Monday, January 28, 2013

My Honeymoon Beauty Regimen or Lack Thereof

Whilst packing for our dream vacation to a tropical island in the sun, I imagined all manner of nice dinner that we would go to, thinking of the new dress or two I would wear, and the bronzed, kissable face I would have with the touch of sun I got that day along with the splash of makeup I would wear over it... and so on and so forth. But what really happened was the ultimate in makeup free liberation! For one whole week, I did not use foundation or blush or mascara OH MY despite me bringing it along with us! I actually forgot my brush and gasp! didn't use one for a week. Of course my hair was a nest when I got back into the states but I still managed to look lovely and effortless with some of the bare necessities. Want to see what I actually did use on my vacation? Check it.

  • Neutrogena Sport Face Lotion SPF 70+, $9.99, An awesome way to keep your face burn free and also keep those pores unclogged. I may or may not have been guilty of using this on my chest and arms as well since I wanted to keep everything baby soft and pale.   
  • Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid, $11.99 This is what I used in the evening after being in the sun all day. Yes, I wore sunblock but even some UV rays will get in and I didn't want my skin drying out. This came in a super convenient travel size from Target. 
  • Chapstick Classic, Cherry, $1.99, sunblock is to face what chapstick is to lips. end scene  
  • Colgate Extra Clean Toothbrush, $7.34 (3 pack) Umm duh, with which to brush my teeth, like I said, bare necessities.  
  • DenTek Comfort Clean Easy Angle Floss, $2.99, again a necessity.
  • Gimme Basics Bobby Pins, $3.99, the nest needed to be kept in place as long as possible, although I am sure there are some bobby pins swimming in the Atlantic Ocean somewhere near Ambergris Caye at this point.   
  • Dove Clear Tone Anti- Perspirant Deodorant, $3.99, This is by far my favorite deodorant and really did bring it's A game so close to the Equator.  
  • Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, $5.99, ever the popular purse partner, these wipes came in handy on the honeymoon as well as in any grimy situation you may be in (ie Lollapalooza in 100 degree heat). These are perfect to feel refreshed in an instant.  
  • Goody Ouchless Hair Elastics, $4.79, where better to bring those multi color hair elastics that you only dare wear to the gym and bed, than to a foreign country where you'll never see anyone again. Me and an orange hair elastic had a grand ol' time snorkeling together... a time I'll never forget, sniffle sniffle.

What do you think of my non-existent beauty regimen? I thought it was rather freeing to not feel pressure to make it up for a full week, though I am glad to be back to my normal routine.


  1. I do the exact same thing when we go away. I figure no one knows who I am on a different continent so why torture myself :)

  2. Tell me about it! I was like "sweet freedom!"

  3. Being able to rub your eyes without worrying if you smudged your eyeliner or mascara is a wonderful feeling. It's definitely a vacation for your face haha

  4. You're totally right! That was a vacation for my face! haha

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