Beautiful Travel with Aqeelah Harron Ally

Aqeelah Harron Ally is a top South African fashion, beauty and travel YouTuber and blogger over at Fashion Breed.

We recently asked her to share her tips for beautiful travel

How frequently do you travel? 
As often as I can! In the last year I did about five international trips and probably ten local ones.

What is your favourite travel destination?
Lisbon and Lagos in Portugal, and Krabi in Thailand too. I’ll return any day!

What is your in-flight beauty routine?
Since we lose around 2L of body water in a long haul flight, aside from drinking at least 2L of water, I also give myself one seriously layered facial! I cleanse with a wet wipe, then use two hydrating Korean skincare toners, Dior Glowbooster serum and a deep hydrating moisturiser. Then few hours later I will do a hydrating sheet mask too.

What are your most essential in-flight beauty products? 
Lots of water and products rich in hyaluronic acid are key! I also take a zinc supplement. Without all of this, I break out badly in flight in just a few short hours.

Tell us what your essential beauty products are – the first items you pack into your toiletry bag?

  1. Johnson & Johnson fresh hydration wet wipes – they’re thorough and multipurpose.
  2. Hand santizer – because preventing the spread of germs means you’re less likely to get sick.
  3. Heimish Artless Glowbase SPF50 sunblock – this product also acts as a skin corrector, make-up primer and illuminator.
  4. Dior Lip Glow tinted lip balm – because it’s super hydrating and gives your lips a pretty, glossy tint.
  5. Benefit Cosmetics brow pencil – because even if you’re not wearing make-up, you should try and fill your brows because they frame your face.


What is your favourite travel fragrance? 
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle.

What beauty essentials do you pick up in duty free or at your destination?
An original Beauty Blender and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation.

Where will you be travelling this year? 
Surprisingly, I don’t have any plans just yet!