Plane and Simple

I may have only been on three planes in my life, but man, can I tell you how much I hate air travel!? Well, maybe if I wasn't crammed in coach I'd like it better, but when I am, I learn to have a few little luxuries for myself! Here are my plane must haves- plane and simple. #travel #plane #essentials

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M.A.C Cosmetics Shadescents Lipstick
M.A.C Cosmetics Shadescents Lipstick

I love Ruby Woo. She's my number one girl. And she can easily, and still be prettily, applied straight from the tube using a phone as a mirror. Red lips look good with anything, as well as they are truly defining. This cool toned, blue based red looks wonderful on any skin tone, and it needs few reapplications. It also, bonus, makes teeth look nice and white.

Chex Mix  Turtle Chocolate
Chex Mix Turtle Chocolate

I NEED THIS IN CANADA LIKE THE AMERICANS NEED A DECENT PRESIDENT! Wow, i went a little nuclear there...no pun intended. But really, these star in my dreams almost as often as Chris Evans. These are great, energy giving, sugary and salty, plane/anytime snacks.

Dove Men+Care Cool Silver Antiperspirant Stick
Dove Men+Care Cool Silver Antiperspirant Stick

I am one of those poor people who has HELLA sensitive armpits. I can't use antiperspirants, and even the most organic, unscented deodorant wreck my armpits up. But when traveling, I suck it up and use some extra strong smelling deodorant. Turns out, men understand not everyone wants a antiperspirant. Women clearly don't. (I have emailed Dove about a women's deodorant and they said that it has come up before and is on the table- I have been fighting the good fight for you, world.)

Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser With Orange Extract
Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser With Orange Extract

Planes give me gross face. Dry, gross, oily face. It's really sexy. I'd love to wash my face, but their is no room and no desire in me to go into that bathroom unless i have to. This little love can prevent that. Pour some on a cotton pad and wipe away the grime, mess and water free! And no, your skin doesn't still feel gross after- meaning you can put your toner and moisturizer right on! This is amazing for avid travelers- and it's anti-pollution! *So, i have the sample size of this, but if you have the big one, just put it in a baby bottle.

Goldfish® Cheddar Baked Cheddar Snack Crackers
Goldfish® Cheddar Baked Cheddar Snack Crackers

I don't care if I'm 5 or 50. These are just damn good. I bring a small bag of them with me, like, everywhere. They are not going to be taken by customs (most likely- just don't put any raw chicken in there,) as they're dry goods. You'll need a good cup of water after to help deal with the salt, but hey, that's a small price to pay for a cheesy, salty, snack.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir The Secret of Makeup Artists
Caudalie Beauty Elixir The Secret of Makeup Artists

My skin gets so dehydrated on flights, and you just feel so gross and grimy that you need a pocket pick me up. For some of you, that's a mini of vodka, and for me, it's a few spritzs of this fresh, semi-pungent scent. Beware, it's not for everyone! If you can't handle a questionable smell, don't buy this. Also, don't get on a plane. That's a scentsphere of horrors, right there.

HARIBO Gold Bears Gummi Candy
HARIBO Gold Bears Gummi Candy

I have some of these in my purse right now, no shame. These are great on a plane, as they don't smell, aren't messy and can silence little children, as they take awhile to chew! Also, they are great for fun loving adults who want more candy and less fat in their lives!

Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask
Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask

This mask is like a softening cocoon for your face. It's uber gentle, odourless enough and easy to apply. After I cleanse my grime with my other Clarins One Step, I apply this for ten minutes onto my cleansed skin. Then I removed with a cotton pad soaked in toner (again, Clarins/or maybe Biotherm). Soft, gentle cleansed skin. Again, sample size is the way to go here. I love those little sizes for so many reasons- I must tell you though, if it works amazing on a plane, way up there with recycled air and dehydration literally thwacking you in the face, then you know it must be killer back down on Earth!

Harper's Bazaar
Harper's Bazaar

Okay, I do like things that are small and easy to transport, but I also really LOVE Harper's! It's full of interesting articles, excellent beauty tips and fashion that will make even Wintour drool. It's a less politically/celebrity driven Vogue, and I really enjoy that. So, grab yourself this $7 magazine and read it in coach and pretend your a glamazon gracing the masses with your presence. Go on, you deserve it!

Sony Earbud Headphones (MDRE9LP) - Black
Sony Earbud Headphones (MDRE9LP) - Black

These are cheap, comfortable and won't fill you with wracking guilt if you break/lose/utterly destroy them on a plane. I don't take my Beats anywhere I might destroy them (which is most places tbh). These will deliver decent audio straight from your armrest plugin to your ears. Enjoy your trashy films and bad elevator music people!

Shiseido Prepare Silk Made Cotton
Shiseido Prepare Silk Made Cotton

These are some nice cotton pads that are DEFINITELY worth it if you've got an extra tenner to spend. I pack my suitcase and carry on with these babies for on the go skincare. They don't fall apart, absorb and distribute product well and have extra (gentle!) nutrients in them. Happy travels!

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

I love this cream. It smells so comforting...it's like having your mum and a bar of dove in your purse at all times! It's also hella effective. Chapped palms and elbows can suck it! Get yourself the small tube and use it SPARINGLY. You don't need a lot of this stuff!

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby

I love a good book at anytime, in any location. But when I'm traveling, I like something slim and easy to transport. So I take Gatsby with me. It's a wonderful, dark, slightly sad and pathetic story with great sets and messy characters. Think of it as the OG Real Housewives, if you like. (I do not condone).

Extra Gum
Extra Gum

JUST BRING SOME MINT GUM WITH YOU. Nobody wants to smell your breath. Nobody- not even you. Also, if you're like me and eat random food at random times when your schedule is changed even the slightest, then you don't know when your next snack will be, and you don't want to brush your teeth just yet. Gum understands this, and gum is here for you.

Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter
Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter

I have the mini of this, and it's so nice for travel! I put mine on my high points- cheekbones, bridge of my nose, cupid's bow, centre below my bottom lip, under my eyebrows and in the middle of my lid. It's super quick and can be blended in seconds with your fingers. Also, it makes you look kinda awake!

Rhino Rumours [35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] [LP] - VINYL
Rhino Rumours [35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] [LP] - VINYL

Well, it says vinyl, but don't bring your vinyl with you people! Download this INCREDIBLE album on Spotify or Apple Music or whatever and you WILL NEVER REGRET IT. I love all the songs on the deluxe, but I highly recommend you check out The Chain (both versions,) Planets of the Universe, SILVER SPRINGS (underline, bold, highlight), Dreams, Go Your Own Way and Gold Dust Woman. Each song tells a story of love and loss...It's like hearing the pages of an old Welsh witches' diary. (That means really good and super cool, btw.)

Sharpie Permanent Marker
Sharpie Permanent Marker

I don't care who you are, but if you don't carry a pen in your purse, we can't be friends. I always have a pen, and usually a sharpie too. Carrying office supplies will definitely make you friends, ease your life and make you look HELLA sophisticated. Especially if it's a nice, metal tubed pen. If you still use cheap ball pens and you're a grown up professional, you gotta check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Clarins Multi-Active Eye Reviver
Clarins Multi-Active Eye Reviver

So you didn't sleep on the plane. You had your eye mask and everything! And, you didn't sleep. That's okay. Use this baby to erase the fatigue and play some obnoxious pop with a cup of coffee to wake you up. It works, friends. Trust.

Bath & Body Works PocketBac Sanitizers
Bath & Body Works PocketBac Sanitizers

Planes are gross. People are gross. Both of these things correlate at the same time on planes, and thus germs are plentiful. Protect yourself with small sanitizers that smell like Island Margaritas and French Lavender. Also, bring wet wipes. And tissues. And band-aids.

Kleenex Lotion Facial Tissue with  Aloe & Vitamin E
Kleenex Lotion Facial Tissue with Aloe & Vitamin E

I love lotion Kleenex. They are so luxurious when you feel craptastic. Or just, like, in general. Get a pocket size of these and go to town watching Beaches with these babies!

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Lengthening Mascara
Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Lengthening Mascara

This mascara doesn't budge, flake or clump. It gives you movie star lashes with ease. Get yourself a mini tube, and bring your eyelash curler, and apply it with ease on an airplane. You will look awake, gorgeous, and put together. I know my clothes look crappy post plane, but at least my face doesn't!

Godiva Chocolatier Dark Chocolate with Almonds
Godiva Chocolatier Dark Chocolate with Almonds

I am a chocoholic. If they have chocolate rehab, I should be in it. I also am a chocolate snob/expensive chocolate supremacist. I love dark chocolate- it's rich, slightly bitter and deliciously satisfying. Chocolate, dark chocolate, covered almonds are like crack to me. This comes as a close, slim, second. Easy to put in your purse and easy to eat on the plane.

LUSH Dirty Body Spray
LUSH Dirty Body Spray

Okay, so the picture is misleading, but I recommend getting yourself Lush's Dirty or my personal fave, Breath of God, in solid form. They're hella cheap, androgynous and smell super fresh and clean. They're also small and will earn you many compliments from literally everyone you meet. They also work as smelling salts when the plane smell becomes unbearable.

thinksport LIVESTRONG Insulated Water Bottle
thinksport LIVESTRONG Insulated Water Bottle

This looks like a nice water bottle. Bring one of those too. Fill it up post customs. I also recommend a flat one for easy transport. DO NOT GET DEHYDRATED WHILE TRAVELING. Just don't.

Revlon Compact Emery Boards
Revlon Compact Emery Boards

A small, non metal nail file is a good essential to have. I can't stand broken nails. At all. These are great, and won't get snatched by customs.

Bath & Body Works® GEORGE THE POLAR BEAR Shea-Infused Lounge Socks
Bath & Body Works® GEORGE THE POLAR BEAR Shea-Infused Lounge Socks

These are totally worth the investment. Truly. Pop your shoes off on the plane and put these babies on, and you'll feel soft and cuddly. I also recommend bringing an eye mask, a blanket (or pashmina- the stylish persons' blanket,) and maybe a neck pillow, for the ride.

Colgate® Wisp® Mini-Brush Peppermint
Colgate® Wisp® Mini-Brush Peppermint

These are plane essentials. I hate having morning breath all the time- imagine it 50,000 feet in the air! No water, no problem. Though I do recommend moistening your mouth first, you don't even really need to spit after! Get yourself a pack of these before you leave- trust me, you will not regret. ESPECIALLY IF YOUR LUGGAGE GETS LOST.

Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith's Rosebud Salve Tin
Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith's Rosebud Salve Tin

This is classic for a reason, people! It smells lovely and can be used on anything! Think of it as a natural-ish Polysporin. It works on sore spots, diaper rash, dry cuticles, lips, minor scrapes and burns and more. It's also perfectly pocket sized.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel
Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel

I did my makeup in semi darkness on a plane, using my phone screen as a mirror. I used Brow Wiz to sculpt, and the clear gel to hold them in place. I could've just used a tinted brow gel and done everything in one step too, but, hey, I was very sleep deprived at the time.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

I love this little miracle. It comes with me on all expeditions. It's my concealer and foundation in one. I applied it straight from the stick and used a knock off B.B dampened with my baby rose water spritzer to blend. I ended up looking surprisingly radiant. FYI- I had a tiny Smashbox primer sample, and I used that underneath to blue the he** out of my skin post moisturizer.

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