Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Looking Fab While Flying Part 1: Some of My Favourite Products

Its been ages since I posted my last blog. My apologies. I have been experiencing a touch of writer's block and the warmer weather has not helped either. My little munchkins think that not only am I mommy extraordinaire but that I am also a master bubble blower. They can never get enough of blowing bubbles and trying to catch them. I think my summer will consist of flying overseas, gardening, enjoying our new deck and blowing bubbles with the kids until I pass out.

Speaking of flying overseas. Were you aware that the inside of a pressurized aircraft is dryer than the desert? Unfortunately for our skin, its true. The reason for this is because it prevents aircrafts from rusting, the answer is as basic as that. Humidity rusts metal. Apparently, there's a new aircraft, the Boeing 787 which will be build with different components that are not metal, allowing the cabin air quality to be just a moist as the air off of the aircraft. I can't wait.

Over the years I've learned which products help me combat dryness and give me that fresh faced look after a 15 hour day. I may be exhausted, but I try not to look it. Most of these tips that I'm sharing I have stumbled upon because I'm a product junkie and I like to experiment and some I've picked up from colleagues.

Vitamin E Face Mist This product is excellent because the nozzle sprays a very fine mist which distributes the perfect amount of product and the scent is very subtle. After using this on my face, neck and arms, my skin feels instantly refreshed. I've been using this for about 7 years now and what prompted me to buy this was that I was told by a Body Shop associate that this is a staple with British Airway Flight Attendants.

Bonne Bell Lipsmacker, Dr Pepper This product I've been using since I was a teenager and its always in my purse. Actually I probably own about 4 of them and I keep them in various purses and pockets so that I'm never without it. It tingles, it tastes sooo good and it leaves a nice rosy tint in your lips. This is one of my stuck-on-a-desert-island products. In an emergency this is great as a subtle wash of colour on your cheeks.

Dr. Hauschka Lipbalm What can I say about this product, its amazing. Its certainly not cheap ($15) but it works and as a bonus it can double as an eye cream and a cuticle conditioner.

Fruits & Passions Cucina Hand Butter in Coriander and Olive Tree An excellent and luxurious hand lotion that sinks right into your skin without leaving your fingers slippery. The scent is to die for.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream This is more like a salve than a cream. It has multiple uses and can be applied as a face cream which is what I do when I'm traveling as a passenger for a long time, as topical ointment for dry spots or healing cuts, a lipbalm and an eye cream. A little goes a long way and when this product is wiped away and your makeup is reapplied just before landing you will look like you've had a facial. I've even used this as an ointment to treat diaper rash and minor burns. If you're in a pinch and need to tame flyaways or frizz, this product will do the trick. Can't say enough about this, its always in my flight satchel.

Visine Pure Tears for Dry Eyes Even your eyeballs get dry and irritated on an aircraft. This product is great for treating dry eyes and keepss your peepers looking bright and awake.

I hope these products help you combat dryness when you're traveling this summer. Fly safe.

I wanted to thank Gail for giving me the nudge that I needed. Thank you. If you haven't checked Gail out please do so because you won't regret it. Her YouTube channel is called ooglegail and her amazing blog is


Lizzclare said...

Hey there :)
I love the 8 hour cream I often use it as a night cream as it makes my skin so sumptuous, but a little goes a long way and i think i have stuck to my pillow before lol :)
great for chapped lips and use it whenever the girls get mild eczema in the summer when allergies go into overdrive

lydiaoc26 said...

Great post! I'll keep this in mind for my holiday shopping!

Belle Du Jour said...

That sounds like such a lovely summer. I am going to post about traveling also. I have a ton of oversea flights coming up!

Gail said...

oh my goodness you didn't need to thank me! But wow thanks!! This was an amazingly useful post, in fact I printed it off haha!

I've got that dr hauschka lip balm (pot) but not that happy, I think I'll try it as an eye cream though, great tip! Oh and I LOVE EA 8hour cream too! Nothing beats it. Fantastic tips, I will totally be following them. xxxxx

Valerie Valentine said...

That Vitamin E Mist is now on my "To Buy" list! Thanks for the tips. I'm so jealous of your fabulous career! It always interested me, but I was never brave enough to give it a shot. I'll stay on the ground for now :)

Rocaille said...

I'll definitely check out your tips when I fly back to Poland next week, I'll spend at least 11 hours on a plane... Thanks for sharing this! xxx

tina_mbc said...

Wow, I never thought how tough it has to be having to put up with that dry air for so long...

I 'm impressed by that Elizabeth Arden cream...sounds like an amazing product...!


Chrissy said...

I love the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. I've been using this product for as long as I can remember. My mum used to put it on my lips and on minor sunburns when I was little.

NutriGirl said...

Such a useful and helpful post! Thanks so much for all these tips! x

Halifax said...

I got some EA Eight Hour cream, should use it now that you said it's good :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I just requested twitter following again

Lauren said...

There's a Dr Pepper lip balm? wow. I love the drink! I will have to try it.
Is it only available in the US?
PS. thanks for following me

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Lauren, Bonne Bell LipSmacker, Dr Pepper is available in Canada and US. P.S. You're welcome :) xxNadia

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

Just tagged you Nadia. Cheers,

Timika said...

I didn't like dr pepper, but the lip balm seems interesting.


witoxicity said...

Oh, these are such great tips! My skin dehydration problems on long flights are such a pain. Will definitely try out Body Shop's Vitamin E Face Mist!

Yes, Gail's amazing on Youtube and I love reading her blog too!

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