The Jet-Lag Cures

Watching that posh 28-year-old woman with knee-high boots and a Burberry coat waiting at the baggage carousel with her hair in a messy yet perfect ball on top of her head is just distressing. The two of us have had our fair share of airline nap mishaps, and travel mishaps in general, and these products have saved our lives time after time. Give them a shot and let us know what you think!

 

Photo by Tara for TKGO.

 

CrazySticks from crazylibellule and the poppies

This Parisian company has created a perfume stick that finally came to the U.S. in 2007. No, it’s not deodorant, and no, it doesn’t leave wax and goo on your wrist when you rub it on your pressure points. It’s smaller than your palm and can hide in any corner of your bag until you need reinforcement—and a solid stick means no leaks! In my experience, the scent doesn’t stay with you all day long like a typical spray perfume, but you’ll only need to reapply it once before dinner (or after landing). Check out the scents at Sephora before you buy. The Sticks claim to give 269 swipes each and cost $18. –Tara

 

Courtesy of Frederic Fekkai.com.

 

Fréric Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo

Sometimes, let’s be honest, a shower isn’t as accessible as you would like when traveling. For those times, I have dry shampoo. I also bring it to save time, too, since it actually works to clean your scalp and hair. Dry shampoo is the best kept secret, and I’m not sure why. It’s a lifesaver — or at least a face saver. This 3 oz bottle goes for $23. –Karina

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Refillable Buffing Brush

 

Courtesy of BareEscentuals.com.

 

My good friend Adryanna got me hooked on Bare Escentuals bareMinerals this past summer. (Try it! It makes anyone’s skin look radiant, I swear. And it’s so light and natural. And no, I wasn’t paid to write this.) The handy little refillable brush for $29.50 is just another reason why I love the line. You fill it with your mineral makeup, twist the brush down to lock the powder in, and cap it, and you have all the makeup you need plus a quality applicator in one. The brush hardly takes up any room in your luggage, and you also can grab it and throw it in your bag for quick touch-ups throughout the day if you won’t be back to your room for hours and hours. –Karina

 

 

Courtesy of CleanandClear.com

 

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets

Cheap, pocket-size and oh-so-effective, these little blue sheets do the job. I often carry a pack with me during the day and in my clutch out at night, but I’m always sure to bring them along when I travel. Because when I’m photographed on the beach in France, for example — if only I were there! — I don’t want to have a face shinier than the Mediterranean Sea I’m wading in. Also, I definitely have seen the male population utilizing these sheets! A pack of 50 is $5.49. –Karina

 

Courtesy of Bumbleand Bumble.com.

 

Bumble & Bumble 2 oz shampoo and conditioner

Dry shampoo is wonderful, but when you finally arrive at the hotel, it’s time to bathe. Bumble & Bumble packages all of their fantastic shampoos and conditioners in 2 oz bottles, a perfect size for any carry-on. My personal favorite is Creme de Coco (shampoo, 2 oz, $7; conditioner, 2 oz, $8). It’s a moisturizing shampoo for all hair types that tames frizzy hair without messing up your natural curl (if you happen to have wavy hair like mine), or making it fall flat. But the reason I keep coming back is the intoxicating smell, which will mask any lingering odor of airplane pleather. –Tara

 

Courtesy of Origins.com

 

A Perfect World for Eyes from Origins

I never knew the skin under your eyes could get dry before I felt the tingling, cool relief of A Perfect World for Eyes. This .5 fl oz bottle wakes up your eyes, minimizing that tired look. It won’t take away big black circles, but it’ll keep you feeling so fresh and awake that someone might actually think you woke up rested from the nap in your cramped coach seat. A little goes a long way, so this $32 bottle will last much longer than you think. Grab a few samples from the department store counter to take in your bag for post-flight touch ups. –Tara

-Tara and Karina for TKGO

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