I hate packing for vacations. I stress over all the different scenarios I might wish I had brought this and that, to the point that I overpack with butloads of clothes I never end up wearing. The same goes with beauty products and especially makeup. Am I really going to want to to a smokey eye to a beachside, picnic table resteraunt in the Carribean? No. Vacations are really about feeling beautiful and free and not wanting to spend all that extra time fluffing and primping in the morning when I could be relaxing. In saying that, I still want to look and feel beautiful, however there are products we can use to minimize time but also ensure our skin, hair and makeup are well looked after and not being neglected. Vacations are no reason to totally let yourselves go ladies...
Here is a list of our must have beauty products to take with you on vacation:
Adara Coconut Oil-Purely organic and uber-nourishing, this Coconut Oil is a saviour for healing sunburnt skin as well as being an overall skin conditioner. Use
it in your hair as a conditioning treatment as well!
Nuxe Paris Dry Oil Golden Shimmer Spray -Enhance and bring out your natural tan with this luminating dry oil. Tiny mother of particles create a natural glow when light reflects of off them. Looks gorgeous on a decolletage!
Supergoop SPF 30 Sunscreen Wipes with Zinc -Think baby wipe application with the hightest level of sun protection! Ideal to pack in your beach bag and perfect for mom's with children that hate having to put sunscreen on.
Hampton Sun Sun Tanning Gel SPF 8 - This gel should be applied after you have a bit of a base tan going to help enhance and deepen that gorgeous bronze color. Also, no greasy residue and filled with powerful antioxidants to reduce signs of premature aging.
blinc Mascara - Create waterproof tubes around your lashes that doesn't smudge or smear when in water. Once applied the tubes bind to your lashes and you won't have to worry about any fall out for the rest of your day.
Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint - One product to do your eyes, lips and cheeks! Choose from an assortment of gorgeous shades that will bring out your natural beauty.
Becca Cosmetics Mineral Bronzing Powder - If I was trapped on a deserted island and could only take one beauty product it would be a bronzer! This one is fantastic because it's universal and doesn't have any sparkle in it.
St Tropez Everday Gradual Mousse - Get a tan before you go with this easy to use tanning mousse. Smells delish and has a natural looking, golden color.
John Masters Organics Sea Mist - Get beach waves a la Elle Macpherson with this natural hair product. Simply spray on wet hair and leave in to create beach worthy waves.
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint - This tinted moisturizer with light to medium coverage will allow your skin to breathe whilst getting SPF 20 protection and added luminousity.
Celebrities around the world swear by Kai Perfume's Body Butter for it's healing and conditioning properties such as safflower seed oil, aloe leaf extract and Vitamin E. Their signature fragrance combination of tuberose, lily, gardenia and jasmine immediately transports you to the tropical island of Hawaii. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar of The Ringer and Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV show fame swears by Kai's Body Butter as seen in the latest People magazine because, "It's rich and keeps my skin hydrated all day. It smells amazing too." Also chosen as one of Oprah's Favorite Things, this Body Butter will transform your scaly, winter skin!
It was all glamour and sophistication at last night’s 2012 Golden Globe awards. I watched the stars traipse down the red carpet looking for the most part stunning (didn’t care for Mila Kunis or Lea Michelle’s look, but whatever.) What continually caught my eye was the general trend for simple make-up and muted or nude lips. Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Kate Beckinsale, Stacy Kiebler – they all kept their lips very neutral so that their eyes and fabulous dresses were the main focus. These soft lip looks made Hollywood’s hottest women look beautiful, feminine and completely enviable.
Recreating lips like these is easy with the right lip stick and gloss.
The Hydrating Lipstick in Veronika by Jouer Cosmetics is the perfect neutral lip color. Its soft color has a slight shimmer to give your lips that star-like quality without being over the top. This smooth lipstick is made of moisturizing Brazilian Cupuacu Butter so it also protects your lips and provides beautifully smooth coverage.
Layer the Veronika with Armour Beauty’s Gypsy Shimmer Lip Gloss. This sheer light peach gloss has a touch of gold shimmer to add shine and a little drama. The color and shine is ultra-feminine and long-lasting, perfect for a glamorous night out.