It’s that time of year again. Winter is in full swing here in Australia which means people are ditching the cool weather to enjoy warmer days on the other side of the world. And whilst there are SO many things to get excited about when it comes to international travel, for most of us, the long-haul flight is not one of them. The good news is that with a little planning and the right in-flight travel essentials, you’d be surprised at how much of a difference it can make to your overall experience. Here, we round up some of our non-negotiables in the way of health, wellness, fashion and beauty that’ll have you feeling like you’ve upgraded to business class (ahem, minus the leg room). Oh, and we promise they’ll make it past security!
We all know that staying hydrated on long-haul flights is super important, and rather than waiting for the air hostess to come around and fill your cup up, why not pack your own bottle? Designed to keep your cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, you can even use it to enjoy tea for extra hydration points.
Developed by Keira Rumble, founder of Krumbled Foods, these beauty bites combine the goodness of collagen, probiotics, vitamins and prebiotics to support skin, nail, hair and gut health from the inside out. Conveniently packaged in a single dose snack, try them in lemon coconut, white choc raspberry and apple cinnamon.
Founded by Hollywood star, Shay Mitchell, Beis is a luxe travel accessory label designed to help you holiday in style. Offering a range of minimalist bags, suitcases and travel wallets, the Weekender, in particular, makes for the perfect carry-on. It has a bottom compartment to keep your shoes and toiletries separate and features a zipper pocket on the back which becomes a trolley sleeve to fit over your luggage handle for ease and convenience.
Dressing for a long-haul flight is hard. You want to be super comfy, but don’t want to look like you’ve just rolled out of bed. The Sporteluxe White on White Crop Sweater is perfect for this occasion! Offering a lightweight fit for ease of wear, simply team with the Sporteluxe Launch Black Legging for effortless style.
These makeup removers by Face Halo quickly and easily removes all makeup using water only, so you don’t need to worry about any extra product apart from a moisturiser, serum or face mask to follow to ensure your skin stays hydrated.
What we love most about The Daily Bar’s range of organic snacks is that unlike many snacks on the market, they aren’t made with dates which makes them a great low-sugar snack option. They’re full of only good-for-you ingredients such as flax meal for digestive health (very important when you’re on a plane), nuts, seeds, hemp as well as essential vitamins and minerals. Choose from a variety of delicious flavours including our favourites, salted caramel and mango coconut.
Packaged in an exclusive Edible Beauty cosmetic bag, this Ultra-Hydration set includes all the products you need to deeply nourish and hydrate your skin. Made from entirely natural ingredients and designed to tackle a number of different skin concerns, these are a must on your carry-on.
Mg OptimaTM Relax contains evidence-based ingredients that may support the natural metabolic pathways for gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) production and activity, indicated to promote relaxation during times of stress. Pop a sachet in water to help promote calmness and enhance your sleep on long-haul flights.
Your skin isn’t the only thing that gets a little dry on a plane! Don’t forget about your lips with this natural lip balm by one if our favourite self-tanning brands, Bali Body. It’s packed with nourishing oils to smooth and repair dry and cracked lips and contains SPF15 making it ideal for everyday wear. Did we mention how much we love the gold packaging?
Available in convenient little travel-friendly bottles, these ACV capsules from Tonik are made from organic and naturally fermented apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is known to aid in digestion, making it perfect for in-flight.
100% natural certified vegan and cruelty-free, this hydrating mist by UK beauty brand, Bybi Beauty contains 2.5% hyaluronic acid which works to nourish, plump and soothe the skin. Spritz on face and neck to combat the effects of on-plane aircon.
Long-haul flights are a great opportunity to just gather your thoughts. If you’re not tuning into a movie or trying to catch some Z’s, why not try journalling? Kikki.K has a beautiful range of journals which focus on gratitude, mindfulness and goal-setting. Rather just read? Be sure to check out founder, Kristina Karlsson’s book, Your Dream Life Starts Here.
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