T&C Editors' Picks: Long-Haul Travel Essentials
Once a week, we ask our editors to share the items they've been loving or lusting after—whether it's a new skincare product we're dying to try or a travel essential we can't live without. Consider "Editors' Picks" your T&C approved wish list for beauty, travel, fashion, and everything in between.
"When on a long haul flight I can’t live without my MacBook Air. I love to write but nowadays with so much to do at work, I rarely find the time. On a long flight, I luxuriate in the endless hours to just write whatever I feel like. Letters. Stories. Song lyrics. Random ideas. Sometimes, when I’m lucky, there is free wi-fi on board the plane. Then again, come to think of it, I’m luckier when there is no Wi-Fi since I have an excuse to not check my messages. Sometimes, at least for a few hours, ignorance is bliss."
Murad Resurgence Hydrating Toner
"As we all know, hydrating on a flight is essential but even when I land, whatever the weather may be at my destination, my skin always seems to dry out. I’m a big fan of Murad—both products and facials at Rustan’s—so I never leave home without a bottle." Available at Rustan's The Beauty Source
A pair of versatile and comfortable black shoes is a must-pack. Camper is a favorite. Its shoes are stylish, lightweight, and extremely comfortable. I could walk for miles in my Campers!
Simple Micellar Water Cleansing Wipes
"I don't really like washing my face with airplane faucet water so I always carry hardworking cleansing wipes in my hand-carry on all my flights. This one cleans better than a bubble face wash, with its micellar water molecules lifting every single makeup residue while unclogging pores and preparing my skin for 14 hours in the sky."
Tom Ford Boys & Girls in Snowdon
"This clutch-size lippie is the chicer version of a lip balm—tinted, sheer, moisturizing, and natural. Perfect for that touch-up right before landing." Available at Adora and Rustan's
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
"This skincare staple has gotten so much better with its latest upgrade, I always bring one of these single-use capsules (the container is vegetable-based and biodegradable!) for every day I'm away traveling. On the plane, I make sure to apply before bedtime to lock in all the ceramides and fatty acids and vitamins for supple, healthy skin the next day. I especially recommend this for traveling to colder climates; it works wonders on dry or flaky skin. Shangri-La Plaza Boutique and Rustan's
Longchamp Roseau Galop Shoulder Bag in Pilot Blue
"This large, sturdy tote can fit under the seat and can store my laptop, beauty kit, tech bag, wallet, document case, and more travel necessities I would rather not put in the overhead compartment." Available at Rustan's
Bose QuietComfort 20 Earphones
"I’m a self-confessed movie and TV addict, so the first thing I always do on a long flight is to check the media selection. Then I proceed to plug in a pair of noise-canceling earphones. I’m not particularly picky when it comes to earphones—wireless earphones don’t always have a place on the plane anyway—but I can always count on a pair of in-ear earbuds with Bose’s high-quality sound." Power Plant Mall, Makati
Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream
"Aside from heavy moisturizer and hand cream, I make sure I always travel with Aesop's lip cream. The formula is so rich and it instantly hydrates chapped lips—it's like lotion! I also like how light the scent
Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece 3-D Knit Cashmere Blend Cable Shawl Collar Sweater
"I always travel with some type of outerwear, be it a sweater, jacket, or coat. If you want to travel in comfort and style, however, it's best to pick something up that's either cashmere or wool. Right now, I'm looking at Brooks Brothers' selection. The brand has a bunch of these shawl collar cashmere sweaters available." Available at Power Plant Mall and Central Square
"This is a handy little bullet spray that lets me bring any perfume or cologne I want when I travel. No more bringing around chunky glass perfume bottles for me!"
Milk Cooling Water
"I always want to feel fresh and clean when I go on long flights and this little stick does the trick. I simply swipe this on my face and I immediately feel cool and relaxed."