Rainy day hair mask

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Today was the most rainy, grey day… Not the kind of bank holiday you want to venture outdoors! We spent the most of the day indoors, snuggled up watching movies, and organizing the house after the holiday. I used the time indoors to do my favourite DIY beauty treat for post sun, sea or chlorine hair. The past week wasn’t so much sun and sand, but my hair certainly had its fair share of sun and chlorine from the spa pools in Baden-Baden, and really was in need of some hydration. I’ve posted about this mask before, but wanted to give you the how-to again and a few photos for you to see the results! It’s truly amazing, so give it a try!

Here’s my how to guide!

Step one – start with 2 tablespoons of full-fat mayonnaise

Step two – add 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Step three – add 2 egg yolks

Step four – Mix it all together really well, until you have a smooth texture.

And that’s it!

I then (with the help of my boyfriend) massaged it through the lengths and ends of my hair, and then put a shower cap on over the top. I always keep these from hotel rooms when they have them as they come in so handy! I left it on for about an hour and then rinsed with cold water (Always use cold water or you’ll cook the egg!).

My hair feels so great after this mask, and my boyfriend can’t keep running his hands though it! The colour looks brighter and more vibrant too.

Give it a try! x

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A little French retreat

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I have been off the beaten track to Strasbourg in France for the past week, and have eaten my way through a ridiculous amount of cheese and drank far too much wine! (When in France!). We drove down the wine route of the Alsace, visited magical castles in the Black Forest, and went to Germany’s ancient spas in Baden-Baden. As well as going to town with the fine food and drink in France, I am obsessed with French Pharmacies so I stocked up on all my favourite products too. This was a tricky task as we didn’t have any check in luggage so I had to buy everything under 100ml. It was a case of bulk buying in minature!

I will be sharing all the details of my French/German getaway soon, plus my edit of the best French beauty buys, so stay tuned!

For now, safe travels! Au revoir x


 

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!