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The Corinna B’s World Glam Italia Tour

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10 Carry On Essentials For International Flights

I spend a lot of time on planes. I’m always flying somewhere.
I like to travel light, but when it comes to long haul international flights I have a list of essentials that absolutely must come in my carry on with me.

In light of the fact that I’m about to lead the first ever 
Corinna B’s World Glam Italia Tour, and that these items have made it onto the list I’m giving the ladies on my tour, I thought you might like to check them out as well.


1. My Pashmina.
Actually, I have a few. But this giant pashmina is the one I travel with. I recommend buying real pashmina instead of a big scarf. Pashmina is super light and thin, so it packs down well, but it is also incredibly warm. 
Airlines give you blankets, but they are nasty. My son’s airline blanket last year was full of moth eaten holes – it was awful! So I circumvent any potential problems or violent skin disorders by bringing my own.
My pashmina is big enough to use as a blanket, but also can be a chic accessory or great option instead of a bulky jacket.

2. Compression Hose/Socks
Before you die laughing, know that 20 years ago I was given a pair of these by a major model prior to embarking on a trans world flight. It was one of the best gifts ever.
The theory is that on long flights when you are stuck sitting there for hours, blood, lymph and other fluids pool in your calves, ankles and feet. It can be painful, the swelling is definitely ugly, and getting into your shoes can be really tricky. 
Compression socks/hose keep the fluids moving. Deep vein thrombosis is a definite risk with long flights, and compression hose are recommended by doctors to lessen that risk.
You can actually get full hose that come up to the waist, but that looks like too much drama for me, so I just use the sock version, and swear by them. 

3. Bose headphones.


Mine aren’t the noise cancelling ones, but they are still brilliant, both for their Bose audio quality, and for their ability to knock out an enormous amount of cabin noise.

4. Travel Sized Lysol Spray

I’ve just added this one in for all airline travel, both domestic and international, after sitting for 5 hours on a plane with someone’s hair grease all over the window.
And a flight attendant told me that women routinely pull down the tray  table and change babies diapers on them, and they are seldom cleaned in between flights.
Gag me.
Now at least I can lysol down anything that looks iffy.

5. Facial Cleansing Wipes
These are essential beauty wise. I don’t fly long trips with makeup on  (you’re going to look hideous on landing if you start the trip with makeup on) but I still like to be able to cleanse my skin, especially towards the end of the flight.

6. Nude Pro Genius Treatment Oil


This is one of my all time favorite skin care products. Ever.
When you fly you lose an extra 8oz of water for every hour you are up there, which wrecks havoc on your skin. You are also stuck for hours in dirty, recycled air.
Just as I don’t want to arrive to my new destination with cankles and swollen feet, I also don’t want to arrive with dried out, lifeless, grey skin. I want my skin to glow. 
So I use Nude Pro Genius Treatment Oil several times during the flight. It is full of good stuff including Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9, and instantly hydrates your skin as well as providing nutrients and keeping it smooth and glowing.
I wrote about this wonder oil last year. You can check out all the amazing things it does here.

7. My Stephanie Johnson Miami Cosmetic Bag


I always travel with Stephanie Johnson makeup and toiletry bags – they are the best bags I’ve ever found. They not only look super chic and are endlessly functional, but they are well built too, which means all your goodies arrive at your destination in one piece, and not leaking all through your carry on bag or suitcase.
I’m in love with the Miami collection for travel because they are see through, so they sail through the TSA X-ray machines without you having to take out all your liquid and cream based beauty items or put them into ziplock bags. I love how efficient they are, as well as the fact that I can see everything inside.

8. Oribe Cote D’Azur Hair Refresher, Travel Size

Nothing on earth smells like Oribe hair products! They are divine.


This one is an essential carry on item because after a long international flight your hair not only looks trashed, but with 8 hours+ of recycled air, it smells awful too.
A quick spritz of Oribe Cote D’Azur Hair Refresher not only cuts static in your hair and makes your hairdo recoverable (so you don’t get off the plane looking awful) but it makes it smell glorious. So if the most handsome man in the world comes in for a hello kiss and a cuddle, he won’t have to pull his head away when he catches a whiff of your hair…

9. Emergenc-C
I always have packets of Emergenc-C onboard with me. I buy a couple of bottles of water before I board my flight, and make sure I drink at least 2 packets of Emergenc-C at some point during the flight. I am convinced it helps me to circumvent jet lag.
It’s all part of my theory that when your flight lands you are feeling refreshed and lovely and looking great, so that you don’t miss one minute of your trip.

10. A Journal.

I buy these leather bound journals every year in Florence. I keep track of my world and all the magnificent people I encounter in them, as well as buying them as gifts.
This year I might do a Corinna B’s World giveaway of a leather bound journal from Florence. Would you want to enter to win one?

Oribe The Collection Travel Set

This September I am leading a little group of ladies from the south on a personal tour around Italy.

We will be drinking win here at the spectacular Hotel San Pietro in Positano

Not the tour bus trip of Italy, not the Italy you see from a cruise ship, but Corinna B’s World’s Italy – essentially some of my favorite off the beaten track places combined with a few of the main places a first timer in Italy has to see.

None of the ladies have traveled internationally before, so although the trip is still 3 months out, I’m making them lists of travel essentials. Being that it’s summertime now and plenty of you will be traveling too, I’m going to share some of it with you via the blog.

If you follow this blog you’ll know that I am obsessed with Oribe hair care products.
The main hairstylist I shoot with, Drew Noreen, uses Oribe products exclusively, and is always giving me the lowdown on how to get the best out of my hair with Oribe.

Last year he turned me onto Gold Lust. 

This exquisite, light as air hair oil not only protected my color from the fierce sun and days spent in the ocean both in Sicily and on the Italian Riviera, but it also kept the condition of my hair silky, smooth and soft.
Normally after one week at the beach my hair is trashed. Last summer I was in Italy for 6 weeks, and not only was my hair easy to manage and style while I was away, but I came home with my hair still shining and looking gorgeous.

This year I already have a travel size Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil ready to go.
Actually I have everything I need for my hair in travel sizes from Oribe.

Yesterday while we were shooting a fashion story for a national magazine, Drew hooked me up with the Oribe The Collection Travel Set. (and the ladies on the Corinna B’s World Glam Italia 2014 tour are buying theirs this week!)

The Oribe The Collection Travel Set is a set of 7 single use shampoos, conditioners and masques. This gives you the opportunity to try them if you haven’t already, or for the traveler they are the ideal luxury companion, enabling you to maintain glorious locks without weighing down your travel bags.
For those of you who haven’t yet crossed over into the decadence of Oribe hair products, they not only are unparalleled in performance ( nothing makes your hair look more beautiful than Oribe!) but the smell of them is just heaven!

I will be blogging and posting pictures on Instagram from the Corinna B’s World Glam Italia 2014 Tour.
Are you already following me on Instagram (Instagram/Corinnamakeup)? If not, join me here

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I’m thinking about running some giveaways with fun items from the Corinna B’s World Glam Italia 2014 Tour, picked up along the way. 
Make sure you are following me on all my social media so that you can see the giveaway announcements and win!