Thursday, 15 August 2013

Don't feel the burn: Care in the Sun before and after

Now that I am back and considering I'm going on holiday this month for a week in the sun you may notice this blog take a turn of a decidedly singular nature 'Cause Ive got sun and summer on the brain babyyy. (Creepiness over promise).

This post will be all about my favourite sun protection and after sun products.
As much as I listen to Ms Cassey Ho from Blogilaties when she tells me to (try) to enjoy the burn, I only want to feel it under the skin,  not on it.

I don't burn easily, I tend just to tan, but that doesn't mean I'm taking any chances when it comes to protecting my skin and hair. 
I rely on an extensive list of products with different spf's and different jobs.  So I am well set for any and all situations/time of day.

Banana Boat - Kids powder-dri - spf 30
This is my favourite sun tan lotion for on the beach. It may be for kids but I'm just a big kid so I don't care. Ha.
It smells just like bananas for a start, and not in a sickly sweet way. Just ah-may-zing.
The best thing about this though is that it dries instantly like a powder!  Which means you don't have sand getting stuck all over you at the beach. 

Malibu spf20 dry oil spray
This is what I use when I'm out and about on holiday. It's easy to use as it sprays like a mist more than a leak like so many spray sun protection. It spreads and rubs in easily without any effort at all. Also it has no chance of white marks with this one. It really does dry as a good dry oil should too.

Malibu spf8 bronzing tanning oil
Now this is a controversial one. First let me say this should only be used by people who don't burn and tan very easily. I only ever use this on the areas like my tummy that tan very well and never show any redness, never on my face or shoulders.  I would also not recommend this as your only source of sun protection or for use when out walking on a trip.
When I do use this (for short periods of time) it gives a lovely golden tan, and my akin never feels dry. 

Malibu spf15 scalp and hair protector
This is a lovely non oily spray that I love using. How many of you have burnt the scalp at the parting in your hair? Ouch much? And sun damaged hair is so hard to get back into good condition.  This is an easy to use,  cheap,  no fuss product that does its job well. Sorted.

For after sun I have two favourites that I switch between depending on how my skin is feeling.

Banana Boat Aloe Vera Gel
I use this when Ive spent longer in the sun during the day or maybe just on parts of my body that has dried out slightly more during the day. It cools and soothes better than any after sun i have tried before and as its a gel it dies off super quick so no sticky feeling.

Malibu Moisturising After Sun With Tan Extender
I use this more in the later stages of the holiday when Ive got a bit more of a good tan going and then continue using it when i get back. It really does help with the tan having a tiny bit of fake tan in it so its basically a very low concentration of gradual moisturiser going on.

Now these do weigh a lot all together which is why i usually decant some into smaller and lighter bottles, also if its me and Mr BeautyandKittens going on holiday then we would have half in each case so it works out quite well.

These are now going to bed in my suitcase so ready for my Hen do Holiday. Only 10 days to go :D

Maybe ill vlog some of it.:p

Lorna :D
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Monday, 12 August 2013

August Clothing '13 Wishlist

Its August and the tiny bit of summer we had is a far distant memory. This means new season shopping time for me and I've been seeing quite a few things that have been tickling my fancy. 

The first lot are my absolute LOVES this month and the second lot are just things i really really like.

Topshop - Satin and Velvet Strap Bralet - £25
Zara - Leather Ankle boots with straps- £89.99
Topshop - Petite Long line Leather-look Biker Jacket - £75
Zara - Chain Clutch bag - £29.99

Topshop - Light Check Boyfriend Throw on Coat - £75 
Topshop - MOTO Washed Black Mom Jeans - £40
Topshop - Bright Fluro Shirt - £38
Topshop - GESTURE Panelled Hi Court Shoes - £62
Topshop - Colourblock Bowler Bag - £35

...So I'm liking my Topshop this month it seems.

No way ill be affording all of these (or any :p) but a girl can dream eh?

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

July Favourites

Now hello there,i know I've said i was back before but i now actually am. With a post to prove it and everything. I'm going to do a wee post on why I've been absent in the next few weeks but until then here's my July favourites! :D


Now not too many this month and a few unexpected ones maybe but these have been saving my life in the clammy heat.

 Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Gel
I love this foundation in the heat. As a gel texture it feels so cooling in my skin and glides on lovely. It feels very thick when you first feel it but it feels like water on your skin and i feel like theres nothing on my skin. That being said it gives a good medium coverage and lasts a good 5 hours without needing a single touch up (or a wipe down with the ol' blotting papers). 
I tend to buy this from Watt Brothers so it only costs me £3.99.

Caudalie Grape Water
This is the BEAST of all water spray i have ever came across. It is an actual light mist! So you don't feel like your facing into a downpour in the rain. It freshens and refreshes to well without messing your makeup up.
I got it from Feel Unique here.


Ben Nye Luxury Powder - Banana
This was new to me this month, and i am hooked! I need powder on my face everyday because of how oily my skin is but i hate the look and feel of it. This is like nothing else. You could slap half the tub on your face and it wouldn't look cakey at all. It smooths and evens and stops oil very well. This tub was £7.50 but there is SO much in it that it will last years! 


 Percy & Reed Quite Frankly Flawless Finishing Polish
This has been keeping my dry and frizzy hair tame looking even if it actually isn't. What i really like about this though is that its completely non sticky unlike so many other hair smoother's. It smells lovely too.

Lee Stafford (I hate my hair the day its washed) Solution Spray
I wasn't sceptical when i bought this but got it anyway as it was £1.99 in a discount store and I.AM.SO.GLAD! It really is amazing, my hair isn't fluffy and untamable. Instead i have lovely sleek and manageable tresses which i can actually work with. The prince would defo be able to climb up it to the highest tower to rescue me with this baby.
It also smells freakin amazing, its the typical Lee Stafford scent but i love it, as words cant describe.

Lastly we have my lovely new notebook. I got it in TKMaxx for a bargain £3.99. Its distressed soft leather with aged style paper with wrap around ties to keep it all tidy. I absolutely love it!

So sorry i have been away so long but i promise that's me back. Pinky Promise.

Lorna xxx

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