Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Our Post-Holiday Beauty Essentials

We are always on the lookout for brilliant new writers and bloggers to share with you on our pages, so we are thrilled to have aspiring writer Rebecca Jones with us today. Rebecca is an avid health, beauty and fashion blogger, and has written all about her post-holidays beauty essentials.

So if your skin is looking less than tip-top after a few weeks in Greece (I don't envy you in the slightest), then read on and take heed!

Sam x


With the summer months already sneaking away, it’s time to invest in the right products to ensure you look your best and maintain that healthy glow, well into the next season. If your skin is looking a little parched after too much sun, then fret not - here's our pick of the latest tried-and-tested pieces, which have you radiating an envious summer glow.

Derma Firma
Love Your Skin Cleansing and Exfoliating Wash

Keeping on top of your skincare routine during the summer can seem like a tall order as you not only have to cleanse, tone and moisturise, but you also have to be more aware of the sun’s ageing UV rays. The ethos behind the aptly-named skincare company, Love Your Skin, is exactly that - to love your skin, making skin care uncomplicated and accessible to everyone. Their modest but stunning range of products will fulfil all your skincare needs. My favourite from their collection is the Cleansing and Exfoliating Facial Wash, which provides a complete cleansing experience. Made using an assortment of natural active ingredients, this amazing product will leave your skin feeling clean, hydrated and silky smooth - bliss!

Tresses to Impress
Aveda After Sun Hair Masque

During the summer months, hair is exposed to the elements. The sun, sea and sand, can wreak havoc on our tresses, leaving it dry and lifeless. In order to protect your hair, it is essential to invest in the right products. As a lover of natural cosmetics, I was over the moon when I discovered Aveda’s Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque. This life-saving masque will inject a new lease of life into sun and sea-exposed hair, giving it the TLC it deserves. What’s also great about this is that even if the damage is already done, it will restore your hair’s protein balance, giving it back it’s va-va-voom - a definite for any sun worshippers.

Luscious Lips

AMAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick

Lipstick is the quickest and easiest way to update your look. Bright, bold lips mean that your other make-up can be quite low-maintenance and more natural - a double win. This season I am wearing Pink Noveau by Mac. This stunning lippy with its striking hue has amassed much interest and admirations from friends. What’s also great is that it’s easy to apply, lasts for hours and doesn’t dry out the lips - a real find, perfect for  infusing your look with some vitality.

Bronzed Beauty 

NARS Illuminator

When it comes to summer, a bronzer - be it powder or lotion - is a must-have beauty essential. Nars’ Laguna Illuminator is a light liquid that sits comfortably on the skin, giving a complete bronzed and sun-kissed look. As the saying goes, “a little goes a long way.” All you need is tiny amount and it will not only enhance your tan and highlight your cheekbones, but will subtly transform your look. If you want to carry your sun-kissed look into the winter months, you better hurry, as it’s only available during the summer months.