Hi ladies! It's been some time since my last post--I was out of town over the weekend, and am packing to leave again the morning. I thought I'd do a quick post before getting out of here, although everything in my being is looking forward to some 90 degree weather!
When packing to get away, there are a few things that I believe are absolutely necessary to pick up beforehand.
And since I'll be basking in the sun, I figured I would bring along some blot powder. I'm that girl that breaks out in a sweat while blow drying my hair--so you can imagine what the sun does to me. Although one can use a regular face powder to soak up shine, I find that that the color can build up in an unappealing cakey way, after a couple of applications. MAC's Blot Powder in Medium-Dark is my answer to this issue as it adds little to no color, and does a fine job of eliminating the glossy effect.
The familiarity of a razor can mean the difference between spots and irritation, and legs that are even-toned and smooth. Have you ever forgotten your razor, and after calling down to room service end up with something that looks like a two cent men's version? No bueno. The same goes for shaving cream--I like Alba's Coconut Lime version, as it never gets clumped up behind the blade, but I'll be trying out their Mango Vanilla formula this time around.
Deodorant and toothpaste also fall into this category. In warm weather, my preference is to go with a deodorant formula. Think about it--you're sweating more than usual, and instead of letting those toxins break free and release from your body, you plug them up more than ever with some anti-perspirant, sending them right back to where they came from. The hardcore formulas are thus reserved for special outings, and I instead keep a purse-sized natural formula in my bag. Toothpaste is almost always forgotten. Not a fan of the ingredients that make up many of the mainline toothpastes, I turn to organic formulas. The only problem is, many of them don't have the minty punch that I like in the morning. Enter Jason Organics--my favorite of them all...even the vanilla mint flavor packs major freshness.
On that note, I'll leave you with a couple of shots from this last weekend...
The first photo is the church that my dear friend was married in, while the second is a tree that I love the look of. These are the type of trees that iguanas blend into in Tonga...but we could not think of the English name for it. Does anybody know?
And who else is perplexed by how Sade stays so young looking? I want 52 to look that way for me...