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Beauty Spotlight: My Turn on a Desert Island

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It’s my turn on the Beauty Spotlight Team Desert Island. They decided that after the week I had with AT&T disconnecting me from my site, they thought I needed to a bit to “disconnect” deliberately, alone on a sandy beach. I’m all for that. But, I’ll be damned if I am going there unprepared.

Thankfully, they are letting me take 12 things I think I’m going to need, and they have generously left me plenty of sunscreen and lip balm so I don’t have to worry about those. I tried to be a wee bit practical (*well, as practical as you can be taking beauty products to a deserted island) and even tried to multi-task a few things, too.

Without further ado, let’s check and see what I “needed” on the island:

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Dermorganics Leave-In Treatment: My hair is going to take a beating from the sun and the salt water, so I am going to keep it coated with this sweet smelling argan oil to help keep it as healthy as possible.

Tweezerman Pointed Slant tweezers: This two way tweezer allows for regular slanted grooming, but it also has a really sharp point for fine detail work, whether it be on those teeny brow hairs that show up overnight or pulling out the inevitable splinter I am sure to get while trying to construct some type of shelter.

Mario Badescu SPF 30 Moisturizer: I know that I am going to be slathering on the sunscreen, but I am still going to need to moisturizer like a fiend to keep my skin soft after getting beat by the sun & salt water. And, adding in some more sunscreen sure won’t hurt anything, either.

A bamboo towel: As every hitchhiker/traveler knows, a towel is one of the most important things you can have. And, if you can have one that is organic, absorbs faster than cotton AND is soft? Then you are richer than jewels – at least if you are stranded on a beach.

Mally Beauty “In The Buff” palette: Seriously, are you guys sick of me talking about this palette, yet? You had to know it was going to be on this list, esp since it includes the eyeshadow primer that locks in the color, even when I’m sweating on the beach. Plus, these colors look really good when applied wet, which is great since I am going to be surrounded by water!

Secret Clinical Waterproof Deodorant: It’s a fact that you will get sweaty and nasty on the island. Yes, I know that I am not going to be around other people, but I don’t want to smell myself. (*You *know* it’s bad when you can smell yourself, right?). Enter the clinical strength deodorant. And since I am surrounded by water, AND sweating, to have a waterproof version is ideal.

Mally Beauty Volumizing Waterproof Mascara: We all know that I am rarely without mascara on. Except I *hate* waterproof mascara – it just feels heavy on my eyes, if that makes sense. So, color me surprised when I used a tube of Mally mascara, in the pink tube, for almost 3 months before I realized it was the waterproof formula. It just didn’t feel like any waterproof formula I had tried before. And, that is why it is a no-brainer that I would include this one to go to the island with me, for sure.

Neosporin + Pain Relief: I am of a mind that Neosporin can heal almost anything short of a broken bone & even then it will do all it can to keep infection from getting in the broken skin. See? It’s tough. And, add in pain relief? Yeah, it’s a double duty helper. And, we all know that I *am* going to hurt myself in some way on this island, and I’m going to need this. Plus, if my skin starts rebelling, this can be used to help heal all kinds of eruptions that I have probably picked at and made worse, just from boredom.

Goody QuikStyle Comb: Playing in the surf is going to make my hair a tangled mess. That is where this comb, with its two rows of off-set teeth comes in. Its wide tooth style makes it super easy to detangle hair quickly, and even gets more water out of the hair at the same time. And, since I more than likely have a Scrunchie wrapped around the handle, I’m am calling that part of my comb and not a separate item in my product count. icon wink Beauty Spotlight: My Turn on a Desert Island You can bet that I am definitely rocking a scrunchie on the deserted island, where I am free from the ridicule that some folks heap on me and my comfy ponytail wrap!

Tweezerman Tweezermate 12x Magnifying Mirror: I know that I am going to be bored, which means what better thing to do than obsess over the finer details of my face? And, remember, I *do* have some pointy tweezers to play with, too. Of course, the mirror can be used for other things, like, seeing around corners or starting fires, but we all know I’m going to sit there, staring at myself. It’s going to happen.

Talika Lash Conditioning Cleanser: I know I have told you guys about this Holy Grail eye makeup remover before, so you know there was no way I was going to this island without it. My eyes are just going to be roughed up with the salt water, so they are going to need to be soothed and this will do just that. Besides, I’m going to need to take that waterproof makeup off at some point, right?

Votre Vu Tarte D’Amande Souffle Riche Pour Le Corps: No matter how much sunscreen I am layering on, my skin is still going to be getting dried out from the sun and salt water. So, when I am laying on the beach, counting stars, I am going to have this delicious smelling, uber-rich lotion all over my body to try to keep it as supple as possible. If I’m going to have to put it on thick on the daily, I’m going to want something that I love smelling all the time. This more than takes care of that.

So, that’s what I would take and why I needed to include’em in my pack. What about you? What beauty products would you take if you were stepping away from society for a bit?

*Disclaimer: Some of these products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration, and some of them were paid for with my hard-earned cash. Either way, my opinions are my own.

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Beauty Spotlight 3/17/2013

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Pink Sith has managed to forge a connection between the new Lise Watier Power Pink Blush and the Groundhog Illuminati. Of course!

If you favor pinky peachy nude lips, like Helen from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog , then prepare to be dazzled by the new Chantecaille Lip Chic in Daphne and Luminous Gloss in Pink Melon. Their beauty simply cannot be overstated!

Anti-Aging foundation? Yes, please! Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out Paula’s Choice new Resist Anti-Aging Foundation and Serum.

Do the new Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadows hit the mark? Visionary Beauty shares her views on Ribbon.

Beauty Info Zone has a lot more swatches to share for the Lush Emotional Brilliance collection. If you need some motivation or just a bubbly charming post, then this is the one to read.

London MakeUp Girl gives nail wraps a try, and finds that NCLA nail wraps are pretty much goof-proof. Have a look at her efforts with the very gothic glamorous NCLA nail wraps in I Am Your Muse.

Time for a browse through the archives: Modesty Brown’s review of the lovely Pai Camellia & Rose Cleanser is just as pertinent now as it was when she first wrote the post, more than a year ago.

Perilously Pale is excited to announce that she is part of Fashion Magazine’s Beauty Panel! Check out her post telling you all about her first challenge as a member describing how she incorporates Pantone’s colour of the year Emerald into her beauty routine.

Prime Beauty is a smooth operator with the new Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colours and right on trend too!

Paula, from Older Girl Beauty, tells us about her bad self-tanner experience and wants to hear yours, too.

Even with one stolen, Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed still has a couple of glosses to swatch from the new Benefit Ultra Plush lip glosses – check them out and see if you would have been tempted to be light fingered too!

SPAMATHON – Check out polish insomniac’s swatches of the new China Glaze Hologlam Collection!

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Beauty Spotlight: Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog on a Desert Island

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This week Helen, from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog, was dropped off on the Beauty Spotlight Team Desert Island, and was only permitted to bring 12 beauty products. Given her proclivity for skincare products these restrictions presented quite a challenge, and narrowing down her choices to a mere dozes was no small feat. Can you guess what she brought with her? Click here to find out!

Beauty Spotlight 3/3/2013

beautyspotlightteam2 Beauty Spotlight 3/3/2013 The new By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipsticks take the coveted hybrid formula to a whole new level, and Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog has swatched all 10 gorgeous shades for you!

The prettiest lip palette ever!!! Pammy Blogs Beauty falls for Le Metier de Beaute’s Kaleidoscope Lip Kit.

The Pink Sith is finally back in good health, so of course her first post would be about a Taupe Eyeshadow! This one is from Real Colors and it’s called Regal Eyes Embellished Eye Shadow in Poker Face.

Cindy over at Prime Beauty chose the colorful Entice Me Eye Shadow Palette from the new Smashbox Love Me Collection for Spring 2013 and Marcia from Beauty Info Zone chose the neutral Admire Me. Who chose best? You decide.

Modesty Brown reviews the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Tinted Balm in SB02 and compares it to some other similar tinted moisturisers from her stash.

Worth the price tag? Visionary Beauty gives us her take on the new Tom Ford lip colour shines.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed had a chance to dress her lashes in all the different L’Oreal Voluminous mascaras to try and decide which one she liked best – check them out and see which one is your fave!

15 Minute Beauty has 10 easy anti-aging tips that are so easy to follow that anyone can do it!

Perilously Pale flirts with a lip colour choice for Spring from Guerlain that stands out from the usual soft pinks and peaches we are used to seeing for the season.

Jessika from polish insomniac has a wicked sweet tooth. Check out the latest Sweet Treats from Barielle that she has been sinking her teeth (and nails) into!

Have you heard of Joey Healy, the brow guru? Lisa from Beauty Info Zone shows you his amazing Elite Sculpting Tweezer along with his Oscar brow comments.

Beauty Spotlight: London MakeUp Girl on a Desert Island

It’s London MakeUp Girl’s turn to visit the Beauty Spotlight Desert Island, and she thought this would be easy peasy lemon squeezy as she likes a minimalist routine.

It actually turned out to be difficult difficult lemon difficult. Read on to find out what made the trip…

Desert Island Beauty Spotlight: London MakeUp Girl on a Desert Island

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