ELLE Canada editors share their best tips.
Noreen Flanagan “If you want to feel like you’re flying first class when the reality is you’re booked for coach, roll the dice and choose a seat in the last row of the plane. In the past year alone, I’ve scored the entire row to myself on six different flights. There are no bubbles, but as soon as I put on my Chanel sleep mask and lie down under my cashmerescarf-cum-throw, it’s almost as good as being at the front of the plane. Almost.” Carli Whitwell “I’m Garfield levels of lazy in the morning. So, in order to actually pull off an a.m. workout, I lay my clothes beside my bed the night before. I’m up and out the door before I even comprehend that I’m no longer under the duvet.” Victoria DiPlacido “My nails do not grow—they splinter and break. I can never seem to get into the routine of putting nail strengthener on before bed—the traditional just-leave-the-bottle-on-yournightstand-in-easy-reach hack does nothing for me. So I found another route: regular gel manicures. The gel acts as training wheels for my nails, reminding them the way to grow is up, not across or down. After two recent backto-back gel manicures (about two weeks apart), my nails are the longest they’ve been in years.” Liz Guber “I’ll often just put moisturizer on my brows because gel is, ugh, too much work.” Sarah Laing “I’ve stopped feeling bound to finish books I’m not enjoying. If I don’t like it within the first chapter or so, I move on!” h