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15.7.15

My Carry On Essentials

nyc travel essentials carry on blog
Guys, wow. It's been a long long time since I last posted on here. It wasn't intentional, just life got in the way. With the exception of quickly logging onto Facebook to upload some pictures from my trip to NYC, this is the first time I've turned on my laptop since the start of June. I'm surprised it turned on. I was semi-terrified it would have broken due to lack of use. But anywhooo, I'm back with a long overdue NYC carry on travel essentials. This post is picture heavy, you have been warned.
electronics for plane travelling
on board make up essentials
Our flight to NYC was the longest flight I've ever been on. Before NYC, the longest I'd ever spent on a plane was less than 3hrs, and it was to Northern Italy. Was I prepared for NYC? Yasss, absolutely. A little, too prepared as I ended up not needing half of this stuff as the onboard movies/tv shows and midway nap kept me more than occupied, thank you Delta.
Electronics : iPhone - goes without saying really doesn't it? iPod - because my iPhone has barely any storage and I needed access to any of my tunes, just incase. Back Up Charger - I assumed I wouldn't be able to charge my phone on board, I was wrong. Every iPhone user knows the struggle of a failing iPhone battery. I have this in my bag ALWAYS.
Beauty : I kept make up simple on the way over, I didn't want to be fluffing around with it too much and I wanted to look at least partially human upon arrival.
plane hand cream essentials
random plane carry ons
Random Items : a lot of these are just things I tend to keep in my regular handbag. Sanitizer, hand cream etc. The travel wipes are from aldi and came in pretty handy for wiping off make up swatches in Sephora throughout our trip. Not what I originally planned to use them for, but incredibly useful none the less. I also threw in travel sickness tablets because I'm lame and get travel sick over long distances (London was my learning experience). Gum and mints to stop ears popping, and a special k bar that went untouched because someone on the plane had a nut allergy and safety first yo!
carry on document holder
happy jackson document holder
The document holder was a gift from my friend Ellie and it was an absolute lifesaver. It made it so much easier to manage my visa, ticket, passport and money. Airports are stressful enough as it is so it was nice to have everything in one easy to access place that I could just carry in my hand till I was finished with them.
The little gold notebook is from Tesco, and contains four whole months of planning. My friend Trina and I each had one and they held everything from shopping lists to subway stops. We were ridiculously organised.
carry on bag primark
The carry on was a basic bag I picked up in Penneys a few weeks before our trip. I actually binned it in NYC rather than take it home because I needed the extra space for the shopping, aaaand I purchased a prettier bag (Michael Kors Selma ahhhhh) when I was over there.
My next post will be all NYC related so make sure you're following to see that :D or you can pop on over to my Instagram 'JesskaDenise' for a sneaky preview.
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3 comments:

Adele Miner said...

Great post, realistically though you usually just end up spending most of your time sleeping and eating on long flights haha x
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Adele Miner said...

Great post, realistically though you usually just end up spending most of your time sleeping and eating on long flights haha x
graciousghost.blogspot.com

Fatima said...

Great Post! Love your bag super cute 💜

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