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.
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?
P.S. Excuse the weird lighting, it’s hard to find a nice white wall in natural light in my new flat!