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…
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…
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.
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
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.
*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. *