Gosh where has the year gone? I love this time of year with Halloween, bonfire night and then my favourite time of year is Christmas. But I do not enjoy the change of weather. I am truly a sun girl who loves nothing but shorts, bikinis and flip flops. The feeling of freedom on the body without layers of clothes and the warmth on your muscles and joints is the best feeling ever.
I decided to take a little break with hubby from the cold to some beautiful sunshine before the craziness of Christmas begins at the Q. Mind you, I never tire of Christmas at the Q and would have our beautiful Christmas trees in the studio all year round if I could. I’m sure I was meant to be Tinkerbell sitting on the top of the tree guarding its beauty.
We were so lucky with the weather as it was 89/92 degrees every day and the ocean is beautiful and calm this time of year on this side of the coast. Of course us girls never go lightly when it comes to toiletries and accessories. That’s not including the shoes with ‘just in case’ labels on them.
My Ruby Rocks sunglasses in Rose looked fab and I wore them every day out and about and on the beach and my Lola Rose tote was fantastic, light, roomy and stylish and perfect for all our beach and pool necessities.
I wore my Links of London earrings every day on the beach, by the pool and out in the evening. I was so glad I bought them (for a friend – lol!) then ended up ordering another pair to wear myself. Just the perfect size and they look effortlessly stylish.
My breakfast ritual is always a trip to my favourite organic health cafe for my delicious Green smoothie full of goddess goodness (spinach, banana, kale, mango, chia seeds and coconut water). It’s a super smoothie for your immune system, detoxifying and full of protein. Avocado on toasted spelt bread is one of my faves with mashed avocado, lemon, chilli, orange blossom and honey drizzle. I don’t normally drink coffee but they do the best organic raw latte with coconut milk. The cup was huge so sharing was allowed on this one.
I use Gatineau Tan Accelerator all summer which is the reason in just a week I had a beautiful glowing colour and with Ultrasun, my skin was well hydrated and protected. I love the SPF50 Anti Pigmentation for the Face and the SPF50 Extreme for the Body or the SPF50 Sport when I do my daily run on the beach whilst the dolphins swim by.
Another gem from Ultrasun I have discovered is the SPF30 for the eyes, which I use as my daily eye cream whilst away. The texture is beautiful. In or out of the sun my Ultrasun Lip Balm goes with me everywhere as it keeps my lips hydrated 24/7. My hair is always treated in Ultrasun Hair Protection and Elasticized every other day whilst away then back to my routine of twice a week when at home. Color Wow came with me in two small tubes that come with the Supersize and I would really struggle without it. My hair stays glossy, shiny and keeps the colour as if I just stepped out of the hairdressers. Even though I have fine hair my hair loves the normal to thick conditioner.
I love my Mally Volumising Mascara and Tarte mascara – Lights, Camera Lashes but the beauty team asked me to try out the Westmore Mascara and the Benefit Rollerlash Mascara. I have very sensitive eyes so I was a little nervous in the beginning. I used the Westmore in the day, on the beach, by the pool and when doing my morning run. What I loved about it was it created the look of wearing delicate false eyelashes that gave a good mascara coat at the base then fluttered out and is incredibly flattering. I wore it every day and have continued to use it in the day at home.
I used the Benefit Rollerlash when we went out for dinner in the evening and it gave me long fabulous lashes that looked natural with no clumping mascara. Using it over my Tarte primer was truly the wow effect and I have been wearing it on air since I have been back. You might want to also check out the Westmore camouflage which I launched recently and used all over my body in the tan option at my girlfriend’s wedding before I went away. My gosh she looked stunning and what a fabulous day. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Not a drop went onto my dress, I was so impressed and it never budged until I showered.
Now back with a bang, certainly a change in the weather but I can’t wait for Christmas, spending time at home with family and my beautiful handsome fella Mr B.
Love, health & happiness full of sparkle and laughter,