Summer holiday prep

I bought a few things for my upcoming summer holiday last night, so I thought I would share them with you today.

It killed me to have to throw away a few bottles of suncream last night, ( I HATE waste!) but I realised that the last time I used it some of it was 12 months ago. Suncream, like any other beauty products, does have a shelf life. (It usually says what it is on the bottle) *Lesson learnt here, don’t overbuy! *

I always find that I buy too much, and there’s always a ‘favourite bottle’ that both the husband and the children take to. So this year, I am not going to bother with the cheaper stuff, and will just buy a few bottles of the oil I know they will use up. And if we have to replenish in the supermarket towards the end of the holiday then so be it!

I have always been a fan of La Roche Posay – even the factor 50 doesn’t leave you with that ‘Caspar’ like mask that some higher factors do. But this year, I have bought Vichy for the body. No real reason, other than it was on special and I like trying new things.

I always buy my suncream from Lookfantastic, as they usually have the best deals on price.

Here’s what I bought last night…

Vichy Ideal Soleil Body Oil SPF50 – now £11.06Vichy Oil

I love using an oil spray, as it feels really hydrating on the skin and I find it is easier to apply than cream. It also gives you that glowy skin when you’re tanning…

Vichy Ideal Soleil Spray for Children SPF 50 – now £10.72

Children Spray

Vichy Ideal Soleil Body Oil SPF 20- Now £11.06

Body oil 20

I like to have a lower factor for those days that you don’t spend ages in the direct sunshine or towards the end of the holiday when you feel you can drop the factor slightly.

Vichy Ideal Anti-Sand SPF 50 – Now £12.06

Vichy anti sand

I actually bought this with my husband in mind, as he’s not a fan of the beach and the ‘sand/suncream’ issues. It’s probably a bit gimmicky, but I thought it was worth a try?

For the face, I always use La Roche Posay

La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 50 – £11.06

La Roche Posay

I am a big fan of this and I always have a bottle on the go.

The other product that I bought and have been wanting to try ever since I met up with Nadine Baggot, is the Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tan Bronzing Minerals powder. Nadine’s skin looked so beautiful and I asked her which foundation she was wearing and it was this. She loves a mineral powder foundation and this one tans you throughout the day. She had such a glow and like me, doesn’t put her face in the sun, so I thought it would be good to have a tanning powder for my holiday. I also don’t like wearing (wasting!) foundation on holiday because it rarely stays on in the heat. I also don’t like the feel of piling foundation on my skin when it’s really hot.

Vita Liberata

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals – £35

*I feel it is worth mentioning that none of these products were gifted and I paid for them myself. From my feature photo it looks like I am advertising Vichy, but the truth is I was just having some fun creating that image. I will always let you know when a product has been sent to me to try, and will also always give you my honest opinion. *

Love,

Chloe x

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7 responses to “Summer holiday prep”

  1. Motty Wallis says:

    You should also have a look at the bareMinerals® SPF30 Natural Sunscreen 4g
    £20.00 RRP £25.00. It is fab and also comes in different
    shades to match your skin tone! xx

  2. Carole Frost says:

    Hi Chloe. Just thought worth mentioning that I bought the vita liberata bronzer after seeing on Nadine before my last holiday for £20 on fashion world and it still is that price. One thing, I put it in my hold luggage, still in its box and it had gone absolutely everywhere when I unpacked so worth taking in hand luggage to keep it upright.

    • OOh thank you. Will be very careful when travelling what a nightmare. Do you like it though? xx

      • Carole Frost says:

        Not quite as pleased as I thought I would be but then I do have a lovely Tom Ford one that I use that gives a sunkissed look too. You know that feeling, when you use something new but you still look like you lol xx

  3. Nicki Marsh says:

    Chloe – which shade of the Vita Liberata did you get – the bronzer looks scary dark and the sunkissed very light!!

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Chloe Samwell-Smith

Chloe Samwell-Smith

I am a fashion loving mum of three, blogging about my love for clothes, interiors, children's fashion, fitness, beauty and travel. I live in London with my husband, three children (Liv, Milla and Charlie) and our siamese cat called Sammy.

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