Bronzed Beach Beauty

Planning a getaway to a tropical island or beautiful beach resort? Or just want to re-create a Victoria’s Secret look? Here are some tips on how to get a beach babe inspired ‘no makeup’ makeup face.


BB Cream
It is preferable to choose a BB cream with spf as you always want to keep your skin protected and also has a light texture so you feel hydrated and not so caked and baked in the scorching sun! (If the product does not have SPF make sure the moisturiser applied prior to BB cream does have sun protection).
There are various brands out there to try, so make sure you pick the perfect CCC – colour, consistency and comfort for your skin! Everyone will react differently to different products, so I recommend testing a swatch on a small area of your face before wearing it fully. This will help you tick off the CCC checklist. Prices vary depending on the brand. New products to keep an eye out for: 

HIGH END: Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets BB Creme Skin Perfector SPF 20 for £38.00 (price found on website).


FOR LESS: The Body Shop All in One BB Cream for £12 (price found on website).


So you want to make sure your skin has a gorgeous golden glow to match your tanned body, I would advise opting for a matte bronzer as it looks more natural. Too much glitter can highlight imperfections. My personal favourite is NARS Multiple Bronzer £29 (price found on


I think it is always paired nicely and looks more radiant when adding a little pink pigment to the cheeks to show a natural flush of colour. Should be applied lightly to the apples of the cheek or in between the hollow of the cheeks and cheek bones.

I would recommend lighter pinks for fair skins, medium pinks for medium skin tones and deeper pinks for darker skin tones. My personal favourite is Bobbi Brown Blush £18.00 (price found on


For the lips I would steer towards something light and glossy rather than a lipstick. It gives the illusion of sheer, effortless and natural and when it hits the light will draw attention to your pretty pout. My personal favourite is Bare Minerals Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish £18.00 (price found on


Eyes can be left bare but I always think it’s nice to go for a light sweep of colour on the eyelids to brighten the eyes. Opt for colours a shade or two lighter and brighter than your skin tone. My personal favourite:
MAC Pigment £16.50 (price found on


To finish the look curl your lashes and coat once with a long lasting mascara (Tip: always use an eyelash brush to separate lashes after application of mascara as it will look more natural, less clumpy and create volume as lashes will not be stuck together!) I would recommend Clarins Wonder Waterproof Mascara £21.00 (price found on


And there you have it – the effortless looking ‘bare-faced’ bronzed beach makeup look is complete!

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Say Hello to a Fun-Filled Holiday

Planning your next great getaway can be tricky – you have to consider so many things, which include your flights, transfers, accommodations, entertainment options, and so much more. To relieve you from the headache of planning, however, you can go for a unique solution: all-inclusive packages.

All-inclusive deals can be seen all over the world, especially in the most popular destinations like Spain, Greece, Turkey, or the Americas. But what exactly does an all-inclusive package mean?


Pay upfront and avoid the stress

You are required to pay for all-inclusive packages even before leaving your country – which is a blessing for most of us, since we don’t have to worry about budgeting during our travel. The only thing you have to worry about is your incidental expenses, such as souvenirs, tips for hotel staff, and drinks and meals outside the hotel.

Choosing a hotel for your all-inclusive package

As far as flights to and from the destination go, there isn’t much trouble. It is relatively simple to get from one place to another, after all. But the hotel and accommodations is a different matter. You would want to be in accommodations that are not only comfortable, but also come with great food, great activities, and a great ambience as well.

What to expect from an all-inclusive holiday

Package holidays basically include almost everything related to your travel. This would mean that your flights, transfers, and accommodations are taken care of. However, not all packaged deals are created equal. It depends on the type of deal you can get. Some all-inclusive holidays include not only three meals day, but also unlimited local drinks. Other all-inclusive holidays may also include the cost of activities such as day tours around the area, golfing, kayaking, trekking, horseback riding, sightseeing, or boating.

If you have a virtually unlimited budget, of course, you can go all out with 5-star accommodations and all the luxuries imaginable. But if you are worried about the cost, never fear: there are various 3-star accommodations that can give you good value for your money, as long as you know what to look for. And changes in the industry have brought about better food, better accommodations, and better entertainment options all around.

If you don’t drink, then maybe you would rather not opt for an “unlimited drinks” package. If you would rather curl up with a book in the evening than watch a dramatic magic show, then your best bet is to talk to a representative of the tour operator so you can get the best deals according to your preferences.

Also, it would benefit you to look closely at where the hotel is located. If you are planning to explore the local area on foot or with a bike, then it would be better for you to select a hotel that is near specific tourist spots. For children, look for hotels with day-care centres and other child-friendly entertainment and activities options.

That perfect holiday is within reach – and you can rely on a package holiday to give you the ideal getaway – if you choose wisely.