19 August 2018

My Travel Beauty Essentials

I'm sure no one has noticed but I haven't been posting on my blog that much recently. Having started a full time job a month ago hasn't given me much time to get creative and feel inspired. I've noticed a few people have been saying they're stuck in a rut with their blog and I think I'm the same. Luckily there are no rules when it comes to blogging, so I will continue writing but definitely less often. From now until the end of September I won't be posting at all because I'm going on a three and a half week trip to Canada! I'm completely okay with that because I really want a detox from social media and blogging.

With that boring life admin out of the way, I thought I'd chat through some of the beauty products I'm taking away with me on my trip and why I've picked them specifically...

Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk
I've never had the desire to fake tan because I don't want to have to live up to some ridiculous beauty ideal. However I wanted to try a gradual tanning milk to give my body slightly more colour during the warmer months. Having used this Bondi Sands one a few times already, I've found it's the perfect kind of fake tan for me - it's easy enough to do and gives subtle results. I would definitely recommend this to any pale skinned girls out there! I'm going to take this away with me and apply it maybe every second day or whenever I feel like it really.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
I wanted to take a lip balm that would go the distance and be hydrating enough for any potentially chapped lips. The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream has always been my go-to as it stops my lips from feeling dry and sore. The only thing I don't love about it is the smell, but I can look past that.

Soap and Glory Clean On Me Shower Gel Mini
I picked this up in Mecca a few weeks ago as I thought it would be perfect to take away. I've actually never tried any of Soap and Glory's body products however I've heard great things, especially about the scents. This one smells fresh and citrusy which I love!

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream
For one reason or another I've been on a bit of a mission to find a new foundation. Recently I tried Benefit's Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation which I really rate, but this CC cream takes the cake. The Hello Happy Foundation gives much less coverage and is great for summer, but this IT Cosmetics one is really versatile because it has buildable coverage. When I first applied this, I was quite shocked at how it looked very skin-like and quite natural, but still provided amazing coverage. It also has SPF 50 sun protection which is just what I need on holiday. If you're after a new foundation I would 100 percent recommend this one! The only downside is the shade range is not great.

I'm also taking away a few samples I've collected over the last few months, including Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder, Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay, and Glam Glow SuperMud Clearing Treatment - all of which will be great when my skin is feeling congested.

What are some of the key beauty products you take on holiday?



4 August 2018

July Playlist

I think it's safe to say my music taste can be pretty diverse sometimes. For instance, throughout July I listened to everything from the very mellow and melancholy Cigarettes After Sex to the Mamma Mia soundtrack - which has been on repeat I should add. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that brightens my mood more than ABBA. This playlist has all the usual suspects and more so feel free to have a listen if you're in need of some new tunes!


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