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Beauty Swellness: Flight-friendly beauty tips from the Emirates cabin crew

#RedHatSelfie with Christiana and Alexandra of the  Emirates cabin crew

Even though I travel a fair bit, I haven’t completely got a beauty routine for flying down pat; I find I still step off the plane looking bleary (even if it’s a short flight). I now try to stick to drinking water to combat dehydration; I typically wear a moisturizing sheer lip colour (less maintenance required), and if I’m flying out very early in the morning or it’s a flight longer than three hours, I’ll wear my glasses and put on my contact lenses before I land to prevent my lenses from drying out my eyes.

Several weeks ago, though, I had the chance to learn about the beauty regimen of the Emirates cabin crew. (And I got to snap a #RedHatSelfie with the lovely Emirates cabin crew members Christiana and Alexandra). The crew has to look polished and professional and the look must be consistent for the crew, and stay on for some 16 hours or more some days. Some of their top tips that we can all apply to our travel beauty routine:

  • Adjust your makeup depending on the flight (consider the time of day your flying, the flight duration).
  • Wear non-waterproof mascara for when you’re traveling; the dry air on flights can already zap you of hydration and waterproof mascara are drier than regular mascara.
  • Skip the bronzer when you fly. Bronzers (with the unforgiving lighting on a flight) can draw your face down and make you look tired.
  • Keep a small Evian atomizer to spritz your face with during the flight for some instant hydration for your skin.
  • Try an eye gel (which you can easily tap on over your makeup) to give your face a quick pick-me up.

Emirates #RedHatSelfie Event 116

(Beauty products photo credit: Ryan Emberley) 

Leave a Comment March 24, 2015

Beauty Swellness: Sephora Collection travel bag

Sephora Collection travel bag

I used to think traveling with just carry-on luggage was impossible, even for just a weekend. But after dishing out $100 to check my large suitcase on a trip that had several stops on it about two years ago, I forced myself to learn to pack more wisely. But still, I always find packing and organizing makeup and toiletries for a trip a challenge in itself.

That task is now easier. My latest travel essential that I received from Sephora just in time for my trip to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin: the Sephora Collection Black Quilted Travel Bag, the Internationalist version ($81).
Why it works well for the beauty-loving girl on the go:
  • It’s roomy. I have several cosmetics cases but not a single one can house all of the makeup and toiletries that I bring with me, so up until now I have to root through my collection of cases I’ve packed. This one is substantially sized so you can have everything you need from your sunscreen to your blush all in one spot.
  • It features many compartments. The three zippered cases store simply into the case with some velcro, plus they’ve got handy labels on them so you can easily stay organized.
  • The clear case is flight-friendly. Stash your liquids into the clear case so you’re all set when going through the airport security checkpoint.

Available at Sephora stores and on sephora.ca August 2014.

As for what products I like to pack in it when I travel? That’s another post!

Leave a Comment June 16, 2014

Healthy Swellness: Only at Shoppers digital magazine

Only at Shoppers

Just launched is the Only at Shoppers digital magazine. In it, you’ll find helpful articles and videos on the site to help you Live Healthier (where you’ll find a post from yours truly on kickstarting your running regimen again this spring after a lethargic winer), Feel Beautiful, Get Organized and  Feel Rejuvenated.

Make a visit there, whydontcha, and get set for summer!

7 Comments May 20, 2014

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