Beach Beauty Edit: Face

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The beach is a place where we can be free: Free-spirited, stress-free, and make-up free! If you are a beauty junkie who can’t go bare-faced, or simply want to look extra gorgeous on your beach vacation, look no further. I have rounded up my favourite beach-beauty products which won’t budge with sweat and sea-salt, and won’t melt in the heat of the sun. From gorgeous creamy blushes and surfer girl shimmers, to waterproof concealer to cover any flaws. This is your beach make-up, sorted!

Beach make-up edit

Beach make-up edit

Left to right, from top left:

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Mascara, £21.

Nars illuminator in Orgasm, £23.

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Moisturiser Tan Booster SPF 15, £27.90.

NYX Incredible Waterproof Concealer, £5.50.

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Skin Tone Perfecting Booster, £58.

Bourjois Aqua Blush 12hr, £8.99.

Bare Minerals Pop of Passion Lip Balm, £16.

Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Eyeshadow Stick in Fresh Water Pearl, £19.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense Stick SPF 50, £15.

Beach beauty

Beach beauty

Smile, Look Gorgeous, and Enjoy the beach!

beach body

Beach beauty edit: body

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Life in a bikini: What a dream. But for many of us stripping off isn’t that simple. Winter dryness, pale skin, and wobbly bits can taint this should-be blissful notion of letting all our worries slip away and heading for the beach. Instead of spending hours fretting, prepping and preening, the right products can minimize this and work wonders on all of our body hang-ups. These prep, beach-time, and post-sun basics will help you achieve a beautiful body and leave you much more time to enjoy the sun, sand and sea.

beach body

beach body

Here is my edit of the best beach-body products, just in time for your summer vacation.

Beach Body Essentials

Beach Body Essentials

Left to right, from top left. 

Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control, £37.

Bliss FatGirlSlim Hide & Glow Sleek Firming Tinted Body Spray, £30.

Molton Brown Pampering Body Polisher, £34.

Hawaiian Tropic Lime Coolade, £20. 

Nars Body Glow Oil, £44.

Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Dry Body Mist in Medium, £11.69.

Mio Skincare Natural Body Brush, £15.

Ameliorate Skin Smoothing Body Lotion, £27.50.

Lancaster Sun Sport Invisible Mist Wetskin Applicator Sublime Tan, £13.95

Worry less. Smile More. Life’s a beach!

Pop back soon for my beach beauty edit: face and find out my recommended make-up and skincare products for the sea, sun and sand!

My Top 10 Beauty Travel Must Haves

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In light of my up coming trip to Texas this week, I have been busy preparing my wash-bag with all my necessities before I jet off. As a big traveller I am often asked what my beauty essentials are which allow me to travel lightly and keep me looking tourist-photo ready. So here are my top 10 beauty essentials that I always have in my hand-luggage whilst travelling, whether it be by boat, train or plane. Enjoy!

1. Bioderma Sensibio H2O, 100ml – £5

Soothes, cleanses and makes your skin feel instantly fresh. This is then queen of make-up removers, and comes in a variety of sizes down to this perfect travel size which fits in hand-luggage. Use with a wet cotton wool pad for the best results.


2. Caudalie Beauty Elixir, 30ml – £11.50

Smooths the complexion, adds radiance, perks and moisturises. I always have this with me whilst travelling as it is a dream for parched cabin-skin.


3. Udo’s Choice Super 8 High-Count Pro-Biotics – £24

Travelling saviours. I don’t leave the country without them. Alcohol, a variety of foods, and time-differences can play havoc on the digestive system. These are the gentlest pro-biotics I have ever tried, with lots of ‘friendly-bacteria’ that work wonders for bowel-health. Be nice to your insides.


4. Batisse Dry Shampoo, 50ml – £2

The best hair pick me up. Simply spray onto the roots and brush out. Lank hair looks bouncy and clean even after a 12 hour flight.


5. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, 50ml – £69

Strengthens, hydrates and adds radiance. The perfect travel moisturiser, this product is great for adding a layer of moisture for flights, and for hot climates where a cream feels too heavy.


6. Sisley Radiant Glow Express Mask – £73

This mask is the perfect pick me up which adds radiance and lustre to your skin. It contains red clay and so gives skin a deep clean in just 3 minutes. Perfect for my post-flight skin. What Jet lag?


7. Arcona Dessert Mist, 35ml – $35

I came across this brand in Santa Monica, LA and have never found anything to compete. This product is a must to protect the skin from pollution, free radicals, chemicals and weather. Plus, it contains natural humectants that pull moisture from the air to alleviate skin dryness. Perfect for city breaks and long haul trips.


8. Caudalie Lip Conditioner – £5.50

The best lip balm I’ve come across, I never travel without it.


9. Soap and Glory Mini Hand Food, 50ml – £2.50

This cream is a little miracle cream and in the cutest packaging it’s perfect for a trip.


10. Lancaster Sun Beauty Care, SPF 15, Face – £16

The leaders in sun-protection, this range really is the best. Always pop a tube of this in your suitcase, as its light enough to wear everyday along with your normal moisturiser.


Travel light, maximise the power in your 1l zip-lock bag and be plane, boat or train ready in no time ! No more panicking at the thought of an impromptu mini break, these products will have you sorted and looking fabulous!

Bon Voyage!

Wonder Product of The Week.

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When I tried to jump on the band wagon to purchase this amazing product I was greeted by: ‘Oops! Due to a sudden surge in demand, Instantly Ageless is temporarily unavailable. Don’t worry — it will be available soon!’ This is because the Jeunesse website has been flooded since the launch of its miracle product ‘Instantly Ageless’! Watch the video below and you will be desperate to get your hands on this ‘Botox in a bottle’ too.

Everyone loves a make-over show, and now behold the wonderful videos that have surfaced since the release of this wonder-product, they are just as addictive! It’s hard not to be mesmerized by the de-puffing, wrinkle reducing effects this cream has under the eyes, reducing fine lines and creating a youthful completion.

Jeunesse Instantly Ageless

Jeunesse Instantly Ageless

The low down: This product, which comes in vials that contain 3-5 applications of the product, contains a peptide called acetyl hexapeptide-3 which destabilizes one of the proteins that causes muscle contractions, like frowning, giving a real muscle freezing Botox effect! And without the needles, and with the effects lasting up to 3 days, it’s no wonder this product is flying off the shelves. This is such an exciting innovation in the cosmetic world, and one that will hopefully make more people wave goodbye to Botox.