Travel hacks and must have items when you are flying *

In this post, we share travel hacks and must have items to take with you when you are traveling on short or long-haul flights. Some of our recommendations include No7 Match Made Custom Blend Foundation, MASQD travel light face tool set, Botanics super balm and Nakd energy bars. Keep on reading to find out more about these products as well as some important travel tips you need to follow to make your trip smooth and hassle free.

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Online Check-in and Other Essentials

Before you set off on your travel, remember to find out if you can check your flight online as most Airlines encourage passengers to do this to avoid queuing at the airport and to avoid delays. This would also mean that you will be able to pre-book your flight seats (on some airlines). Do also make sure that you have all your essentials such as currency, credit card, phrase book (or google app downloaded) if you are travelling to a foreign country, visa documents, travel insurance documents as well as flight details and passports. Do remember to read the airport guidelines on what items you are allowed to carry/bring in your luggage bag. Also, do take note that most batteries are allowed to be checked in except for lithium batteries (which are mostly used in DSLR cameras).

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How to look flawless when flying

Looking flawless when flying is actually an easy task to achieve. You want to be seen as using less makeup and having a more natural look. As a mum who literally takes less than 10 minutes to get dresses before I leave the house. I have found a foundation that takes seconds to apply and does not change my normal morning routine at all!  I just need to add one or two drops of the No7 Match Made Custom Blend Foundation into my moisturiser, mix it then apply it onto my face which gives it a seamless look. With 23 skin-true shades, no wonder I was able to find the right tone for my tanned skin which was ‘Wheat’.  Priced at £16, the 15ml tube is a definite must have and I now don’t travel without it at all as its the right size to bring on my carry on / hand carry bag. You can head to any No7 counter at any Boots store to check on samples to find your right shade, you can purchase this at the store or online here.

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Pack Light Travel Light

I don’t know about you, but when I travel, I tend to pack everything with me…with the notion of ‘I might need it’ or  ‘just in case’ and I have been told often enough that if I could pack the kitchen sink, I would.  As a mum of two and someone who loves photography and food, yes my hand carry and luggage bag can be full of all sorts things which I may (and most of the time…may not) need during my travels. When I travel, I usually tend to plan a night out with the girls or a special dinner with the family and take the opportunity to dress up. I often leave my heavy set of makeup brushes home until I discovered the MASQD travel light face toolset. The set comes with a foundation brush, concealer brush, blusher brush, contour brush, eye colour brush, eyeliner brush, lip as well as a lip liner brush. Priced at £14, you can purchase your MASDQ Travel  Set here.

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Keep hydrated and moisturized when flying

Drink plenty of water and try to avoid drinking too much alcohol and caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee when you are on a flight. Keeping hydrated is so important as you will feel fresh and your skin nourished. I personally find carrying a lip balm as well as my moisturiser on long-haul flights keeps my skin nourished and giving it a healthy looking complexion.  Infused with organic rosehip extract, the Botanics super balm which comes in a miniature 11ml pot is the perfect size to bring in your purse or hand carry travel pouch as it is under the 100ml liquid travel restriction. The balm retails at £7.99 and you can purchase it here.

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Always carry snacks with you when you travel

Having snacks with me when I travel is so essential for me and for my little kids. I always have some nuts, sweets (to help kids swallow to avoid ear popping), chocolates, biscuits and energy bars. I find that we often end up booking flights at odd hours and we tend to be at the airport almost 3 hours (long-haul flight) before our flight departs. So by the time we actually get on the flight and take off (hopefully without any further delays) we are often hungry. So having a quick energy boost is so essential. You can get the Nakd Energy Bars in various flavours such as Carrot Cake, Lemon Drizzle, Blueberry Muffin, Cocoa Coconut, Peanut Delight as well as Bakewell Tart individually from the supermarket or you could buy in bulk from their website here. The wheat, dairy and gluten free bars are so flavoursome and tasted true to what it was supposed to taste and it is made from raw fruits and nuts and contains 100% natural ingredients with no added sugars or syrups. These are great to carry with you on flights and easy to snack on.

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You may also want to read this:

Percy the Police Car Trunki Kids Travel Bag Review

Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Digital Camera Review

 

* We were given these items in return for a feature. All opinions are our own.

 

44 Comments

  1. November 3, 2018 / 12:05 am

    Nice TIP! I love snacking haha. I always bring snacks with me wherever I go.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 3, 2018 / 9:10 am

      That is a huge must for us Christina!

  2. Alexandra
    November 3, 2018 / 2:24 am

    Love this post!! Some fantastic suggestions 🙂 I really appreciate these ideas. Traveling isn’t always easy, so you have come up with some great products 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 3, 2018 / 9:10 am

      Thanks Alexandra, having large and bulky cosmetic products for short flights especially if you are not checking in your luggage is such a hassle, these travel sets are just ace!

  3. November 3, 2018 / 8:06 am

    Cool post! Traveling by plane is really a wonderful experience.
    I am really interested in traveling too 🙂
    Thanks again !

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 3, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Yes it is, but to make your journey nice and smooth, planning is so important

  4. Monidipa Dutta
    November 3, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    the internet is flooded with all kinds of traveling hacks for women. But doesn’t anyone realize that sometimes women are just regular travelers looking for tips that are beyond the usual packing, shopping and safety guidelines? So, really thank you for these hacks.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 3, 2018 / 5:10 pm

      Your welcome Monidipa, glad you enjoyed reading our post and for leaving your kind thoughts

  5. November 3, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    I love that brush set. It’s really cute and looks functional. I have never heard of the Masq brand. I will have to look them up

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 10:55 am

      That’s right Erica, we had not heard of it before, its under the Boots brand and so funtional as well.

  6. Surekha Busa
    November 4, 2018 / 3:09 am

    Nice post and these are great tips but I like the most of bringing snacks in any of my travel.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 10:54 am

      Absolutely! Snacks are so important, especially during transit or when you are arriving too early or too late at a destination

  7. November 4, 2018 / 4:15 am

    needed these tips! planning on moving soon and will need to fly

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 10:53 am

      Fab to hear that Jasmine, lots of great travel beauty items featured here

  8. jen
    November 4, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Great tips! So many things I would never think of! Thank you!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Your welcome Jen x

  9. November 5, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    I love that travel set of brushes. So cute and compact – easy to take with you. And the snacks – well those are completely essential…

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Yes the travel brush set is our fav at the moment, we take it everywhere with us for a quick touch up

  10. Gladys Parker
    November 5, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    Awesome tips! I would definitely do an online check in, anything to keep from waiting! We’s definitely order some nakd bars for the flight as kids get whiny when they are bored and so do grandparents.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Absolutely! Especially looking at the flavours they offer, its all so delish and tempting as well

  11. November 5, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    Great tips but I usually just worry that I have my phone battery full. Everything else is not necessary for me. 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      If its a long haul flight, most airplanes now have USB sockets to charge phones and depending on the airport you are at there are terminals with usb ports too Daisy

  12. November 6, 2018 / 3:48 am

    I travel often and most times I have my two littles with me. I have finally gotten a good routine for packing and making sure I have my essentials with me, including snacks for those two littles. I have a tendency to overpack as well, it’s definitely something I am working on.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 6, 2018 / 11:39 am

      You are just like us then when it comes to packing Jessica. Don’t worry, we find that its better to have more than less, especially when it comes to snacking

  13. Akamatra
    November 6, 2018 / 8:34 am

    My biggest problem when flying is that I cry out of fear. So a good mascara is always a must!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 6, 2018 / 11:37 am

      Oh no!! Hope you get over your fear of flights..

  14. November 6, 2018 / 11:06 am

    Great tips and we always check in online before heading to the airport as it’s less stress! Snack is always useful especially when travelling with kids!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 6, 2018 / 11:37 am

      Absolutely, agree totally especially if you have young kids in tow

  15. November 6, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I love your tips. I also take snacks with me when I travel. I have paid for full price snacks at the airport too expensive.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 6, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Absolutely! Food items are so expensive and in smaller sizes too so we tend to bring some snacks with us too

  16. November 6, 2018 / 10:59 pm

    I’m not much of a flyer when I do travel lol but I do like snacks for all my travels! Definitely a necessity!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 7, 2018 / 7:40 am

      Yes definitely, will waiting for flights or if your flights are delayed

  17. November 6, 2018 / 11:42 pm

    You have suggested some great hacks for traveling. Thank you so much. That brush set is really cool and I would like to have that.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 7, 2018 / 7:40 am

      Your welcome Ladonna, the brush set is small compact and does the job well

  18. November 7, 2018 / 2:51 am

    Moisturizer and hand cream are a must when traveling. I also make sure to pack a snack because you never know when you won’t have time to eat.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 7, 2018 / 7:35 am

      Spot on Cindy! Especially on long-haul flights which can make our skin really dry quickly

  19. Christa
    November 7, 2018 / 3:12 am

    Staying hydrated is so important! And I always travel with snacks. These are such great recommendations!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 7, 2018 / 7:34 am

      Thank you Christa, glad you agree

  20. November 7, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    We all have our favorite travel tips. They help make the tediousness of travel better.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 9:57 am

      Yes they do! Anything to make travel more fun especially with kids around

  21. November 8, 2018 / 1:49 am

    Snacks are definitely a must, and I don’t get ANYWHERE without lip balm! Great tips!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 9:56 am

      Absolutely! Having a good lip balm is so important as well

  22. November 12, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    These are all great tips! I don’t fly often, so having these tips along would definitely make it a lot smoother, thanks for sharing!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 13, 2018 / 9:25 am

      Your welcome Nicole, thanks for stopping by

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