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?


TWM: Reading Bits

TravelWithMe series are continuing with another post … yay!

I love reading, you can probably tell that, since on my front page I have a Goodreads Widget, that I constantly update you can see what I currently read. So whenever I go somewhere I make sure I bring something to entertain me during flights or long-term train / bus journeys.

Side-note: I don’t read in the car – it makes me feel sick in a second, even reading a small email or trying to reply on them can harm me.


I usually pack something light – magazine and something more serious – the actual book. I’ve been book shopping recently so I have few options now and I haven’t decided so far. Seems like I going the grab one just before rushing through the door. Blindly. Not to offend the others.

The magazine choice is very obvious – Allure magazine. Probably by the time I leave I’ll get the newer addition, but for now I OK with that one – still some articles to dig in and some wish lists to expand.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – seems like everyone has already read it, re-read it and fall massively in love. Apparently it’s my turn now. Have read a word yet, but I can write a post about it if someone is interested on it, whether I like it or not, may be include some of my favorite quotes. Pop your thoughts in the comment section below, please.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – another raving about book. The great review and the cover (just look at it? Those stars, seems like they are sparkling…) sold the book to me. I just couldn’t pass it when I saw it in the store. I was so tempted to start reading it in the underground but decided to save it till holidays.


What are reading at the moment? Have you read one of my picks? Let me know in the down bar!