If you like Pina Coladas and smelling like a coconutty pineapple dream then you need The Body Shop‘s new Pinita Colada range in your life. Not sure they’re the lyrics but, hey! I was obsessed with their lime-drenched Mojito range that they released last summer and they’ve just brought out their next cocktail-inspired collection.
If a pineapple Krazy Straw cup doesn’t scream summer then I don’t know what does! How cute is this? It arrived on my doorstep in a really cute package from Bon Prix alongside a cute kaftan, a festival-ready floral headband, an awesome branded tote bag and some essential SPF products.
These dinky little SPF is what I want to base this post all about because sunscreen is so, so, so important!
As you know, I love beauty products. The ones that are on my favourites list are the ones that work that little bit harder to take care of me at the same time. We all know that eating natural foods, exercising lots and getting plenty of sleep help to keep us looking healthy. But there are a few clever beauty products and techniques that can help make us look great too! Here are just a few of my favourites:
When the new La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water Gel popped through my letter box the other day, I didn’t really get it. It’s a micellar water but it’s a gel. You apply it to wet skin but you don’t rinse it off. I was confused straight away – the only thing to do was to try it out immediately! I love washing my face at the end of the day if my skin is behaving. If I’m having a bit of a bad time with my skin, taking my makeup off definitely isn’t my favourite time of the day but usually, if it’s behaving, I really enjoy the feeling of a freshly cleansed and moisturised face.
For the past month or so I’ve been trialling the Drops Of Youth Range from The Body Shop in conjunction with trying to eat healthier specifically for my skin. Of course, there’s been some wobbles with my birthday and a few other celebrations but I’ve tried to be good. Here are my thoughts about the range, spoiler, I’ve been loving a few of them a lot!
Meet DNA Renewal Regeneration Serum, the step that I apply just after cleansing and toning and just before applying my facial oil or night cream during my evening skincare routine. It’s a little test-tube shaped product of goodness that’s been helping my skin renew and revitalise itself recently.
If you’re a beauty buff then chances are that you get your beauty habits from your Mumma! Treat her this Mother’s Day (6th March, in case you’ve forgotten!) with a lovely little beauty gift set.
Gift her with a little box of luxuries with this product-packed Nuxe Best-Sellers Gift Set which contains their iconic Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse®, Nuxe Reve de Miel® Lip Balm and the Nuxe Reve de Miel® Hand Cream 0ml – Hand and Nail Cream with Honey. Hand cream and lip balms are always something I like to have in my hand bag and are also things I see as little luxuries. It’s nice to have a more luxurious product to treat yourself with and these Nuxe treats are exactly that. The hand cream has 90% natural ingredients including avocado oil, acacia honey, vitamin E and shea butter.
If there’s one thing that I’m not keen on at this time of year it’s getting out of my nice warm shower and having to apply cold body moisturiser to my limbs! For the past few weeks, I’ve been trialling the Dr Do Good In-Shower Moisturising Spray and it’s well and truly changed the need for applying moisturiser after my shower and thus making myself chilly on these already cold February mornings! Win, win.
Stressing about a big date for Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, here’s my last minute routine for relaxing and getting that perfect makeup look! Or, any of these gems could make amazing Valentine’s gifts for her.
When it comes to date night beauty, it has to be super pretty for me. This means glowing skin, a subtle smoky eye, a nude lip and tonnes of highlighter. So, how do I get ready for a big date night? First of all, it’s a relaxing bath where I’ll light a lovely smelling candle such as the Katie Loxton ‘Love’ Fig & Apple Blossom and maybe watch an episode of Grey’s Anatomy or some Lisa Eldridge makeup tutorials. I’ll use a body scrub such as the Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Body Polisher to get rid of any stubborn dry skin on knees or elbows. Moisturiser and a dab of Lancome Flash Bronzing Gel is next, especially if I’m wearing a dress or a skirt. I usually combine my self-tanner with a moisturiser for more of a glow than a full on tan, it’s a bit prettier and a lot more subtle.
A little beauty post for us all today! I’ve got a few products that I seem to be reaching for on rotation at the moment to get a base I’m really enjoying wearing. Kicking off with the Smashbox Photo Finish Pore-Minimizing Primer and the Benefit Stay Don’t Stay Eyeshadow & Concealer Primer as a base. I find that I always need a eye-corrector like this primer to get rid of any darkness, redness and discolouration. Even if I’m not wearing eyeshadow I’ll use this primer to smooth everything out.