Home | Fakeaway Chicken Curry

I had a few requests for my recipe for the Mayflower Chinese Curry Sauce in my slow cooker which I posted on Instagram on Monday. This curry came to my attention when someone in work mentioned it, then I seemed to be hearing about it a lot more. It’s popular with Slimming World members as it’s low in syns and you get lots of veggies in.

This is the first time I’ve made something in my slow cooker but honestly I was surprised at how tasty it was. And here is an even bigger confession, I am not the cook in my house, my mum had spoilt me so I never had to learn to cook, anything that seems simple, I’ll give it a try but this is the most I’ve experimented and this really isn’t experimenting it’s winging it all in a slow cooker and letting that do the work. The slow cooker I have is 6.5 litre so there is more then enough to feed two of us for a week so this is perfect if you are feeding quiet a few people. If you’re cooking for less half would be fine for a family of 4. I honestly just picked up a few ingredients so you can change the meat if you want or add/change some of the vegetables.

Ingredients

Mayflower Medium Curry Powder (255g)

1.2kg of chicken

400g of peas

3/4 red peppers

2 white onions

200g mushrooms

1 chicken stock cube

Recipe

  1. Add 800ml of cold water to the whole box of Mayflower Medium Curry Powder, mix it up well.
  2. Chop up all the ingredients and place in the slow cooker, break up your stock cube over all the ingredients.
  3. Pour the Mayflower Curry mix into the slow cooker, make sure it covers all the ingredients, if not pop in a little bit more water.
  4. Turn the slow cooker on to low. I was out of the house for 10 hours so low was fine, high is you’re looking to eat it less than half that time. If the Curry seems a little runny, wind your slow cooker up to high and let it sit for 30 minutes.

I served it with brown rice and quinoa which I microwaved so when I arrived home, dinner was ready in less than 5 minutes. That’s the quickest dinner I’ve ever had and it’s most certainly one of the healthiest dinners I’ve made, lots of vegetables and protein. It’s the perfect fakeaway for just about any night of the week.

Lashings of Love,

K xo

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Life | It’s ok not to be ok

This last couple of weeks have been a struggle. Things peaked on Monday when I was in terrible form in the office (sorry to my colleagues). Not even my lovely friends could cheer me up! Do you ever get those weeks where you just feel…unsettled is probably the right word. Nothing goes right and when this happens, I’m sensitive to things that are being said to me and I’m extra clumsy and if I drop one more thing I’ll sit on the ground and have a little cry.

It’s hard to point my finger on what’s making me unsettled but I know I’m just not right. I’ve often thought I have SAD, seasonal affective disorder, a feeling of down which comes with the change in the seasons, the winter blues. Maybe that’s it. Maybe it’s the shorter evenings, more time spent in the house. Just this morning we were talking about how much darker it was. The struggle to get out of bed in the morning. The motivation to go out for a run. No more flowers around…generally the change in routine. Depression is serious, and by no means am I making little of it and the change in seasons can have an impact on everyone with varying degrees of severity. Is this the only reason I’m unsettled, probably not! It’s a multitude of stress rather than just one thing. I’ve had a chest infection for the last 3 weeks, my house is turned upside down again, I’m busy at work and now a family member is in hospital, lots of things to contend with but hey that’s life, lots of things to juggle. I suppose I shouldn’t complain, I’ve seen one of my great friends struggle with significantly more on her plate but we’re all different and deal with things completely differently. Their strength gives me strength.

The point is in the past I’ve given up and moved on but this time I’ve such a will to keep going. Desire to succeed is my sole driving force. Social media can often make us want to live up to the happy go lucky life all the time, but the reality is that it’s not real, everyone has down days, but these down days make the good days even better!

And what’s really important is to being able to distinguish when your unsettled and unhappy. There are so many things in our lives that can make us unhappy and well that’s just not nice, I’ve been there before, bad job, bad relationships and even bad places to live. So things can make us happy for the short term, but it’s really important to find out what are the things that make us unhappy and that’s when we need to fix it. What’s even more important is know that you can talk to someone, let them know exactly how you feel.

The last time I felt this unsettled or stressed, I thought rather than change something in my life why not add something, enhance myself instead of running away from the things I’m afraid of. That was 2 years ago when I first starting lashing, in all honesty I thought it would just be my friends and family, I never thought I would meet lots of you lovely ladies.

I suppose the point of this ramble is that’s it’s ok to feel like this sometimes. It’s world mental health day so there seems no better time than the present to open up and discuss how we feel. I’m not quite back to my normal self yet but I’m sure I soon will be! *insert mum singing Bob Marley* don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright!

Lashing of Love,

K xo

 

Change of a name?

While I’m still pondering the thought of whether I’ll change my name when I get married I thought it was time for a new name for something else. My blog (!)

It’s official, I’ve gone full Taylor Swift and I’ve decided to take the plunge and change the name of my blog, Instagram and anywhere else you will find me. It’s taken a while but I just don’t feel that The Little Lash Room really encompasses everything I do now. By no means am I a high flying blogger, in fact I don’t even like calling myself a blogger, I’m only just trying it on for size. If you’re lucky you’ll get 1 blog a week and lots of Instagram pictures of my home, flowers and Piper the pup. Rarely will you find a picture of my eyelash work, pictures from Pinterest of Beyonce crying because she can’t get an eyelash appointment or why I think you have to come to me because you’ll look fabuLASH when you leave. The reason for the change is exactly that, I’m a fraud, when you visit the little lash rooms social media pages you won’t have a reference point, you girls are fab at putting your trust in me. And as most of you girls know, if you’ve been to me, we talk way more about life and love than eyelashes themselves.

Don’t get me wrong I love lashing and I absolutely love all my clients who have supported me over the last 2 and a bit years. This is by no means a sob story that I’m no longer doing lashes, I’m definitely still going to be working every night and weekend. If anything I’m just much more than lashing now, eyelash extensions do not define me, I’m sharing things about my life as they happen, no different to anyone else I guess.

So the new name Strand & Stripes, where did it come from. I’m still keeping a bit of eyelash love there as many of you know each extension will be added to an individual eyelash hair strand. This is the only technique I use as it’s the safest and allows for nature fall out and growth with no damage to your natural lashes. And of course for anyone who has followed me for a while you will know that I’m fond of a breton or two or three or four…. It’s as simple as that.

So there you have it. A change is as good as a rest so there seems to be no better time than the present to take the plunge.

As always, lashings of love

K xo

Change of a name?

While I’m still pondering the thought of whether I’ll change my name when I get married I thought it was time for a new name for something else. My blog (!)

It’s official, I’ve gone full Taylor Swift and I’ve decided to take the plunge and change the name of my blog, Instagram and anywhere else you will find me. It’s taken a while but I just don’t feel that The Little Lash Room really encompasses everything I do now. By no means am I a high flying blogger, in fact I don’t even like calling myself a blogger, I’m only just trying it on for size. If you’re lucky you’ll get 1 blog a week and lots of Instagram pictures of my home, flowers and Piper the pup. Rarely will you find a picture of my eyelash work, pictures from Pinterest of Beyonce crying because she can’t get an eyelash appointment or why I think you have to come to me because you’ll look fabuLASH when you leave. The reason for the change is exactly that, I’m a fraud, when you visit the little lash rooms social media pages you won’t have a reference point, you girls are fab at putting your trust in me. And as most of you girls know, if you’ve been to me, we talk way more about life and love than eyelashes themselves.

Don’t get me wrong I love lashing and I absolutely love all my clients who have supported me over the last 2 and a bit years. This is by no means a sob story that I’m no longer doing lashes, I’m definitely still going to be working every night and weekend. If anything I’m just much more than lashing now, eyelash extensions do not define me, I’m sharing things about my life as they happen, no different to anyone else I guess.

So the new name Strand & Stripes, where did it come from. I’m still keeping a bit of eyelash love there as many of you know each extension will be added to an individual eyelash hair strand. This is the only technique I use as it’s the safest and allows for nature fall out and growth with no damage to your natural lashes. And of course for anyone who has followed me for a while you will know that I’m fond of a breton or two or three or four…. It’s as simple as that.

So there you have it. A change is as good as a rest so there seems to be no better time than the present to take the plunge.

As always, lashings of love

K xo

Travel | Overcoming Jet Lag

After just returning from a trip, I am beginning to feel back to normal. I spent the week on the west coast of America, 8 hours behind my normal time zone. Travelling west seems to be much easier, as I just head to bed earlier and walk up earlier but when I’m away that’s fine, I spent most early mornings out for walks or runs to prevent tossing and turning. Travelling east long haul to come back home can be tough and in the beginning I found it tough, much more difficult than my more experienced and well travelled colleagues. Honestly I found it tough to bounce back to home time without being completely exhausted but I have come up with a few tricks to shake myself out of it. 

Prepare before you go

Make sure your home is ready for your return. Clean, tidy and ready for you to relax. Coming home to a clean and tidy house makes it easier to get on with unpacking and getting the boring return home tasks done. 

Before you leave pack your flight bag to make sure you have your cleanser, moisturiser and tooth brush to run through as normal of a night time routine for you as possible. I always like to travel with no make up on so my skin is as clean and moisturised as possible with the rubbish air conditioning my skin dries out so quickly. 

Night flights are your best friend 

Use the flight to get rested as much as you can. Night time flights usually serve dinner and drinks before dimming the lights but I’m well prepared and have eaten in the airport. That means more time for shut eye. I always bring a eye mask, ear plugs and cosy clothes so I’m nice and warm and get relaxed as quick as possible. 

I don’t really enjoy flying but I’ll be the first to say that a sleeping tablet has revolutionised my long haul travel. Now I use the term sleeping tablet loosely, I use a melatonin supplement, which is the natural hormone that your body produces to make you feel tired and fall asleep. It’s great for travel to get you over to sleep on a flight. Realistically sometimes flights are full and there are no spare seats and sometimes you don’t even get a window seat. 

Drink Lots

Try and drink as much water as possible to stay hydrated throughout your travels. Ideally in the airport so your not up and down through the flight which is your vital sleeping time and if your on a window can be awkward to get in and out. I would avoid alcohol as much as possible, it often dehydrates and gives me lots of energy. 

Eat Regularly 

When it get home it’s important to eat at regular times. Get up and have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Depending on what time your flight is it’s important to eat to ensure you get back on schedule. Let’s face it though, airplane food is rubbish. The choice of chicken curry and pasta really seems to get boring. They are carbohydrate rich which I think makes me lethargic and really full.  This is perfect for breakfast but for other meals throughout the day it just doesn’t suit me. Go grab a tasty meal in the airport when you land if you have a transfer or head to a local eatery if your at home. 

Keep Busy

Once you land and arrive on home ground try and keep yourself busy. It’s easy to sit on the sofa and fall asleep quickly (I’ve honestly done this more than once) but it really makes things worse. By doing that I can’t sleep at night, then could easily sleep all day. As soon as I get in I put a wash on (or Chris is more likely to do that) and then I’ll go for a nice long shower to wash my hair and freshen up. This helps me waken up and feel ready for the rest of the day. I’ll tend to go for lunch or dinner and walk Piper getting as much fresh air as I can to stay away until it’s night time and I’m ready for bed. 

Set Alarms

If you have stayed awake your first day home, you’re winning. Now getting up at a regular time will also get you back on track. I always have a lazy day around the house in sweats the next day always give me time to catch up on how tired I am from the night before. 

Travelling is one of my favourite things so jet lag is just an uncomfortable result of travelling so far to see these amazing things in the world. I’ve seen times where I’m unreasonably grumpy as a result of having to do all these things but in the long run, I know it’s worth it. 

Lashings of Love,

K xo

Life | Taking time

If you hadn’t already guessed it from Instagram, I spent the weekend by the sea. The beautiful tranquil sea. The sound of the roaring white horses never sounded so good, well that was until we went to watch the sunset and I heard a bottle of prosecco pop! Two golf widows headed to a part of the world that means so much to me. Fresh air, beautiful views and a dog to walk we set out on our adventures. Now I feel totally relaxed. That’s another Monday over, but why the Monday dread?

There is absolutely no doubt that life is stressful in all aspects. People feel stressed for so many different reasons whether thats work, family or relationships.  I spent most of my time counting down the week and days until I’m off and can finally relax but why.

I love my marketing job, I love doing lashes and I love doing things around the house. These are the things that drive me, make me tick. So why do I count down days and weeks when life is already so short. This year has went by so quickly and maybe that’s just a sign of getting older. Months feel like weeks and I can’t believe 2017 is already over half way through (like when did that happen)!

It got me thinking, I know a very dangerous past time for those who know me. I have worked out the problem. I get stressed. I see stress as a sign of weakness, which of course it isn’t. To overcome that weakness I need to be busy to ensure that everything is running to plan. I’ve begun to understand that stress actually means I care about what I’m doing whether that’s work, home or play. It is not that I can’t do it. It is more about my determination to prove myself right. There are just a lot of balls to juggle and I really don’t want to drop one.

I’ve found that by taking myself away from the city to the seaside over the last couple of weekends has been a welcome relief. Not that I’m anymore stressed than usual. I think I just jump from one stress hurdle to the next, I can see the build up coming, I reach the peak and then I make the jump. Escapism is key. Whether it’s an episode of Love Isand (yes I love it…no shameful ) or a weekend away. We are very lucky to have the luxury of a seaside getaway. Now I need to find other ways to relax, whether thats yoga, mediation or just a walk with Piper. When I’m at home I actually find things to do that don’t really need to be done. I just can’t sit down, but that’s the problem. I need to sit down and enjoy life more. I really think we all do. In a world where I see more of my phone screen than my boyfriend, answer more emails than calls to my family and never switch off, I think I’ve found a new way to relax and it’s just bloody brilliant. Counting down to weekends like this really aren’t too bad. Every weekend won’t be like this, but it’s good to know I’ve somewhere to go to totally relax.

Let’s all go out and enjoy life a little more! Next step is a digital detox…maybe not just yet.

Lashings of love,

K xo

Travel | In flight essentials

Today I’m off travelling again, this time with work. Travelling is one of the most rewarding things we can do, no matter where your destination is or what the purpose of the trip is there is always something to learn and pick up along the way. Not to mention, even if it is a busy work week there is always duty free to keep you motivated eh! Travelling with work is probably my favourite aspect of my job but it can really take its toil and although I don’t mind when I’m travelling by myself, but it can get lonely. Now travelling alone doesn’t really bother me at all, it’s more the flight that I’m just not fussed on and let’s face it Northern Ireland isn’t flourishing with direct flights so there is usually stop overs and that’s were it can get a little more challenging. I once had a terrible fear of flying and although not completely away, one turbulent and my knuckles begin to turn white and I start to say a prayer. All that being said, once I’ve landed and I get to finally enjoy my destination I can see that it’s all worth while. Through my travels I have found that there are a range of things which I need to not only to keep me entertained but keep me on top form to ensure when I land I am ready to roll quickly.

Cleanse & Moisturise 

As soon as the fascin seatbelt sign is turned off I skip out to the bathroom to give my face a good clean and moisturise. Before we land I love nothing more than to wash my face again to remove any dirty from the artificial air to try and prevent any break outs. I have found that a facial spray really will help to reinvigorate the skin as well as the beautiful scent which makes me feel much fresher.

Endless Entertainment 

Most long haul flights will have a tv in the head rest in front of you but it’s more for the boring lay overs and terminal hanging around. I always bring my iPad with movies and books galore and a couple of magazines so I’m well entertained while I’m waiting. Patience isn’t an attribute I possess so I really need to make this as enjoyable as possible. I make sure to pack my Belkin charge pack to be sure that I never run out of battery on my iPad or phone…now that really would be a crisis.

Home Comforts

Sitting for an extended period of time in economy can get a little uncomfortable. I always bring a pair of leggings, hoodie and some fluffy socks. Getting comfortable with a pillow and blanket makes it’s even better. If it’s an over night flight I bring along an Optrex Warming eye mask to help settle me over to sleep.

Relax & Rehydrate

Once you’re relaxed it is important to rehydrate. I wouldn’t travel without berroca. I allows find planes are really dehydrating and with the air conditioning coughs and sneezes can spread infections s quickly. I always bring a berroca and have one on the plane just before we land. Trips work or pleasure are usually hectic so I take one everyday to be sure I stay at my peak during the trip.

Travelling is amazing but most importantly, if you are travelling alone, be safe. If you don’t have a transfer organised, be sure to ask the taxi driver how far away your hotel is if you don’t already know and then call (or at least pretend to call) a loved one, then they will know that someone is waiting for you. Most importantly enjoy it, take in the new cultures, try new foods, see something you have never seen before. My philosophy on travel (if you can even call it that) is to get up early and stay up late to maximise your time there, just think about the next week you’ll be back home and there is plenty of time to catch up on Netflix when you get home.

Lashings of Love,

K xo

Being my mum

I am surrounded and follow some of the most amazing mums around and that got me thinking about my mummy this Mothers Day. Everyone has their ups and downs with their mum but now and for a long time you really have been my best friend.

When I was younger, my mum was one who gave me freedom, telling me that she would never clip my wings. This in itself, is probably one of the greatest lessons as it has taught me that trust is one of the most important aspects of any relationship and it’s important to let go, so you know how valuable you are and then they will come back, if not they were not worth it.

Despite my obvious imperfections, there is something about a mothers love and support that will always make me feel perfect again, well at least in her eyes. She takes on lots of different jobs including cheerleader, personal assistant, confidante, support system, cleaner, chef, shoulder to cry on, bank manager, careers advisor, decision maker, travel companion, teacher and friend. Sometimes I wonder just how she does all of these jobs as well as having a successful career and I’m still trying to get my sh*t together.

With all this in my mind, mum has made me the most driven, confident, motivated, independent person but without her, I probably wouldn’t be this way. There is nothing I want more than to make my mummy proud and not for major events in my life but for small day to day things which just shows that she has brought a decent human being into this world.

When I first told my mum that I wanted to start my own business, while I worked full time, she just said, ok lets do it, how do we get started. No matter what the obstacle is, she will always find a way around it, the ultimate problem solver. She had always been the person I turn to no matter what the situation and drives me on to be the best I can be while she larks in the shadows. It’s strange, moving out of home and buying and creating my own home, I thought I would become less reliant on my mum, but really I need her more than ever and our bond has probably never been as strong.

Being a young women, I think back on all of the things my mum has and still would do for me and honestly it makes me want to cry, how could someone be so selfless. As I get older, my appreciation and admiration towards you will continue to grow tremendously. Each and every single day, I realise how much of an impact and inspiration you have been (and always will be) on my life.

Today I not only think about my mum and the amazing mums I know but soon to be mums, can’t be mums, don’t want to be mums, without a mum and everything in-between. Some of you lovely ladies I have met over the last few years have really given me perspective on how lucky I am to have my mum and we have chatted about the challenges of becoming and being a mum.

So I lift my hat to all the amazing mums out there, who do just as good a job as my mum does. With all that being said, go and give your mum and massive hug this Mother’s Day and show her just how much she means to you. You only get one mum and no matter what your relationship is, trust me its worth making her feel special because you have been special to her your whole life.

Lashings of Love mummy,

K

New Year…New Me (NOT!)

So we are only a couple of weeks into 2017 and I have seen more posts about new year, new me but I’m always speculative about. I too am hoping to make a few changes, mostly around the house. Now that the Christmas decorations are back in the attic, I’m actually really happy to finally get a good spring clean on (thanks Marie Kondo, I’m obsessed with the joy), clear out things that are not used or I really don’t like anymore (sorry Chris there are a few of your things which are making their way to the charity shop). That’s really my goal for this month is get our house cleared out and ready for the year ahead.

I always feel that January has a way of tricking us, we are lead to believe we much change and start a fresh but are often left feeling defeated when we don’t keep up with our brilliant plans.

This year I want to set goals to achieve:

1. Home Improvements

Since moving into our house a year ago, I have absolutely loved getting stuck into redecorating, every room in this house was an awful washed out yellow colour or bright blue. We have made really good progress and some thins are easier than others to complete and of course a lot of this boils down to time, effort and affordability. On the surface I really do think we are getting there and room by room I can really start to see the theme of our home coming through. Our bedroom, ensuite, living room, hallway and lash room have all seen a drastic improvement in the first 12 months of us living here. I often wonder how quickly I could get the house in order if I didn’t work full-time but of course how would I then pay for all my great ideas!

I’ve made a list of things I want to do around the house this year, again some are easier than others and now Chris is off for a few weeks on gardening leave (lucky sod) he will be able to tackle the jobs that take longer than Redecorating the second bedroom is easy whereas completely redecorating the kitchen will take much long but plans are underway so I can’t wait to see what we achieve this year.


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2. Half Marathon 

I completed a half marathon in 2015 and although during the run at about mile 10 I thought it was awful I pushed through made it to the end and it really made me feel like I had achieved something. What was more important about it was that I set myself a target and I had to do it, not an aimless resolution of losing weight and once it’s booked there is no getting out of it!

This year I want to do it in a much quicker time, the first time I ran a half marathon my training fell to the wayside when I developed a stress fracture and had to wear a very attractive rocker boot. This really slowed me down and I had to take 8 weeks break. So this time I want to create a new personal best.

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3. Spend more time with my family & friends

Last year I worked way to much and focused on things that didn’t matter, wasting time on bulls**t. I noticed when one of my lovely clients told mum and I they were heading away to New York for her birthday mum was delighted and very jealous, so my brothers and I decided to book a trip for mum.

This year I’m making the effort to spend time with my amazing friends and family. They are so understanding of how busy I am and really go out of their way to help and support me. Really I just love to laugh and relax and that’s what spending time with them involves, it could be at mums house or on our family ski trip, it really could be anywhere doing anything.

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Here’s to 2017, new pages to fill!

Lashings of love,
K xo

Goodbye 2016…Hello 2017

 

Today on Instagram I have seen lots of amazing posts to highlight how special 2016 was for some people. New Years Eve is the day that we all look back on the year past and look forward to the year ahead. Today I will spend time looking through my jar of happiness to review 2016 in all its glory.

When I think of all the amazing things that happened this year, Chris and I got engaged, I was bridesmaid for my best friend and my cousin, Piper the pup arriving at our house and the havoc she has caused since, continued house improvements, new shoes and handbags, trips with work, the success of the Little Lash Room has grown from strength to strength and a sneaky promotion in work at the end of the year, so yes, 2016 has been pretty flipping great!

But today I can’t help but think about all the people who aren’t posting about their fantastic year. As great as this year has been, its been tough for us and ours very close to us with lose, separation, serious life changing illness and a lost career for some at the end of the year they may themselves feel lost and happy to see the end of this year and most certainly am humbled and grateful that we have made it to the end of this year and overcome these challenges.

For me, New Years is the start of a new chapter, not the end of an era, thats why my jar of happiness is so important to me, to remember the silly things that really did put a smile on my face. I have just about anything in it, from cinema tickets, boarding passes, wedding order of service, receipts and any other artefacts with a memory. I hate new years resolutions but this year one thing I really want to improve upon is time spent and refocus. Each of us are given the same amount of time, and at the moment I don’t use mine to the full of its ability. I want to make a real effect to spend time with friends and family, just grabbing a coffee, taking the dogs out for a walk and go for runs more. I need to refocus. I’ve created a project list of things I would like to complete in 2017, mostly things around the house but the odd new shoes and handbag wish list too, this steams from my mum who sets goals for each year and she always smashes them, no wonder she is my inspiration. So no resolutions per se.

So do yourself a favour, go out and get a big jar and fill it full of memories for 2017, trust me you will not regret it.

Homeward Bound

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I love holidays but I hate flying. Flying is one of my biggest fears mainly because I’m out of control, taking off is terrible, once I’m in the air I’m fine but what goes up must come down and landing for me is even worse.

When travelling to my destination I’m so excited I barely have to think about it, especially when I have new magazines to flick through. Coming home is a different story, for me it is important that I have enough to preoccupy my mind and ensure I’m as comfortable as I can be while I make the journey back to cold Northern Ireland.

Fluffy Socks

I always bring fluffy socks because my feet always get cold  so this way they are nice and cosy for the duration of the flight.

Eye Mask + Travel Pillow

As our flight on the way home is at 2am, its probably best I try and sleep as much as possible. I never find travel pillows that comfortable but until I’m flying first class this will have to do in the meantime. I bought this eye mask when I did my training, the eyes are convex and therefore protects your eyelashes when you are sleeping, but its also tight enough that it doesn’t let in any light.

iPad + Earphones

If I can’t sleep on a flight I will begin to watch a movie or TV show. I invested in an earphone splitter a while ago and it really has been a great investment. This way I’m not watching a movie by myself and someone else can watch it! NOTE: Always have an appropriate movie to watch, you never know who will be sitting around you. Last year on a flight to Malta I decided to watch Wolf of Wall Street, I was sitting in the aisle seat, and other than us group of girls everyone else on the plane was over 60, I don’t think they appreciated the movie :/

Moisturiser

My skin is dry at the best of times and honestly I rarely leave the house without a moisturiser, flying makes it much worse. For everyone the altitude and air conditioning won’t help any ones skin. The best advice I can give is to pack a little moisturiser, I use simple which will re-hydrate my skin as well as drinking lots of water to be sure your looking fresh when you step off the plane no matter how short your journey. If you’re really prepared why not pack a cleanser and wash your face before your flight to ensure its clean you can relax. You can just apply your make up again when you land, if you’re in a rush somewhere, just maybe do the winged eyeliner when you’re back on the ground.

Lashings of Love,

K xo