My Airplane Essentials (Beauty Products I Have to Bring)


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Today, I’ll be sharing my airplane essentials which I love to bring in my hand carry bag. I’m super excited because in the next few days, I’ll be visiting the Philippines together with… *Drum roll please* My kids!! It’s going to be their first time going there, and my first time in over three years! A crazy adventure, I know, but I’m excited for them to go with me! I know it will be so different flying with the kids compared to flying alone. However, thinking about the 20-24 hours of travel and being stuck in the plane with dry air, I want to make sure I have my beauty essentials with me. That way, I can keep my skin hydrated, feel clean, and not look haggard after the flight. 😉


  • Sanitizer – I always keep hand sanitizer with me while travelling as it can sometimes be hard to find time a sink to wash your hands. This is especially true if I’m with my two toddlers.


  • Neutrogena Facial Wipes – I love to wear makeup before I travel (my husband still doesn’t understand why…), but I always make sure to remove my makeup if I’m on the plane and will be staying on a long flight. I feel more comfortable sleeping on the plane if my face is clean and free from makeup and dirt.


  • Moisturizer – I always keep my facial moisturizer in my beauty bag, inside a small container. Staying inside the airplane for long trips makes my skin super dry. That’s why after I remove my makeup with facial wipes, I apply a generous amount of moisturizer to my face. It makes me feel refreshed!


  • Smith’s Rosebud Lip Balm – I don’t forget lip balm to avoid chapped and dry lips. I love this Smith’s lip balm that keeps my lips moisturized and feeling smooth.


  • L’Occitane Hand Cream – This is a great hand cream I got from my mother-in-law. My hands gets dry easily and it’s good to have this in my beauty bag to make my hands feel soft and smooth. Plus, it doesn’t feel sticky!


  • Evian Facial Spray – This is an easy way to feel hydrated during travel. I love to spray my face with this during the summer, but I’m bringing this with me to refresh my face anytime I want during the plane ride.


  • BareMinerals Lipcolor – Before the plane has landed, I like to put minimal makeup on. Since this Bareminerals Lipcolor is liquid with a wand, it is convenient to use while traveling for adding some color to my lips. As I mentioned before, I also love using this for an instant blush.


  • L’oreal Brow Definer – I don’t bring a lot of makeup in my hand carry bag because to be realistic, I don’t have time for that right now. 😉 But if I had to choose just one item to bring, it would have to be makeup for my eyebrows. It makes a big difference with your face if you have good shaped brows 🙂


  • Liquid Concealer – Concealer with a wand is always the best for traveling since it’s easy to apply, and can be used to even out red spots around my nose. I find liquid concealer can also cover up dark circles in a natural-looking way.


  • Clinique Happy Perfume – Of course, I want to smell good during my travels too, especially if I know I’ll have food stains and milk on my clothes… Here’s my all-time favorite Clinique Happy Perfume. It’s been my favorite ever since I was in highschool. 


  • Goody Hair Elastics – To have thick, long hair, I make sure I have extra elastic hair bands to keep my hair out of my face.


  • Pocket Hand Mirror – I like to keep a small pocket mirror inside my makeup bag too. Just in case I have something between my teeth after plane meals, I’ll be able to see it. It might even be able to serve as a toy for my kids… Who knows? Random things surprises them!


  • Tropical bag from Etsy.


What are your travel beauty essentials? Any tips for moms like me who are traveling with toddlers??

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4 Responses to “My Airplane Essentials (Beauty Products I Have to Bring)”

  1. Cheri says:

    Em, I’m so glad you are getting to take your boys to the Phillipines for a visit! Safe travels! I know you will have a wonderful time. This is a great travel post!

  2. Have fun on your trip. It’s a wonderful experience to take your kids to your birth place. I used to take my girls to Germany by myself when they were babies and toddlers. They did really well. Bring lots of snacks and toys to keep them busy. Safe travels!

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