"There are many stunners among us who can roll around in the sand and dive into the ocean coming out looking like Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon but the rest of us can feel quite disheveled"
A break by the sea is refreshing and liberating but it often means that your usual hair and makeup rituals must change and adapt. The efforts of styling your hair with a voluminous blow-dry or soft GHD waves are washed away by salt water, eye makeup runs down your face and the absence of foundation exposes all those glorious spots, dark circles and pigmentation. There are many stunners among us who can roll around in the sand and dive into the ocean coming out looking like Brooke Shields in The Blue Lagoon but the rest of us can feel quite disheveled.
I recently holidayed in Lake Como, Amalfi Coast and Ishchia Island for my honeymoon and I wanted to feel beautiful, especially for what is meant to be the most romantic getaway of my life. I was determined not to allow my baby frizz to spring out from my temples or my face to resemble a melting clown. You don't want to be the boring girl who doesn't budge from her towel in fear of washing off her contouring but you do want to be proud of your holiday album. So, here are some of my favourite ocean friendly products that I took along with me and some easy tips that will help you to be the BROOKE.
HAVE A BROW AND EYELASH TINT BEFORE YOU LEAVE. THIS MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE, ESPECIALLY FOR FAIRER COMPLEXIONS. A DARK NAVY LASH TINT FOR BRUNETTES IS A SHOWSTOPPER
L'oréal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara || Smudge proof eyes
Sun Sense Daily Face invisible tint finish || SPF 50+ || Great coverage that will leave your skin glowing
Becca Beach Tint || Water resistant lip & cheek tint available in 8 shades || Natural creme blush and lip stain
SALT WATER CAN WORK WONDERS FOR HAIR SO EMBRACE THE TEXTURISING EFFECTS THE SEA PROVIDES. BUT IF YOU NEED TO CONTROL FRIZZ AROUND THE FACE, BLOW-DRY ONLY THESE FRONT SECTIONS OUTWARDS AND THEN TWIST YOUR WET HAIR UP INTO A BUN BEFORE SLEEP. WAKE WITH A BEAUTIFUL NATURAL WAVE.
Twistband Elastics || These will help achieve the above without leaving a crease in your hair
Leonor Greyl Treatment Oil || Hydrates dry, frizzy hair and protects against UV rays
Coco Luxe Coconut Oil || Unrefined, 100% organic & in an easy travel tube || Massage this through your hair daily, mainly the ends for a deep nourishing mask
INCREASE YOUR DAILY WATER INTAKE TO KEEP YOUR SKIN HYDRATED AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MOTHER NATURE BY EXFOLIATING YOUR BODY WITH WET SAND.
JBronze Rapid Tan Mousse || A fast, long lasting and streak free golden fake tan with Aloe Vera extract
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Or || Shimmering dry oil for face, body and hair containing mineral particles that nourish and illuminate skin
ULTRACEUTICALS Face & Body Recovery Cream || Hydrating after sun cream packed with antioxidants to help irritation and redness