So it’s been just over two weeks since I’ve returned from my holiday which can I just say seems like a lifetime ago. I had serious holiday blues and the only thing that was getting me through them was the holiday I have booked in September with my family, which I’m so looking forward too as these holidays are always so fun when you have a big villa with everyone.
I’m here to talk about my beach day/poolside must haves so I’m going to make a start with the obvious and that is a swimsuit, for so long I’ve been on the hunt for a lilac bikini because I’m picky and have the perfect colour in my head. I was just about to give up hope when I was shopping in River Island with my sister and just wandered over to the holiday section for a browse and there they was, two styles of lilac coloured bikinis. I went and tried them both and on and went for this style which is a bit like the Triangl bikinis and was very reasonable priced Top £12 Bottoms £10. River Island have some gorgeous bikinis in the sale right now too.
Another thing I can’t live without whilst chilling on the beach is a sunhat and this was a bargain from Primark costing only £3. As a ginger haired girl I do actually burn my scalp so I have to keep it covered because I can’t put suncream on. I wear glasses so for me to wear sunglasses I have to get them prescribed so I can see. Sunglasses are a must to help protect your eye area from UV damage and it’s nice to not squint whilst your in the sun. Again I think this is pretty obvious but it’s also good to take a towel with you and I got this one from Primark.
For me this is a must, it might not be for everyone but going to the beach is a perfect time to catch up on your reading. I have a Kindle so I can store loads of books on there instead of packing a load, I actually read two books on holiday and could of happily finished a third but I gave it a rest.
Now on to the beauty bits, let’s start with the most important and that is the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+ suncream for the face. Suncream is by far a must have on any summer’s day as it’s very important to protect your skin from the UV Rays. I’ve been using this one for my face which has done an excellent job as I didn’t burn, It’s great for sensitive skin like myself, it didn’t break me out in spots & it’s fast absorbing with it being ultra light.
I got this last summer which I used a lot Kiko Kiss Balm SPF 15 in the shade Apricot, It comes in 7 different shades which leave a tint of colour, they glide on smoothly leaving a gloss shine as most balms do with the added lip benefit ingredients to help moisturise the lips whilst sun protecting them.
If you can’t stand the heat then this one will be perfect for you, a cooling down spray can really help either day or night to feel refreshed. There are so many different brands that do these now but our hotel stocked Avene Thermal Water Spray 300ml I was going to buy this before I went away but decided not to but I will definitely always carry a cooling spray whenever I go on holiday now as they really help at night when it’s all stuffy and you can’t sleep, even with air con or if you’re just baking in the sun. It gives you that instant relief when you spray a fine mist of water all over you. It only contains two ingredients which is water & nitrogen so there is no skin benefits but it can be used on sensitive skin and even eczema prone skin. It’s great for soothing sunburn too!
What’s your beach day/poolside must haves?