FOTD…Surf’s Up!

Both pictures were taken after I had been in the water for about an hour.
 Living right by the beach allowed me to spend a lot of time surfing when I was younger…early mornings bobbing around in the sea with my dad and brother were a part growing up for me.  Truth be told, many years have passed since I’ve gotten on a board, but today, my darling (and rather persuasive) brother encouraged me to go with him.  Although surfing is certainly not the occasion for a “full face,” a total lack of products is also not prudent.  
To prepare for the sun, wind and salty bath, I used the following products:

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Comments (17)

  • Anonymous Reply

    surfing seems like so much fun! cute pictures 🙂

    July 25, 2012 at 2:28 am
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    It is fun! Thanks for your sweet comment, Miss Sultana!

    Have a great week,

    –The Beauty Professor

    July 25, 2012 at 5:29 am
  • Anonymous Reply

    Never tried surfing, but looks like a lot of fun 😉 You look great in your photos. Have you ever tried anything from Becca Cosmetics? If not, I would recommend to try their Butter Balm it has an SPF 20, I always apply before my lipstick or gloss. Or if you want something with a higher SPF, Lavanila makes a great one- The Healthy Lip Screen with SPF 30, only thing I do not like about this one is it's in a pot instead of a tube, at first it's hard to apply, but after you use it a couple of times, it softens up. I use either these 2 every single day since I love my lipgloss and freaked out when I read a few articles on how it increases your risk for cancer on or around the lips, yikes! I use SR Cashmere too and really like it, but I don't like how it does not have an expiration date on it unlike my other sunscreens, even the 2 items I mention above have expiration dates on them :/ Hopefully that will be changed soon or unless I just got a bad bottle? Does yours have exp. date on it?
    x Maria

    July 25, 2012 at 8:56 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Maria,

      Thank you for the lovely comment and suggestions! I tried Becca years ago but stopped once they stopped selling it at Sephora. The Butter Balm sounds enticing for sure. I like the idea of an SPF 30 (like the Lavanila has), but agree that lip product in a pot can be a little troublesome when you are in a hurry. I haven't noticed an expiration date on my SR Cashmere either, which is a bit odd. With daily (sometimes, twice daily) application, I use up an entire bottle in less than six months, so I guess I assumed that would be within an appropriate time range to guarantee freshness….unless the bottle has been on the shelf for awhile, at which point, that would be a problem! I will check with my local SR specialist to what I can find out!

      Take care and have a wonderful rest of the week,

      –The Beauty Professor

      July 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    I'm so jealous you live so close to the beach! Great routine before going out into the sun! xx
    Beauty by T

    July 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    It is a true blessing to be so close! Glad you like my routine ; )

    Take care, Tawny!!

    –The Beauty Professor

    July 25, 2012 at 5:55 pm
  • Kath TheFabZilla Reply

    Yay, I'm close to the beach too but I don't surf. Have you heard or tried hair/scalp sunscreen? I love the outdoors and I'm guilty of not using it.

    July 25, 2012 at 9:22 pm
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    Hi Kath!

    That's right…if I am not mistaken, you are in Hawaii?! Which island? I have heard of hair and scalp sunscreen but am equally guilty of not using it…there have been a couple of times when too much sun on the top of my head has made me wish otherwise! Do you have any recommendations? We still have months of sunny and warm weather ahead of us!

    Warm regard,

    –The Beauty Professor

    July 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm
  • lola seicento Reply

    This is a super fun post!! As you know- that guy that lives with me and the animals has been surfing his whole live, and actually glassed boards to pay his way through college and grad school!! I was just nominated for a second Liebster Award (and now yours), and want to share the love with you!! I hope that you and your mom have a fabulous day today- can't wait to hear about it! xoxo

    July 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    Thank you so much, Lola, for the sweet comment (that is so cool about your husband!) and Liebster Award Nomination!! Congratulations on being nominated as well ; )

    Talk soon…xoxo,

    –The Beauty Professor

    July 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    • lola seicento Reply

      You are so welcome!! His dad put him on a board not too long after he learned to walk– so it has been a life long obsession– including yearly surf trips all across the globe!! xoxo

      July 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Excellent, Lola…it does seem like once someone catches the surfing bug, they have it for life!! My brother gets up super early EVERY morning to get his sea time…it just becomes a way of life!


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    • lola seicento Reply

      Definitely true!! It's definitely more of a way of life than an activity!! xoxo

      July 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm
  • Anonymous Reply

    You look gorgeous! I stand up paddle and also wear makeup for added skin protection. My combination starts with moisturizer (3Lab), a moisturizing primer (RBR), then 3Lab BB cream mixed with a little RBR highlighting liquid for dimension. It is super fast and the BB cream is SPF 40. Holds up well for outdoors water sport activities. –Louisa

    July 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    Thank you, Louisa! I am glad to hear that I am not the only one using a variety of products before heading into the ocean ; ) Thanks for sharing your routine…I think it sounds absolutely perfect and you are definitely making me want to to try the 3Lab BB cream.

    Hope your Sunday is going well!

    –The Beauty Professor

    July 29, 2012 at 11:55 pm
  • Anonymous Reply

    I'm an academic and about to move to Hawaii– just discovered your blog. I blog too 🙂 And I LOVE this post, although no way am I going surfing anytime soon!

    July 31, 2012 at 6:20 am
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    Hello Brigid,

    Thanks for the very kind comment! What is your field of academics? I'll make sure to take a peek at your blog, especially since we seem to have a lot in common ; ) If you are living in Hawaii, you should definitely try surfing…I much prefer small waves and the paddling is a good workout, even when there are no waves at all! You might like it ; )

    Take care, thanks for reading and have a wonderful week,

    –The Beauty Professor

    July 31, 2012 at 6:15 pm

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