Guest posts | April 24th 2017

Beauty hand luggage must-haves for a comfortable flight

Air travel presents some tricky challenges when you want to look your best. If you’re jetting off soon and wondering what cosmetics to take into the cabin, Hayley Carr aka London Beauty Queen is on hand with some first class advice.

“Having just booked my summer holiday I’m suddenly in full on prep mode, thinking about what I need to buy (or rediscover from my current collection) so I’m vacay-ready in both body and mind. Although hunting out a new beach appropriate wardrobe is both fun and expensive, we should all be prepping our beauty regimes and stocking up on summer essentials as much as we are flip flops – but the fun doesn’t stop at sun cream.

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If you’re flying off somewhere exotic and are about to enjoy the dehydrating and insomnia inducing pleasures of a long flight, then may I suggest you get your hand luggage prepped too? Stocking up on little essentials can make such a big difference to your experience, as well as how you look and feel when you land, so here are some of my faves for you to discover ahead of that trip of a lifetime…

All of the products below come in cabin-friendly containers of less than 100ml, and are available to click & collect to your nearest CollectPlus store.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream £15.00

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One of the most iconic products of all time, this multi-purpose balm is a skincare saviour for both when you’re on board and on the beach. Apply it to lips and cuticles to rehydrate, massage a light layer into skin for a more intense in-flight treatment, add a touch to sunburn or bites when you land, or even use as a dewy highlighter when you can’t face applying makeup. A holiday essential, no matter where you’re going. Buy here >>

Origins Flower Fusion Rose Hydrating Sheet Mask £5.00

One of the best inventions for flights has to be the sheet mask. You don’t have to faff around with tubs or cleaning up – you just lay back and enjoy the pleasure of the treatment before popping the sheet in the bin. These sachets from Origins are packed full of goodness and their hydrating mask is perfect for the dehydrating nature of air conditioned flights; it instantly boosts the complexion and leaves your skin feeling dewy. Buy here >>

This Works Limited Edition Choose Sleep Kit £10.00

If you get a tad stress when you fly, then breathing in a relaxing aroma will help you feel more relaxed and allow you to regain control. This Works sprays are a firm favourite of mine as their aromatherapeutic essential oils help relieve tension and reduce anxiety; this little kit is the perfect travel companion, as the Stress Check is perfect for take off while the Deep Sleep will help you drift off and arrive rested. Buy here >>

AVEDA Shampure Dry Shampoo £19.00

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This aerosol free dry shampoo is small enough for your hand luggage but will last long enough to see you through your whole holiday. It instantly refreshes hair without any residue, helping to lift your hair after you’ve spent hours tossing and turning on those awful airline pillows. Apply a little to the roots and run your fingers through your hair, pop on your sunnies and you’re good to go. Buy here >>

Ultrasun SPF 30 Tinted Face Sun Cream £26.00

How many times have you packed away your sun cream and then found yourself on the beach waiting to check into your room, without even a dab of SPF on your nose? Pack smart and include a little bottle of tinted Ultrasun to help lift your complexion while protecting your skin during those crucial few hours; as soon as you step off the flight pop to the bathroom and apply a touch before you even see the sunshine! Buy here >>

What other beauty must-haves do you pack in your hand luggage?


April 24th 2017 - by @CollectPlus