beauty

SKIN: Holiday Prep

Have I mentioned I’ve been on holiday?! I’m sure it’s all I’m talking about at the moment. Before going on holiday, I always do a ton of prep to get my skin ready for the sunshine and to avoid peeling AT ALL COSTS. No way am I losing a tan I only just got. I’m fair skinned with blue eyes and freckles – all of which go against me and my dream of a gorgeous dark tan. But hey, I’m okay with it. Because of this, I do everything I can to help the tanning process along. 
Soap and Glory: The Scrub of Your Life



Divine. I love this stuff for many reasons. It’s a proper gritty scrub so it feels like it’s actually doing something, it lathers up so also feels moisturising and it smells amaaaaaze. I use the scrub all over – particularly arms and legs to get rid of any dry skin so I’m ready to get my tan on. And so I don’t flake everywhere on the beach. Not a good look. 
Vaseline Moisturiser: Spray & Go




STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING. I can’t get enough of this Vaseline moisturiser. It sprays from a can = easy application (and meaning it doesn’t collect in the lid like normal moisturisers, don’t you hate it when it does that?) Oh, and this one contains cocoa butter. Did I mention I love cocoa butter? I’m bloody mad for it. Note – it doesn’t taste as good as it smells. So yeah, don’t eat it.
John Frieda Frizz Ease




I hate the holiday frizz. My hair’s naturally wavy (fab) but once humidity gets involved I look like I’ve been electrocuted and back-combed at the same time (not fab). A dollop of this stuff, run through mid lengths and ends and voila, tame mane. I use it on both wet and dry hair – it works best on wet but stills fights the frizz on dry hair too!


Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Waterproof Mascara


One day I’ll find a knock out waterproof mascara that does everything I want it to. Until then, I’m settling for Maybelline’s Colossal Waterproof mascara. It’s a great mascara if I’m honest, but after jumping in the pool you will have a little bit of panda eye going on. So it’s not 100% waterproof BUT it gives you lovely thick lashes – just make sure you give it a good wiggle when putting it on as it can clump. 
Burt’s Bees Lip Balms


All hail Burt’s Bees! I am forever thankful to Burt and his bees for making these lip balms. I love both of these as they banish dry lips (which I always get after being in the sea for some reason?) The dark cased lip balm ‘Hibiscus‘ is tinted and gives a subtle pinky red colour which is perfect for hot days. 
Have you tried any of these? What do you think of them?
Katie x
P.S. Excuse the weird lighting, it’s hard to find a nice white wall in natural light in my new flat!