Traveling Made Easy: The Must Haves and Must Knows to Traveling In Style

January 1, 2007 • Magazine

Traveling Made Easy: The Must Haves and Must Knows to Traveling In Style

Traveling Made Easy: The Must Haves and Must Knows to Traveling In Style

Mon, 2007-01-01 05:00

Natayle Henry

Traveling is an exciting time for some and a nightmare for others, but regardless of the reason for an excursion, there is no need to not travel in style. Regardless of your preferred mode of transportation, it is assumed that there will be bouts of time spent in a confined space, but for most your travel will consist of a plane ride. From the best portable products to how to look good before, during and after the journey, here’s everything you need to know and have to be your best self even when traveling.

Take your vitamins! Great skin starts from the inside out. We’ve all heard it before, but taking vitamins and eating healthy foods will not only make the body healthier but the skin as well. There are several vitamins in the marketplace; however, there are many that strictly target the skin. Aloette’s Radiance Skin Care Supplement is a vitamin and more. By targeting not only the skin, but hair and nails as well, this pill also gives the body the right amount of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to energize the body.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! Hydration is important no matter what, but especially when flying. With the decrease in air pressure, it is imperative that the body has a sufficient amount of water in order to curtail the effects of dehydration of the skin. Water like Glaceau’s SmartWater is infused with electrolytes which claims to hydrate the body rapidly. To hydrate skin on the surface, try Evian Mineral Spray Water or La Mer’s The Mist. Use this prior to applying any moisturizers. For the Evian, allow the water to absorb into the skin and then dab it of with a cloth; once on the plane, repeat as needed.

Get plenty of rest or at least look like you did! Your mother probably always told you to make sure that you got plenty of sleep to avoid dark circles or puffy eyes. But, unfortunately sometimes sleep is a luxury and the last time you had eight hours of sleep was when you were an infant. Fortunately, there are several ways to “fake it.â€? On the day of your trip do not go overboard with hair and makeup, but rather be more simplistic. Use a lighter coverage foundation, like Bobbi Brown’s Foundation Stick, or a tinted moisturizer like Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer (oil free also available) to make your skin look flawless rather than cakey.

Tarte Cosmetics has developed a wonderful product that turns tired eyes into bright eyes in a matter of seconds. The Rest Assured Brightening Wand gives the illusion of a restful nights sleep by brightening and opening the eyes. Rather than using white eyeliner, this nude pink eyeliner should be applied in the inner rim of the lower eyelid followed by applying the pink highlighter anywhere needed to brighten you face (i.e. browbones, inner corner of eye or cheekbones).

To keep your pout pouty and cheeks blushed, apply a lip/cheek stain. Vincent Longo offers an amazing lip and cheek gel stain that will last throughout your travel without the need to reapply. Finish with a coat of mascara, like Tarte’s Light, Camera, Lashes to make your eyes pop! These quick and easy steps will quickly get you out the door, but make you look like you just left a photo shoot.

The Carry-On Arsenal. To ensure that both you and your trip are the best that it can be, your carryon should be equipped with the items necessary to make things go as smoothly as possible. Carrying the items used to beautify your face is a must, provided they are 3 oz. or less (TSA regulations — for more info visit Otherwise transport the items into smaller containers. The “Empties� by Bobbi Brown is a chic way to carry your items. Inspired by her love for portability and organization when traveling, Bobbi developed these lightweight containers that can be custom-filled with your products, so you can have them anywhere.

The temperature on the plane can be very volatile. Sometimes it’s a little chilly and sometimes it not cold enough, however, it often times tends to be on the cooler side. Carrying a pashmina serves dual purposes; it can be used as a blanket or as a pillow. This way you can avoid having to use the same blanket or pillow that half of America has used. And to protect your hair, bring a small satin pillowcase to put over the pashmina. This will safeguard not only the style of your hair, but will diminish any breakage.

And the last accessory for your “carry on arsenalâ€? is the bag. The must-have bag for travel (or everyday use) is the Mia Bossi bag. Known as the “anti diaper bagâ€? diaper bag, this bag will hold everything. Made for stylish moms, yet it can be used by any stylish woman on the go. There are several compartments, which are a necessity when traveling to guarantee that everything will be easily accessible. This functional bag embodies the needed space for any bag including additional insert for computer or briefcase, keychain holder, cell phone holder, a zippered pocket for personal belongings, and more! Now that’s traveling made easy!

A. Aloette Radiance Skin Care Supplements $39.95

B. Glaceau SmartWater @$2.00

C. Evian Mineral Spray Water 1.7 oz (purse/travel size) $5

D. Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick $38

E. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer $40

F. Tarte The Rest Assured Brightening Wand $22

G. Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Gel Stain $22.50

H. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes $18

I. Bobbi Brown Empties $10

J. Mia Bossi Bag $340

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