What's In My Hand Luggage?

July 26, 2014

As most of you probably know, I was recently in Menorca for two weeks, for a family holiday. One of the things I love sorting out is my hand luggage. (Is it weird I enjoy packing this?) Although my flight was only two and a half hours long, there was quite a few things that I feel are essential for me when flying.

First thing's first, I obviously have to have my phone, just in case of emergency's. I know I can't use it on the plane, but I would rather it was with me at all times.
I also love to have my iPod (although I realise i've forgotten to include it in my above photos..oops!)  and headphones, as I am a nervous flyer, so I like to distract myself by listening to music, and reading a book. (I am currently OBSESSED with the Divergent series.)
Chewing gum and water (also not photographed, sorry!) are also essential. Mainly because my mouth gets really dry on the plane, and I like to keep hydrated/chew on something. The chewing gum also prevents my ears from hurting.
I also take my purse, which is pretty self explanatory, I need money!
At the airport, I tend to pick up a magazine, and I particularly love 'Company' magazine. Not only is their content fabulous, but the layout and design of the magazine itself is spectacular, I'm in love with it.
I am also very unlucky, and suffer really bad with travel sickness. I have tried countless things, but these specific travel pills are the only ones that work. (However, they make really drowsy, dizzy, sleepy, and I'm sometimes not aware of my surroundings. It also means I can easily sleep on the plane if I want, so I'd take that over puking everywhere any day!)
Comfort is key when flying, so that is why as soon as  on the plane my shoes are off, and the fluffy socks are on! Fluffy socks make everything better.
I also bring tissues with me everywhere, so flying was no different! (I also get hay-fever, so these were great to have!)
I am quite big on cleanliness, and I always have a little hand sanitizer with me, just for every-day things. It's just a rally useful thing to carry. I absolutely love this one from "Bath and body works". It's called "Winter Candy Apple" and it's my favourite!
In terms of makeup, I only really take two products, a concealer and a lip balm. This was the only makeup I had on my face on the way to the airport, so I like to touch up on the plane, so I look kind of awake when I come off the other end? (I probably looked like a zombie, but I can dream?)
I use my cute little handbag mirror to touch up my minimal makeup.
As I was travelling to a sunny place, sunglasses were essential to bring, as I needed to shield my eyes from the sun once we got to Menorca.

And that's all I carry! Tell me, what do you take in your hand luggage? I'm eager to know!

I tried to link everything I could, in case you want to purchase anything:
Bag (From Primark - £9)
Fluffy Socks (From Primark - £2)

If you need to contact me, my email is erindocherty3@gmail.com

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  1. I love your backpack! My hand luggage is pretty much identical to yours, but I also have some lollipops because my ears hurt like crazy during take off and landing!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    1. Thankyou! It was such a bargain, I use it loads! Ooh, that's a good idea, I never thought of that, cause my ears hurt a lot too, i'll try that next time, thanks for the tip!

  2. I hope you had a lovely holiday! :) Mines similar to yours, (fluffy socks are a must) but I take a book and some moisturizer too!

    1. I did thank you! I also bring a book, but I have them on my iPod, to save space! Moisturiser seems like a good idea, I might bring that next time I fly, because I do get quite druly skin on the plane!