(Escape) to the Mountains

When packing for winter vacations, items that I can easily layer up and keep me warm are my go-to essentials. The faux fur hat has become one of my favourite accessories for the season. It is not only keeping me cozy, but also a chic statement piece for the outfit! A pair of warm gloves are must-have too – I prefer mittens because they are ring-friendly. Combat boots are easily to be dressed up and down – wear them over skinny jeans, I am good to go everywhere during the day; pair the boots with a shift dress for a night out, they will make the whole look more playful and cool. A poncho is this season’s most seen and must-have item and they are very wearable too – throw it over a coat or jacket to add a chic layer of warmth, or just simply use it as a blanket to cozy up during chilly nights. ❤

 

Faux fur hat, Zara; Pattern mittens, Anna Sui; Combat leather boots, Chanel; Wool poncho, Burberry Prorsum. 

Bon Voyage

 

I am a frequent traveller, and by saying that, I meant a long-haul flight traveller. I am packing today for my trip, so I thought I should share with you what I usually pack for my +12 hours “in-flight enjoyment”.

Because I am always travelling long-haul, my skin can get very dry up in the air, so I always make sure to use some easy-to-pack skin care for hydration. In my previous post, I have mentioned that I am recently obsessed with Korean single sheet masks, I absolutely love the Aqua Dressing ones that help my skin to “drink up”. The gel-textured mask also can sooth the skin, and because it is see-through I don’t need to worry about scaring whoever is sitting next to me when I have the mask on :P.

Gel eye patches are easy to use and less messy than the facial mask, sometimes I put them on right before the plane lands to give my eyes a “wake up call”. I tend to save up all my sample products from cosmetic counters and Sephora, they are the perfect size for me to pack and use in flight, I can even do a mini facial while I watch the movie too.

I always pack a pair of eye masks to help me sleep. The silk fabric ones are the best, since it won’t give you wrinkles. Satin ones can do the same trick too, just remember avoiding the polyester eye masks, they are not your good friends.

Eye drops and dental floss are my personal must-haves, I always feel weird travelling without them. For make-up I tend to pack as little as I can, and I don’t like to put too much before arrival. A good sheer coverage BB or CC cream, a blush/lip colour, a concealer and a mascara are my essentials. Remember you want to look fresh when you get out of the plane and not overly done up as if you didn’t take them off before your flight.

Pack some guilt-free snacks, because you might get hungry in between the food servings and when you enjoy the in flight movies! You are on vacation, some snacks won’t hurt too much!

Finally, a good pair of headphones, iPad and my notebook will help me spend the rest of my flight time.

Hope this helps! ❤ Bon voyage!

Art of Packing

There are some great tips for packing from Louis Vuitton, like folding the jacket/blazer with collars up, rolling the jeans to save more space and putting the jacket on top of the suitcase (I always put it at the bottom, no wonder it gets wrinkled so easy). These tips come handy for the up-coming holiday season, packing can be fun and creative too. I am off to Los Angeles for Thanksgiving weekend, so exited! Where is your destination?

Bon Voyage!

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