Fave Five Friday: Cruise Edition!

by agirlandhermutt on January 6, 2012

Yesterday I got an email from Orbitz letting me know that all kinds of cruises were on sale. You know, “Escape from the Cold to the Caribbean!”  I almost had the urge to just snatch one up and go. But that isn’t realistic and certainly wouldn’t be the most responsible thing to do….or would it?! Eh. I didn’t do it. What I did do was start daydreaming about the wonderful time I had on my cruise and what made it so great.

Without further ado, and the very first of 2012, it is Fave Five Friday: Cruise Edition!

If you happen to be heading out on a cruise or some other warm weather vacation in the near future hopefully this list might give you some fun/helpful ideas on things to bring with ya.

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1. Coolibar Swim Shirt

I’m a super white girl. I grew up in the South being outside quite often, but my Irish skin finally had enough. I had a little battle with skin cancer (nothing major, but still scary!) and ever since then I’ve been at odds with the sun. I burn easily and it isn’t pretty. Enter the swim shirt. Both my Dad and I got these for the cruise and we LOVED them! Not only do they protect from the sun with a 50+ SPF in them, but they also make that freezing cold water not so bad.

 

2. Nivea Kiss of Flavor Lip Care

Nivea lip balms are my absolute fave chapsticks. I’ve mentioned the Kiss of Moisture before and my love for it. When I was going on the cruise I knew I wouldn’t be wearing much make-up, but still wanted to have some kind of color for my lips. I picked up the Kiss of Flavor and used that as my primary lip color the whole trip. The slight red sheen that this balm has is perfect for my skin tone and really kept my lips moisturized while looking good.

 

3. Baggallini Clutch

I’m not typically a solid color bag wearer, but there was something about this Baggallini clutch that held my attention. I think it is because I’m addicted to the color grey right now, but I also loved that it had a nice look with tons of storage. I ended up purchasing this clutch and using the WHOLE cruise. I would pop off the strap to carry around as a clutch at night and then just put the strap back on to use as a crossbody bag during the day. Perfect! I know it isn’t the most interesting bag choice, but it went with everything and held up great with the sand, sun and water.

4. Crocs Adrina Sandles

Ok, stay with me here. Yes, I bought Crocs. But they are so cute and comfy! I wore these almost every day around the ship and in port when we were walking around. The sand washed off them easily and they still looked nice enough to wear them with a skirt at night. I know Crocs aren’t considered the coolest thing in the world, but these were the perfect shoe for a hot day. I’m definitely busting these babies out for the summer!

 

5. Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips

I’ve talked about these nail polish strips before, but seriously…they are the best! They are so easy to put on and they last forever. The strips aren’t liquid so these are great to travel with. I had a holiday version that I wore on the cruise and I loved having my nails done the whole time!

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Are you making 2012 traveling plans yet? Any fun destinations on the calendar?!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea @ Vegvacious January 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Why have I never seen these nails before?! I really hope they are available in Canada because I WANT them!!!!

We have a family trip to Disney World planned for May and then are heading west to Edmonton, Alberta to visit family in the Fall. Cruises are our all-time fave way to travel so I’m already trying to talk my husband into looking at one for March 2013!

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agirlandhermutt January 8, 2012 at 1:09 am

They are fantastic! There are a few brands out there now, but this is the one I use most of the time.

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Becky January 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I LOVE those Crocs!!! A fellow Pea stopping by to say hello. 🙂

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agirlandhermutt January 8, 2012 at 1:09 am

Hello! 🙂

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Aimee January 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Those Crocs look awesome! And I love cherry flavored lip balm too.

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agirlandhermutt January 8, 2012 at 1:10 am

Two cheers for cherry lip balm! 🙂

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Sara@RunningInPinkProject January 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Love those nail strips! They are really fun! 🙂

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agirlandhermutt January 8, 2012 at 1:10 am

Totally fun! I love them!

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Oh yeah- I’ll be up in your neck of the woods this spring! (I just commented back to you on my blog about that :))
And you really have me wanting to go on a cruise next Christmas now- I’m seriously going to bring this idea to the table with my parents!

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agirlandhermutt January 8, 2012 at 1:11 am

Yay! Boston in Spring is just fantastic. Definitely cruise with the family! So fun.

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Allison January 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Those nail strips look awesome! I’ve been getting gel nails lately and they last for at least 2 weeks without chipping 😀 But I bet the nail strips would be more wallet-friendly, I’m gonna have to check them out!

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agirlandhermutt January 8, 2012 at 1:11 am

I did the gel nails too and they were great, but these are a little easier for me to take off and a lot cheaper. Certainly not as shiny and as polished though!

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