While we are still on our Hawaiian adventure, here are a few things that have made the island inspired lust list…
1) Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen
For as pale as I am, it’s a miracle I’m not burned to a crisp. I always rely on Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen for basically all my sunscreen needs. I haven’t gotten burned even a teeny tiny bit!! I’m knocking on wood as I write this though… just in case!
2) Anti-itch Cream
So I haven’t been sun burned but I’ve gotten so many mosquito bites I’m worried people will think I’ve contracted leprosy. Seriously, I have 22 bites and counting. It doesn’t help that I have basically no self control when it comes to itching them. Luckily my friend had brought some anti-itch cream that has become my favorite thing on the whole planet.
3) Sun Hats
I love me a good sun hat. Basically I love all hats but right now I’m specifically in need of some sun shade. My favorite, that I’ve mentioned in some previous posts, is my Eric Javis Squishee IV Wide Brim Hat. It has UPF 50+ which means my scalp will remain unburned! A double bonus is it packs really well. You can simply roll it up and throw it in your suitcase. I usually wear mine to the airport but that’s mostly because I’ve run out of room to pack it!
Both the homes we have been staying at on Oahu and the Big Island we found through Homeaway.com. Both of them have been really incredible. I totally prefer to stay in a rental home compared to a stuffy overcrowded resort. Not to mention with 2 or 3 couples, it ends up being a huge savings to rent 1 house over separate rooms. I’ll do reviews of our specific places soon!
5) Sparkly Debra Lippmann Nail Polish
I know it’s basically all about fall nails now but I’m stretching out some summery nails through the rest of my Hawaiian trip. I packed some fun sparkly Debra Lippmann polish in ocean and sunset shades. Right now I’m wearing the Mermaid’s Eyes color so I’d feel like a mermaid while I was snorkeling and swimming in the lagoon. It only seems appropriate!