5 Must Have Essentials For Surviving a Long Flight

Happy May darlings!!!!

There’s no better feeling than booking that dream international trip that’s been on your bucket list forever…until reality sets in and you realize you’ll be stuck on a plane for countless hours first in order to get to your destination. And after reality sets in, every traveler’s two least favorite words consume the rest of their energy: Jet Lag. Unless money is no object, first or business class may not be a feasible option for you. Not to worry, I am all about 'roughing it’ in economy…but I do believe in doing in comfort and with a little bit of style!

In this post, I have compiled a list of our 5 favorite travel essentials that will no doubt make your next long haul flight much more enjoyable and comfortable. And if you’re anything like me, you should also experience significantly less jet lag.


So these gems do all the heavy lifting while you sleep or binge Game of Thrones on that long flight across the pond. They are completely safe to use for 8 hours.These easy-to-use under-eye miracles will firm, tone, brighten and reduce the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles, leaving your eyes revived, soothed and rejuvenated. With the most natural potent antioxidants, skin will be refreshed and invigorated overnight. In other words, once you land your skin will be selfie-ready! Literally peel, stick, and go to dream land! Skin is instantly refreshed. Just after six uses I have noticed a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles! My eyes were instantly hydrated with just one treatment which reduced the puffiness. My eyes look brighter and smoother and I look awake and more youthful. I am excited to continue using these eyes masks because I know it’s recommended to use 3 boxes for a full course treatment for best results. I have just used one box and am seeing noticeable differences so I look forward to seeing my results after 12 more masks!

Look at all these amazing ingredients!

  • Sodium Hyaluronate: Boosts skin’s moisture content, reduce inflammation, and help prevent moisture loss.

  • Sodium PCA: Helps to retain moisture, prevents our skin cells from losing water and drying out, reduces inflammation, and prevents skin from aging.

  • Vitamin E: An antioxidant that neutralizes the oxidant effect of free radicals, which damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles.

  • Allantoin: Helps to soften and protect, while actively soothing skin. It also stimulates cell regeneration, promoting healthy skin.

  • Aloe barbadensis, Algin: Helps to hydrate your skin. 

You can even pop them in the refrigerator! They are so soothing cold! I am so impressed and know you will be too. Say buh-bye to tired eyes once and for all!



For an instant refresher for your under eyes, I would also highly suggest VII Code’s Oxygen Hydrating Eye Spray. Traveling leaves my skin so thirsty and parched. Hydration is key when trapped 30,000 feet above ground, so extra water and powerful moisturizers are a must. And we must pay attention to the eyes. This delicate skin in your eye area requires even more love than the rest of your face. It is, after all, something of a window into your diet, sleep habits, and overall health. This eye spray is such a refreshing boost that (almost) instantly leaves my eyes feeling wide awake. It’s incredibly hydrating and also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. I love that it allows me to walk off the plane looking and feeling fresh.



Most long haul flights will offer a great selection of free in-flight entertainment, including recently released movies, tv shows and music. But the complimentary ear buds typically offered to passengers are less than stellar. That’s where these Sudio Sweden earbuds come into play. The earbuds boast up to 8 hours of unlimited play-time with a unique standby for up to ten days. They deliver quality sound and noise isolation which is a huge must on a long flight!


Everyone knows when you’re traveling, hydration is absolutely key. That’s because dehydration is a major contributing factor behind jet lag. But there’s no reason to buy expensive bottled water at the airport. And then again every day while you’re exploring your destination. Then again at the airport for your journey home. It’s a waste of money and all that plastic is bad for the environment.

Instead, I always travel with reusable water bottles and I absolutely L-O-V-E the SWELL commuter! Outfitted with a convenient pop-top and ergonomically designed to fit snuggly in your hand, The Commuter is ideal for splash-free sipping on the go. Keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6. Copper wall layer creates a condensation-free exterior that won't sweat on your hands or in your bag.


Unless you’re flying in business or first class with a lie-flat seat, you’re probably not going to experience your best rest on an overnight flight. Which is why a comfortable sleep mask made my list of essentials for surviving an overnight long haul flight. I’ve tested a few different sleep masks now, and none of them are as comfortable, form-fitting or block out light as well as the Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask.

Yes, I realize there are many inexpensive options on the market in this category but with this item in particular, you get what you pay for. Many of the less expense masks are made of synthetic satin, which is thin, rough on the skin and ‘sweats.’ On the other hand, the Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask is made of natural and breathable slip silk fibers, making it softer and more comfortable, while also helping fight against aging, creases and bed-head! I think you’ll love this sleep mask as much as me and it comes in a variety of colors that will appeal to both men and women.


There’s nothing worse than having chapped lips on a long flight. As I have mentioned in #3 above, flying all but guarantees dehydration. While drinking plenty of water will help combat dehydration, I always keep a stick or two of Coola’s Classic Liplux Organic Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30 handy during my travels. This vitamin-enriched, antioxidant formula protects and conditions lips with natural fruit butters. Love the SPF factor too!

Cannot wait to spend the summer in Barcelona!!!!! You better bet I will have these products with me!


This post was sponsored by VIICode. However, this sponsorship was contingent on the fact that I tried and liked the Oxygen Eye Masks which I LOVE them so much!

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