How to pack for long flights 

If you’re doing a long flight you want to be as comfortable as possible. You’re going to be doing a lot of waiting and sitting down and want to be as comfortable and rested as you can.

I was able to fit everything that I needed in to one bag which I recommend. Carrying lots of bag around when you’re travelling just makes you grumpy and it’s always annoying to see those people who are taking up everyones storage space on the flight because they decided to had to bring 3 massive bags.

 

img_3250

img_3237

img_3274

img_3248

I wouldn’t say no to be back here ♥

 

  1. Choose a bag that feels comfortable carrying and that has smart storage that means that you find everything quickly. You don’t want to be pulling everything out of your bag because you can’t find your passport. I chose my very well used and loved tote bag from Michael Kors. I use it for everything because it fits so much and in my opinion it is a pretty bag. I’ve actually used it so much over the years that the handles are all worn and it needs to be retired soon but it definitely does its job! It’s got two small pockets for you phone(s), a pocket with a zip that perfectly fits a MacBook air, a small pocket with a zip that I usually use for lipgloss, gum, etc, a pocket for my wallet and passport and a holder for your keys.
  2. Entertainment. On most long haul flights have the opportunity to watch films now, which is a lifesaver. But it’s also a good idea to download a film or two on your Ipad just in case. I also always bring a good book which I’m excited to read as I can easily read for a couple hours and it will just make the time go past so much quicker. Bring good headphones for films and music!
  3. Comfy clothes. If I’m going to be in the air for several hours I need to be comfortable. Fashion is not my top priority, I would rather be comfortable and rested. Wear soft trousers, comfortable shoes and nothing that’s going to be too tight or squeeze you in the wrong places. I try to bring a soft long cardigan that I can wrap around me and I always bring a big scarf with me on every flight. I use it to wrap around me if I’m cold, as a pillow or to cover my eyes if I want to sleep.
  4. Snacks and water. It’s always a good idea to bring some good snacks and water so you’re hydrated and don’t end up starving and grumpy. Drinking lots of water prevents you from becoming bloated and is also good for your skin as the air condition will make your skin dry.
  5. Makeup and skin care. Bring a few makeup and skin care items that you’re allowed in your carry on and you can apply during the flight. I wont do a full face of makeup before the flight as I will always try to sleep and your skin also becomes very dry. A good idea is to bring travelled sized moisturiser/makeup wipes/hydrating spray that you can use at the end of the flight. I would also bring a sheet mask which you can put on and are great to bring on travel. You’ll probably look a bit crazy wearing it but your skin will be glowing when you’re landing. Then you can put on some makeup just before landing if you want!

 

xx Rapunzel

How to dress for Christmas

It’s almost Christmas time! For me I consider Christmas to start on the 1st of December. I love the build up and the excitement of the big day and therefore I think the whole of December is just magical. What to wear is always a bit of a struggle though. I like dressing up but with the amount of food that everyone consumes at this time you don’t want to be wearing something too tight and uncomfortable. I have created 3 looks that I think are perfect for Christmas (pluss a bonus one that I love).

 

red-christmas

 

Elegant and classy. You can’t go wrong with a red dress for christmas♣

 

christmas-party-s

Perfect outfit for the christmas party. Little black dress with pink/nude details ♥

gold

If you’re feeling bold, try adding some sparkle and gold for the festive season♣

christmas-pjs

When you’re tired, eaten too much and walked around in heels for too long it’s time to put your christmas pyjamas on♥

 

xx Rapunzel

 

Muir woods and vine tasting

img_3503

img_3505

img_3515

img_3519

img_3508

img_3544

img_3540

 

When we were visiting San Francisco we decided to venture out one day. I have wanted to see the massive redwood trees for years and years and since we were so close to them we decided to use the opportunity and go see some. And it did not disappoint! We went to Muir Woods that are about an hour north of San Francisco and that is a national monument. Smaller than a national park, but still as beautiful and serene. You just walk around with a sense of admiration for something that has been around for so many centuries. The world is constantly changing and here you just find these majestic creatures that have lived through everything. It was the most beautiful place and I could have stayed there forever.

img_3534

img_3538

img_3536

img_3550

We also wanted to do some vine tasting so travelled to Sonoma County to do just that, and to top it off it the day finished with some beer tasting! I don’t like beer but my boyfriend was very happy and the vine was stunning so I wasn’t feeling too bad myself. We visited two vineyards, one beer brewing and had lunch in Sonoma, which was just the cutest little town. 

All in all, this was probably my favourite day that we spent in California♥

xx Rapunzel

Make up addict

img_3562

img_3565

img_3563

(Tarte tartlette tease palette, Hourglass seamless finish foundation stick, Kat Von D setting powder, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea concealer, Bobby Brown lip gloss in “buff”, Kat von D lipstick in “underage red”, Marc Jacobs lipgloss in “moonglow”)

 

 

I love makeup. I went in to Sephora a second time on my trip and went a bit crazy. I simply wanted everything I saw, especially the makeup and ended up buying a few things. It’s very rare that I spend a huge amount when I’m out shopping, but I did spend a fair amount this time and it was slightly scary but I love everything that I got. I especially love the hourglass foundation, it looks natural on the skin yet has a medium to full coverage and smooths out on the skin really easily. Both the lipstick and the setting powder from Kat Von D has amazing staying power so I will definitely buy more from her line. Especially as I’ve heard rumours that her line has been launch at Debenhams in the UK! Anyone knows if this is true?!

 

xx Rapunzel

My trip to Maui, Hawaii

img_3360

img_3240

img_3288

img_3286

img_3283

img_3244

img_3237

 

Okay, where do I even start. I have official been to what can only be described as paradise on earth. Maui, Hawaii, oh how you are beautiful. I have had the best week of my life, everyday has been beautiful, filled with sunshine, sand, love and happiness. Cheesy as it sounds.

As I’m sure I have mentioned earlier I went with my boyfriend. This trip was actually on behalf of my boyfriend’s job along with several 100’s others in the company. We stayed at the Four Seasons Wailea which is beyond doubt the most stunning hotel I have ever been too.We filled our days by going to the beach, chilling by the pool, and eating way too much delicious food. The perfect holiday!

 

xx Rapunzel

On my wish list in November

hello-november

 

Welcome to my belated on my wish list post for November! I’m currently on holiday and I’m spending minimal time in front of my computer so naturally there have not been many updates and this post is quite delayed. But now it’s finally here!

As it’s already November 9th a lot has already happened and it’s been the most amazing month of this year so far. I’ve been spending the beginning of this month in Maui, Hawaii and I’m now in San Francisco until I will be flying back to London in a couple days. I’m going to be devastated to go back to reality but also happy to go back to London that is such a beautiful place in the autumn.

 

♣On my wish list in November♣

 

  • Christmas shopping. I’m determined to finish a lot of my Christmas shopping by the end of the month! London is the craziest place during December and I don’t want to be running around stressed and grumpy with all my Christmas shopping left.
  • Go for runs in the park. Oh my God, I have eaten on this holiday! I can’t wait to go back to running outside in my local park and hopefully feel a bit better and healthier.
  • Movie nights in. I need some move nights in with my boyfriend for this month. Light lots of candles; snuggle up on the sofa with blankets and a nice film. Pure bliss.
  • Go to the cinema and watch Fantastic beasts and where to find them. I love (loooove) Harry Potter and am beyond excited to watch a new J.K. Rowling story at the cinema!! Can’t wait!
  • Go for lots of walk followed with delicious hot drinks inside. This is the perfect time of the year for it, not too cold and not too hot. Bring a friend or a loved one!
  • Wish for snow? *fingerscrossed*

 

 

november3

 

♣♣♣

xx Rapunzel

Pictures Pinterest

Sephora haul

img_3375

 

I’m in San Fransisco! We have now travelled from beautiful Maui and have spent a couple days in San Fransisco and will stay here a few more days until we go back to London. I’ll post a few in depth posts about both Maui and San Fransisco, but so far I have to be honest and say that Maui is definitely beating San Fransisco. Maybe not that surprising?

Anyway, I did a little shopping at Sephora the other day. For someone who is a massive beauty junky and has never shopped at Sephora this was very, very exciting! It was massive and I was so overwhelmed; I wanted to buy everything. But I was good and only got some necessities (mascara and makeup remover) and some fun skin care products from Tarte and masks from Sephora’s own brand. Can’t wait to do an at home spa night!

 

img_3376

img_3378

 

xx Rapunzel

I’m in Paradise

I’m somewhere that must surely be the definition of paradise; Maui, Hawaii. It’s so beautiful here I could almost cry! Everyday I’ve been commenting on the weather, the nature, the food, the people; it’s nothing short of perfection.

I want to enjoy the holiday as much as I can so I will do more in depth posts later and just enjoy the holiday for now. I’m staying here until Saturday and then we travel to San Fransisco!

Xx Rapunzel