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Cudzoziemiec

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Camp cosmetics
« on: 14 January, 2022, 08:29:38 pm »
Having discovered that you can "get pretty with me" (see sleeping mat thread), I think there must be potential for camp(ing) cosmetics. Beauty products which are light, durable and easy to apply, in packaging that is lightweight, compact, spill-proof and unbreakable. Ideally the products would be multipurpose, protecting against sun, wind and insects as well as getting you pretty. They should be easy to apply without a mirror, although the there's scope for a compact (is that he term?) where the mirror also functions as a signalling and fire-starting device. Glass bottles are obviously right out as far as packaging goes.

Perhaps I'll launch a range and sell it via this forum, as well as maybe setting up a stall at, say, York Rally. Or perhaps such things already exist. Perhaps, in fact, these are properties of normal, existing cosmetics. Or perhaps all campers and hikers are beauty au naturel. And perhaps if I did this, I'd have to wear it myself – this probably wouldn't be a good advertisement (though who knows?).
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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #1 on: 14 January, 2022, 08:33:27 pm »
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Kim

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #2 on: 14 January, 2022, 08:40:26 pm »
I'm reminded of some camping trip or other where a large group of DofE girls were present, taking turns to use the power socket in the wash block for their hair straighteners...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #3 on: 14 January, 2022, 08:48:19 pm »
That sounds like something that you'd encounter at Watlington, though doubtless other places too. No, I'm thinking of something more for the lightweight hikers. Definitely nothing mains powered. In fact maybe this shouldn't be a product but a process; a way to make things from natural ingredients, leaves, grasses, soils, maybe insects. Like washing your hair in nettles or walnut leaves, but maybe for skin.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #4 on: 14 January, 2022, 09:00:57 pm »
Having discovered that you can "get pretty with me" (see sleeping mat thread), I think there must be potential for camp(ing) cosmetics. Beauty products which are light, durable and easy to apply, in packaging that is lightweight, compact, spill-proof and unbreakable. Ideally the products would be multipurpose, protecting against sun, wind and insects as well as getting you pretty. They should be easy to apply without a mirror, although the there's scope for a compact (is that he term?) where the mirror also functions as a signalling and fire-starting device. Glass bottles are obviously right out as far as packaging goes.

Perhaps I'll launch a range and sell it via this forum, as well as maybe setting up a stall at, say, York Rally. Or perhaps such things already exist. Perhaps, in fact, these are properties of normal, existing cosmetics. Or perhaps all campers and hikers are beauty au naturel. And perhaps if I did this, I'd have to wear it myself – this probably wouldn't be a good advertisement (though who knows?).

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #5 on: 14 January, 2022, 09:11:21 pm »
I'm on a mission to explore the demand for ultra-lightweight mulitpurpose cosmetics.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #6 on: 14 January, 2022, 09:24:51 pm »
Would you like to include my aftershave in that?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #7 on: 14 January, 2022, 09:50:19 pm »
If you'd like to take it with you into the wilds, why not? Add a splash of DEET to keep away the mozzies. Ensure a high enough alcohol content that it can serve as fuel too. Put it in a light but tough plastic bottle (or maybe squeezy bag) of appropriately small capacity, bingo!

Follow on job from that (which won't bother you) would be a reusable razor (ie one that takes a standard, old skool separate blade) made as light as a disposable.
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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #8 on: 16 January, 2022, 12:01:00 am »
I'm reminded of some camping trip or other where a large group of DofE girls were present, taking turns to use the power socket in the wash block for their hair straighteners...
I have heard rumours of camp leaders attaching power sockets to the bases of trees in similar circumstances. That's all they did of course, just attach power sockets.

Jaded

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #9 on: 16 January, 2022, 12:07:32 am »
Cudzo,

Make-up doesn’t have to be camp.
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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #10 on: 16 January, 2022, 03:45:50 pm »
Light, durable , easy to apply. You mean lipstick?

hellymedic

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #11 on: 16 January, 2022, 04:03:33 pm »
I don't do cosmetics.
I no longer go camping.

I do like TOILETRIES that occupy minimum volume and occupy minimum volume.

Fold-up toothbrushes.
'Hotel' issue shower gel/shampoo
Shower caps that double as saddle covers.

My favourite was the Body Shop lemon guest soap, that fitted neatly into a 35mm film canister. This of course shows I'm ancient…

Lip salve sticks with high SPF are handy.

Kim

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #12 on: 16 January, 2022, 04:41:08 pm »
I do like TOILETRIES that occupy minimum volume

And - and I can't stress this enough - don't leak.

hellymedic

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #13 on: 16 January, 2022, 04:57:43 pm »
That's the beauty of solid soap in a film canister…

Film tubs are pretty good anyway but a single, solid soap goes nowhere...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #14 on: 16 January, 2022, 05:10:44 pm »
Also a fan of solid soap and shampoo but have not tried solid toothpaste (powder or soluble tablets). Not too sure there's a firm line between toiletries and cosmetics. And yes, lipstick fits the definition, but is only single-purpose.
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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #15 on: 16 January, 2022, 05:46:59 pm »
Also a fan of solid soap and shampoo but have not tried solid toothpaste (powder or soluble tablets). Not too sure there's a firm line between toiletries and cosmetics. And yes, lipstick fits the definition, but is only single-purpose.

Au contraire, you can get lipstick that also acts as sun block.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #16 on: 16 January, 2022, 05:51:41 pm »
Now that's getting pretty with me a good point well made!
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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #17 on: 16 January, 2022, 06:57:23 pm »
Lipstick is also good for writing note's apparently. I've never found one that suits me though  ;)l
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #18 on: 16 January, 2022, 07:23:17 pm »
Lipstick is also good for writing note's apparently. I've never found one that suits me though  ;)l
Never mind lipstick, what you need is toenail varnish!
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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #19 on: 16 January, 2022, 07:55:34 pm »
And if you're looking for a brand name it would have to be Kenneth

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Re: Camp cosmetics
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 09:35:40 am »
Also a fan of solid soap and shampoo but have not tried solid toothpaste (powder or soluble tablets). Not too sure there's a firm line between toiletries and cosmetics. And yes, lipstick fits the definition, but is only single-purpose.

Au contraire, you can get lipstick that also acts as sun block.

Whereas a lip salve with sunblock can also be used as emergency anti-chafing balm (I'm still bitter that the Vaseline with SPF is discontinued... :'().