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Thursday, March 10, 2011
As I've stated before, I don't wear a lot of makeup, but there are certain beauty routines I depend on.

I've dreamed since I was a young girl of being deserted on an island--it would be a nice, warm island in case I was stuck there for awhile. I could eat coconuts and fish and of course there'd have to be a fresh-water spring. I would make friends with some of the animals on the island--there would be no dangerous ones or this blog wouldn't be necessary. A pet or two would be nice. One can get lonely on a deserted island.

I can imagine the ocean tides and the trees--there would have to be trees to protect me from the sun. I'd be in the water most of the time because I love the beach, but only during the hours when the sun wasn't too hot. Remember, this is my dream, so I can make the island what I want it to be. I can imagine losing weight and getting fit walking on the sand and building fire to cook my fish--I love sushi, but not the raw fish kind. Sushi actually means vinegared rice. I would cook the fish for my sushi, and I'd have to do without the rice, but I love seaweed. I'd hope to find some of those edible flowers I wrote about the other day.

My hair would grow long and be bleached by the sun so the gray wouldn't show too badly. (Ha!) And my cellulite would go away. But all these years I've dreamed about my island, I've tried to choose the one beauty item I would absolutely have to have with me before I could be rescued. Would it be my under-eye cream? No. With coconuts all over the place, I would have plenty of oil for that.

I'll tell you if you'll tell me. Have you ever wondered, if you only had one beauty item to choose from, which one you must have?

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Hannah Alexander  
posted at 9:19 PM  
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At 9:37 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh such a rough decision! I love my makeup. LOL I guess I'd have to say mascara.

At 9:40 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Oh, lucky you, Colleen. You have such dark, beautiful eyes you don't even need mascara. I'd have to forgo my mascara for something more vital.

At 7:22 AM, Blogger Christine said...

I think on that island I'd have to say I wouldn't bother with any of it. *gasp* I don't think I could give up my cleanser and moisturizer though. Does that count as beauty products?

At 8:50 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Definitely mascara. My eyelashes are so light they look white.

At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lipstick for sure! With a tanned face, lipstick would be all that I need. =)

At 11:06 AM, Blogger Diane Marie Shaw said...

I wear the full mask of makeup, I look so much better with it all on, believe me.
If I could only have one thing it would be mascara. The sun would tan my face, and that would make it look pretty good but my lashes would need color so that you could see my eyes. Yes, definitely mascara.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Yes, Christine, cleanser and moisturizer do count as beauty product. Anything that helps you look and feel beautiful is a beauty product, in my opinion.

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Okay, Pam, that's another vote for mascara. I guess we'd have to make this, what, a two month stay? Or you girls would have to bring extra mascara.

At 11:16 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I'm with you, Alecia. If I wear no other makeup, I have to have lipstick to look alive.

And another vote for mascara by Diane. Wow. I've had such bad luck with mascara--either keeping it on or getting it off and keeping it from clumping--I finally gave up even trying to use it. Guess I need your mascara secrets.

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

My Alba coconut cream lip balm. Didn't even hesitate to think about that one :) Can't survive long without the stuff.

At 1:36 PM, Blogger Lisa Jordan said...

For me, it would have to be my moisturizer. I don't wear makeup on a daily basis because I work from home. I have decent skin, but it can get dry.

At 3:12 PM, Blogger jel said...

would chapstick count?

I don't wear makeup
( not old enough) :)

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Okay, so far we'll need a vat of coconut oil moisturizer and a vat of mascara. No one has mentioned my beauty necessity yet. Suzanne and Lisa, would that work for you?

Oh, and jel, can you use the coconut oil? My beauty aid is more of a metal variety.

At 6:39 PM, Blogger SandieP said...

I don't really wear makeup. Would sunscreen count? I'm thinking that would be a need. My foundation has sunscreen in it. Other than that, maybe some lip gloss to keep my lips from drying our.

At 6:42 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Yep, sunscreen would be a definite beauty enhancer, Sandie. That way you don't get those dark splotches like I have on my hands and arms. ;-)

At 11:52 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

It's the end of the day and I promised to share my vital beauty aid. Did you ever watch Blue Lagoon? Brooke Shields had the unibrow look. I would have that look without my tweezers.

At 1:19 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

I wouldn't go anywhere without my Bible and my Rosary (I'm Catholic). All the cosmetics and tools to make us look beautiful on the outside are really great, but if we aren't beautiful on the inside because of a rich relationship with Jesus, all the outside beauty in the world just "ain't gonna cut it." Besides, even on a desert island, if I have my Bible and Rosary (I know, it's 2 items but I think of them as one), I am NEVER alone.

P.S. Cheryl, I have the most AWESoME mascara that easy to put on, doesn't clump, and washes right off in warm water, no soap or cream needed!

At 1:53 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Bible is the ultimate beauty aid. It aids the beauty of the soul, and is vital to go everywhere with us, but it's like food-necessary. So that isn't a simple beauty aid.

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Ruthie, I need the name of that mascara!

At 1:26 PM, Blogger kLr said...

I would be by myself so I would not need makeup. Plus, when at the beach and becoming tan a person does not need makeup.

Therefore, moisturizer (and sun screen).
But, if I was going to take makeup, definitely mascara ; )

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I would never wear makeup alone, especially since there would be no mirrors to remind me. My concern is that I don't want to frighten away my rescuers. LOL

At 2:25 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

Okay so Im not into makeup but I keep thinking toothpaste and tothbrush

At 2:49 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

LOL,Kathy. Definitely. I have, however, read that there are certain types of twigs in the forests that can be used as toothbrushes. Floss would be a necessity, too.
I have my teeth cleaned every six months.

At 12:55 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

Cheryl (and anyone elso who is interested), the great mascara that I use is Clinique's Laah Power Mascara-Long Lasting Formula. If you go to any Clinique station/kiosk/store, just ask for the mascara that washes off in warm water. There are 2 brush styles in that mascara. I recommend NOT choosing the curved seems to make the mascara clump even though it doesn't clump at all with the normal round tapered brush.

Hope this helps!

At 12:58 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Thanks, Ruthie. That's helpful information!


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