We’ve had a bit of rocky start to June weather wise but as I type this, the sun is well and truly out and the summery vibe is in the air. And with June being Beauty Month and me prepping for a week away in Gran Canaria with The Hubz, I reckoned it was time to get my summer nails on!
I’m something of a gel nails addict so when I saw that Nails Inc have started to introduce a polish that gives you all the shine of gels nails without the hassle, I knew I had to try it. So the Tropicana Trend Collection (coming back on the Sunday 15th June at 5pm) looked enticing but I wasn’t sure about the bright colours. I thought they might look a little crazy on my hands. Well I was proved wrong! The minute I posted this picture on my personal Facebook page my nieces (who are in their 20s) and a close girlfriend of mine (she won’t mind me saying she’s 40 something) all went wild about the DOWNTOWN fuchsia pink colour! So I reckoned I made the right decision on the colour.
I’m going to take all three bottles on my hols and try the other two whilst I’m out there. The effect polish is very clever because you don’t have to fuss about going to the salon or getting someone to come around, with soaking them off and using a UV lamp to set the colour. Just make sure you have a cracking bottom coat and a top coat. I’m addicted to Seche Vite to be honest.
Austen and I have already started prepping our skin against prickly heat with our huge bottle of Gatineau Tan Accelerator. I giggled at the thought of me wearing some but it’s multi-use, combatting against prickly heat and an after sun too, so I’m happy not to pay extra.
Some people think that those of us with darker skins don’t like going out in the sun, that we don’t want to go darker and we don’t burn the sun. Well I am a sun worshipper, love laying out in it for HOURS on end. I always use a high factor to protect against burning and we’ll be packing some Ultrasun Sports because we’re partial to a dip in the pool and the sea. Yes, I have higher melanin levels so I have a certain level of skin protection but I don’t want to take any risks!
I love some ‘superstar’ shimmer on my skin on my hols so I’ll be alternating between my Ultrasun Glimmer and my Judith Williams Shimmering Body Oil – I so want the Beyonce look on my legs on the beach! It’s the best I can do with my wobbly shammocks without resorting to surgery!
Hope you’re enjoying Beauty Month and have picked up some fabulous items to keep your face, body and hair looking gorgeous in the sunshine!! This is my last post before my jolly olifers (as Austen likes to call them), so see you when I’m back. Keep an eye on my Facebook and Twitter pages for some pics live and direct from Gran Canaria.
Lots of love,
Where you'll find me on QVC…
Saturday 21st June
2pm – Sigal Style Jewellery
4pm – Ronni Nicole Fashion – 5th Anniversary (with Ouida Oliver)
Sunday 22nd June
9am – Yong Kim Fashion Designs
10am – Flameless Candles 3rd Anniversary
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