Summer necessities

Wednesday 27 July 2011
After all the whinging and whining about getting SAD (seasonal affective disorder), the sun has finally decided to shine on this part of the world. Funny how my mood has improved tremendously since yesterday. Although it's nowhere near as hot as the US at the moment (I don't know how you guys are surviving the horrendous heat), there are 3 things I can't do without.


1. The hat
This has been a lifesaver because although I love the sun, I suffer terrible migraines. It doesn't help that black hair absorbs heat faster than my super duper Amway wok my mom bought me. Thanks to my lovely genes, I not only have to contend with size 34 feet, I have smaller than the average head. Anyone who tries to find a hat with a 52cm circumference will know exactly what I mean. This is the ONLY hat that sits on my puny head. However, I still need to tie my hair back in a ponytail and then jam it in to hold the darn hat in place. I think the trilby can look good on just about everyone.

2. Sunglasses
Reason? Same as above. Hat + massive sunglasses =  reduced glare which also = no migraines. While I'm taking preventative measures, I won't say no to Chanel sunglasses (thank you, hubby!). Mine has prescriptive lenses as I'm rubbish with contact lenses.

3. Neutrogena sunscreen
Ever since I bought my first tube, I've been hooked. These are the only ones that are completely non greasy, glides like silk and are relatively inexpensive. While I do tan a little, I don't get all that brown. What I don't get is the ubiquitous whitening lotions, particularly in Asia. I've had salesladies who try to foist these products on me. If I get any whiter, I'll look just like those vampires in Twilight.



  1. Really cute hat! I'm on the west coast so it's not too hot at all here but I'm still wearing my little straw fedora with black ribbon all the time. I searched high and low for the perfect one and actually stumbled across one in a super cheap Pink Zone store for $6.00! How's that for high-low?! :)

  2. It's not that easy to find a hat that flatters the face. I'd say you've done VERY well and at a ridiculously low price!

  3. I love those sunglasses. I feel like I'm getting a touch of SAD - it's rained here almost every day for three weeks!

  4. Thanks, Mary Lane! Awww, I feel your pain. We've had 2 days of sunshine. Fingers crossed, it'll last for at least a couple of weeks.



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