What's in my bag: Airport Edition

Monday, November 24, 2014

With Thanksgiving in a few days, I'll be flying home for the holiday (my first time in my college career!) and I'm so excited. I thought I'd share with you what's in my bag for the airport - the essentials for traveling!

1. LP Blue Black Satchel Bag {this is the same bag I mentioned in my last What's in my Bag, but it's a great one for travel. It has a bunch of room and is stylish and chic}
2. A Good Book {I think I'm going to start reading #GirlBoss by the NastyGal CEO Sophia Amoruso, it's supposed to be a great book and I love the brand}
3. My Iphone {pretty obvious one - I need this so I can play games and listen to music on a flight}
4. Kindle {I love to read so having my kindle full up with books is essential for flights}
5. A Comb {I'm not sure about you, but often I'll fall asleep on a flight and my hair will become a huge mess, so having a comb is helpful so I can put myself together post-airplane}
6. A Comfy Hat {especially as it's winter, I love having a super comfy hat on my head. It's especially great when napping on the flight and I don't have to worry about my hair}
7. My Camera {I need this, especially because I love documenting the fun things I get up to}
8. Snacks!!!!! {I'm a snacker, always, so having a little treat is probably in the top 3 airplane essentials for me}
10. Lotion {high altitude drys out your skin so it's really important to keep yourself hydrated (with water) and to keep your skin all moisturized. I love this little Olay bottle because it's perfectly travel sized.
11. Sunglasses {pretty much another obvious one, gotta protect those peepers people}
12. Headphones {need these to go along with my phone, so I can listen to music, audiobooks, and watch TV on my laptop}
13. Big Scarf {a big, cozy scarf is one of my favorite things to bring on a flight no matter the season. It can double as a pillow and also is great for blocking out noise and light}
14. Emergen-C {one of my favorites of all time, I love this stuff. It keeps me healthy and tastes amazing}
15. Wallet {definitely cannot fly without my wallet which has all my IDs and money}
16. Lippies {I usually bring both a lipstick and lip balm on a flight and around with me in general. My YSL Nude Beige lipstick is a great everyday color and this EOS balm is perfect for keeping my lips hydrated and safe from the cold}
17. Hand Sanitizer {It's amazing the amount of germs there are in an airport, so having hand sanitizer when you travel is one of my top tips}
18. Hair Stuff {I always travel with multiple hair ties and hair clips because it's smart and you never know when you'll need to pop your hair up in a ponytail}
19. Mints {I never fail to have a Starbucks mocha while I travel so mints are needed to freshen it all up}
20. Eyedrops {I wear contacts so in the high altitude, my eyes will get especially dry. They'll also dry a bit when I sleep and keep my eyes closed too long so it's great to have a way to rewet them}
21. Makeup {I don't wear too much makeup on flight days but I like to have a few essentials with me for touchups. For me, that means mascara and concealer. I've got my #1 concealer the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind and a fave mascara,the Smashbox Full Exposure mascara}
22. A Mini Bag {I love this IPSY bag I got a few months ago, and it's where I put the makeup, hand sanitizer, hair stuff, eyedrops, and mints}

What do you put in your Airport bag? Any important essentials I missed?

Happy Traveling!

xo Emily


  1. My sister has number two and she loves it :)


  2. Those are great things to carrying around, great post.

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  3. Good choices. I would suggest adding a small bottle to fill with water once you are through security. I have been on way too many flights where the turbulence kept the drink service from happening and it was painful not to have a drink when flying for hours
    The Doctor Diva

  4. Great picks! Love seeing what you pack in your travel bag!

    xx, Kristi