TravelWithMe: Travel Essentials

The TravelWithMe series aren’t complete with out a post about travel essentials. I didn’t want it to be just beauty related (there are tons of those anyways) – I wanted to include some random bobs and pieces, something that not every one remember about while packing. But they will come very handy, I promise you.


Caudalie Beauty Elixir. So many people talk about it – half by half have love / hate relationship with this staff. I belong to love part. Cooling, refreshing, awakening mist that help to hydrate the skin during the flight – we know that we get pretty dehydrated, so this is my best friends on board.

NUXE Reve de Miel. This is by far my favorite lip balm. Even putting it overnight I can feel it in the morning. Love it, always carry it with me and plane is not an exception.

Bath and Body Works PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gel. I never travel with out a hand sanitizer – no matter what brand / scent it has, I just have to have one – I’m a bit lot paranoid about it.

My DIY cuticle oil – couple of days ago I refreshed my treasured bottle. Old Nubar bottle with a pipette – very easy to use, very hydrating, very cheap. Recipe here.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O – Micelle Solution – if I don’t have an early-morning flight, I might have some makeup on my face (tinted moisturizer, a light coat of mascara, wash of eyeshadow, a bit of blush and highlighter), but when I get on the plain I like to get rid of it to travel light.

Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve – this is my all-time favorite hand cream. I raved about it here. If you are on a hunt for a new one I definitely recommend this one!

Compeed Anti-blister Stick – I never travel with out this staff. It’s a liquid plaster. Literally. You don’t need a plaster at all – you spread it over sore area and no rubbing what so ever.

Sephora Silver Universal Atomizer – it is basically a Travalo (I want not btw). I have traveling with huge glass bottle – it’s just better and easier to pour some into atomizer and use on the go. I actually store it in my handbag all the time.

ThisWorks Deep Sleep Stress Less mini. Fragranced oil that calms, relaxes. You put a bit in you wrist, rub it between and it feels like you are in SPA and doing some fancy treatments.

My iPhone – you just need your phone – Instagram, Twitter, some blogs to catch up on, Whatsapp, music, maybe episode or 2 of Vampire Diaries or SATC… yes, cannot wait till going on vacation. Also have my SONY pink headphones – nothing else to say about them, I’m not picky about headphones at all. My choice is always based on appearance. And in order you phone (or any other device for that matter) didn’t die in the middle of the song or movie you just have to have some extra battery for that. My option is – MIPOW Power Tube 2200 portable charger in purple. And let’s pretend I didn’t pick it up just for my favorite color. And there are bunch of colors to choose from and comes with a full pack of adapters for every gadget out there. Gives 4-6 hours of using. Sold to me.

And of course some reading bits. I have a full blog post on that here.

What are your in-flight essentials? Am I missing something?


The Repurchases

What says better for a product then the repurchasing factor? If the person fell that in love with a product, that might happened for a reason, right? So when I see such action – this is when I start researching. I’m trying to read more reviews to see what other people think of it, I try, if possible, to check the ingredients.

I though I would introduce you to my staples.


Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – $46.00 for 30ml – This is liquid packed with skin benefits and essential oils. It claims to restore the skin by the morning, make it more radiant, smoother and healthier in general.

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – $9.08 for 17g – As much as I like my DIY cuticle oil, this is on-the-go friend. It really hydrates nails and cuticles, really transforms the nails appearance. The only rule (like with everything actually) – to be consistent. Put in your purse or near your working area and don’t forget to use it – the results want take long.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat – $8.33 for 60g – I love this top coat, it does help your nails to dry quicker, it prevents early chipping and makes your nail polish to last longer. When I apply it, I feel so-called tingling, minty scent.

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm – $56.10 for 100ml – well, I think there is no beauty blogger, who hasn’t tried it yet. Balm that melts into an oil and removes your make up easily. Perfectly cleanse the skin, while hydrating it, preparing it for toner/serum. The smell is divine – it’s packed with essential oils and skincare benefits.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush – $18.13 – This brush is perfect for applying cream blushes or foundations with more creamier textures – flawless look. I’ve bought another one to use specifically for MAC ‘Well Dressed’ Blush – I’ve mentioned that here. I love RT brushes in general – great quality for reasonable price.

Maybelline the Rocket Mascara* – $13.18 for 9.6ml – You know how much I love Maybelline mascaras – they know the deal. I do like to try new ones from tome to time, but this one did make a cut. It’s back. Even my mum – yes, the person who hates mascaras – started to wearing that from time to time. And with Bioderma it comes off easily – bonus! Already threw away the old tube.

Can I mention one more thing? It popped up already kind of – Bioderma Solution Micellaire Crealine h2o – Paris edition – well, you know the drill. Makeup comes off without any effort, best friend of lazy days.

Do you have any staff you keep coming back for? I’m reading to note them!


*sorry, forget to put it onto the picture, but you can look here about the one I’m talking about