Aloha! We landed in Oahu, Hawaii on Sunday, just in time for my birthday. The 11-hour flight from New York City was no joke but it was certainly worth it. We flew on Hawaiian Airlines for this trip. We checked two bags (both mine), plus each of our carry-on luggage. It was hard packing my hats and basket bags in one suitcase so I had to split my checked in luggage into two in order to ensure safe passage for my accessories.
As soon as we sat in our seats (comfortable and roomie), T and I cracked open my vodka filled flask and mixed in some Tropicana orange juice for a morning screwdriver to kick off our journey. We had the entire row to ourselves so we settled in nicely for the long haul. We also picked up two soggy sandwiches from one of the airport restaurants but Hawaiian Airlines had us covered with bow-tie pasta with a salad and unlimited booze.
As soon as we were all settled into our flight, I began my airplane beauty routine to keep my skin hydrated and moisturized during the flight. I pulled my hair back in a ponytail then cleaned off my face with Collosol Milky Wipes. This was the first time ting this French brand. Each wipe is textured and has enough product to really clean and get the gunk off my face before my airplane beauty routine.
Prior to my trip, I ransacked my friend Lara’s (PrettyConnected) beauty closet and took some travel friendly products for the two-week trip. Being the good friend that she is, she let me take her Glow Recipe kit, complete with a clear pink tote bag. I love Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer but had never tried the Sleep Mask.
I applied a thick layer of the Glow Recipe Sleep Mask onto my face and neck followed by the Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask under my eyes. Airplane interiors tend to be dry and can leave me looking sallow, especially on longer flights. I drenched my lips with Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, a must have for island and beach travel, and all year round hydration and sheen on my lips. After that, I put in my headphones and watched The Favourite (passed out in the middle), then woke up, ate and had some water then revisited A Star is Born (I still think it’s 45 minutes too long).
At this point, we were flying over Utah and had 6.5 hours to go. I wasn’t sleepy so I just began editing photos for clients for Glamazon Photo ( my new photography biz) and finalize get a head start on Hawaii content. I outlined several posts and got ahead start on them so that I didn’t have post travel copy to write. I brought my Google Pixelbook along, an efficient laptop and tablet that allows me to edit in Adobe Lightroom, download and read books from the Play Store and write blog posts without the bulkiness of my large laptop.
I give major kudos to Hawaiian Airlines for their larger bathrooms. I went in and cleaned my face with my Tula Probiotic Cleanser, followed by a dab of Pixi Glow Tonic about 45 minutes before touchdown. I then applied the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask for 20 minutes (the directions call for 10 minutes but I had ample time to let the product soak into my skin).
I followed up with my Clarins Serum, then added moisture back into my skin with Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer and Tula Probiotic Skincare Revitalizing Eye Cream. I finished off my routine with Supergoop Face SPF. I was fresh-faced and ready to bask in the Polynesian sun.
So there you have it, my simple skincare routine to keep my skin hydrated and supple during long haul flights. Do you have a routine? What are some of your favorite products?