Travelling With Neom

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Over the past weeks of living out of a suitcase, I think I've developed a pretty decent survival kit. The best intention is to find that balance between my skincare obsession & the art of light-packing. As it turns out, I'm not a big fan of hotel products when it comes to travelling. Anyways, I teamed up with 10/10 hope to try out a few new products from Neom Organic, and I have to say I am impressed with the products I went for! 

So without further ado, here's what I took to New York with me...and what I love about each one. 

一轉眼,在紐約已經待上將近三個禮拜,也趁月底要回台灣前,硬是在行程中加入短暫的四天輕旅行,前往洛杉磯。這兩年因為許多原因,時常在打包行李,隨著目的地的不同,放進美容包的各種產品也得做微調,加上我本身不愛用飯店提供的產品,所以從洗臉一路到洗頭洗澡我都會自己準備(笑)這次,離開將近一個月,特別帶上 Neom 的產品,發現有幾項漸漸成了我的心頭好。

不分享可惜,一起來看看吧。

neomTranquillity Bath Foam + Intense Night Repair Oil

I don't often have time to sit in a bath, which is why is when I do, I'm very picky with the scent of the bath foam. The Tranquillity Bath Foam is a life saver, soaking yourself in the foam of lavender is soooo relaxing! Plus, the scent of basil and jasmine comforts the mind after a long day. 

The minute I put on the Night Repair Oil, I was a believer. It instantly transformed the skin to something more velvet like and I didn't know how and why but I want it on my body fast. Even though it's Summer, New York turns out to be a pretty dry place. And with all the walking my legs and heels struggle to stay soft. The slightly floral scent oil is hardly too oily, per se, and the skin just drinks it up. This product also works as a great hair oil if you have dry edges! 

相信很多人都和我一樣,平時很少有時間可以泡澡。於是,每次旅行,我都會盡量預定有浴缸的住宿,在隔天不用特別早起的狀況下,放點熱水,舒緩長期繃緊的神經。Neom 的舒緩恬睡泡泡浴,真的是這次旅遊的救星。每天回旅館雖然都全身疲憊,但不曉得是不是因為在紐約太興奮,真的要入睡還是很難。這款泡泡浴的薰衣草味有助眠的的效果,裡頭包含的茉莉油成份更能放鬆心情。旅遊時每週一到兩次,讓身心靈都有更愉悅的感受,十分推薦。

泡完澡後,我喜歡搭配同個系列的舒緩油來為肌膚做滋潤。雖然是夏天,但美國天氣也算乾燥,加上在這裡幾乎每天都要走好多路,腳後跟的皮膚跟著粗糙起來。有著淡花香的身體油的質地很輕,在不讓人感到油膩的狀況下,給予我們最好的保濕。沐浴後,細細地用 Neom 舒緩油按摩,是睡前最療癒人心的時光。值得一提的是,這項產品也能拿來修護乾燥的髮尾喔。

neomPerfect Night's Sleep Mist 

I don't fully understand the magic of pillow mist, but I do know they have saved me so many insomnia nights, especially during my time abroad. I've been using this for the past two weeks, and now it's always on the bedside table of my hotel room, meaning – I slept like a baby. 

我是一個很難入睡也很難睡得很好的人,就連大家說按摩會睡著我也很少發生(淚)所以為了讓自己旅遊時可以順利睡著不拖到隔天行程,這次也把舒緩恬睡枕頭噴霧打包進行李。其實我本來對這樣的東西半信半疑,覺得超過20年的睡眠問題怎麼可能這麼簡單就解決?沒想到,三個星期下來,被怡人的氣味說服成主顧,現在已經是在床頭櫃的必需品了呢。

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Therapeutic Treatment Mini

My secret weapon for jet lags. Up to this point, I honestly think Neom has the scent formula down. It is so surprising how the right scent can change your life. During my first few days in New York, I was suffering from the weirdest schedule ever. Feeling sleepy during lunch and dinner, and waking up around 4 am. I switch it up between The Great Day Mood and Burst of Energy, depending on how I feel. These mini bottles are designed for any sorts of jet-setters, very easy to carry. I love the rolling design, making them an excellent double use product. You can use it as a jet lag cure by rolling it on your wrist, or just a fragrance alternative. 

寫到這裡,開始由衷佩服 Neom 透過香氛傳遞意境的能力。不曉得大家對抗時差的方法是什麼?紐約與台灣時間剛剛好有著12小時的時差,日夜顛倒。也就是說,中午的時候會昏昏欲睡,但接近半夜精神又來了。而我前面這幾天,就是靠 Neom 的滾珠香氛油來提振精神,日安美好活力綻放兩款交替使用。日安美好系列是清新的薄荷香,白天精神真的很不好的時候,我會塗在太陽穴來增強效果;活力綻放則是淡雅的葡萄柚味,甘甜不膩,適合塗在手腕當香水使用。

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Putting together a beauty routine when you have an entire cabinet to fill is one thing. Coming up with with the same productive routine while you're on the road is something entirely different. With limited luggage space and weather concerns, your skincare travel armour should be a lot more thought through, in my opinion. As I'm currently in my third week in the states, I'd like to say I'm pretty happy with what I've got. 

Emotionally it feels like I've been travelling forever. But don't consider this a complaint. Rather, it's just me looking forward to the good things heading our way. And just like this, while I'm writing this, I'm catching a 5-hour flight to Los Angeles in less than six hours. I should be in bed, good night. x

Neom Organic 是來自英國的品牌,創辦人 Nicola 原先在時尚雜誌任職,由於工作壓力大,導致自己長期缺乏睡眠品質。正因如此,使她發現了香氛與生活的緊密關係,進而創立了品牌。她在一場訪談中曾說,每個系列,都有其針對之處,而一款療癒的香氛,通常需要二至三年的實驗搭配;所以,比起香氣保養,Neom 在她心中反而更接近所謂的 well being 品牌。是啊,嗅覺固然無形,卻時時刻刻影響著我們。在各方面保養其實也是生活態度的一種,由內而外照顧好自己,才能更有自信面對接下來的挑戰。

雖然比起之前,這次離開的時間不算長,但心裡卻覺得特別久。或許是因為對於接下來要回英國的實習和巴黎工作太期待了,等不及再這裡跟大家分享。明天即將搭早班班機前往洛杉磯,行李剛整理完,西岸比起東岸紐約又是不同景色,想到這裡,嘴角又開始上揚了。

in collaboration with 10/10 Hope.// shot on Nikon DF with 50mm lens.