Snob Essentials

Travel Snob Essentials: Fly Girl

Travel Snob Essentials

I’m on a plane almost weekly, and there are a few essential products that I always bring with me. On long haul trips to Europe or Asia, I don’t wear any makeup. Why clog your pores when the people around you are probably sleeping anyway? In spite of its deceptively appropriate shape, the aisle in a plane is not a runway. So instead of dolling up, I slather on moisturizer and SPF (yes, you can get sun damage on a plane, especially if you sit in a window seat, which I never do purely for that reason). One of the most hydrating creams out there is from none other than Kiehl’s (trust me – I’ve tried a lot!). Their Rosa Arctica youth regenerating cream (at Neiman Marcus for $60) is only 1.7 ounces, so I take it on the plane with me. I also bring a mask on 12-hour flights for a mid-trip jolt of extra moisture. I like the ones from SK-II (at Sephora for $125), but any hydrating mask will do. My Fresh Ancienne eye cream (at Neiman Marcus for $95) is also a must – it’s the only thing that keeps my crow’s feet at bay! Also bring By Terry’s rose balm (at Barneys New York for $60) to keep lips and nails soft and protected.

I drink 6-8 ounces of water per hour of flight. It’s the best way to prevent jetlag. On my flight from Italy last week, I drank 96 ounces of water! And I know it’s hard, but stay away from champagne when you’re up in the air. It may be a nice way to relax and begin unwinding for a vaca, but nothing will age you faster. I only indulge in bubbly or wine on flights under 3 hours. Then, an hour before landing, I apply a few drops of Le Metier de Beaute‘s Peau Vierge (at Neiman Marcus for $125). It’s the most amazing, life changing tinted foundation, as I’ve been saying for years! A swipe of By Terry Light Expert (at Barneys New York for $63) around the eyes (it’s like botox but better!), and your flawless skin is ready for landing and greeting friendly faces. Safe travels, Snobs!



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  1. Drinking 6-8 ounces of water each day is very beneficial for the health of the skin, hair, and it also hydrates the body better than other liquids. Who needs champagne when you can have a refreshing glass of water that gives you glowing skin and makes you feel good?

    Thanks for your sharing your travel essentials!

  2. how are you able to drink that much water without having to use the restroom every 2 mins! i always try and hydrate on the plane but end up using the restroom quite often!