Hello there, I'm off to Europe to see my brother! First stop - London. I'm writing to you from my iPad mini at the boarding gate, where our red eye long haul flight has been delayed for yet another 40 minutes. The bright side is I can now squeeze in this very relavant post before I take off!
I have with me my Long Champ tote, which is still my favorite carry-on bag to date. It's light, durable, foldable, and comes with a zipper to keep everything secure. A few things that I'll have with me on the plane to kill time are my iPad mini and my current book of choice "I'll Give You The Sun" by Jandy Nelson (I ended up packing the other book, "All the Bright Places," into my checked bag). I'm very excited about the in-flight movie selection too.
I kept beauty products to a minimum since I plan to sleep on most of the flight - sheet masks and some basic face cream for hydration, a tinted Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in " Rose," and a refreshing face mist (I ended up bringing my Caudalie Beauty Elixir instead of the photographed Melvita one, as the Caudalie is packed with essential oils and gives that extra boost over a plain water mist). I doubt I'll be using any makeup, but I have my NARS creamy concealer, Anastasia Brow Wiz and Dior Addict Fluid Stick with me anyway, just in case.
Other miscellaneous items include my travel wallet, headphones, a pen, some spare contact lenses, mints and a pocket mirror.
If there's anything (food, touristy, beauty) that you think I should check out while in London, please do let me know!