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At the point this post goes live, I will have endured a 25 hour 25 minute journey consisting of two flights and a 2.5 hour stop over. Believe me, I'm exhausted even at the thought of it. This is the longest journey I will ever have made, plus includes the longest commercial flight in the world, so luckily I'm not a nervous flyer! Of course I am absolutely beyond excited though, but more on that later. 


So in lieu of all of this, I thought I'd put together a mini pre-travel guide, my hand luggage essentials with the usual suspects along with some of my favourites, especially for long-haul flights. 




EYE GEL
it's like a refreshing burst of refreshing-ness. Absolutely perfect for tired plane-journey eyes

SNACKS
if you're like me, you'll probably find it difficult going longer than 30 minutes without some food source. Curb that hanger

EYE MASK
(excuse the language on mine) 
so necessary for a slightly less disturbed sleep, the rude message is probably less necessary. 

LIP BALM 
although I have a deep long-lasting love affair with Vaseline, it just doesn't quite cut it for the intense dry cracked mess my lips become on a flight, plus it melts. So I opt for thicker, more intense formulas 

BOOTS BOTANICALS GLOW BALM
this beauty adds such the best and subtle glow. Plus it's hydrating too

COLLECTION LASTING PERFECTION CONCEALER 
because sometimes just the eye gel isn't enough for those under-eye bags.

FACE WIPES 
you don't want to have to queue for/squash into a bathroom to remove your make up, so wipes are prefect to freshen up. I swiped these handy little packs from a hotel room bathroom. 

A PRETTY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS WALLET
for passports, boarding cards, immigration forms, visas, etc etc etc. I've been dying for one of these for so long and never been able to justify buying one. Hence it's absence from the photo. But the organised-girl inside of me will probably get her way in duty free soon....


ellie x






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