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Thursday, 24 September 2015

The Poolside Essentials | Beauty


If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed that I didn't post last week which was because I went on holiday to Malta, I'm going to share some pictures with you guys on Sunday's post. For today I just thought I would share with you what my poolside essentials are. Though these seem fairly obvious at first glance, I think they are actually pretty easy to forget and in all honesty you don't really need much more.

Let's start with Garnier Ambre Solaire Sun Lotion, I am a very fair skinned gal. I have very blonde hair and I'm very pale. This being said, I can tan very well when I am smart about it which means I do whack on the sun lotion a lot. I always go for factor 30 but I know I should probably be going for factor 50 but I just feel I tan better with 30. I normally go for the clear spary version but it was all sold out to I tried out this moisturising one and I was actually pretty impress. It did make my skin feel not only very protected but also very moisturised. I picked this up at Superdrug and it was half price. I only ever buy my sun products when they are half price even if it is for next year because I know I'm going to use them. 

Next up is a new discovery for me which is the Palmers Cocoa Butter lip balm with SPF 15, I get dry lips very often and I have ran out of my beloved DR.PAWPAW lip balm so I quickly ran out to get anything I could before my holiday. I liked that this balm does have SPF in it too because I think your lips can easily be forgotten and can get chapped in the sun. I'm really impressed with this lip balm, I didn't have to keep applying it because it didn't dry out too quickly and my lips feel really nourished so it's definitely a thumbs up from me. 

When you are on the beach or by the pool you absolutely must have a good book. I have found myself really struggling to get a book that I like the sound of, every one I pick up just doesn't interest me. This time I opted for something different to my usual slash 'em/thrill 'em/kill 'em novel and picked up Amy Poehler's - Yes Please. Here is where I have to be honest, I never in my life have see anything with Amy Poehler in it, I know she is a famous comedian but I have seen so many good reviews on this book I thought I would give it a go. I LOVE IT, it's sharp, witty, blunt, to the point and it's simply fantastic, whilst the book is an autobiography I feel like you don't have to know exactly who Amy Poehler is to enjoy the book. The woman just makes sense and there were so many parts and one liners that had me laughing out loud. 

And of course, you've gotta have a brightly coloured towel!

What are your poolside/beach side essentials
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18 comments

  1. Atleast you can tan!! I'm pale and blonde too but sadly i just burn it's saddening i always wanted a tan.

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  2. I really need to pick up this book it sounds like a great poolside read! Sun cream and lip balm are definite must-haves for a holiday, don't think I've tried this one from Garnier but I do want to try out thier sun creams. And of course a bright towel adds to the sunny vibe :) x
    Charlotte's Road // Beauty, Fashion + Lifestyle

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    1. Honestly the book is so good. I love Garnier sun cream!xx

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  3. Hope you had a wonderful holiday! I've never seen anything with Amy Poehler in either and I've been wondering about picking up the book too. You may have just encouraged me to add it to my amazon wishlist!

    Musings & More

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    1. Thanks my dear!!! I think if you like quick witted, honest people you'll enjoy this book!xx

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  4. Amy Poehler is great, I've been thinking I'll have to read this soon! Great picks, hope you had a lovely holiday!
    xo Kiki
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    1. Ah you must read the book then!! I did thank you!!!xx

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  5. Yes to novels by the pool side! I'm usually a philosophy, thriller, crime, etc. kinda girl, but I love a good fluffy novel/book by the poolside and Amy Poehler's Yes Please is perfect for it! Have you seen Inside Out? She voices one of the characters!

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    1. Oh I love those kind of novel too!! I haven't seen Inside Out actually, I didn't realise she did the voice of one of the characters! xx

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  6. Sun cream and a book are my essentials too! That book is great! Have an amazing holiday and so much fun! x

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  7. Great essentials, got to have a book!

    Anika | www.anikamay.co.uk

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  8. Great picks! I need to get my hands on this book, I keep hearing so many good things about it! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

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  9. I hear a lot of good things about Garnier products, I've used Palmers lip-balm before and found it amazing!!!
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    1. I'm a massive fan of the lip balm too!!xx

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