After arriving in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after my last red eye, I hit the bathroom to freshen up. But I found I didn't have everything I wanted. I made a mental note (aka iPhone memo) on the things I wished I had. One of those things (c) would have been useful seven hours earlier — so I made a note of that, too. Here are six essentials I'll be sure to pack next time:
a. cleansing makeup wipes: After an overnight flight, you suddenly realize that you didn't get a chance to wash your face before going to bed. Gross. These wipes take off all the leftover makeup.
b. concealer: Now that the old stuff's off, start new. I like to add a touch of concealer under my eyes and on any problem areas. If I can choose one item of makeup to reapply, this is definitely it.
c. sleep aid: 'Nuff said.
d. dry shampoo: For some reason, airplane air makes my hair oily and disgusting. Save yourself an extra wash with this travel-size dry shampoo.
e. eye drops: They don't call it a red eye for nothing.
f. gum: Because no one likes bad breath.
What do you crave after a long flight? Leave a comment!