Picture this: You’re stranded on a remote island with twenty of the hottest, most visually stunning and genetically blessed people on the planet. You take notice of your surroundings and are mesmerized by each observation of flawless skin, shiny hair and perfectly constructed eyebrow drama. However, your trance is suddenly broken by the frightening realization that your cosmetics bag is missing, therefore you have none of your vanity-related essentials in your possession. In a state of near hysteria, you begin to imagine what will transpire within the coming hours and days. Your hair will become a tangled, unruly and scary mess within a matter of 24 hours. Mount Everest will be making an appearance on your face even sooner and your under eye area is already beginning to resemble something from a zombie apocalypse.
Mere moments before sinking into a state of superficial despair, a genie appears before you, willing to grant your wish of ten beauty necessities and pull you from the black hole of your narcissistic nightmare. Which products will you choose? Below are my choices…
Beauty Begins Within
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil and I have become close friends. This supplement controls my cramps, mood swings and other pms-related problems, while keeping my skin dewy and zit-free. It is the closest to a “happy pill” I have ever discovered, therefore I cannot imagine us parting ways any time soon. For more on why I adore this supplement, refer to this article, which I specifically crafted for all of the PMS-ridden women in the world.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
I use coconut oil every day of my life. I add it to smoothies and spread it on toast for its vast array of antifungal, antibacterial and overall health benefits. Below are a few of my favorite vanity-related uses for this lovely food:
It removes my eye makeup effortlessly, providing nurturing as well…
I shave with it and enjoy the result of buttery smooth skin…
I use it as a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment…
It is the best massage potion known to man…
When giving myself a manicure or pedicure, it is my “go-to” cuticle oil…
It is a perfect tanning elixir (offering SPF 4)…
It makes an inexpensive and effective lip balm, for only a tiny “dot” is necessary…
It smells heavenly…
The more I often I eat it, the better I look and feel…
For further discussion on the total body benefits of coconut oil, refer to this article.
Superficial Island Treasures
Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment Serum
This product is my fairy dust, for it tames my unruly and often over-processed hair (for more on my entertaining hair adventures, refer to this article), taking it from a tangled mess to a crowning glory. It smooths, comforts and nurtures while providing my hair with a soft luster and subtle glistening effect. Also, its luscious and addictive scent reminds me of exotic incense. For a more detailed review, refer to this article.
It would be an atrocity for me to even consider leaving home for one night without this miraculous device. I have an unruly, unpredictable wavy head of hair. It tangles easily no matter how healthy of condition it is in. A couple of years ago, after a night out with a hair style that required the use of half of a can of hairspray, my husband observed as I sat on the bathroom floor in frustration, feeling helpless to a knot which had somehow morphed itself into at least half of the size of my head. It reminded me of a mass of electrical cords all tangled together behind a computer desk so, needless to say, it was quite an unfortunate look. Also, it was painful. “Just cut it off,” he mumbled, before swiftly removing himself from the line of fire. That was not an acceptable response to my state of hair distress.
After a dramatic venture to Sally’s Beauty Supply for some type of hair oil, magical potion or really anything which would prevent me from being forced into a pixie cute, I returned home with this miraculous device. This product is a hair-saver and, no, I was not forced to cut any of my hair off. Go buy one. Today.
Men’s Gillette Fusion Razor
It would be an atrocity to be stranded on a deserted island with porcupine legs, especially if surrounded by the most genetically-blessed people on the planet. This is the most superior razor I have ever used, and it will forever remain one of my most beloved spring and summertime companions. I have used every pretty, shiny and girly pink razor known to man. I have regretted straying from my companion every time and, therefore, have long forgiven it for being orange, blue and the least attractive option. It produces smooth, flawless skin effortlessly and consistently. Most importantly, I have never once nicked myself or irritated my skin while using it. For further discussion, refer to this article.
Lip Fusion XL
I raved about this product previously. I can assure you it works. It infuses my lips with moisture and plumping action within seconds. For a more detailed review, refer to this article.
Maybelline Age Rewind Brightening Concealer
This highly affordable product is worthy of this list, indeed. It is that good. It smooths, brightens and conceals perfectly. It instantly brightens my eye area, helping me to appear as though I had an extra few hours of beauty sleep. I have found other concealers, which cost more than double the price, to work as well. However, I have never found one which works better. There are a multitude of shades available, however I prefer the brightener for its added illuminating effect.
MAC Pro Waterproof Brow Set
Brows are a big deal. Adding shape, fullness and color to brows is one of the quickest ways to assist your face in looking more attractive. If you are not yet convinced, read this article, which I recently published. This product is ideal for grooming, shaping and adding fullness to brows in a hurry. I use it every time I step outside of my house, whether I am wearing a full, dramatic face of makeup or wearing almost no makeup at all.
Rhonda Allison Pumpkin Cleanser
This product is a hidden jewel. In fact, the entire line of products within the brand are of superior quality, bring about incredible results yet are widely unknown. If I were not such a tenacious and neurotic researcher, I would likely never have learned of it.
I chose to include this product within this list because, although pricier than most cleansers, it is much more than simply that. It is rich in lactic acid which provides incredible exfoliation and rejuvenation to the skin while cleansing. It provides my skin with a smooth, glowing texture after every use. After a year of experimenting with it sporadically, I have yet to tire of the instant results after each use. Also, it smells so deliciously edible I have to force myself to stop contemplating licking it from my fingers.
Yves Saint Laurent Fauxcils Mascara
I apologize in advance for this expensive recommendation. I am a mascara addict and conoissuer. I know mascaras, therefore I can assure you this is in a league of its own. If a genie were to appear before me willing to grant my wish of beauty essentials, this would be one of the first requests to roll from my tongue. On my most unfortunate-looking day, this mascara could likely take me from “Crack Head” status to “Doe-Eyed Bambi” status in fewer than three minutes.
This is not the only mascara I recommend. There are other high-quality, less expensive options available which bring about excellent results. However, I simply feel this would help me achieve the most optimal result if ever stranded with the most beautiful, genetically-fortunate individuals in the world. Try it.
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