Summer Beauty Discoveries

There’s nothing I like better than planning a bit of work on holiday. Whilst that might sound masochistic, it’s actually a great time for me to trial new discoveries and maybe experiment a bit, away from the rigor of everyday life. This week’s Skincare Club event with Obagi is on the topic of Summer Skin Hacks, so it seemed the perfect opportunity on vacation in Morrocco this month to look at my own holiday habits. 

I’m definitely never going to be a bronzed goddess but I do like to feel comfortable showing a little skin and a pared-back dewy finish to skin is perfectly matched with a translucent liquid bronzer for evenings to mimic the look of sun-kissed skin safely – so this Bare Minerals Serum Bronzer was a pleasure to use dabbed on cheekbones, nose and temples. 

I’ve yet to find a better SPF for face than my trusty Elta MD UV Clear for minimizing blemish-prone skin’s tendency to break out in warmer climates but I was also pleasantly surprised by the performance of their UV Sport on the body – the first practical zinc oxide-based water-resistant SPF I’ve found for the body (it doesn’t make everything white) and it didn’t break me out or make me rash-y over my chest – a win in my book. 

For hair, I impulse purchased The Ouai’s Dry Texture Foam from Selfridges and I LOVED it – so good for disheveled beach waves and imparting texture. So much so, I’ve continued to use it at home. 

And for the odd late night out dancing and drinking margaritas, the colour corrector in Apricot from Vichy Dermablend was a godsend – a great texture and excellent at amping up the blue-neutralising effect of my usual under-eye concealer the morning after! 

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