16 July 2011

Summer Holiday Beach Essentials

Schwarzkopf Sun Protection Spray
This leave-in, water resistant sun protection hair spray provides added moisture and shields against damaging UV sun rays. We make sure our bodies and faces are protected when exposed to the heat, but often forget how harmful it can be towards our hair as well. I like to use this on wet hair and then leave it to try naturally. The fresh scent of orange fruit is perfect for the Summer months!

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer
With aloe vera, cucumber and vitamin E, this light, refreshing face mist revitalises and soothes the skin, a must have in those warmer climates. A great miniature to pop into your beach bag!

Reimann P20 Sun Protection Lotion
Being very fair, I tend to burn extremely easily in the sun. Even with a complete application of my usual SPF 50, my skin will still blister and turn blotchy and red. Even with only an SPF of 20, this manages to prevent me from burning! It can be applied just once and will last for up to 10 hours allowing gradual tanning, even if you are in and out of the water!

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF 50
I remember once reading an article stating 'We don't use body lotion as a facial moisturiser, so why use a sun cream on our face?' and it couldn't be more true! Sun products designed especially for the face contain different ingredients to those made for the body. This beautiful herbal scented cream provides high protection against the Summer heat.

The Body Shop Coconut Shimmering Body Butter
One of my favourite scents! This thick, rich cream replaces moisture which is lost from exposure to the sun, leaves your skin smelling amazing and with a touch of subtle shimmer. I love to use this when going out for the evening, it really compliments a lovely tan!

I.d Bare Esscentuals Mineral Foundation
A light application without feeling cakey or heavy, but still gives a flawless coverage and leaves your skin with healhty looking glow. With a bonus of SPF 15, this is a definite Summer essential of mine!

Carmex Cherry Lip Balm SPF 15
This seriously moisturises lips like no other! With a fresh cherry scent and gentle tingling sensation when applied, this balm soothes, relieves, nourishes and also protects with added SPF. 

Blinc Mascara
A little miracle in a tube! This innovative mascara will not smudge, flake, clump or run yet still gives amazing volume and length. Available in 6 different shades, you can't go wrong!

Minx Nail Wraps
An alternative to nail polish, however this is impossible to chip or smudge resulting in no repaints or touch-ups! Lasting up to 2 weeks on the nails and available in a huge range of designs and colours, these easy to apply, waterproof nail wraps are the latest must have fashion accessory! 

Let me know your Summer beauty necessities! 



  1. Have heard a lot about minx from salons - is there any store that you can buy them to do yourself?


  2. With the Minx ones you have to be a beauty therapist or nail technician, they ask for proof of qualifications, but there are loads of other brands that do them now, for example http://www.rebelnails.co.uk/ hope that helps! :D x

  3. the mineral foundation sounds awesome ^^ and I love TBS's body butters :D

  4. eight hour cream looks soo good would love to try it! and i am loving mineral foundations at the moment, the elf one is a very very good buy at just £3.50 and gives enough coverage!xx


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