Today we're talking about lake beauty. Some of you may ditch the routine altogether at the lake but I'm too vain for that (ha!) so I pare down my routine to some basics. Here's a list of what I pack and I what I leave at home.
Pack: A wide tooth comb, grooming creme and sun hats
Leave at home: the blowdryer
I can be a bit fanatical about my hair so the lake is the perfect opportunity to leave the blow dryer at home. It's like giving your hair a weekend off from everything - it gets to be it's true self. For me that's a touch wavy and very fine. I still don't love flyaways so I use a touch of grooming creme after I've combed out my hair so smooth it down. It's also my chance to experiment - so I'll often put it in side braids or wrap it up in a bun just to see how it dries! Don't laugh at me, I like to do that. Lake life forgives your bad hair days - that's what sun hats are for!!
Leave at home: perfume
The mosquitoes love the perfume - need I say more? No really, any trimming I can do on the routine is awesome but there's no sacrificing skin care. So after my shower I slather on the sunscreen (burns suck) and I'm good to go. Plus J is obsessed with the idea of wood smoke cologne for me (he wants to patent it!) so I keep my interfering scents to a minimum.
Pack: Lip and cheek tint, mascara, concealer, powder
Leave at home: Eyeliner
This is my absolute new favourite product. If you read this blog often, you know how much I love Benetint - a rosy lip and cheek stain by Benefit. I had been experimenting with cheaper options like Joe Fresh's cheek cream but the truth is - it just doesn't have the all-day staying power of a stain. I love to put on my stain and know it's going to last all day. So I've had my eye on the Posietint for a while - but was a little scared of the bright pink colour. Well it's so pretty! A lovely poppy pink that's perfect for summer and looks so good with just a touch of mascara and a fresh clean face.
See, just a hint of pretty pink colour!
Tell me friends - do you ditch the beauty routine on vacation and go au naturel? Or do you have vacation beauty must haves?
Hope you all have an amazing day!