I’m sitting here at Laguardia Airport, waiting to jump on a flight to Chicago.
Just 8 hours ago, I was in New Jersey shooting a commercial, and now I’m hopping on a bright and early flight to a callback for a fashion show in the Windy City!
My phone has 5% battery because I made the absolute blunder of not double checking that it was actually charging when I plugged it in when I passed out at 2am last night.
Yeahhh so waking up this morning with a dead phone was quite the heart stopper. Good thing I always set my old school radio alarm as a back up when I have a morning flight.
It came in handy this time!
So, I thought it would be fun to do one of those “What’s in my Bag?” posts, that you always see in magazines. I will not have time to bust out an emotional think piece between now and 7pm, so this is the next best thing!! 🙂
So here it goes: My Travel Essentials
(And please note that yes, I did look like a complete crazy person snapping photos of every item in my bag.) haha I do it for you, friend!
What’s in my Bag – Travel Edition!
First of all: my outfit.
I love traveling in layers. That means super stretch jeans, a long sleeved denim shirt, a puff coat, and my sunhat! I always say, sun protection is the best skin care possible. No serum, potion, oil or lotion will help your skin in the way that sunscreen can. An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of correction….or something like that.
I always wear my sneakers so I can work out in the hotel…
AND gotta have my favorite sunglasses.
So in my huge bag, is actually two other bags! My “going out” clutch, and my “knock around” back pack. Both essentials. Especially since I might be seeing a particular young bachelor on this trip. Gotta cover the bases in the handbag department.
I only do one thing on a plane, and that is SLEEP. Seriously, a flight is God’s gift of naptime, so you better believe that I take full advantage. I bunker down with this gorgeous leather eye maskleather eye mask from Free People that I got in my FabFitFun box! Yes, I really do use it! And the best part is that with the cooling gel, I wake up with depuffed eyes!
Next! SNACKS. I’m telling you, my motto is be prepared when it comes to the food department. With the Specific Carb Diet, I can’t just swing into a Chick Fil’A for some grub. So 9 times outta 10, if you see me, I’ll always have a bag of baby carrots with me. That and a Larabar. The blueberry flavor is my favorite 🙂 Helloooo antioxidants!
Now…the Skincare. My other obsession in life. I take care of my skin the way my dad babies his Porche. For the morning: Obagi C Serum – amazing stuff to protect your skin from pollution and regenerate cells. And Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter which sounds really heavy and pore clogging, but it’s actually just the opposite! I top that with some 30 SPF primer from Tarte (not pictured).
OK, Moving on – I swear, one of these days the TSA is going to bust me for the amount of liquids I bring, but I’ve dodged ‘em so far!
Then for the nighttime skin care. I’ve got maracuja oil – which is a miracle product, truly. Followed by Obaji Gentle Rejuvenation Advanced Repair Night Cream. My brother is a facial plastic surgeon and has one of the best estheticians in his office, and she got me hooked on this. And then I seal it all in with Pawpaw ointment. It’s a cult favorite from Australia, which is like Vaseline, but with fermented papaya in it. It’s amazing.
OK- HAIR PRODUCTS
Dry shampoo – duh. I try to only wash my hair twice a week, because it’s really good to let the natural oils condition your scalp. So I live on dry shampoo. This is a great brand because it’s got natural ingredients!
And then the heat protectant spray! This one is made by Chi and it’s incredible. I don’t blow dry or flat iron my hair without it. OR this little bottle of moroccan oil. Another holy grail of hair care.
OH! I almost forgot my newest obsession : Makeup setting spray! Like hairspray for your face! Haha I love the Tarte brand. It’s so refreshing and sets your makeup for 12 hours.
And lastly – I always travel with an image of the Divine Mercy. I don’t think I’ve told you this story yet! I’ll save it for Monday – because it’ll give ya goosebumps! But basically, this image was truly instrumental in my healing from anorexia. My mom was practically hit over the head with it, and prayed a Divine Mercy novena, which coincided with my true recovery. We have a beautiful image of it in our home, too. I’ll give ya the full story next time.
Alright! Time to hop on the flight!
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What are some of your travel essentials?!
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