21 September 2012

beauty and the beach

This is my entry for the Travel Supermarket 'beauty and the beach' competition and my favourite hair, make up and nails I wore in the summer time. 

batiste gold shimmer dry shampoo, label m sea salt spray, james brown heat protection

Day time hair - On holiday it was extremely hot so I just wanted to put all my hair up in a bun to keep it off my face and neck. Top knots are very practical and still look super cute. All Miley did to her hair everyday in the summer was wear it in a top knot and it looked really good. I used dry shampoo at the roots to give some volume and then sprayed some sea salt spray on it, so in the evening when I took my hair down it would have a lovely texture. Every day I sprayed heat protection on my hair even if I wasn't using styling tools on it to protect it from the sun.

babyliss curling wand, l'oreal extraordinary oil, moroccan oil hairspray 

Night time hair - If I wasn't washing my hair before going out, I would take my hair down from my bun and my hair would be in lovely beachy waves. I used my babyliss curling wand to curl pieces to frame my face. Sometimes my hair would look frizzy so I put a couple of pumps of hair oil on and it would calm the frizz. I then sprayed it with hair spray and it would stay in place until the next morning.

mac cream blush in lady blush, mac tinted lip conditioner in petting pink, no7 lash and brow protecter, collection 2000 concealer, urban decay brow box, mac mineralised skin finish, cover girl waterproof mascara

Day time make up - In the day time I didn't wear much make up, but I did feel like I needed to fill my eyebrows a little bit because I look strange with out them done. I often burn on my cheeks so to cover that up I used some concealer and powder because as it was hot my face quite often got oily so the powder stopped that a bit. If I was just going to be by the pool I wouldn't wear mascara but if we were going some where I would put a bit of waterproof mascara on and it just made my eyes look wider and made me look a little less tired. I loved wearing MAC's tinted lip conditioner, it has SPF 15 in it so it stopped my lips from burning and still made them look nice.

stila one step primer, mac rubenesque paint pot, collection 2000 concealer, benefit brow zings, mac mineralised skin finish, benefit they're real mascara, mac lipstick in chatterbox, benefit sunbeam

Night time make up - On a night time the only thing I did different to day time is added thicker and darker brows and the Benefit brow zings does this nicely. My favourite lipstick to wear on holiday was MAC's chatterbox, its a gorgeous bright pink and looks really nice with a tan. Benefit sun beam often calmed down any redness off the sun and complemented my tan nicely.

Nails - My favourite nail varnish to wear on holiday was Models Own's beach party, its a neon orange colour and I love it so much I've bought two backup bottles of it incase they stop selling it! For my holiday I wore this nail art all the time, its a palm tree in the sunset, kind of. It looked really good on my nails.



  1. Your palm tree nails look so good! The colours are spot on. I also loved the top knot this summer too.

  2. love this kind of posts ! your hair is so pretty ! x

  3. Wow this post was amazing Sophie! xx

  4. So jealous of that top knot, wish my hair was long enough! I've never thought about using heat protection just because of the sun, I'll definitely be doing this next time I'm away!

    Your blog is so gorgeous, can't believe I haven't found it before! Following it now :)

    http://www.danielleyc.com/ xx

  5. Gorgeous, love the nail art, I will have to remember that next summer :-)



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