So I’m almost at the end of my holiday *brings out the violin* and I’m pretty adamant that I need a personal beach and 30 degree heat all year long. I mean, eternal warmth in your bones, isn’t this heaven? But I digress, as during these last few days (well, evenings) I’ve been rocking an edited version of my stash that is hopefully heat and sweat proof (post coming on that soon) but mainly it’s giving me that holiday glow and bold colour I’ve been missing since hibernating last winter.

For base, I always keep it light due to heat and also wanting to feel all natural on holiday, so I’ve been mixing the Nourish Golden Glow Illuminating Face Shimmer* with Nots CC Cream* which is a nice tanned shade on me now (result) plus it blends easily, has SPF and high coverage, and the shimmer adds a nice J-Lo glow whilst covering too plus it’s natural and organic – resullttttttt.

As I said, I’m trying to go brush free this trip because they always end up everywhere and can’t keep up the cleaning, so to emulate some definition and contour I’ve been using the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Topaz which if you blend too much ends up being a darker highlighting shimmer, but use it right and you’ll get a subtle contour that makes you look all babein’ bronze and fresh in the humidity.

Eyes are being seriously tested right now – my two fave waterproof mascaras are being taken through sweat and smudge-proof paces which again you’ll hear more on, but mainly I’m sticking to a natural yet ‘stick to you like glue until you use remover’ formula from Fairydrops Scandal Queen; it’s sadly near the end now as it’s getting so dry but I love it all from the packaging to the brush and formula – such a dream. Also, my ever fave Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown is a staple, but if you saw my What’s in my Travel Bag video you’ll know the spoolie snapped off 10 minutes after I’d used it and was devastated. However, I think Soft Brown is too warm for me so, blessing in disguise?

Finally for lips that are bold and won’t budge, I had to pack Cailyn Extreme Liquid Matte Tint in 11* because it’s just amazing. Lasts for hours through food and water, bold and bright on the lips, plus it’s sunny and sun deserves a bold lip amiright?

What’s your usual holiday face? Have you been following my holiday on Snapchat and Instagram? Are you going abroad soon?

Lots of Love,
Lauren x

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