This weekend has been the first one in a long time where I have been in the delightful position of having ‘no plans’. Mega lay-ins have occurred, cakes have been baked and TV shows caught up on all sprinkled with a little laze in my back garden toying around with my favourite beauty products. Bliss…
Due to the sun making a timely reappearance it’s all about the sunscreen this weekend. For my face I been applying a hefty dollop of Chantecaille’s Ultra Sun Protection SPF 50, which I’ve mentioned many a time. High protection, without the usual greasiness of SPF’s and it makes a great base for the rest of your makeup (if you can be arsed to put some on – I can’t). For my body I’ve been using up a sample of the Institut Esthederm Bronz Repair Tanning Cream*, that I’ve had hanging around. I adore Institut Esthederm products, they act as a biological sun protection product, increasing your skin’s own natural barriers. I used the Adaptasun version when I was on holiday and this seems to be the more souped-up anti-aging version of that, noice. I do always like to have a fragrance with me, you know just to freshen up and all that, and I can’t seem to put the Fresh Brown Sugar EDP Rollerball down at the moment. The right combination of sweet and citrus this is the perfect summer scent for me. Lipbalm is always an essential, wherever I am, whatever the time of year and nothing comes close to the By Terry Baume de Rose. I’ve been suffering with ridiculously dry lips this week, due to my own fault of not drinking enough water (doh!), but this has come to my rescue in a big way. Will I ever be able to stop raving about it? No I think not. Weekend time also means that it’s manicure time. I’ve got into a routine recently of painting my nails each weekend – fingers and toes, and trying to change up the colour more often that I was. I’m contemplating Essie Tart Deco, but I’ve been enjoying Mint Candy Apple so much recently – I will no doubt spend the rest of the day pondering this decision. Non-beauty back garden essentials include my Ray-Bans and a good mag, in this case my favourite makeup magazine, Allure.
Today I think I’m going to swap the back garden for the beach. I will no doubt be traipsing back this evening with stones stuck in my you know what and the remnants of melted ice lolly up my arm. Such a classy bird – hope you all have a lovely day!