What's in my Carry-On


With my travels for 2019 around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to show what I travel with in my carry-on. This obviously evolves as I travel and the more I educate myself, but these are the items that’ll definitely be going through TSA pre-check with me next time I’m skipping through Tom Bradley.

Phone //

I mean do I really need to say more? I have an iPhone XS and they are great for snapping OOTDs on the go. I also have a Canon M3 that I travel with but the iPhone is the easiest option.

12-inch MacBook in Gold //

After I got back from Prague, Budapest and Munich, I decided to splurge and use my work bonus on a new 12-inch MacBook. My main computer is a 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro which is great for when I need to work, edit, blog, etc. But for traveling, I hated it. I took it with me to Korea and I instantly regretted it. It was soooo heavy. Because I traveled to Eastern Europe with a photographer, I wish I had my computer to edit photos as I went. Thank god I had my Lightroom Presets saved because I was able to edit on the go but having my computer would have been nice. This is what sparked my splurge on a 12-inch MacBook. It’s sooooo lightweight, I honestly think it’s lighter than my iPad, haha. This computer is the PERFECT travel companion.

Beats Solo3 Wireless //

Headphones are obviously a necessity when traveling. My worst nightmare is being on a flight with loud, noisy and crying children. These headphones are great at keeping the sound out and the music in. They also stay charged for about 40 hours which is great if you’re on long haul flights. Because they are wireless they pair to your phone without cables but incase you want to plug into the plane to watch some movies they also come with the traditional cable jacks. These headphones also fold so they are compact and easy to store. Mine are in the color Satin Gold.

A Good Book //

There’s really only so many movies you can watch and Spotify playlists you can listen to. I use flights as a time to catch up on my reading. Also, when I’m abroad I usually travel via buses and subways so having a good book to pass the time is necessary. Currently, I’m reading Becoming by Michelle Obama, the FLOTUS we didn’t deserve but all want back.

Face Mists //

My holy grail face mist is the Beauty Elixir by Caudalie but one of the newest members of my skincare tribe is the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist from Tatcha. I’ve said this once and I’ll yell it again. I hate airplane air. It’s absolutely disgusting, it’s recycled air that’s drying and filled with the germs of 300+ of your fellow passengers and let’s just say I’m sure not everyone is as OCD or germaphobe as me.

Algenist Genius Sleeping Collagen //

I’m sure you noticed in the picture above that sheet masks weren’t included. I recently learned that using sheet masks on planes are actually not good for your skin. Instead you want to use a cream or moisturizer that will keep your face hydrated and moisturized throughout the entirety of those long haul flights. “Sleeping Collagen goes to work on your skin overnight, during its optimal recovery time. This unique buttery cream provides intense nourishment to the skin so you wake up with a fresh, glowing, and renewed complexion. After one overnight use, skin is softer, more supple, dewy, and radiant. Due to the nutrient-rich formula and buttery cream texture, only a pea-sized amount is needed per usage.”

Laniege Lip Sleeping Mask //

This is my favorite lip product. It keeps your lips soft, supple and kissable all day and night long. Because of the lack of moisture on planes, you lips tend to dry out at hyper speed. This product helps keep them moisturizer till you deplane at your destination.

Algenist Anti-Aging Repair Oil //

Again, plane air is drying so you want to stay hydrated and moisturized. The repair oil is great for combating dryness and instantly replenishes your skin with moisture. This under the Sleeping Collagen from Algenist and your skin will be dewy AF the moment you step off the plane. You’ll be the only person with a bomb Customs photo.

Brooklinen Sleeping Mask //

This silk sleep mask is like heaven on your face. It’s made from a soft, gentle and breathable silk that don’t leave creases in your hair or skin. It’s the perfect travel buddy for those who like to use flights to catch up on their sleep.

Vitamins //

I don’t go anywhere with out my CareOf Vitamins or my HUM Daily Cleanse supplements. Traveling does a number on your body both externally and internally. Especially when you’re traveling internationally your body is'n’t used to the foods and liquids you’re consuming so I try and keep my body regulated with my everyday vitamins as well as detoxifying it.

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks //

All eye masks were not created equal. These foil eye masks from Wander Beauty not only soothe and de-puff but the foil heats up with you natural body heat to help brighten and reduce dark circles. The foil helps retain heat and prevents the serum below from evaporating, allowing the maximum amount of absorption into the skin. The middle layer is elastic to prevent the masks from slipping, and the third is a cellulose fiber that condenses and delivers key ingredients efficiently, giving you all the skin-loving benefits you need. Hyaluronic acid delivers exceptional hydration to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Aloe leaf extract and lavender oil offer a cooling effect while soothing and calming the under-eye area. 

Coil Hair Ties //

90% of the time I book over night flights and hit the ground running when I land to try and fight jet lag. But having my hair down the entire flight is not an option. The coil hair ties allow me to have my hair up and pull it down without a kink in sight when I’ve landed.

Crystals //

Yes, I am that LA biish who travels with crystals. I’m a HUGE believer in energies and auras. I like to travel with this opal crystal my girlfriend Jordan gave me. Opal is my birthstone and its energy properties are inner fire and intuition; to things that I think you need when you travel. That inner fire, that want and need helps drive my travels. Intuition is so important when traveling, especially when traveling solo. Trust your gut.

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Face Breathing Mask //

Airplane air is gross, so I always carry one of these with me, so I keep the germs out of my immune system. This is also great if you’re traveling to areas that have more air pollution than you are generally used to.

Antibacterial Wipes + Hand Sanitizer //

I’m OCD and a germaphobe. Need I say more?