With a busy mother working all the time, my brother and I watched TV when we got home from school. There was no such thing as cable back then, and I remember our little black and white TV only got 2 channels. Gilligan's Island was on one of them, every day, so I have seen every episode and I am not proud to say, I probably know every line in the series.
Many times I wondered to myself, if I packed for that three hour tour and ended up living on that Island for the rest of my life, what would I bring in my makeup bag?
The thought that I would be without certain beauty items would make me nervous! I admit it! I am a slave to certain products and tools.
Having had the chance to be both a Brownie and a Bluebird and then a full fledged Girl Scout (with badges no less), I can't help but have survival thoughts to this day.
When it comes to grooming, if I had to pick, I have always thought I could get along well with three things:
1. TWEEZERS! Imagine the possiblities beyond plucking! They would be so handy for little jobs around the island. And since I would have so much time on my hands, I could pluck every hair on my body that I didn't like. I could do this for years... :-)
2. Waterproof CONCEALER! It would double as a spot foundation, and I would never look tired because I could cover up the dark circles! I would be style blog ready at all times.
3. Waterproof LIPLINER in light plum! Style confession: I have slightly crooked lips. The left side of my upper lip is fuller than the right. Not only is it crooked, but my upper lip is also larger than my bottom lip. Fortunately, it is not so noticeable unless you are looking up my nostrils, which I wouldn't let you do anyway. I tried to get the right side of my lip temporarily fixed once, with disastrous results (!), so I went back to tried and true lip liner. If the plum is the right color, it could even be used as eye liner too.
With these three items in my bag I could get along well on a deserted island (I think).
Now... what would I wear?
I might wear this, hoping that my fancy (COCONUT) dinners
would continue on the deserted island.
I would be sure to pack a silk blouse, silk skirt and a sweater,
for those few nights when an occassional ocean chill blows through.
And I would for sure pack my seamed stockings and a pair of
low heeled Prada's, like these that I snagged on eBay for $60.
I would also be wearing pearls or a necklace, preferably CHANEL,
and one that sparkles so I could attract any planes flying above.
Now it's your turn.
What THREE grooming/beauty products would you pack that would handle your grooming needs on a deserted island? You only get THREE.
See you next time!
Sweater: Tory Burch Shirt: Talbots Skirt: Escada
Shoes: Prada Necklace: 2011 CHANEL