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Carry On Travel Essentials

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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It’s not easy to change your typical carry on essentials. Passport..check. Hand sanitizer…Check. Travel bag…Check. But every now and then it is always lovely to find some wonderful new things to add to your collection to make your travel journey just a little bit easier!

I still am in LOVE with Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, this one is a keeper! Chanel’s lipstick also, stuck on Marie this month!

Here are few of my latest carry on essentials for the month of February! These will definitely last a long time with me!

The new Huawei Mate 8 is something I would like to stress on. 

I know what you are thinking, I can never change from my iPhone. Guilty. But I had a good feeling about this phone. Battery life lasts almost 70% longer and camera lens with 16MP, my current phone has 8MP. So you can imagine how I see colors differently now. I will be posting a short video on instagram soon for you to see. 

The Nike Airmax are my old time favorites. I always travel in them and recently bought these one in Vienna!

La Solution 10 de Chanel is the latest beauty skin product from Chanel, a gentle, soothing moisturizer formulated for sensitive skin and for all skin types irritated by aggressors, including pollution, climatic conditions, stress or non-invasive microdermabrasion. The formula features just 10 carefully selected ingredients, each chosen for its optimal skin tolerance and efficacy. Reason why I like it more is because of its compact size too! Perfect for carry on travel essentials!

Portable mobile phone charger from The Bowery Company It’s small, it’s compact and charges your phone twice. Good enough for me. At least for now.

Clarins Travel Kit Demaquillant Tonic Express, Creme Jeunesse des Mains. Both perfect for that quick make up remover freshness and especially if you have dry hands while traveling! It includes: Moisture Rich Body Lotion, Eye Gel Countour,  Beauty Flash balm and the Hydra Quench Cream. All perfect for your travel essentials carry on!

The Wisdom of Yoga by Stephen Cope Fabulous read, fabulous book, fabulous guide to Yoga, energy and positivity in life! 

Beats by Dre Headphones Solo 2 wireless – Kind of loving it when on the airplane minding my own business. Also, a great way to feel completely unplugged from everything! I received it as a christmas present from my husband and I think he was sending me a sign! 

 

 

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8 comments

  1. Sally says:

    I’ve just read Big Magic too. Not a fan of EPL but this one struck so many chords and inspired. A pashmina is always in my carry on – I feel the cold.

  2. Adnan Jabir says:

    Love the phone! Well done for making the switch!

  3. Jenna S says:

    Is this Chanel’s latest item!! Ooops haven’t seen that one before!!

  4. Faten Assif says:

    The phone!!!!!! I might be a converter too!! 🙂

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