Thursday, 6 September 2012

What's In My Handbag: LHR to LAX Edition

Since people seem to love 'What's In My Handbag' posts, what was originally going to be my 'What To Pack For A Long Haul Flight' post has become simply a preview of what I have packed in my Hobbs handbag which is acting as my carry on for my flight to LA tomorrow (and anyway, I covered most of it in my post on 'How To Pack For And Survive A Long Haul Flight'. I know usually people take bigger bags, but I need to think about what I will need for the whole 10 months, and not pictured but inside the bag I'm going to take a tote bag for my laptop once I've through security, as I'm only allowed to carry it in its foam sleeve as it counts as a 'personal item' apparently. Also, the fact this was supposed to be a guidance post initially explains why there is an iPad in the photo. I wish it was mine and it was coming on the flight with me, but unfortunatly it belongs to my Mother...
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While I won't have the iPad, as far as entertainment goes I've been stockpiling so I've got the two most recent issues of my two favourite magazines to read up in the air; Tatler and Nylon. Also, my iPod Nano, as well as all my usual music loaded with a brand new chapter of Gala Darling's Love & Sequins I have not yet listened to, and about 5 or size each back episodes of The Joy The Baker Podcast and The High Tea Cast I've been saving. I also love to catch up on movies while I'm flying, (on the way to San Francisco last year I made my way through Black Swan, The Social Network and Burlesque) as I rarely go to the cinema, so I've treated myself to this lovely pair of noise cancelling earphones from Sony

Beauty wise, my hairbrush as I've actually got to look recognisable at the other end when my new roommate picks me up from the airport. Then a whole load of mini beauty products because I've never had skin so bad as the last time I flew long haul without moisturiser. We have, an EOS sphere lip balm to help combat aeroplane chapped lips, Clinique's All About Eyes Serum roll on, Clinique All About Eyes eye cream, Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat to bring me to life at the other end, and decanted into airport security friendly stackable jars I have Caudalie's SOS Serum, my favourite intense moisturiser, L'Occitane's Ultra Rich Shea Butter Face Cream and a little bit of Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream which basically solves every problem under the sun. 

Miscellaneous I have a pair of sunglasses as I always wear sunglasses traveling as they hide how tired you are, my Moleskine notebook and a pen for mid flight inspiration (I planned the blog redesign before the most recent one on the way back from the trip to San Francisco I keep banging on about), and a little taste of Britain: Marks & Spencer's Percy Pigs. Also my passport containing my American visa - better not forget that!


What is an absolute must for you to carry in your bag when you're traveling? 

11 comments:

  1. Ah I love these kinds of posts, I travel a lot as well so have my bag packing down now. I always thrown in a beanie so my hair doesn't get static - that's pretty much the worst feeling on a plane. I also throw in an eye mask because I hate the ones you get given in the little plastic bags on the plane.
    Safe journey!
    xxx
    Nina

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  2. how exciting! great picks, I forgot my moisturiser on my flight to SF and my face felt AWFUL. Have an absolutely amazing flight/trip! x

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  3. Who doesn't love this kind of post, right? I love all your selection most especially with your skincare. Have a safe flight darling.:)

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  4. The Sony earphones look amazing! I'm going to miss you Rachel!!!

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  5. small packing is better than big packing.
    3lin

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  6. I never carry my passport around while travelling, I put it in the safe so I don't lose it or get stolen. Check out my blog as well
    www.melissa-araujo.blogspot.com

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  7. Interesting, I've always been told and read in a foreign country you must keep your passport on you at all times for security reasons. The only place I don't do this is in France where I have proof of residence and an EU Driving Licence as id...

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  8. I always have a magazine, snacks and a good lip balm :) Usually I do a movie marathon on the plane and end up hardly sleeping so I like to bring an eye cream and sunnies to look half way decent when I arrive!

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  9. omg im so envious that you are attending ucla! that is my dream school!!! id love to hear more about the school and your adventures. im really hoping i go there and would love any help i could get

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  10. Well look out for my posts starting Monday! I have a beautiful picture I took on campus earlier at the top of tomorrows post x

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  11. What brand of mascara do you use? If you want, see the online store Yves Rocher. There you can find a lot of cool cosmetics

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