Summer Holiday Beauty Finds

Summer Holiday Beauty Finds

Summer is officially here, no doubts or objections! I might be a little late in pointing out the obvious but I have just hopped off a plane from Majorca and i’m so relieved that I wasn’t greeted by rain when we landed. Going away gave me a genuine excuse to go all out crazy and shop my socks of in the beauty department :-). It’s not just your wardrobe that needs a shake up around summertime you know.

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The Basics

Lets stat with the basics. Whether you’re going away on a fabulous holiday or staying at home in the UK, as a makeup blogger I can tell you that you need to take care of your foundations….fact! Your skin is the most important thing and don’t you forget it. It needs to be taken care of just like it’s taken care of you for the last 20 odd years (let’s not mention age, shall we…cringe). The sun is just as harsh if not harsher than the winter cold as it causes long term damage and that’s the worst kind.

If you can’t be bothered to do the full, extensive and highly exhausting skincare regime that you’re supposed to, then please, please, please do the bare minimum! Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise with SPF. I’m not a big fan of toning but the all in one kind of products that are around at the moment easily solve that problem. The Pixi Glow Tonic To Go is flipping amaze, but you’ll have to wait a bit for these handy pads as they aren’t quite out in the UK yet!

Sometimes I don’t bother to do my skincare routine at night purely because I can’t be arsed but I always make sure that if i’m wearing make up, that I take it off…uber important. When I do, I will use Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil along with Clinique Turnaround Overnight Moisturiser from Debenhams. They don’t call it turnaround for no reason and better yet try the Clinique Turnaround Mask, it should really be called the ‘Miracle Mask’ as that’s what the results are when I wash it off!

If you can’t find a decent SPF foundation they just add a high quality suntan lotion over your regular moisturiser. Make sure it’s a skincare branded lotion like the Decleor Aroma Sun Expert otherwise you will come out in a ton of spots.

I’m not saying this is the definitive skin bible but I’m always being told I have great skin and my age is always a topic for debate….prob doesn’t help that I still act like a teenager though!