Last week I went to Anguilla and it was fabulous! The only complaint is that getting there is a four hour, multi-stop flight from Barbados to the pristine island near the apex of the Caribbean chain. It is also, totally worth the trip.
But I won’t talk about Anguilla here, lets talk ash, yes, ash. There is nothing quite like taking off your shoes for your first security screening to be confronted with the sight of your white, scruffy heels and ashy toes. Eeek! I frantically searched my bag for a travel sized bottle of lotion but alas, I was out of luck. Four hours is a long time when you’ve forgotten to pack lotion, when your skin is crying from the utterly dry cabin air and you know the lady in the next row is wondering why your mother never taught you good Caribbean manners, i.e NEVER leave your house looking ashy. I, however, have found a solution. Although I was out of lotion, I did have a tin of hair product, welcome Kinky Curly’s Gloss Pomade! This makes an excellent body lotion, it is filled with things like jojoba oil and cherry kernel oil and there isn’t a parabyn or petroleum anything in sight. It also comes in a perfect travel size, a retro styled tin that is just a bit bigger than the Vicks tin that was so full of decongestion goodness when I was a child. This stuff is brilliant! Ashy elbows, “hard” feet, dry skin anywhere on your body will fade in the face of this stuff. Bonus points, it smells like candy!