5 Beauty Essentials On An Island…

Whether you are off on a tropical holiday, or simply day dreaming about the adventures of Brooke Shields in ‘Blue Lagoon’, there are a few things I would most certainly have in my paddle boat.

Here are my top 5 beauty sea-ssentials:

– Clear OPI Top Coat, RRP $19.95 at David Jones.Apart from keeping your manicure looking pristine by preventing chipping and giving it a high shine finish (wear your sunglasses, please) it’s as handy as WD40. My favourite use is to stop ladders in my stockings. Apply a little around the hole, let it dry, and it will prevent the hole from getting larger. Then you can use your stockings to catch crabs. It’s also great on earring hooks to reduce allergic reactions/prevent oxidation, sealing in rhinestones to prevent them falling out, sealing envelopes and threading a needle (polishing the end of the thread will make it easier to slide into the eye of the needle). My man even wanted me to add glitter to mine, to paint his fishing lures with. Apparently the super glossy, sparkling effect makes the lures extra-visible. Pretty handy if I’m going to be setting sail, right?

Clinique Super City Block SPF30+, RRP $36 for 30ml at Clinique.com.au. This is a brilliant, oldie-but-a-goodie, daily facial sunscreen that is perfect for sensitive, dry skin. It works well as a base under makeup, whilst the 30+ leaves me feeling confident that my skin is protected from the harsh rays of the sun. The best thing is that it doesn’t leave a white cast, so your island buddies won’t mistake you for Casper the Ghost and send an arrow right through you. It would also be advisable to may send a letter in a bottle to the nearest Clinique counter for a mass shipment. They can send it via sea mail, right onto the island. Thank you.

Portable water purifier. Apart from the fact that drinking sea water will cause a painful and lonely death from severe dehydration, I simply love drinking lots of water throughout the day. It will keep your insides very happy – and your skin will benefit from looking clearer, more hydrated, along with reduced congestion and this, in turn, keeps a smile on my face. Take that, for a beauty sea-ssential!

Australis Mint Condition Lip Gloss, SPF 30+ in ‘Happily Ever Laughter’, RRP $8.95 at Priceline. This is a budget friendly, your-lips-but-better, glossy nude pink that boasts great sun protection and has a refreshing mint fragrance. It’s brilliant for a natural, beachy look – think about it, matte red lipstick is simply a no-go zone if you’re trying to hand-spear fish in murky sand.

-Lastly, your favorite waterproof mascara. Mine is Lancome’s Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara, RRP $52 for 6.5g at Myer/David Jones. A beautiful, volumising mascara with an s-shaped brush that will grab every single lash, leaving them looking plump, sultry and luscious. Perfect to grab the attention of the tribe’s elder (if you are in that sort of thing). It’s also completely waterproof, meaning that you simply will not find any raccoons inhabiting the island.

What are your top 5 beauty products if you were stuck on an island?

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64 Comments

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Sunday 24th February, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Sunscreen and lipbalm make my list.

  • jodyxo
    Reply jodyxo Wednesday 11th July, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    my beauty essentials would be
    1. MooGoo Full Cream Moisturiser
    2. sunscreen!!
    3. lip balm
    4. herbal essences hello hydration shampoo && conditioner
    5. aveeno body moisturiser (:

  • Reply ozproductjunkie Friday 8th June, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    My 5 –
    * Sunscreen
    * Paw Paw ointment
    * rosehip oil
    * Sorbelene
    * waterproof mascara 😉

  • Reply storm7 Wednesday 6th June, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    VERY NICE ALL OF THEM…

  • Reply chloelucille Tuesday 5th June, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Nail polish idea with tights is definitely the best idea I’ve read in a very long time, I’m constantly getting ladders and holes in mine!

  • Reply AmberB Sunday 20th May, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Water purifier – brilliant!

  • Reply fayzeedayzee Wednesday 29th February, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Sorbolene
    Sorbolene
    Sorbolene
    water purefier
    and Sorbolene 😎

  • Reply Tessa Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    water purifier! Brilliant!

  • porsha
    Reply porsha Saturday 25th February, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Definitely need the mint lip gloss and the water proof mascara, oh and of course the waterproof mascara.

  • porsha
    Reply porsha Saturday 25th February, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Yes, I agree. Definitely need Portable water purifier, Australis lip condition lip gloss and Lancome waterproof mascara.

  • Reply Danielle Friday 24th February, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    great ideas!

  • lexandthecity
    Reply lexandthecity Thursday 23rd February, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I couldn’t agree more with No.1

  • Reply lucinda Friday 17th February, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Very Useful

  • Reply Ellie-May Wednesday 15th February, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Bronzing creme is a must! sun-kissed skin? lovesit!

  • Reply indiana Monday 13th February, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I find the O.P.I nail range to be superior to others but i have trouble with the crackle effect one

  • Reply janebear Sunday 12th February, 2012 at 2:09 am

    i would not be able to survive without my britta water filter at university!

  • Reply lara.heaton Thursday 9th February, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Body shop products!

  • Reply Zerotolove Wednesday 8th February, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Wish I’d seen this earlier, just returned from my island holiday and I’m burnt to a crisp 🙁

  • Reply midnightstarfish Monday 6th February, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    sun block sun block 🙂 too true

  • Reply sappheire Saturday 4th February, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Australis is always rich in colour

  • Reply MsKimo Saturday 4th February, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Probably 4/5 of yours are my beauty essentials. A dry shampoo would replace the nail polish. 😛

  • Reply thugsy Saturday 4th February, 2012 at 9:38 am

    ?

  • Reply doogs Saturday 4th February, 2012 at 9:36 am

    interesting

  • Reply bardie Saturday 4th February, 2012 at 9:32 am

    nice

  • Reply jarjar Saturday 4th February, 2012 at 9:28 am

    great

  • Reply UNoPoo Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Portable water purifier! Great idea!

  • Reply shell0606 Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Great tips

  • Reply chris Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    OPI is a winner

  • Reply tessarella Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Definitely a water purifier, and some sunscreen!

  • Reply darling Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    kewl

  • Reply xoxoMayy Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 11:24 am

    the water purifier is a smart idea!

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Great prods!

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I’ll need my clinique super city block as well!

  • sbooth29
    Reply sbooth29 Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 9:56 am

    thank you for this!

  • Reply juliew Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 5:43 am

    interesting

  • Reply stels Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 5:00 am

    great post!

  • kailaferrelli
    Reply kailaferrelli Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 1:03 am

    haha thanks, great article.

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Lancome Hypnose is my fav too.. But at that price is rarely gets purchased any more.

    • Reply chocolatelace Friday 3rd February, 2012 at 1:38 am

      definitely pick this up overseas if you can!

  • Reply sappheire Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I just love the water purifiers in summer spritzing everywhere we go

  • Reply ichigolove01 Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I love the Clinique Super City Block!

  • Reply traanster Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    LOL, these are pretty cool.

  • Reply mandystsai1 Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    The coat for stockings seem really useful.

  • Reply JENNIFAARRH Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    hahahah portable water purifier

  • Myra
    Reply myra00 Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Some lovely ideas here!

  • Reply nessesatee2 Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    interesting!

  • Reply sallync Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    And a chef to prepare me gourmet tropical treats!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Got to have the lip gloss:) Amust for me

  • Reply Chanels_Allure Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Dont forget a strong man to build a fire and catch fish!

  • Reply Tashie Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Lipgloss & mascara…its all i need!!

  • andthebirds
    Reply andthebirds Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    time to get new mascara!

  • Reply whatsupmonkey Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Nail polish first?

  • Reply KNY Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Sunscreen, sunnies, hat, hubby

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    My 5:
    1. Sunscreen
    2. Bi-Carb (totally agree with dapperdolly on this one)
    3. Soap
    3. Waterproof Mascara
    4. Sorbolene Cream

  • Reply lynn Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    love this

  • Reply Whatthe Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Love a waterproof massie! Oh and the Australis lip stuff is one I need!

  • Reply dapperdolly Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 11:23 am

    The water purifier and: 2) Soap – it’s very easy for the human body to deteriorate if unclean to extreme extents especially if you get wounded.
    3) A change of clothes. 4 & 5) Bicarbonate of soda and hydrogen peroxide (3% food grade) can be used for everything from cleaning to beauty e.g. brushing/rinsing the mouth, washing the hair, gargling, cleaning ear infections, astringent.

    • Viggy
      Reply Viggy Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Brilliant and logical…

      Why would anyone need mascara in such conditions? :-S

  • Reply Clair Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 10:47 am

    haha i love this article!!

  • Reply lieuloves Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 10:47 am

    this is great!

  • Reply fifi73 Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Ooh I’d love to try the Australis mint condition lip gloss, it sounds delightful….

  • Reply linhyy Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 10:17 am

    i love most of the lancome mascaras

    • Zoe93
      Reply Zoe93 Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      I agree, I often get complements & asked what mascara I use 🙂

  • Reply teekendall Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 10:07 am

    A luxurious, rich body lotion or body butter to keep that sun kissed look nice and moisturised.

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