes my ears not hurt as much and it is also great if you want to freshen your breath as I don’t personally want to clean my teeth in a toilet on a plane.
  • Water – It is so important to keep yourself hydrated on flights so having a large bottle of water is just an essential. I’d recommend water over anything else as it will hydrate your skin which will get definitely get dried out.
  • Deodorant – It’s important to have this to freshen up a bit and the one I took was the Mitchum Mini Deodorant.
  • Moisturiser – On flights my skin gets dried out quite badly and a lot of other peoples skin does too. I always like to have my moisturiser on hand and the one I have is the E45 Cream which is great as it’s measured in grams so I could bring an extra liquid product with me.
  • Lip balm – I have a lip balm on hand at all times because I can’t stand having dry lips. I can’t imagine having to sit through a flight with dry lips. Burt’s Bees lip balms are the best and the one I’m currently using is the Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut & Pear.
  • Underwear – In case your luggage in the hold goes missing or arrives at your destination after you, it’s good to have a spare pair of underwear.
  • Socks – I like to take my shoes of on the plane or I can’t get comfy so I like to bring a pair of socks that I can put on for the flight and then put in the bin straight after because the floor of a plane is not clean.
  • Earphones – It’s good to have some earphones in case you want to listen to music or watch something. I just have the Apple EarPods.
  • Jumper – It can get so cold on the plane so I always like to have a jumper with me to put on whenever. I took a one from Hollister which I can’t find the link to.
  • Scarf – For the same reason as having a jumper, I like to take a large scarf. They look fashionable and they can double as a blanket.
  • Micellar Water – On a flight my skin can feel really dirty so I like to be able to remove it with some Garnier Micellar Water.
  • Cuticle Cream – I always like to have some cuticle cream for my nails and even though it’s a bit unnecessary, I thought I’d include it as I took it with me. My favourite one is the Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream.

Love Sarah x

Everyday Non-Beauty Essentials

I often talk about all of my beauty essentials as this is mainly a beauty blog. But today I wanted to share with you some of my everyday non-beauty related essentials. I hope you enjoy and let me know what your must have non-beauty item is.

1.Water – I always have a bottle of Glacéau Smart Water, 850ml in my bag because I drink alot of water. It is so important to keep well hydrated and you should drink at least 2000ml of water everyday. It is so good for you and would probably be my number one beauty tip.

2. Chewing GumI like to always make sure I have a tub of Wrigley’s Extra White Sugar Free Chewing Gum. It is great for after you’ve eaten as it helps remove stains, maintain teeth’s natural whiteness and freshen breath.

3. IbuprofenI make sure I always have ibuprofen with me as you never know when you’ll have a headache or something. And if you need ibuprofen and you don’t have any, it’s horrible.

4. Vitamin D I have a vitamin D dificiency so it’s important for me to take it everyday especially in the Winter as I get very little sun as I live so far North.

5. Deoderant And my last essential would be deoderant. It’s important to use throughout the day especially in the Summer when it’s alot hotter.

Love Sarah x

Everyday Handbag Beauty Essentials

These are my everyday handbag beauty essentials. I carry these products about with me everyday and I never find myself wishing I had something else with me. What are your everyday beauty essentials?

image

I use this Jack Wills makeup pouch to carry all of my products. For me it is the perfect size, and fits everything in well. It is amazing quality and I really like the design too – it’s super cute! One of my favorite things about it is actaually the orange zip, because it adds a pop of colour to the monochrome colours.

image

The thing I find myself reaching for the most is my Rimmel stay matte pressed powder. It sets your makeup so that it lasts longer, and gets rid of any shine. I also love my L’Oreal glam bronze bronzing powder because without it, my face looks flat and I look slighly grey because of my neutral skin tone! I need a brush which applys both of these products well, and the one that I find does that is my Real Techniques multi task brush. This can be used for foundation, powder, bronzer, blusher, contour and highlighter, so obviously it’s the perfect brush.

image

Another thing I think everyone needs to have with them just incase is a concealer. You never know when a blemish will apear, or a bit of redness will become noticable, so I always carry around Rimmel wake me up concealer. The next must have is my Burt’s Bees pomegranate lip balm because when I have dry lips, I can’t think about anything else! I love Burt’s Bees the most because it’s all natural and they are so moisturising.

image

And lastly I always think a lip colour should be close at hand. You never know when you’ll need to dress up your look a bit, and I find that a lip product always ties the look together perfectly. I rotate between different ones, but recently I’ve been loving MAC matte lipstick in the shade ‘Honeylove.’ It’s the perfect nude, and if you want something simillar that makes a statement, I’d recommend ‘Velvet Teddy.’

image

Love Sarah x