Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Roman Holiday: Fourth of July Essentials List
1. Sunblock: BBQing is for the grill, not your flesh
Many women harp on sunblock for reasons of vanity--heaven forbid a single crease should blemish your face. The only people with no wrinkles ever are, uh, Cher, and she's not even multiple people. So although one shouldn't aspire to the face of a dry-erase board, there's no excuse for not wearing sunblock. SPF 15 and higher sunblock is your best defense against skin cancer.
Try Neutrogena's SPF 45 Healthy Defense Untinted Sunblock or do the time warp with Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse Day Lotion SPF 20.
2. H20: Drink up
Salt water doesn't count, Pammy. I like Evian, Perrier, (80s throwback hooray), Fiji, babbling brooks, babbling...
3. A modest dress
for puritans and floozies alike.
4. BBQ hamburgers/veggie burgers and watermelon
5. Fireworks = you
Buy it: Neutrogena SPF 45 Healthy Defense Untinted Sunblock, Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse Day Lotion SPF 20, Drugstore.com or one near you; Meredith dress ($98), JCrew.