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Tuesday, June 17

TIPS FOR FLYING


It's coming up to the holiday season and that means that you're more than likely going on a plane in the near future. I've compiled a few tips to help achieve a more pleasant flying experience. Whether you're a nervous flyer or just looking for a more enjoyable flight, I hope this little nugget of advice is helpful.

HYDRATE
The air on aeroplanes is very dry and it's very important to stay hydrated. The most simple tip is to drink plenty of water Obviously you can't take big bottles of water in your hand luggage, but if you can I recommend buying something from a brand like Vitaminwater from duty free before boarding. When you're on the plane, it can get a bit claustrophobic and overwhelming, so for me a refreshing spray such as the Anatomicals Misty For Me Facial Spritz is an essential. This not only hydrates, but also cools skin, making it a great beach/poolside companion. Another hydrating essential is a good lip balm. If you're on a long haul flight, I recommend something with a little more pack to it's punch, like the Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm. However, if your flight isn't very long, I recommend avoiding anything too intense and opting for something that's a little more practical for hot weather. I've chosen the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick as it has SPF 15 and the range also includes some tinted lip balms that would give you an effortless burst of colour for when you step off the plane.

CALM
When you're on a long haul flight, it's more than likely you'll want to have a bit of a kip. And even if you're not planning on sleeping, it's important to keep relaxed or else you'll be checking your watch every 5 minutes. Particularly if you're a nervous flyer, it's nice to carry a sleep balm like the Anatomicals Cruisin' For a Snoozin' Sleep Balm. A quick massage of this on the pulse points, on the lips or under the nose and you'll be out like a light. Another thing to consider are ear plugs - with the noise for the engines it can be a little difficult to block it out, but ear plugs will definitely help reduce the noise levels.

ENTERTAIN
It's all well and good talking about how to keep hydrated and calm, but lets face it, we all get bored on flights and we need something to help pass the time. I recommend picking a few magazines and getting yourself a good book. I also recommend taking some music and a nice pair of headphones. I love my Urbanears, the sound quality is brilliant and they cancel out so much noise including aeroplane engine noise. If you want some song recommendations to get you in the summer mood, check out my Summer Playlist.

Let me know in the comments if you're flying anywhere nice this year or if you have any more tips for a happier flying experience.

12 comments

  1. Great tips! I am flying out to Spain this July and never before have I really taken care of my skin in-flight.. this time might be an exception as I do not want to suffer another dehydration session this time! :P

    TheConscienceFund

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    1. Thank you! Hope you have a lovely holiday, doll :) x

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  2. These are some good points! Ive flown a lot this year, Long flights to LA and New York!
    Magazines are the best i think!!! :)

    Great blog!
    Anna xxx
    www.thatnorthernlass.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed it :) I will definitely be stocking up on magazines before I fly anywhere this year! x

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  3. I am flying to New York for my 18th in July, and I hope to test out the Origins Overnight Mask :D I will also be taking alot of things to do as I get bored so easily!! Great post! x

    http://victoriarosebeaute.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, doll! I've never tried the Origins Overnight Mask but I've heard amazing things about it (plus, everything I've tried from Origins has been brilliant). Have a good time in New York :) x

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  4. Such great tips and I agree, staying hydrated is so so important!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  5. Great post! I feel like I spend my life on a plane, and I'm dying to try Nuxe Reve de Miel for my next long haul trip! On uber flights, I'm addicted to Kiehls, it's perfect for my skin! Claire

    24 Hours From Home - Summer Essentials competition!

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Thanks :) I can't recommend the Nuxe lip balm enough - it's AMAZING! I've not tried much from Kiehls - I'm gonna have to do a bit of research, thank you for your suggestion x

      Delete
  6. nice tips..noting them down
    http://leavepillow.blogspot.in

    ReplyDelete

Please leave a comment - I reply to all of them :)

Tuesday, June 17

TIPS FOR FLYING


It's coming up to the holiday season and that means that you're more than likely going on a plane in the near future. I've compiled a few tips to help achieve a more pleasant flying experience. Whether you're a nervous flyer or just looking for a more enjoyable flight, I hope this little nugget of advice is helpful.

HYDRATE
The air on aeroplanes is very dry and it's very important to stay hydrated. The most simple tip is to drink plenty of water Obviously you can't take big bottles of water in your hand luggage, but if you can I recommend buying something from a brand like Vitaminwater from duty free before boarding. When you're on the plane, it can get a bit claustrophobic and overwhelming, so for me a refreshing spray such as the Anatomicals Misty For Me Facial Spritz is an essential. This not only hydrates, but also cools skin, making it a great beach/poolside companion. Another hydrating essential is a good lip balm. If you're on a long haul flight, I recommend something with a little more pack to it's punch, like the Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm. However, if your flight isn't very long, I recommend avoiding anything too intense and opting for something that's a little more practical for hot weather. I've chosen the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick as it has SPF 15 and the range also includes some tinted lip balms that would give you an effortless burst of colour for when you step off the plane.

CALM
When you're on a long haul flight, it's more than likely you'll want to have a bit of a kip. And even if you're not planning on sleeping, it's important to keep relaxed or else you'll be checking your watch every 5 minutes. Particularly if you're a nervous flyer, it's nice to carry a sleep balm like the Anatomicals Cruisin' For a Snoozin' Sleep Balm. A quick massage of this on the pulse points, on the lips or under the nose and you'll be out like a light. Another thing to consider are ear plugs - with the noise for the engines it can be a little difficult to block it out, but ear plugs will definitely help reduce the noise levels.

ENTERTAIN
It's all well and good talking about how to keep hydrated and calm, but lets face it, we all get bored on flights and we need something to help pass the time. I recommend picking a few magazines and getting yourself a good book. I also recommend taking some music and a nice pair of headphones. I love my Urbanears, the sound quality is brilliant and they cancel out so much noise including aeroplane engine noise. If you want some song recommendations to get you in the summer mood, check out my Summer Playlist.

Let me know in the comments if you're flying anywhere nice this year or if you have any more tips for a happier flying experience.

12 comments

  1. Great tips! I am flying out to Spain this July and never before have I really taken care of my skin in-flight.. this time might be an exception as I do not want to suffer another dehydration session this time! :P

    TheConscienceFund

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Hope you have a lovely holiday, doll :) x

      Delete
  2. These are some good points! Ive flown a lot this year, Long flights to LA and New York!
    Magazines are the best i think!!! :)

    Great blog!
    Anna xxx
    www.thatnorthernlass.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed it :) I will definitely be stocking up on magazines before I fly anywhere this year! x

      Delete
  3. I am flying to New York for my 18th in July, and I hope to test out the Origins Overnight Mask :D I will also be taking alot of things to do as I get bored so easily!! Great post! x

    http://victoriarosebeaute.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, doll! I've never tried the Origins Overnight Mask but I've heard amazing things about it (plus, everything I've tried from Origins has been brilliant). Have a good time in New York :) x

      Delete
  4. Such great tips and I agree, staying hydrated is so so important!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great post! I feel like I spend my life on a plane, and I'm dying to try Nuxe Reve de Miel for my next long haul trip! On uber flights, I'm addicted to Kiehls, it's perfect for my skin! Claire

    24 Hours From Home - Summer Essentials competition!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks :) I can't recommend the Nuxe lip balm enough - it's AMAZING! I've not tried much from Kiehls - I'm gonna have to do a bit of research, thank you for your suggestion x

      Delete
  6. nice tips..noting them down
    http://leavepillow.blogspot.in

    ReplyDelete

Please leave a comment - I reply to all of them :)