I always get a good laugh when people give me a strange look after I tell them I like the outdoors. Fishing, camping, gardening….I love it all. It’s probably my known obsession for all things feminine and girly that throws them off the scent of the tomboy that lies within.

Scene from our campsite on a similar trip last fall

Anywho, I am preparing to leave for a wilderness vacation. When I say wilderness, I mean….no cell phone signal, no running water…no electricity. Basically, being at one with nature. It is going to be so much fun! Our dogs always love these trips and honestly, I am jumping out of my skin with anticipation. Getting completely “unplugged” is a great, and much welcomed feeling for me.

To say that my beauty routine on this trip will be “low maintenance” is an understatement. It’s going to be practically non-existent. But, I will bring a few things with me just in case the occasion calls for it. We will have a solar shower with us so we can bathe (thank God, otherwise it would be a little unbearable for me). As long as I feel clean, the rest doesn’t matter. Ponytails and elastic bands are going to be my BFFs.

But on to the good stuff. What will I bring? Only 5 products are necessary.

Going for the bare minimum!

The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream: Recommended by J. of Lil Lady’s Life and it’s a total smash hit for me. It is lightweight and non-greasy and really does help keep the oilies away. It feels refreshing on my skin.

Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Roller: Again, something lightweight and will help me feel like I look refreshed as well as I feel refreshed. I love rolling this under my eyes…very soothing.

Keepin' it simple

Tarte Waterproof Mascara Mini: I got this in a kit awhile ago. I am not entirely sure of the name of the mascara as it doesn’t say. I just know it’s one of the few waterproof ones I have. We go rafting and it’s inevitable my face it going to get wet. If I deign to wear mascara at all, it’s got to be waterproof. This one survived jet-skiing and swimming this summer so I know it will do the trick.

Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick in Champagne: My fav color of the line and the first one I ever purchased. It’s easy to just swipe on and it’s budge proof (yes, even in the water for me). I don’t need primer or a brush to apply it making this the logical choice to brighten my eyes if I feel inspired to take that extra step 🙂

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer: When I tried this on at the Clarins counter a few weeks ago I knew it was such a lovely balm/gloss hybrid. It gives my lips a subtle, natural color and I really like the way it feels on. It isn’t sticky and doesn’t have any taste.
That’s all! Enjoy your week ladies, talk to you when I return! 🙂

2 responses to “Top 5 Tuesday: Wilderness Survival for the Beauty Addict.”

  1. Jessica says:

    Love it! My husband and best friends surprised me and we’re going out of town to the wilderness this weekend as well. Seriously cannot wait. Maybe it’s just a midwestern thing to be girly and crazy in love with all things tomboy?

    ♥ Jessica

  2. emmabovary says:

    Have a wonderful time in the wilderness! I am more of a city lover, have trouble with bugs and am pretty cliche girly like that. That Clarins looks very, very nice. Will avoid, for the sake of my purse

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