Sporty Beauty

I'm not really very sporty. I like to watch sport, but taking part? Not really me. However, I have undertaken a charity thing this summer which means I have to run. A lot. (You can find out more about that here if you want) Now, being a beauty writer, editor, and, above all, fan, I am not one for just getting up and heading out without my lipstick in when I hit the pavements. Oh no. I like my lipstick on. Sometimes a lip balm underneath to keep … [Read more...]

Be Safe in the Sun

Sunshine! Hallelujah! And with some heat in it too. But, that also means it has some UVA and UVB rays in it, and those aren't such good news. So, if you are out in the sunshine make sure you have some sun protection on. This is particularly important for us fair-skinned Scots. Your fake tan may give you a golden glow, but remember your real Scots peely-wally tone is not good in the sun. We need to be careful and cover up. Factor 30 is … [Read more...]

Summer Beauty Essentials – Part 2

It's summer (the least said about the last weekend the better!) - and that means you need to add some summer beauty essentials to your beauty haul - home or abroad. I need my 20kg luggage allowance for beauty products alone - I am a holiday product junkie. So here are loads of my favourites for you to choose from - probably don't need ALL of these, but, well... Your hair and body will never look better in the summer - trust … [Read more...]

New sun care from Clinique

Clinique launch two new sun care products this month - one body, one face, both high protection. The SPF30 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream is more of a skincare than sun care product, and the SPF30 Virtu-Oil Body Mist is already one I am looking forward to using. So, lets start with that one. The new SPF30 Virtu-Oil Body Mist (£25) - it's a bit of a name, I know - is sun protection made easy. It has the same feel of a dry body oil, in a lightweight, … [Read more...]

Sunscreen for the Longest Day…

It's the longest day of the year today - more hours of daylight than any other. But will those hours be sunny, that's the question? Last year it was my wedding day, and it was beautiful! We lucked out with our weather, but will we need suncream on our anniversary? Most likely not, but if you are in need of suncream today, then have you tried, or do you remember P20? It's a blast from the past for me, and I had to write this post about it - … [Read more...]

Be Safe in the Sun with Alpha-H

The sun is shining at last. And whilst we might not be getting burned yet, it is time to think about our safety in the sun, thanks to a new campaign from Australian brand, Alpha-H. We might think that it's no surprise Australian brand Alpha-H are going big on SPF and safety in the sun, with the country still having the worst skin cancer stats in the world. But here in the UK skin cancer statistics are on the rise - and in Scotland in particular … [Read more...]

Aveda’s Daily Light Guard

Aveda's latest big launch is a sunscreen for the face, to help prevent ageing from the sun. Sadly, when the sun shines, mixed with our joy is fear of it burning, or ageing us. The sun is wonderful - and we do need some Vitamin D, but we have to be careful of its rays, and not getting too much of it. This isn't a holiday sunscreen as such, but, if you're off on a city break, or we get a heatwave here (here's hoping!), then it's perfect. AND - … [Read more...]

Super Suncare

Okay, I know, we've had more rain than sun of late, but there are moments when it shines (today is a good day, yeah?!), and if you are off on holiday soon, you will need this super suncare guide! Following on from last week's facial suncare post, it's the turn of your body this week Don't leave home/hotel/apartment/tent/villa without sunscreen. And make sure you take enough to last you the duration of your holiday with proper coverage. You need … [Read more...]

Facial suncare

Gone are the days of just slapping on a bit of your bottle of sunscreen onto your face. If you really care about your skin, then you should invest in a tube or two of dedicated facial suncare when you head off on your holidays. You should probably wear an SPF daily anyway, to keep ageing at bay - those UVA rays are harmful too! It's the UVB rays that burn, so when you are heading to the beach, remember to take suncare that protects from UVA and … [Read more...]

Lush launch sun care

Lush have just launched their sun care and, of course, it'd not like any sun care you will have used before. It's innovative, natural and I can't wait to try it out properly on holiday in a few weeks. There are five products in the new range - Million Dollar Moisturiser, Lifesaver, The Sunblock, Sesame Suntan Lotion, and Powdered Sunshine. I am most intrigued by The Sunblock (£8.95). This is an SPF30 sunscreen, in a block form, which you use in … [Read more...]