As I type, I'm headed to the beach with my favourite people for a day of SPF, sea and sun. One thing I couldn't wait to do this morning in preparation was pack my beach bag, and after selecting a little stripey number from the "I won't be going on holiday this year" box under my bed, I got a little carried away and threw in the following:
SPF: It almost goes without saying, but I smooth on the La Roche Posay Anthelios AC Extreme Fluid 30+ over my face. And over my body goes the Boots Soltan Protect and Tan SPF 15+. I know, little low for the body but it's 30 or 50 and I'm vitamin D deficient AND I'm with my super pasty friends, so without a doubt some of the day will be spent under an umbrella.
Beach Hair Saviours: You don't have to visit the beach regularly to know that a) there will be a breeze and b) your hair will magically become "textured" - also known as "tangled". For this three things are needed: Hairbands, hair brushes/combs and leave in conditioner. Sorted.
The Swim Ready Stash: On the rare occasion that anyone convinces me I want to go for a dip in the sea (highly unlikely, but I hate being the only one unprepared), waterproof mascara and a bikini set will definitely be needed.
Evening Essentials: Once things start to cool down a little, and we retreat back in land slightly, I may need a light jumper (I chose a little white number from Topshop) and a little something to freshen up with - my latest scent love has to be the Korres perfume in Lychee, Vanilla and Freesia.
On top of that you have your everyday essentials, notebook, camera and phone - just in case. If the UK could just be this warm all the time I'd be an incredibly happy girl - even if it just sticks around for my holiday next week...
First up - I blame Lauren for an extreme impulse buy. After promising I wouldn't buy anything else until payday, her latest outfit post caused me to make a little Zara order. Bad Lauren. Bad!
Nouvelle Daily are just knocking it out of the park as always. This week their Fig and Orange Brownies had me hungering for the kitchen and their Ikea Furniture Update has got me all excited about picking up some bargains on Gumtree.
I've been loving Lily's posts recently, and her post featuring a gorgeous motel cardigan had me hovering over the checkout button - I resisted - we can't have two impulse purchases in one week now, or can we?...