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Old 09-18-2010
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Wow, that is an impressive number of products you have there. You ladies do a lot to keep pretty! No knocking there though. I think what you do and dont need depends on where your going and how much storage space you have. If you can rock out on a 50' then I wouldn;t worry about having too much products, you can store them easily. If you are chilling on a 30'ish you may need to widdle down to some essentials.
A lot of men really find a woman attractive when they are just being themselves. I know I love it when my gf rocks a ball cap with a t-shirt some casual type pants and flip-flops. While we all appreciate the fancy nights out and all the work you do to get ready for those evenings, I think the cruising life style will not require half as much.
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Thanks for the post. I just counted up my stuff for the first time; and was glad to find only 10 (really, all makeup products, a couple for hair.) I'm 56 (yay! No time-of-the-month products!) live in a city and love to dress up. BUT - every winter for years I've spent 2 or 3 weeks cruising, and immediately not only don't want, but don't feel I need, almost anything. No makeup at all. I honestly love my hair all sandy and salty and windblown, even using sunscreen I end up with a glow, and I care barely a whit about style. But, I truly need great sunscreen and lots of moisturizing creams. Girly soaps and shampoos will make you feel more civilized. My biggest tip: oddly enough, if you're cruising in sandy places, it's really really important to have stuff to take care of your feet, like special creams and scrubbers. Those sandy/dirty areas, plus being in water a lot, and your feet can get rough and gross really quick. If you're really going cruising, I think you'll find right away that all that stuff that felt absolutely necessary is absolutely unneccesary. Enjoy1
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These personal wipes are the best! Cheaper than the camping type and softer. Keep the cover closed tight and they stay moist a long time. Fresh 'n Up Premium Wipes Personal Washcloths, 48 ct, 2pk Value Bundle: Personal Care
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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.
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