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Monday, 9 September 2013

Desert Island Essential Products

I’ve often dreamt of being stuck on a desert island, lets face it, it wouldn’t be that bad really would it? Think of the endless sun sand and sea. However, being stuck on a desert island means that you can’t take a huge suitcase with you. I’ve often pondered over what products I’d take with me if I had to travel minimally and only take crucial products. This week, I’ve realised that I am a really bad traveller (my boyfriend can vouch for this), I pack far too many unnecessary things, so in an effort to organise myself, I think it’s time to think  about what I really do need, and prove to myself that if I was stuck on a desert island, I could easily get by with just 5 products. So here it goes, if I was only allowed 5 items with me for lets say a month or 2 of travelling, on a desert island, then these are the products that made the cut… I introduce you to my ultimate desert island survival worthy products…




Sun cream – An obvious one, but there is no way that I could be on a desert island without sun cream. I really don’t fancy burning my skin, any cream will do, as long as it’s got a good protection rating. 


Cidal Anti-bacterial soap – I recently reviewed this in my easy and affordable skin care routine blog post and I’ve got to say I am hooked on this product. There is no way that I could go on a desert island or anywhere in fact, without this. I could easily take it in the sea with me and wash my face and actually, whole body. It’s anti-bacterial so it really would keep everything clean. This is the  best multi-tasking soap and it really does keep spots away, not to mention that it’s non-drying so it still leaves my skin feeling cleansed and smooth, this could double up as a body cleanser, facial soap and hand wash. I’m pretty sure I’ve read somewhere that people use Cidal soap as a shampoo as well?! This really is the dream soap oh and it’s only £1.99 for 2 of them.
Macadamia healing oil – I absolutely swear by Macadamia and have done for around 3 years now. Ever since my hair dresser recommended it to me for damaged hair I knew that I needed it in my life. I have a large bottle of the healing oil but also a small travel sized one too, I’d simply take the little bottle as a little goes a long way with this product and this would easily last me a month. It would mean that I wouldn’t need to take conditioner with me because as soon as I’ve washed my hair, I’d just put this on as a leave in healing oil/treatment, it moisturizes and strengthens the hair which is what I’d need if stuck on a desert island with lots of harmful sunshine.

Eye Brow Tint and Eye Lash Tint set – this product is a bit of a cheat product, my wild card as I could either do this before I travel or take it with me. I have purchased this from Boots a few times now, but it’s much cheaper to buy online or from bodycare. I pay around £8.00 for it when I buy it but you can get it for around £5.00. This is the easiest way to tint your own eye lashes and eye brows, meaning you wont need an eye brow pencil or any mascara. It lasts for at least 2 weeks from my experience and your eye lashes really do look long and black, it’s amazing waking up looking like you’ve got perfect brows and like you’ve got mascara on. Your eyes don’t go flaky or dry like they do when you’ve got mascara on as this is just a dye for your natural lashes. It’s really easy to use, you mix up the paste using the instructions and then paint it on for 10 minutes. Make sure you don’t get any in your eyes though because it really does sting.

Palmers Cocoa butter – I have recently become obsessed with moisturising and have noticed such a difference in my body and skin since moisturising my whole body every day. My skin feels toned, smoother and generally looks so much nicer. Both me and my Mum swear by Palmers original cocoa butter, you know that saying, don’t fix what aint broken? Well this is the case with this, why use any other moisturiser when the original is the best? I would desperately need a moisturiser if on a desert island, my poor skin would be frazzled and be crying out for moisture, so I'd reach for Palmers.

I hope you liked this blog post. Let me know if you want to do this post too just leave the link below, I’d love to know what 5 items you’d take with you if stranded on a desert island. What would you take with you? Are there any products that you literally cannot live without? Would you take anything that I’ve chosen?

Lots of love, Em x

39 comments:

  1. I absolutely love Cidal soap, found on the bottom shelf tucked out the way in Boots but it is the best for keeping my spots at bay and my skin clear! I'm glad you love it too!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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    1. Eeeek so glad you liike it too, it's my must have now :) xxx

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  2. Might pick up the 30 day mascara and give it a go as Im heading back to uni soon! Thanks for the recommendation! Oh and please check out my Bourjois giveaway on my blog! :D

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. It's sooo good! Let me know if you like it :) x

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  3. yep suncream is a must! I would probably stick my hair up in a messy bun all the time so I don't have to worry about my hair haha x
    x
    http://laurathinksabout.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's one I'd forget on my fave list of things but if its hot hot hot I need it haha! Yeah veryyyy true! x

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  4. I love cocoa butter. I definitely swear by that. I haven't tried Macadamia oil but I am meaning too. Does it leave your hair greasy after using it?

    Rach x

    allthelittlethingsx.blogspot.com

    I have added you as one of my favourite blogs on my page.

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    1. I swear by it too, so glad you agree! Yeah macadamia is amazing, if you put the right amount on, no not at all, I put it on wet hair and I probably put more on than I should and it still doesn't make my hair greasy ever! Aw wow thank you so much Rachael! x

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  5. loved this post! thank you for sharing!
    xx

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  6. Good post - I too use this cocoa butter! I think this would be one of my five products I would take!

    Fadeelah
    www.fadeelah.co.uk

    x

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    1. Yep everyone needs some moisture in their life! x

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  7. I absolutely love the cocoa butter! its so amazing! definitely something I would take with me as well!

    Laura x

    http://laurasfashionfix.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. The 30 Day Mascara product seems interesting! So cool!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  9. Love Palmer's it smells amazing !

    http://lologlitter.blogspot.com

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  10. I've never heard of the 30 day mascara product - it sounds amazing!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  11. I swear by palmer coco butter and having been using it since i was little!
    -Linsey
    redvelvetkiss.blogspot.com

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  12. Love this! Opened my eyes to some new products that I'd like to give a try. Also love this hypothetical scenario haha, I hope no one asks me this question anytime soon because I don't even want to begin to think about taking my top 5 needed items.

    -Stina | OGStina

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    1. Thank you :) haha i know, so hypothetical but its something I always wonder haha! xx

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  13. Love that cocoa butter!

    Emma |
    Masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  14. I loved this post Em! I've used Cetaphil before which I think is quite similar to Cidal, I might have to give it a try! I'd definitely take with me my beloved eucerin lip balm, the dermalogica clean start wash off cleanser, steam cream, tweezers and argan oil :) xx

    Jess | J.S & Makeup

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    1. Aw thank you, ooo I will check that out thanks for letting me know! x ooo gonna look at steam cream too! x

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  15. A desert Island sounds pretty good to us! We love the beach! LOL. But would deff need the Macadamia Oil to protect our hair. The sun is so darn harsh on it! Great post Em!!!! :)

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    1. haha, love the beach too, could love on one! yessss def! xx

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  16. Hi, I'm your new follower!

    Yes! Cocoa butter! I cannot live without it! So glad you put that in! I would do the same!

    I'd have to take a lip balm too!

    Great post!

    Hope you can check my blog out soon!

    www.victoriaaemma.blogspot.co.uk

    Vickyy

    XO

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    1. Aw thank you. I love cocoa butterrr its a necessity! x

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  17. Nice Blog :)

    Wanna follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin, Facebook or Twitter???

    Just let me know and I will make sure to follow ya back
    xoxo

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  18. I love cocoa butter!!!!
    INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWY ON MY BLOG: http://fashionismypassion-nickey.blogspot.cz/

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  19. Lol the eye lash tint, genius! Ive not really used one of these home sets before i need to give it a whirl!

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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    1. Absolutely genius! thank you girrrrrl let me know if you do xxx

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  20. My top 5 items for a desert island experience:

    1) A Knife (For those coconuts when you get thirsty
    2) Matches or lighter or any fire starter (to cook,when it gets cold..)
    3) Cocoa Butter too!
    4) Tea Tree Oil (Works the same as your healing oil)
    5) Sarong! (Use it as a blanket,cover up, head wear, place mat, bag, and more!) Check out these sarongs here: http://www.1worldsarongs.com/

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