Sunday, 31 January 2010

A Beauty Blogger's Shipwrecked Survival Kit

Ahoooy there shipmates!
So picture the scene. You are set to be castaway on some idyllic paradise (as pictured above) for the unforeseeable future. Sounds pretty heavenly to me! The only downside is: you are only allowed to take 5 beauty/make up products with you. Eeeek!
So what would be your travel essentials? What would have to be a 'must' in your beauty survival kit?
I often think about this condumdrum and it took me a while to come up with my 5 essentials, but I did it and it has made me re-evaluate my makeup/beauty needs! Not saying it will stop me purchasing excessively and unnecessarily, (let's not be silly now) but it did make me feel rather saintly for a while!
Oh and FYI, the local tribe of the island will be providing us with suntan lotion, so no need to list that!! :)
So here goes...

No.1: Vaseline
Maybs quite an obvious one, but even those days when I'm not stranded on a desert island, this is such an essential in my bag. With sun exposure comes chapped dy lips, and no beach babe wants that going down when there's cute marooned pirates running ragged on the beach!

No. 2: Tweezers
I have a real thing about unruly eyebrows! I am quite obsessed about maintaining pretty brows and I just know that if I didn't have these babies in my survival kit, I would literally be burying my head in the sand! (I just hope the tribe have a miror to hand that I can borrow...!)

No. 3: Coconut Oil
Whenever I use this product, the smell alone transports me to another paradise far far away from Essex! And it really does do wonders for my hair.  Sea water and the sun makes my hair one angry frizz ball! This stuff however really deeply conditions my hair and puts back in all the moisture and shine! I would be hoping that The Body Shop could commision an industrial size pot though for my trip!

No. 4: L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara
I think mascara would be the most essential item to take with me out of my make up bag. I love this Telescopic Mascara, and would be confident to go au naturel on the beach, providing I had this to hand. Mascara just does wonders to open up the eyes and makes you look more awake, bright eyed and bushy tailed!

No. 5: Nail Varnish

I figure I will have pleny of time on my hands, in between sunbathing...swimming...spearing some fish, so I would definitely take a nail varnish with me to pass the time and keep my nails looking luscious! I would chose a pale pinky nude colour like Barry M's Hint of Pink, thus enhancing my tan to the maximum!! 

And that's it ladies. I'm not going to tag people only because I am aware of a lot of tags going around at the moment. But please, if you fancy doing this then jump onboard (get it!) and give it a go yourself! You will find it quite enlightening.


Peonies and water lilies said...

Great post, its so hard choosing just 5 products when we use so many on a daily basis.Might do this post myself x

Milly said...

Hey Fei
Aw i know it took me AGES and you soon realise it's the most basic products you rely on, on a day to day basis!
Give it a go huni

Jo said...

Great post babe... doing it now hehe. Its quite hard when you think about it haha. xxx

steph0188 said...

Great post babe, love this idea- I have no idea what I'd take though, I'd need everything :)

Becca said...

I love this post, what a fab idea!! Will be posting this soon :) I've never seen the coconut oil before, sounds great though, do you use it on wet or dry hair?? xxx

Rob said...

I will just need you princess xxxx

Milly said...

Thanks for your comments! and thank you Rob for being soppy as ever!! (love you!)
Becca - the coconut oil can be used on wet hair if you just want an intensive treatment. Shove a handful on, wrap your hair back up in the towel and leave for however long you want. But then you will need to rinse it off again as is quite heavy and greasy. Ideally, its meant to be used sparingly on dry hair to style and moisturise the ends of your hair.
Hope that helps


Zanah said...

Great post & lovely blog too!!! :) Mon Mode Blog

Laura said...

this was such a cute post! makes me want to go somewhere warm & tropical :) xx

legseleven7 said...

Just found your blog. Following and LOVE

The Fashion Teller said...

Awww cute post hun! Quite a trickey one! I have waaay too much stuff to take! Lol xxxx

essjay23x said...

This post has got me thinking. . ! Fab blog, i love it. Can't believe all the posts you've done in a couple of weeks!

Carrsky said...

I loved reading this! What a fab idea for a post :) xoxo

Kim said...

Great post! I always want to know these things lol I think it's a good way of getting to know people's essential products :)

Btw I've tagged you for an award on my blog (


Ebru said...

Milly I tagged you for the Best Blog Award :)

I have no idea what I would take because I am a girl who cannot leave the house without a make-up bag full of make-up AND more :)

Beckey♥ said...

-Great Post!,i would find this so hard.lmao, theres so many beauty products i just cannot live without!

BrionyLou said...

I did this exact post a few months ago (great minds and all that!)

Here are mine :)


VioletDaffodils said...

Love this post! Such a cool idea :D

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