I realized I didn’t wish you since 2018 begun, but here goes nothing- “Happy New Year!” I hope you all have a blessed year and joyful times ahead.
Sidestepping my routine forgetfulness, I have a fun topic I thought I’d write about today. I was wondering about the things I’d have in hand if I was ever stranded on an island for a few hours. Because that’s how favorably things work, right? Life only gives a timeout for a *few” hours, according to my brain. *facepalm*
Truth is, I’d scream bloody murder if I was stranded on an island for more than three hours without food. But I thought, let’s indulge in some wishful thinking and establish myself fictionally as a level-headed, accommodating person in the face of disturbances.
These five things I chose are nevertheless practical to me, because they would distract me till I was picked up by a helicopter. Riiiiiight. Let’s jump right in and take a look-ity, shall we?
I may be careless every now and then, but not to the extent of not carrying a sunscreen with me. My skin tone, is prone to tanning more than burning. But even I know that too long in the sun would ensure that I tan so much that I’d blend with my surroundings. Also, sunburn isn’t partial to cool vs warm skin tones. We all pay the price, if we skip on this white stuff. *nudge nudge, wink wink*
The only sunscreen that I own since the past year is Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Sunscreen ‘Ultra Radiance’. It has a megawatt SPF 50, which means that I can lather this on without thinking twice about sun damage. It claims to have protection against UVA and UVB (linked to darkening, aging, sunburn and skin cancer!), is non-greasy, oil free and water resistant up to 80 minutes.
This lotion sunscreen has a pleasant fragrance, nothing too overpowering. I use it on my face and my body, and have used it under makeup as well. I like how smoothly and quickly it absorbs into my skin, and it does moisturize a fair bit as well. But about prevent tanning.. not the best out there. It helps with the tan prevention for about an hour, but you definitely need to reapply after. Since I do have a few hours to kill on the island, I might slather this one over, and over, and over…
Bruh, what are you even doing if you don’t have sunglasses when stranded on an island? I judge you hardcore for that–jk, to each their own. But it is an essential for me in that haranguing circumstance, because I have pathetically sun-sensitive eyes.
My eyes start to water and burn if I don’t wear any sunglasses on a sunny day out, brand and style be damned. I have a few cheap pairs and then there’s this Michael Kors sunglasses. I have it in their ‘Chelsea’ style, with a mirrored aviator set within a golden frame. I love that this particular pair is quite affordable, protects well against the sun (rating of 2 on sun protection=good) and looks pretty awesome too. My lens are purple or violet toned, which is a unique color.
So if you’re hollering for me on the island, I’ll be here wearing my Chelsea sunglasses and..
The book worm that I am, I think I’d rather have that than a gadget in hand while stranded on this island. Now, I could easily be carrying a novel 9 on 10 times. But just this once, I decided I’d rather read a fashion magazine. And my choice of magazine is InStyle, which I actually receive every month at home.
I love the glossy pages, the ads and the stories tumbling out of it, the fragrance tabs hidden within which I can rub all over my arm pits in case they start stinking (TMI, girl, TMI). But my most favorite part of magazine reading has got to be the trend pages. Man I just press the pause button and drink it all in for a long time. It’s so alluring and also cool to know whether I have that trend piece in my wardrobe or not.
Magazines are a great way to kill time on the island, and I can also use them for another thing. That’s what you’ll read below.
Notebook & Pen
I actually like to doodle when I’m talking on the phone, or when I’m so bored and have nothing else to do. I will draw random stars, concentric hearts and comical cats. But let’s unleash the artist in me, hmm?
I might just copy an illustration from the magazine onto the small notebook’s pages and suddenly discover a talent I never knew I had! If you didn’t see the sarcasm here and took me seriously, you REALLY need to read some of my previous posts like this one.
I might also find myself bitten by the creative bug, and start penning down thoughts and short stories. This is something I really do, to articulate to my confused self what I’m really feeling.
When left all alone with nowhere to go, I… I need to be on the island to finish the rest, okay?
This is one beauty product I kind of need, whether it is summer, winter or whatever. My lips stay dry throughout all seasons, and I depend on lip balms to save them from dying on my face. Yes, I meant dying and not drying. Where’s the sense in that? *Goes looking for it*
I have been crushing on Smith’s Rosebud Salve since September, and I won’t be separated from it. Even alone on an island, I’ll clutch it to my heart and then rub it on my lips with a sigh of relief. I love how moisturizing it is, and the multipurpose uses it has. I use it as a lip balm, to moisturize my dry knuckles, as a highlight, and as an eye gloss. Even my husband dips in to the little tub and uses it regularly.
Speaking of which, WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME STRANDED HERE, HUSBAND?!?!?! Okay, get me a giant slice of chocolate cake and let’s call it a truce.
What are the five things you’d carry if you were stranded on an island? Think practical, think wild, think anything you’d want. I’d like to read what you have to say. Drop a comment if you want to chit chat; I’m ready for you! 🙂
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