As I prepare for travelling overseas in just over a week, airplane essentials pop to my mind. Long international plane rides are boring, cold, scary (for me), and uncomfortable, so I’m thinking hard about what I will bring to make the flight as smooth as possible.
The first thing that sprung to mind is Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, which I swear by and make sure I always have a tube in my hand bag. Airplane air is incredibly drying, so to avoid painful, cracked lips I’m going to whack on this ointment religiously. Last year when I went overseas, I woke up after a brief nap on the plane to find my nose was so dry it hurt. In desperation, I put some ointment on my finger and shoved it up my nose haha. It worked well but this time I think I’ll purchase some saline nose spray so I don’t look like a freak who constantly shoves lotion up their nose.
Face wipes. After a while in that dry air your skin begins to feel tight and dirty. Instead of climbing over the sleeping person next to you, waiting in line for the lavatory, and awkwardly washing your face with a cleanser, I use face wipes which cut out all said steps. Just wipe your face clean and place the used wipe in a plastic bag in the front seat.
Rose mist is amazingly refreshing. I don’t actually use Jurlique’s as I just wanted a photo of rose mist, but honestly any brand will do. I’m not sure I could spend more than $15 on nice-smelling and infused water… But honestly, If you wake up feeling a bit gross and your skin feels tight and tired, spray some rose mist on your face and you and your skin will feel refreshed and cleansed.
A lot of face wipes say they cleanse, tone and moisturise, but using a good moisturiser on a flight really doesn’t hurt. The Natio skin care range smell lovely and their moisturiser is nourishing without being overly thick. Instead of bringing another entire tube of hand or body lotion, you can just use face moisturiser for the same effect. Less weight and more soft skin!
I get super bored on a long flight like any person would and I find writing/doodling enjoyable and a good time-waster. If I’m feeling anxious I’ll write why and consequently feel better, and if I have an idea I’ll scribble it down and it often leads me to other ideas and more writing. Doodling is also good fun!
Lastly, an eye mask and ear plugs. Babies are cute and all, but I really don’t want to hear crying while I’m trying to sleep. Also, people snore and ear plugs make me not want to violently shake them awake. The constant turning on and off of the cabin’s lights and personal lights are very distracting to someone trying to fall asleep. This is where the eye mask comes in. You all know how eye masks work so I’ll leave it at that.
Of course, I can’t forget items like an easy-to-read novel, a magazine, iPod, some kind of pillow, and a thick jumper & trackies because it gets soo cold.
I’m not sure if this has helped anyone, but I thought it may help anyone who is freaking out about a plane trip and wants to mentally prepare themselves (i.e. me…).
Have I missed anything?
Also, if anyone has suggestions for good flight novels, hit me up!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.