September 19, 2014
Hello everybody, Martina here! This video is all about traveling and how to organize your stuff into a small compact space. In this particular case, I wanted to share with you my airplane travel kit which includes both makeup stuff and survival stuff. I wanted to talk a bit about my airplane routine as well! Oh, and as I’m sure some of you might notice, this video was filmed in our old apartment. This might be the very last video we shot in our old apartment! I filmed this before we travelled the long ass flight to California for our L.I.N.K event and also our Kogi food truck FAPFAP (the amazing Korean Mexican food truck ) and also my Park Bom makeover with fellow Youtuber Jen fromheadtoe
Back to the video! I’m actually really happy with my new makeup mirror layout because in last apartment the mirror was so far away I couldn’t see where I was putting stuff on my face without getting up and squishing against the counter. Yes, that’s how bad my eyesight is…even with contact lenses on it’s too difficult to put on eyeliner or mascara without pressing my face up against the glass sensually. Oh makeup counter, I just love you rub little bits of left over makeup crumbs onto my clothing when I caress you with my stomach. Anyone else suffer like that? Well the point is my new apartment has a moveable mirror that acts as the cabinet for my makeup, so I’m actually able to pull it forward to apply makeup when needed! Awesome sauce!
My need for this little travel kit came up due to the long flights I tend to take between Korea and the rest of the world. Now while I know a lot of people are going to say, “why would I need makeup on the airplane? I’m leaving in jogging pants and arriving in jogging pants” let me just say, I used to be like you. However, Korea really changed my perspective towards airport fashion and travel. When you fly out of Incheon Airport everyone makes it a point to look presentable, just like the rest of Korea really. While I felt that travel was an excuse to wear my comfiest and bummiest clothing, Korea doesn’t believe in that idea. They don’t believe in that idea for grocery shopping either! Now this wasn’t because of social pressure, no one ever said anything negative to me, but I noticed that the more of an effort I made to look nice, the nicer I felt! My clothing and makeup go hand-in-hand with my attitude for the day. If I feel all lovely in a light summer dress with comfy (but cute) shoes, and very light makeup, I feel all pumped and excited for the travel day. When I used to roll out of bed and into fresh jogging pants and a hoodie I felt all frumpy and ready to go to sleep. I arrived at the airport feeling like, “UGHHH TRAVEL” while now my attitude is “OHH FRESH OFF THE PLANE AND I LOOK FAAAAAABUULOUUUSSS *flicks hair, smells like raspberry lotion, snuggles my travel pig*”
My general travel attitude now is wear something nice but very comfy to the airport and to pack a pair of comfy pants and tank top for the flight. Comfy things include light cotton dresses that don’t wrinkle, skinny jeans with a funky baggy t-shirt and wedge heels/colourful sneakers. I have a no belts, no accessory, no hard to remove shoe rule due to passing through security so often. I have a handful of dresses that fold up into little balls and never wrinkle so I also love those for travelling! I also never wear mini-skirts or shorts because I hate the feeling of the airplane chair on my legs. Hahahah! So scratchy and crumb filled and gross.
So here is my general airplane schedule based on a long 10+ hour flight.
1. I wear nice clothing to the airport and keep wearing it during the first meal service on the airplane.
2. After the first meal, I head to the washroom. Time to remove my makeup, contact lenses, brush my teeth and hair, and change into my comfy clothing (including warm fuzzy socks). I hydrate my face with all types of face cream.
3. I get up every hour to stretch, exercise, and drink a cup of water (my joints make it almost impossible to sleep on a plane without being sleeping drugged up and I hate sleeping pills). Hydration and stretching is so so so important on the airplane!
4. 6 hours into the flight I apply my face mask.
5. 8 hours into the flight I re-apply lotion to my arms, legs, and face.
6. The last meal before we land is accompanied by the lights coming on, so that’s my cue to head to the washroom to change again. There will be a crowd of people after breakfast waiting for the washroom! Time to have a towel shower! Shower wipes are awesome for this! I reapply deodorant, apply fresh BB Cream, white eyeshadow to open my tired looking eyes, a little mascara, and maybe eyeliner. I fix my hair. SHAZAAAAAAM!
7. I arrive at my chair looking fresh, and breakfast is just being served. I don’t have to worry about waiting in a huge pee lineup for the washroom, so I just sit back and enjoy my coffee. And my broken sad back and hips. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA.
A couple final things that really make my life happy when traveling. I bought those fold up slipper shoes and I always toss those in my travel bag. Great on the plane and for walking or running at the airport between those holycrapweregonnamissourflightgogogogogoog moments. I also pack a mini “drug” kit that’s made for organizing your daily pill. I keep just 2-3 of all the medicine of the rainbow in there! Back relaxant, anti-diharrea, anti-nausea, pain killer, Ginger Eno, throat lozenges, cough medicine, allergy pills, you name it! And last, I have a travel wallet! It’s a normal wallet that has none of my stamp cards, bus passes, or any other things you don’t need for traveling that you accidentally pack. My travel wallet gets my bank cards, ID, and medical info and NO coins. I switch into that wallet as soon as I know I’m traveling and it makes for a nice slim wallet.
So what are your travel routines on the airplane? Do you agree with my new OMG how to look fabulous while traveling campaign or are you still firmly into your comfy jogging pants? Let me know!