Honeymoon Beauty Hot Picks – September

As always I  have been searching high and low to bring you the very best products for your Honeymoon! I have spent the last month trying out tons of beauty products so I can report back to you on which are the must-have products for you to take away with you on your honeymoon!

Pixi – Illuminating Tint & Conceal
I simply love this product from uber cool make-up brand Pixi. It is one product that does it all. In the tube is a gorgeous illuminating tinted moisturizer that gives you a gorgeous complexion with a touch of shimmer . In the cap is a concealer that will help hide all those little blemishes and dark circles. It also contains SPF 20 so will keep your skin safe from any sun damage. At £20 this really is a fantastic buy!
Available from Boots Nationwide or online from www.pixibeauty.com

Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint SPF 15
This sheer tinted mosituriser is perfect for when you are on holiday, It is a really lightweight cream-gel that feels like it’s not even there. It is great for evening out skin tone and giving a touch of colour. The SPF 15 will protect your skin and you can just add a touch of lip-gloss in the evening and you will be ready to go!  £20
www.clinique.co.uk

Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator
This is another fab product from Clinique. I love wearing it at night, it is wonderful for giving your face a gorgeous glow and it is extremely versatile. It instantly illuminates you skin, whether you mix it in with your foundation or moisturizer and use it all over or if you simply dot it on your cheeks nose and forehead and blend in for a subtle bronzy shimmer. £18.50
www.clinique.co.uk

Smashbox photo finish luminizing primer
This is a great product from Smashbox, the gorgeous lightweight primer contains a blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Apply all over your face and neck for a silky smooth, flawless canvas for your make-up. Not only does it prolong your make-up wear but it also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores and gives your skin a glowing luminosity. £28
www.debenhams.com

Lord & Berry Stardust Eyeshadow – 477 Dark Bronze
I love this stunning eyeshadow from make-up brand Lord & Berry. It is a shimmery frosted loose powder shadow. What is great about this colour is you can build it up, apply a little bit in the day for a subtle gold shimmer, or layer it up at night for a deeper, darker bronze, it even works as a liner with a touch of water on the end of a liner brush. £17
www.beautyque.info

bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara
This is bareMinerals first and highly-anticipated mascara and I love it! The innovative, state-of-the-art brush works like a 360° fine-toothed comb and separates, lengthens and lifts each lash leaving you with full, clump-free stunning lashes that don’t smudge at all. A fantastic mascara! £15
www.bareescentuals.co.uk

Cosmetics a la Carte Cheek Ice in Papaya
These sheer blushers from Cosmetics a la Carte are gorgeous. They are gel based sticks that you can just twist up and apply to the apples of your cheeks for a really natural dewy tint. They are perfect for applying on top of your foundation or just on bare skin for a hint of colour.  £22
www.cosmeticsalacarte.com

Lanolips 101 Ointment
This is a brilliant multi-purpose ointment designed to simplify your beauty regime. It can be used on your lips to keep them super soft and ultra shiny, it can also be used on dry skin, minor burns and sunburn, dry cuticles, cracked heels and for keeping your eyebrows in place. Plus it contains SPF 15 for sun protection. This is an absolute must-have product for your honeymoon!
www.victoriahealth.com

HOT POWDER BRONZERS

Jemma Kidd -Show Stopper Water-Resistant Bronzer
This is a gorgeous bronzer from Jemma Kidd, not only does it look stunning when you open it, it really gives you a gorgeous glow! The sparkly gold pattern comes off on your brush and gets swept across your skin, it can be used on face and body, anywhere you want a sexy shimmer. Simply apply with a large round brush. £13
Available exclusively at www.asos.com

He-Shi Fusion Multi Bronze
This a lovely light bronzer that can be used on face and body. It gives a gorgeous natural glow and it’s also perfect for enhancing your existing tan. Simply use a large brush to sweep over face legs and chest and anywhere else you want a glow. £14.50
www.he-shi.co.uk

new cid cosmetics i-bronze
I love this marbleised baked powder from new cid cosmetics! It gives your skin a beautiful natural glow. Apply with a large brush to cheekbones, forehead and bridge of your nose, working the brush into darker areas of the powder for a deeper colour where needed. You can also use the powder as eyeshadow if you are packing light. £19
www.newcidcosmetics.com

FAKE TANS AND SHIMMERS

Origins The Great Pretender™ Shimmery self-tanner for body
This is a great fake tan for those who want a very subtle glow and not a full on tan, the colour is quite subtle making it perfect for those with fair complexions. It has a subtle shimmer and a pleasant smell, it dried quickly left no streaks and faded evenly. £15
www.origins.co.uk

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Natural Bronze Gradual Tan Lotion
This is a great self tanning moisturizer from Palmers. It is just like their normal body lotion, with the same scrumptious smell, only it has a subtle hint of colour that you can build up day by day.  It absorbed really quickly and unlike most tanning products this smells lovely. I also found that it faded really well, not all patchy like a lot of products. £4.99
www.superdrug.com

He-Shi One Day Tan
This is a great wash-off fake tan, it is a gel consistency that goes on really easily and because it is tinted it is very easy to see where you are rubbing it in. It dried quickly and gave instant colour. It is ideal for using on top of your existing tan to enhance the intensity of the colour. It was non-streaky and washed off nice and easily at the end of the day. £14.50
www.he-shi.co.uk

Bloom Instant Bronzing Gel Shimmer
This is a lovely lightweight gel that will give your skin an instant shimmery glow, with its light reflecting particles it’s the quickest way to fake a just-stepped-off-the-beach radiance. Rich in skin nourishing macadamia and jojoba oils and lightly scented ylang ylang, geranium and may chang essential oils, this is a great buy for £13.
www.superdrug.com

St Tropez Wash off shimmer stick

This lovely wash off shimmer stick from St Tropez has a gorgeous creamy texture that just melts in to your skin. It gives you a lovely subtle gleam wherever you use it , it looks stunning on legs, décolletage, arms and shoulders. £15
www.debenhams.com

LucyB Frangipani Organic Bronzing Shimmer Oil
This is one of my favourite products for taking on your honeymoon! Made with organic coconut, jojoba & sunflower oils, LucyB’s Frangipani Bronzing Shimmer Oil is simply divine! It hydrates your skin and adds shimmer to your body, face and even your hair. Simply pop a little in your palm and smooth over your arms, décolletage, legs, face any anywhere else you want to add a little shimmer. Not only does it make your skin looks gorgeous it also leaves your skin scented of yummy coconut and frangipani. £39.78
www.lovelula.com

SCRUMPTIOUS BODY LOTIONS AND POTIONS…

Sanctuary Ultra Rich Body Butter
I absolutely love this body butter! It is a decadently rich cream that simply melts in to your skin and smells divine. It leaves your skin feeling so silky soft! It’s crammed with nourishing Cocoa Butter and creamy Shea Butter, with skin smoothing wheatgerm oil that helps leave extra dry and dehydrated skin feeling soft and conditioned. A fantastic buy at £9.99
www.thesanctuary.co.uk

REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Oil
I am a big fan of body oils and this Moroccan Rose one from REN is wonderful. Rose Otto Oil offers fantastic healing and soothing properties and is incredibly nourishing and protecting towards the skin.  It is wonderful to slather all over your body after a long day in the sun, it will leave your skin smelling divine and feeling soft and glistening. £32
www.johnlewis.com

Organic Blue Mandarin & Ginger Body Lotion
This lovely moisturising body lotion from Organic Blue makes your skin feel super soft and hydrated. The intoxicating scent of Mandarin and Ginger with subtle Vanilla lingers on your skin making you smell irresistible. Packed with organic herbal extracts of Angelica, Elder, Red Cloverthis is a fabulous buy for just £4.99
www.healthqueststore.com

picture-1261VitaZing™ SPF 15 Energy-boosting moisturizer with Mangosteen
If your skin is feeling dull, lackluster and in need of a serious pick-me-up then this amazing new moisturizer from Origins is the perfect solution. The VitaZing™ SPF 15 Energy- boosting moisturizer is a lightweight, oil-free hydration fluid packed full of natural ingredients. It appears un-tinted when first massaged onto skin, and then it releases a subtle, sheer hint of color to even and enhance skin tone, providing a flawless, fresh faced appearance. £25.00  Available from 17 September at Selfridges London and then Nationwide from October 2010
www.origins.co.uk

Polynesia Lotus & Frangipani Flower Bath Milk
I really love the new Polyneisa range at The Body Shop, all the products smell gorgeous and transport you to a tropical island! This is an absolutely gorgeous bath milk that you can either pour in to a bath for an indulgent and relaxing soak or use in the shower as a shower crème. It is relaxing, calming and soothing and contains naturally derived ingredients from around the world, the heady scent of tropical flowers is completely intoxicating. £9
www.thebodyshop.co.uk

picture-1264Piz Buin Allergy Face Cream SPF 30
I find a lot of sun creams can be incredibly greasy and irritating to your face, especially if you already have sensitive skin, so I was particularly impressed when I found the Allerygy range from Piz Buin. It absorbs quickly, smells pleasant and soothes the delicate skin of the face plus it’s water resistant. £10.99
www.superdrug.com

Korres Walnut & Coconut Suntan Oil SPF 10

For those with darker skin who want a great suntan oil then I highly recommend the Korres Walnut & Coconut oil, not only does it smell divine it is really easy to rub in and the spray pump makes it very easy to apply. Walnut and Sesame oils provide natural protection from the sun, while Carrot oil enhances the natural tanning process and prevents premature skin ageing. The exotic vegetable oils of Jojoba and Coconut keep the skin soft and supple. Lovely! £13
www.beautyexpert.co.uk

MorroccanOil Glimmer Shine Spray
This spray is an invisible veil of shine for your hair. It is infused with argan oil to prevent static and frizz and it protect your hair against the elements. Use it daily on your honeymoon for protection against all the harmful effects of the sun and for shiny luscious locks. Simply spray a light even mist all over your hair from about ten inches away, alternatively, you can spray onto hands and work through your hair. £17.85
www.lookfantastic.com

Ciaté Paint Pot in Ladylike Luxe
I absolutely adore this gold nail polish from Ciaté, it is a must-have! The colour comes out like pure gold with a glittery shimmer, it looks completely amazing! Two coats is all you need and it dried really quickly. £9
www.ciate.co.uk

Nubar Nail Lacquer in Sandy Shimmer
I love this nail polish from LA brand Nubar. This shimmery bronze/copper colour is to-die-for, it looks amazing on both fingers and toes, especially once you have a bit of a tan. It only took about 3 minutes to dry, it even stayed chip free for 4 days with a clear top coat. £8
www.beautyshed.co.uk

Nubar UV Protector Top Coat
We all know how important it is to wear sunscreen but we don’t really apply that to protecting our nails. Now you can keep you nails safe from all the harmful and damaging UV rays with Nubar’s UV protector top coat, which is basically a sun screen for your nails. Simply apply over your normal nail polish. £11.95
www.beautyshed.co.uk

La Tweez Professional Illuminating Tweezers
I adore these tweezers, they are small and portable and come in a lipstick-style carrying case which has a built-in magnifying mirror. The LED light illuminates every tiny hair making tweezing  super easy. £9.99
www.fragrancedirect.co.uk

Booty Parlor ‘Don’t Stop’ Massage Candle Exotic Sandalwood & Vanilla
I just had to include this cheeky little massage candle, perfect for adding a little romance and excitement to your honeymoon. Set the scene for seduction with the glow of this luxurious candle and let the aphrodisiac fragrance arouse your senses. When you’re ready to play, blow out the flame and drizzle the warm oil onto bare skin for a uniquely intimate massage experience. It is made of a rich blend of shea butter, vitamins A & E, jojoba, olive and coconut oils and smells simply divine. The all-natural oils feel deliciously rich when massaged into the body and then simply soak into the skin, leaving a silky, soft feeling.  £29.99
www.lovehoney.co.uk

3 FABULOUS FRAGRANCES

Hugo Boss Orange Sunset
This is a gorgeous new fragrance from Hugo Boss. A delicious mix of floral and sweetness makes this perfume a classic. It has an opulent bouquet of Orange Flower and Tuberose in the heart of the scent, set against the creamy Sandalwood and Vanilla in the base. It has a tropical top note of Granadilla (a type of passion fruit), which blends with the prominent floral heart to create a light-hearted and relaxed scent. It’s an absolutely gorgeous scent, perfect for warm nights on a tropical island.  The bottle is also really stunning. 50ml £36
www.houseoffraser.co.uk

Michael Kors Very Hollywood Sparkling Edition EDT
Very Hollywood captures the essence of Hollywood glamour in a bottle. The gardenia-based Very Hollywood Sparking EDT highlights the fresh sparkling citrus and fruity notes of mandarin, black currant and neroli. It is sexy, feminine and seductive and the cute bottle sprayed with gold glitter and adorned with a gold “star” charm will adds that extra touch of glamour! 30ml £30, Available Nationwide

Estee Lauder Pleasure Bloom
This gorgeous fresh perfume is made up of fresh violet flower and vibrant pink peony and luscious fruits such as mouth-watering pink grapefruit and ripe, luscious raspberry. Elegant rose and intoxicating jasmine. spicy green lily and juicy lychee balance the warm femininity of patchouli, vanilla and soft musk. A true classic! 30ml £32
www.debenhams.com