You’re simply not the kind of girl who will tumble out of a plane looking like a disheveled zombie. That’s not your jam. You aim to show up everywhere looking fresh, clean, and entirely chic, regardless of where you’re going and how long your flight is.
Of course, it’s not easy being a girl boss. Rather than excessive effort, it takes some cleverness to always look and feel good as you swoop around the world, making business deals and showing off your savvy fashion sense.
Are you ready to be stylish, cozy, and business-ready as you travel? Then take a look at our list of essentials that every jet-setting girl boss needs.
Allow yourself to pick something practical, but fancy. Hard-shell cases are generally better because they always retain that sleek, elegant shape, and you can stuff them with a bunch of useful things to take with you on the plane. If you want to be really chic, match all your suitcase to your carry-on and your purse.
There’s nothing more annoying than having your phone or tablet shut off in the middle of a long plane ride, especially if you are in the middle of doing something important for work. To prevent this from happening, bring a reliable power bank and you won’t have to worry about that happening. Having a portable phone charger isn’t just useful for the plane ride – you can keep it in your purse and take it out whenever your phone needs some extra juice.
Protective eye mask
Sleeping on the plane is definitely not very comfortable, but there are several ways to make it easier on yourself. Getting a sleeping eye mask is the first item you need if you want to get a good night’s rest, especially if you end up sitting next to someone who keeps their book light on. This way you’ll minimize distractions and signal your body that it’s time to rest.
Here’s another way to make sleep more comfortable on planes – a neck pillow. These handy little pillows will save you from waking up with a sore, stiff neck, and you’ll actually be able to relax and get some rest. Get a soft, velvety pillow that hugs your neck gently and keeps your posture firm as you sleep.
Noise-cancelling headphones can be used in place of earplugs, but they’re generally useful to any jet-setter. Loud conversation, crying toddlers, other people’s music, the sound of someone snoring – all of this can be forgotten with a pair of decent headphones. If you intend to get some work done while you’re on a plane, they will definitely make it possible.
Gentle wet wipes
Makeup remains, sweat, grime, bacteria – makeup wipes can make it all go away. You probably won’t have the space to wash your face properly, so using quality wipes is the next best thing. Make sure to get the ones that are specifically made to be used on the face. You want something that will gently clean your skin instead of tugging at it.
Use them whenever you start feeling a little grimy, and you’ll easily freshen up and feel ten times cleaner.
Tiny makeup bag
You do not need a full face of makeup. As glamorous as you like to be, there’s nothing particularly attractive about caked foundation and smudged eyeliner after a ten-hour flight. However, a tiny bit of makeup is more than welcome, especially if you apply it right before you land. You don’t need much more than lip gloss, mascara, and a little bit of BB cream that will even out your skin tone. If you like, you can also slip in a concealer to hide dark undereye circles, and a bit of cream blush to bring some fresh plumpness back to your complexion.
The trick here is to apply small amounts of makeup and blend it out gently with your fingers.
Moisturizing face mist
Keeping your skin hydrated is essential at all times, and face misting sprays are a godsend during travel. You can use them to bring some life and moisture back to your face and feel clean and refreshed. Since air in airplanes tends to be very drying, this is a quick way to relieve that feeling of tight skin and give it a bit of a glow.
A few little items can make travel easy, glamorous, and comfortable. Get everything you like from this list, and you’ll be able to look and feel good, all the while getting your job done like a boss.