5th Aug 2017 - Beauty

This Summer Aslan and I hopped in the car with our gorgeous boy Reggie and headed to one of our all time favourite places; the beach! I LOVE the beach, there’s something about being by the coast and breathing in that fresh sea air that makes me feel content, relaxed and alive all at the same time. I’m the kind of person who relishes the chance to go without makeup, so when we’re at the beach you’ll usually find me completely bare faced aside from a sweep of tinted gel in my brows. Some of you guys have been asking me to show you which makeup products I take with me when we go to the beach, so I thought I’d put a post together to talk about some of my desert island (or beach) essentials!

No matter where we’re going, no matter what we’re doing, I HAVE to have my brows on. The Lancôme Sourcils Styler Brow Mascara is a product that I’ve recently found myself falling more and more in love with. You guys will probably have heard me talk about the Illamasqua Brow Build a billion times, but lately I’ve been feeling the need to mix things up a bit and so I decided to give the Sourcils Styler some love and attention. As a blondie, it’s hard for me to find a brow product that doesn’t look too dark or orange against my complexion, but I feel like this stuff works really well to give my eyebrows the definition that they need without looking too heavy and harsh. I have my styler in the shade 01 Blond which is the perfect colour. When I’m at home I’ll usually spend a bit more time defining my brows with a pencil first (lately I’ve been obsessed with the It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil), but whenever I’m feeling lazy I’ll just add a few sweeps of a gel like the Lancôme Sourcils Styler to thicken and groom. I love this stuff.

I hardly EVER wear makeup when Aslan and I are at the beach house (aside from my brows), but if we ever decide to head to the pub for some dinner I like to put on a little something to make me feel a little more put together. You’ve all heard me talk about the It Cosmetics ‘Your Skin But Better’ CC Cream a hundred million times so I’ll try to refrain from fangirling tooooo much, but basically this is exactly the kind of base product that I reach when I don’t want to wear something too heavy, but still want some coverage. I tend to keep things super simple so I’ll usually sweep on some of my favourite Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’Eté Bronzer. I love wearing this bronzer when we’re at the beach because it gives me a really natural-looking sun kissed glow. This bronzer is actually a gel-powder formula so it feels super lightweight and silky on the skin – just my kinda thing!

For my lashes I’ll usually end up packing one of my favourite Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara’. I love this mascara because it gives my lashes TONS of volume without looking clumpy. I love the shape of the brush and the formula is actually infused with collagen so it helps to thicken, lengthen and curl my lashes. Despite being the ultimate lipstick fangirl I tend to keep things minimal when I’m at the beach. Now that Summer is officially in full swing I’ve found myself reaching for the Fresh Rose Tinted Sugar Lip Treatment again and again. This lip treatment is especially great to use during the warmer months because it’s SPF 15 so it’s guaranteed to protect your lips from the sun’s harmful rays. Not only that but thanks to the moisture-preserving sugar and precious oils within the formula it helps to soothe and nourish lips to keep them looking and feeling silky smooth. I particularly love the rose tinted lip treatment because it gives my lips a gorgeous rosy red tint. This is a really great product for those days when you don’t feel like wearing any makeup but want a subtle pop of colour to bring your face to life.

During the Summer time I tend to stray from my favourite every day nude nails and try something a bit different. I luuuuurve nailberry nail polishes and this beautiful blue one in the shade ‘Hope’ is exactly the kind of colour I like to rock when we’re chilling at the beach. I usually stick to nudes or reds during the Winter but as soon as summer comes along I find myself super into vibrant baby blues like this one. Nailberry Nail Polishes are great because they’re actually ‘breathable’ which means that the formula allows air and moisture to pass through the polish, leaving your nails looking and feeling a million times healthier and more nourished. I’m usually a gel nails kinda girl, but whenever I fancy wearing a normal polish I’ll always reach for a Nailberry shade.

I always keep my makeup super duper simple whenever Aslan and I are at the beach. I hate wearing heavy makeup at the best of times so when I’m chilling by the beach I like to make sure that my skin soaks up as much of that healing seaside air as possible. What are your desert island essentials? What products do you use to achieve that ‘no-makeup-makeup-look?’? Let me know in the comments down below! Also..before I go I just HAVE to take a minute to talk about this beeeeeautiful canvas pouch from Liberty London. Linda Rodin actually sent me this pouch as a thank you for featuring her amazing lipsticks in my Bold Lipstick video! I can’t even begin to explain the level of excitement that I felt when I opened the parcel and saw this beauty laying inside! Thank you so much Linda, it’s beautiful!


    I can't stop fangirling over this cc cream


    I love applying my cc cream with a damp beauty blender


    Get that bronze on


    Bronze away


    Tame those brows


    I've gone through a billion of these


    I can't apply my mascara without curling my lashes


    Subtle but beautiful colour


    I love nailberry!


    These colours are beeeauuutiful

  • I love tinted brow gels too!! My no-makeup makeup look is pretty much the same as yours, except I use blush (Glossier’s Cloud Paint!) instead of bronzer. Maybe I’ll try bronzer next time! <3

    • I adore the Glossier Cloud Paint! Just wish it was easier for me to get hold of here in the UK!

  • I love it all year round but it’s definitely most gorgeous in the summer sun! (Not that we have any here in the UK!)

  • Defo give it a go! I’m so fussy about brow products but I love this one 🙂

  • Literally the only thing I’ve been applying this whole summer has been Carmex. That’s it.

  • The perfect easy, beach makeup look! I love the Fresh Lip Treatments, super wearable and hydrating! I must grab a tube of the It Cosmetics CC now it’s available in Selfridges, I’m constantly hearing good things!

    • Trust me, you will LOVE the CC cream! Let me know what you think if you end up trying it!

    • Trust me, you will LOVE the CC cream! Let me know what you think to it!

  • Love this post xx