Everyone jokes that every family needs a lawyer and a doctor, but I’d like to add make up artist to that list. My cousin Erica is a fabulous professional makeup artist and the beauty blogger behind Pretty Pleased, her site featuring beauty tips and tricks, her insider advice. I thought she could bring a little of that beauty wisdom over to The Kitchy Kitchen, so she’ll be here blogging once a month. Stay tuned for all things pretty and lovely!

Airplane trips can really do a number on skin.  The recycled oxygen dries it out, making it feel tight and irritated.  There are a few things I always carry with me that make a huge difference in making me look and feel better while traveling. Skin gets stripped of all the goods so spritzing a moisturizing facial spray a few times during the flight helps bring some moisture back. (Just make sure it’s travel friendly and only 4 oz or less).  Continually applying some lip balm, will keep them crack-free.  Same goes for hand cream.  If you’re like me, and don’t like leaving the house without at least some mascara, then your peepers will want a re-do. When the flight is near it’s end, wipe everything off with facial wipes and re-apply.  Furry teeth after cups of ginger ale make brushing my teeth feel like a slice of heaven, so bring a travel toothbrush and toothpaste.  Following these tips will help you feel more refreshed when you touch down at your destination.  Bon Voyage!


Moisturizing Facial Spray – John Masters Organics Rose & Aloe Hydrating Toning Mist


Tinted Lip Balm – Vaseline Lip Therapy in ‘Rosy Lips’

Hand Cream – Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve


Mascara – Nars Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara


Facial Wipes – Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes


Travel Toothbrush/Toothpaste


Dop Kit – Joshu + Vela