Every other month I search high and low to bring you the best products for your Honeymoon! I have spent the last 8 weeks trying out all the best hair and beauty products so I can report back to you on which are the must-have, can’t-live-without products for you to take on your honeymoon!
Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery Spf30
We all know the importance of a good SPF moisturizer, and whatever age you are the concerns of aging are always a daunting thought. This fantastic cream from Dermalogica encourages firmness, elasticity and hydration while helping to defend against the primary causes of skin aging. The SPF30 also provides critical protection from the harmful and aging effects of the sun. It feels wonderful on your skin and absorbed nice and quickly.
Elemis Tranquil Touch Body Polish
We all want to have silky soft skin so it is important to scrub away all those dead skin cells, this gorgeous body scrub from Elemis feels great and smells divine! It contains a natural rice exfoliator to gently sweep away impurities and soften the skin. Cupuacu butter smoothes and conditions, whilst essential oils of patchouli, mandarin and ginger help enhance your mood. My skin felt super soft after using it and the scent lingered on my body all day.
Evolve Radiance Boost Smoothing Cream
We all think about the best creams to put on our face well what about our bodies! Revitalise your skin with radiance boosting acerola and anti aging organic argan oil and bring life back to dull or tired skin with this superfood packed, revitalising cream. Brazilian acerola fruit is one of nature’s highest sources of vitamin C, which boosts radiance and moisturises. It also contains natural fruit acids that help to smooth and soften the skin. Fantastic!
Shiseido Tinted moisture protection 4 SPF 20
I am a huge fan of tinted moisturisers, especially when you are in the heat and perhaps don’t want the heaviness of a foundation on your skin. This tinted moisturiser from Shiseido is a deep, dewy, lightweight, multi-functional moisturiser. It gives a beautiful sheer coverage that feels invisible on your skin, perfect for day time and evenings.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
This is a fabulous concealer from Laura Mercier, it makes dark circles and blemishes disappear in an instant. Secret Camouflage contains a unique two-shade system, one to match the skins depth of color and one to match the skins undertone, making it possible for every woman to custom-blend her own perfect shade. After applying your tinted moisturizer or foundation just blend a little over the problem areas.
Makebelieve Enhance Sunbeam Bronzer and Brush
I’m always on the look out for good bronzers that look natural and enhance your natural tan. This delicate, matte bronzer from Makebelieve is spot on, simply sweep a little over the areas that natural pick up the sun such as your cheeks, forehead and nose for a natural sunkissed glow.
Prestige Lash Matrix Length • Lift • Volume Mascara
This is a great waterproof mascara from Prestige, it goes on nicely and gave me perfect clump-free lashes, it stayed put all day long, even through swimming and sweating, it also came off easily with eye make-up remover at the end of the day.
Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm
I am in love with this lipbalm from Clarins, it comes in three shades and makes your lips look and feel fantastic! It feels super moisturizing, has a sheer subtle colour and a high shine without the stickyness of a gloss. This is a must-have to carry around with you at all times.
Choose from Crystal Coral, Crystal Red and Crystal, a natural pink.
Remington S8670 Multistyler
This is a great little travel kit from Remington, it comes with 5 different attachments to create lots of different styles, all in a convenient carry case. You can straighten, create curls and reduced frizz .the set contains: Remington S8670 Multistyler tong base, Crimper, Straightener, 19mm slim tong, Brush sleeve, Spiral sleeve and 4 sectioning clips . This is the perfect travel companion.
PhytoJoba Hair Masque
When I am away in the heat my hair goes a little bit crazy so I love having a good hair masque with me. This one from Phytojoba is perfect, the intense hydrating mask is specially designed to instantly moisturise and protect dry hair. The mask provides deep conditioning by restructuring the hair’s protective film, which helps hair retain moisture. It also contains a natural UV filter. It left my hair looking super shiny and feeling beautifully soft.
I am forever testing out sun creams as it is so important to protect your skin from the danger of the sun, not to mention premature ageing. Here are my top 3 this month.
Riemann P20 Once A Day
I have always been curious about sun protection that only needs to be applied once a day so itried this one out. It is a quick drying clear, liquid that you apply once 15 minutes before going in the sun. It went on easily and fully absorbed very quickly, it doesn’t have the nicest smell but that wasn’t very noticeable after a couple of minutes. I spent all day in the sun including lots of swimming and although I was worried and kept checking myself for burning I was absolutely fine at the end of the day. My only advice would be make sure you have someone to rub in to all the places you can’t reach, if you miss a single spot you will be in big trouble after a full day in the sun, but if applied properly then this is fantastic as you can just got out and enjoy your day without having to constantly think about re-applying, not to mention its one less thing to carry around with you.
Lierac Sun High Hydration Cream SPF30
I do always like to have a separate sun cream for my face and I loved this one from Lierac. Its great for sun-intolerant and sensitive skin and it absorbs nice and quickly.
Piz Buin In Sun Ultra Light Spray SPF 30
I am already a fan of Piz Buin and I was really impressed with this Ultra Light Spray, it went on really easily and absorbed very quickly, it wasn’t sticky or greasy and gave me great protection. I applied it a couple of times throughout the day and didn’t burn at all.
Decleor Aroma Confort Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk
If you want a little bit of colour to disguise your pasty pins then I would definitely recommend this one from Decleor. It is a light-textured body milk that is easy to apply and absorbs nicely, it can be used as a daily moistuiriser as it is super hydrating with magnolia essential oil and Tahitian vanilla, while also giving you a gradual yet natural glow that can be built up over the length of your honeymoon.
Hawaiian Tropic Aftersun Coconut Body Butter
This is the most gorgeous after sun, not only does it smell simply divine but it makes thirsty sun soaked skin feel fully hydrated and silky soft to the touch. It absorbs quickly and if you keep it in the fridge its even more soothing if you have had to much sun.
Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Summer EDT
This is such a gorgeous fragrance for Summer, it is fresh and clean and lasts all day long. With top notes of rose and pear water and floral middle notes of peony and carnation and the delicate base of osmanthus and precious wood enhances the velvety notes of the scent. Divine!
Swarovski Crystal Havaianas
For me Havaianas are the best flipflops, they are super comfy and they look great. I love the new styles they have introduced for summer 2011 Havaianas including a range of Swarovski crystal-encrusted flipflops. From full on bling all over the straps to subtle crystal details (like these gold ones). They look absolutely fabulous with tanned feet and you can wear them in the day time and evening. I want a pair in every colour!!