Lisa from Beauty Info Zone visits her fantasy Desert Island

My fellow Beauty Spotlight bloggers have banished me to a desert island, and I can only bring 12 products (with sunscreen and lip balm already generously provided).  Ok, it’s my fantasy so I am going to let you know up front I am NOT going alone. Nope, on my trip to a deserted island I am accompanied by JOE.

One sniff of Lavanila Vanilla Coconut and I am here.  With Joe.

Here’s my deserted island. And here is Joe.

Joe and I are going to be spending a LOT of time together so I kept that in mind when selecting my twelve items.  Here’s what I am packing for my romantic retreat… I mean desert island experience.

1. Beautisol Dark Self Tanner ($39):  I’m not going to tan in the sun, but a tan makes you look thinner, healthier, and it covers so many flaws!!  Before hanging out with Joe, I am first going to slather myself from head to toe with self tanner. Beautisol Dark Self Tanner is my go-to for a full body tan.

Beautisol Summer Glow Dark Tan

2. MAC Blot Powder ($24):  I live in fear of walking around with a shiny nose so I always have this with me.  It’s the perfect pressed powder.

MAC Blot Powder

MAC Blot Powder

3. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer  ($24):  It’s full coverage, it’s waterproof, and it covers my dark undereye circles beautifully.  Joe and I may be staying up REALLY late at night, but it won’t show under my eyes!

Bye Bye Under Eye

Bye Bye Under Eye

4. MAC Paint Pot in Painterly ($18.50):  I am quite sure I’m not going to be doing full eye makeup on a desert island, but MAC’s Paint Pot in Painterly is my go-to for a clean, finished eye look in seconds.  This creamy eyeshadow dries down quickly and stays all day, and it never creases or cakes on me.

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

5. Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover ($12.95):  I need a cleanser, cause there is no way I am going to get stuck with a blemish on this trip! This is the very best makeup remover I have ever found. It’s super gentle so it doesn’t irritate the eyes, but at the same time it removes even the most stubborn makeup. Another plus – it has anti-irritants that help reduce puffiness.

Paula's Choice Gentle Makeup Remover

Paula’s Choice Gentle Makeup Remover

6. VENNeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment ($85):  I have issues with hereditary vertical wrinkle lines around my lips – and this stuff truly reduces their appearance. I’m not going anywhere without it.

VENNeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment

VENNeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment

7. Besame Sweetheart Balm in Cherry ($18):  I can’t believe I am picking a lip gloss that’s in a pot – sticking sandy fingers into lip gloss doesn’t sound good at all. But I just adore the unbelievable slip and texture of this gloss and the color is simply perfect with tanned skin.

Besame Sweetheart Balm

Besame Sweetheart Balm – Cherry is second from the left

8. Sugar Works Body Gloss in Tybee Island Beach Cottage ($12.95):  I love their body oil, it leaves skin super moist but not wet, and the scent really becomes one with your body so it seems like you just naturally smell that way. This scent is described as “Sun, the ocean, warm sand, beach grass, wild beach flowers, a touch of suntan oil.” For sure Joe won’t be able to keep his hands off me.

Sugar Works Body Gloss

Sugar Works Body Gloss

9. Beach Day Spray by Unite ($29.95):  This is the best spray for that wavy, beachy look because it smells amazing and doesn’t leave your air-dried hair crunchy.

Life's a Beach Day

Life’s a Beach Day

10. Whatever Lola Wants from the Lippmann Collection ($17):  This is my most favorite summer nail color of all time. It’s a beautiful shimmery lilac/lavender/pink and it looks especially amazing in the sun. This color makes me feel cute and sexy all at the same time.

Whatever Lola Wants

Whatever Lola Wants

11.  Body Glide from Athleta ($8):  This is a terrific way to prevent blisters on your feet and chafing around sports bras, plus it does extra duty moisturizing dry, cracked skin. You can insert your own joke about how with Body Glide I won’t have to worry about chafed thighs.

Body Glide

Body Glide

12.  My Poipu hat from Athleta:  I LOVE this sun hat. It has a nice foldable brim that is perfect for shading your eyes, but isn’t so big you bump into things as you walk. Squish it into your beach bag, and it pops right back into shape when you put it on.  It’s on sale now too for only $29.99 – sheesh, I paid $54 for mine!! You can find the hat HERE.

Poipu Hat

Poipu Hat

There’s my list! I’d invite you along, but Joe and I are in some serious need of ‘alone time’.  Aloha!  – Lisa

What do you say, Joe...are you ready to go to that deserted island with me??

What do you say, Joe…are you ready to go to that deserted island with me?

*several items were PR samples, others were personally purchased


  1. Nice choices, Lisa! I like your hunky companion!!

  2. I should’ve picked him for one of my 12 items. Missed a trick there 😉

  3. LOL, good thinking on Joe, its good to have priorities in life 🙂
    That nail polish looks lush x

  4. Mamavalveeta03 says

    The only thing I’d do differently is take Daniel Craig instead of Joe The rest is all icing on the cake.

  5. beautyin says

    @Lola, thanks…just remember I don’t share!!! LOL!

  6. beautyin says

    @LondonMakeupGirl he sure made the whole idea far more palatable!

  7. beautyin says

    @Replica you are so right. In fact, I think I’d choose Joe over sunscreen.

  8. beautyin says

    @MamaVelveeta03 ooooh, love me some Daniel Craig too!!

  9. OOh those sugar body gloss sounds devine I must look and see where I can get some..I have also noticed lines around my lips so need to invest in a good lip treatment so I think another for my dream list

  10. I loved this post, Lisa–really made me LOL! 😛 I’m also quite amazed that you were able to go so simple with your picks! I wish I could 😛 But I could never be without my lash curler and waterproof cream liner (which I suppose I would need to apply with a brush so that’s 3 down). Then I’d go with blotting papers, Fresh tinted balm in Sugar Rosé for sunscreen AND a pop of sheer color, Monoi oil for moisture and really subtle, beachy scent, CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume mascara, my Epiduo prescription (just because I’m on a deserted island doesn’t mean my skin won’t stop breaking out…unfortunately :P), Caudalie’s SOS serum to counteract the drying effects of the prescription and sun, brow gel because my brows are crazy unwieldy and permanently point down without a proper brow gel, MAC’s Something Special cream blush, aand a sun hat. 🙂

  11. The Sugar Works Body Gloss sounds yummy! If I can’t get to the beach, I can spray this on and pretend I’m at the beach….with Joe’s hotter brother.

  12. A tan does not make you look thinner and more healthy, it simply makes your skin look darker than it is normally.

  13. I will have to check out that lip treatment! Great picks!

  14. beautyin says

    Vi, maybe for you, but not for me!! I look much better and absolutely thinner with a faux tan.


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