During summer holidays I opt for minimal makeup that lets my sun kissed skin show through, as well as for light scents that make me feel relaxed and refreshed. My toiletries / make up bag is brimming with exciting skincare and beauty finds that helped me achieve a low maintenance, easy look and kept me put together during my recent beach holiday.
Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid
This may well be one of my favourite finds of Clarins make up. It is a lightweight BB cream that has all the dewy properties of a tinted moisturizer and evens out my skin tone. Not only does it help with keeping my oiliness at bay, but it also has SPF 25. However, it can be layered over a lightweight SPF or a serum, still offering a comfortable feel. It is a long lasting base that provides a radiant skin-like finish.
KIKO Summer 2.0 Highlighting Drops
I am sucker for anything that gives me a healthy glow. I love mixing KIKO’s highlighting drops with my BB cream or wearing them on top of it to perk up my complexion in an instant. The light, iridescent liquid formula of KIKO’s highlighting drops is a must have for injecting the right amount of radiant, not sparkly glow to my complexion and the gorgeous Plushy Rose shade compliments my sun kissed skin tone for the perfect lit-from-within glow.
& Other Stories Cheek and Lip Tint
I discovered the high quality and budget friendly & Other Stories makeup offerings during my recent trip in Copenhagen and I fell in love with the multi tasking cheek and lip tint in Kick Pleat, which is an amazing poppy red shade. Its creamy formula melts into the skin for a natural breath of color. I like to dab it with my fingers on my cheeks and then build it on the desired level of rosy flush. I also like to apply it with my finger all over my lips to get a softly smudged stain and then add more to the center of my bottom lip to enhance the pigment, achieving this way the popsicle lips.
& Other Stories Fig Body Mist
I have a thing for fig scents, especially in the summertime that I stay away from overpowering perfumes. This fruity, musky mist is ideal for a quick, refreshing day or night spritz over the body. Its delicious, earthy scent lingers remarkably well for a body spray. There is something so warm and calming! After all we all love luxurious beauty with an affordable price tag and Instagram worthy packaging.
Nuxe Sun Refreshing After-Sun Lotion
Absolutely divine! I am hooked on its summery long-lasting fragrance and hydrating properties. It is rich, but yet lightweight for easy application after my shower. It soothes and repairs my sun kissed skin while leaving it soft. Its luxurious formula and scent is to die for! Whether it prolongs tanning, I am yet to test as my summer holidays come to an end.
Korres Gel Effect Nail Colour
Although I did not like the formula of the original KORRES nail polishes, I gave the new KORRES Gel Effect number a chance and is ticking all the right boxes: long-wear, shine, highly pigmented formula, easy application, perfect brush. I am impressed with the finish of shade 02 – Porcelain White that paired with a top coat helped maintain the lacquer's intensely glossy white shine for days in the sea. Thumbs up to KORRES!