#CocoBeauty : Millennials Hand Luggage Heroes

As millennials, here at House of Coco we spend more time than ever on aeroplanes travelling between cities, countries and continents for a few nights away, and our all-important hand luggage needs to be packed with precision and style.

Our most important pieces of kit while travelling, as with all millennials, includes; a laptop or notebook, camera and smart phone.  Not forgetting all the chargers, universal plugs and headphones we need.  This means that our luggage itself needs to be robust, lightweight, have pockets inside and out, be on wheels, and potentially be dual purpose.

From a skincare perspective, we usually pack a small cosmetics bag consisting of essential products that are multi-purpose.  Most of our sprays, creams, and serums are available in travel sizes, or we decant into travel-sized bottles.

#TeamCoco’s fave luggage collection for this summer is from Samsonite, we love the Paradriver Light Duffle On Wheels in ‘Jeans Blue’, which doubles as a backpack, we’re also loving the matching Paradriver Light Backpack in medium making it small enough to pack within the duffle, and we’re into the simple but effective Paradriver Light Cross-Over for passport, cash and docs.








Paradriver Duffle On Wheels is priced at £155, sizing is 55cm (cabin sized) and is ideal for a 2-night trip away.  The Paradriver Backpack in medium is priced at £69 and holds 16L.  And, the Paradriver Cross-Over is priced at £33 and holds 6L. Search online for Samsonite Paradriver Light.

Some of our core skincare essentials for travelling by plane include Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre, Lord & Berry Lip Oil Potion, The Jojoba Company 100% Natural Australian Jojoba, Know Cosmetics No Dark Shadows, Accessorize LoveLily, Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF30, Bioderma Atoderma Hand Cream, and WunderLift by Wunder2.

Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre is a 6-in-1 mini miracle worker on the plane. It helps to moisturise, acts as a primer, makeup remover, aftershave cream and even a baby care product, a fuss free all rounder.  £13 for 30ml from Boots or FeelUnique.

Lord & Berry Lip Oil Potion is a fluid lip treatment with essentials oils and active ingredients, helping to shield and moisturise lips whilst giving a glossy look: perfect for dry lips onboard a plane.  £14 from Lord & Berry.

The Jojoba Company 100% Natural Australian Jojoba helps to support the skins natural health. It’s soothing, balancing and nourishing for the skin, cuticles, hair, hands and lips, it also helps protect the skin from acne, sunburn and insect bites: another major multi-purpose product.  £12.99 from The Jojoba Company.

Know Cosmetics No Dark Shadows, is a concealer, highlighter, and enhancer for under the eyes, riding of dark circles and brightening tired eyes ready for disembarking the plane.  £15 from Know Cosmetics.

Accessorize LoveLily is a small yummy fragrance containing notes of raspberry, orange and bergamot: a wonderful summer scent.  £19 for 75ml from Accessorise.

Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF30 Moisturising Anti-UV Mist moisturises and protects the face while preventing cutaneous aging.  It is ideal for sensitive skin and aeroplane dehydrated skin, this care water with fresh and invisible texture leaves skin intensely moisturised for a long time.  £9.50 from Boots.

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Bioderma Atoderma Hands and Nails is an ultra repair hand cream for dry and damaged hands and nails.  It nourishes, calms and protects the skin on the most used part of the body.  £4.90 from Boots.

WunderLift by Wunder2 is a firming and lifting anti-wrinkle serum designed to eliminate the appearance of dark circles and fine lines for up to 8-hours.  Whether on a long-haul or short-haul flight Wunderlift stays put for the duration of the day (or night) with no smudging and no sliding.  The eye area is left smooth, soft and natural-looking, for a long-lasting and youthful appearance.  £19.95 from Wunder2.

Rachel McAlley

Rachel is currently a UK travel writer and beauty writer for House of Coco, she spends most of the week locked away in her country garden studio watching the world whizz by, and most of the weekend whizzing around the UK!

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