Postcard: Sailor Brinkley Cook Is On Spring Break

Sailor Brinkley Cook and Alexa Ray Joel
Clarins UV Plus SPF 40
Sailor Brinkley Cook
Neutrogena Wet Skin SPF 50
Ojon Damage Reverse Smoothing Glaze
MyChelle Oil Free Grapefruit Cream
Lancôme Powder Pencil for the Brows
Rejouvenance Bug Away Oil
Sailor Brinkley Cook
Sailor Brinkley Cook
Sailor Brinkley Cook

Our newest intern, 15 year-old Sailor Brinkley Cook (don't worry, it's part of her high school's winter study program!), recently went to Turks and Caicos with her fam, and we asked her to tell us what she packed, beauty-wise, for five days in the Caribbean. Here's her report:

Hey ITG, It's Sailor coming to you from Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos!

I've been having the time of my life here; it's all sunshine and clear skies—quite the opposite NYC's never-ending winter. And I'm taking full advantage of it; paddleboarding and kayaking are my favorite "activities," mainly because they're really just workouts in disguise. (And you get to wear a bikini.)

Since I've been outside most of the time, and the sun has been so intense, I'm having to double up on my sunscreen application. My favorites are Clarins UV Plus SPF 40 for my face, and Neutrogena Wet Skin SPF 50 for everything else. They've helped my skin quickly fade from a bright pink (I seriously hadn't seen the sun in ages), to a nice bronzed tone. Another thing I've been using is Sun-In. I know that most people swear this off because they say it makes hair orange, but if you're blond, I strongly recommend it. It's turned my winter-darkened hair into a sun-kissed platinum. Problem is, it also makes my hair pretty coarse, so I follow up with Ojon Damage Reverse Smoothing Glaze to moisturize. And for my dry skin, every night after a warm shower I cover my face with MyChelle's Oil Free Grapefruit Cream.

Other than that, I try not to pile on products while I'm on the island so my skin can get a break. But, since my eyebrows also get bleached platinum by the sun, I use Lancôme Powder Pencil for the Brows to give them definition when I go out for dinner. And it gets fairly buggy in the evening, so a good natural bug repellent is key. I use one made here called Rejouvenance Bug Away Oil. It smells amazing and actually moisturizes the skin.

Besides the bugs, this trip has been truly amazing filled with love, family, laughter, and relaxation. (The nice tan and slightly new hair color were bonuses.) If you have the chance to travel to Turks and Caicos, take a day trip to Parrot Cay—you will absolutely fall in love.



Photos courtesy of Sailor Brinkley Cook.

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  • Lauren

    In the midst of winter storm "Vulcan" (seriously, why are we naming these things?), these photos were heaven.
    Sailor, where is your dainty little anchor necklace from? I adore it.

  • Teckie

    She's beautiful! Great job!

  • Arden

    By chance we can find out about the lip color Alexa is wearing? They both look lovely! The purely ocean shot is such an escape as well.

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    I could certainly use to have what she is having. A tropical get away is just when the doctor ordered!

  • Jess

    Ugh, why wasn't I that cool and put-together at 15? Beautiful pics!

  • Georgia A

    So...there ARE people who don't look weird and awkward at age 15! Wow! At 15, I believed my sister's concealer stick from Body Shop [remember those?] was a nude lipstick. She has brow pencil all figured out!! She has Clarins and Lancome, I had lemon cologne. She has Turk and Caicos and I ...well, I live in "exotic" Greece all year long, 20 minutes from the closest beach. That helps my bitterness. Take that little miss. haha

    • juanita thomas

      Greece eh, nice.

      • Georgia A

        Visit us anytime Juanita. And, while you are here, don't forget to check all of Greece's Organic Cosmetics Brands such as Korres, Apivita, Mastic Spa etc. Saludos desde Grecia!

    • wellswmn97

      Ahhh, my month long honeymoon in Greece. A forever gift( also the girl I conceived there....the gift that keeps on giving!!). Would LOVE to go back.........

  • nancy

    I would love to travel there! I love your wonderful relationship with your family I always stay close with my family! nancy

  • Lauren

    Speaking of, did I miss the post about how Christie Brinkley looks 30 even though she just turned 60? That would be a great (and important) read.

  • Alaska

    A Sailor top shelf!! Please!! :)


Clarins 'UV Plus HP' Multi-Protection Day Screen SPF 40
Neutrogena Wet Skin
Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50
Sun-In Hair Lightener Lemon
Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Smoothing Glaze
MyChelle Dermaceuticals
MyChelle Oil Free Grapefruit Cream
Lancome 'Le Crayon Poudre' Brow Powder Pencil