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  • Be Plane Ready

    Flying can be fun. Jetting off from one place to the next has a lot of excitement to it and though it's always fun to explore new restaurants and food wherever you're going, the one thing you don't want to explore is airline food. Things brought up into the skies tend to have a bit more sodium (and airplanes already make your body swell) and even though more and more airlines are carrying healthier snacks, sometimes they run out or if you're someone with dietary restrictions they won't fit all your needs. I'll generally make a sandwich the night before to take on the plane or if I make some thing for dinner the night before and it's travel friendly I'll pack that up. But let's face it, snacks are where it's at, so I'm always sure to have many on hand. Even if I don't eat them all on the plane they always come in handy whenever I reach my destination. Exploring makes a girl hungry!! Here are some of my favorite things to bring along:

    A few more in flight tips:
    1. MOISTURIZE. Slather it on before you get on and keep a travel size bottle in your carry on to reapply at least once during your flight and again when you land. Your skin gets incredibly dehydrated while flying.
    2. Stay hydrated. Back to that dehydration... Drink plenty of water and try to refrain from the inflight coffee and tea (it's never good anyway). It helps to pick up a bottle or two of smart water in the airport before you fly since purified water keeps you less thirsty and more replenished. It may be expensive in the terminal but it's worth keeping your health (and beauty) on track.
    3. Reapply on the fly: when flying I try to keep my makeup to a minimum since it can cause excess drying. A girl of course wants to look presentable though so I'll often just put on a little shadow, my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer (yay for more moisture!) and a little lip sheer. I then keep a travel size honest baby wipes in my carry on so when I land or when I get to the hotel (depending on how fast you have to get to and event), I can wipe of the minimal makeup, refresh my face, MOISTURIZE and put on my every day (or night) makeup.
    What essential things do you do when you travel?
  • Earth Tu Face

    This California based company intrigued me at first glance because of their adorable reusable packaging. But when I looked further, I realized the creators Sarah Buscho & Marina Storm were two herbalists who's philosophy was you should never put anything on your face that you wouldn't put in your mouth. Their entire line of products are made up of 100% plant-based, non GMO food based ingredients.

    I decided to give it a whirl and ordered their Skin Stick. I had burned my arm quite badly while making fried chicken (as you do) a few months ago and though I had found a product that helped it heal, the scars were at a total standstill and didn't seem to have any intention of leaving anytime soon. Earth Tu Face's Skin Stick claimed to help with scarring so I decided to give it a try. After 2 weeks of the easiest application (it's built like a push pop!) my scars have almost disappeared. 

    There are a lot of "natural" skincare products out there, it can be hard to know what works and what doesn't. It's nice to see one with such immediate results. Now I can't wait to try the rest of the line!

    http://www.earthtuface.com