I think it is best to find a happy medium. I don't own a hair dryer or iron but I don't go a day with out mascara (I live aboard and work in a casual office). What is important to remember is that none of that stuff is essential, but who says you aren't allowed to have some things that are non-essentials? A normal day for me includes tinted moisturizer w/ spf 15, eye shadow, mascara, and bronzer in the winter. I normally don't brush my hair because I am lucky and have long straight hair and it looks good when I wake up. But I have 5 pairs of heels including stilettos and cowboy boots. No, I don't need them but I like having them. As for hygiene products- lotion, shampoo and conditioner will go a long way...and baby wipes.
Our boat is 35' and does not have a lot of storage. But with a little creativity and patience from my other half, I find places for my indulgences.
S/V Ellen Louise: 1964 Cheoy Lee Robb 35'
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