Friday, July 11, 2014

Keeping things cool

 I love the heat but I hate the humidity. For me it’s a double edged sword because high humidity means my eczema disappears which I love.  On the other hand I hate the consistent feeling of being damp and the thick hot air. It honestly feels gross… humidity feels gross. So trying to keep things light and breezy here are my favorite products on hot muggy days.

Evian Mineral Water Spray

This is like a portable air conditioning unit! Unfortunately it’s only temporary but a quick squirt of this feels so refreshing. If I know I’m going to be outside on a hot day I always bring one of these with me.

Aerosol water might sound crazy but there is a good reason why so many people bring these to festivals and outdoor concerts this really works.

Clarins UV+HP

I would say 99% of SPF’s feel sticky on the skin especially high SPF’s. Between you and me sticky in combination with humidity just feels unclean. Clarins UV+HP SPF 40 sunscreen is so light weight it feels like nothing on the skin. This oil free formula is suitable for all skin types so it’s perfect for oily skin too! I know I’ve been including in every chance I can talk about SPF but it is just that good. I even light how small and compact the bottle is. I will stop rambling … on to the next!

Tint your moisturizer

Not only can foundation look horrible on a hot day but it can also feel heavy too. I don’t have a tinted moisturizer that suits my pale skin at the moment. So what is one to do? Add a drop of foundation to your moisturizer! Actually there is an even easier way to go about this… dot foundation where you need it and dot moisturizer on the places you don’t then get a duo fiber brush and blend. This method is less messy but gives the same results. 
On a side note I like the NARS Sheer Glow paired with my NUXE moisturizer. I find it less finicky and more moisturizing! 


This isn’t really a beauty tip it’s more like a cheat. Humidity can do a number on eye shadows, mascara’s and eyeliners. To avoid panda eyes at all costs I skip all eye makeup and put on a pair of sunglasses. Plus if I’m outside I wear sunglasses so no one sees my eyes anyway.

Tinted Lip Balm

Anyone will do really! One that I come back to every summer is the Baby Lips in Cherry Red is always a go to because while it adds a sheer wash of colour it also easy to just whip on. 
I love Baby Lips to there affordable, easy to use and come in a variety of fun colours. 


  1. Lovely post! I always opt for tinted moisturiser during the heat too. I haven't heard of the Evian spray but it sounds so refreshing! x

    The Sunday Chapter

    1. so suprisingly refreshing!!
      thanks for the comment :)

  2. Love it all! I agree with you about sticky sunscreens. I've never used Clarins, but I will. Great tip on adding foundation to your moisturizer.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog!
      The Clarins Sun Screen is a really great pick it's so light it barely feels there.

  3. I adore the Evian spray, I carry it with me all the time! In the summer, I mix equal parts of moisturiser with high SPF and foundation, and wear it as tinted moisturiser. This post is super helpful!:) xo

    1. thats a great tip! Thanks for the lovely tip!

  4. The Clarins sunscreen really does sound perfect for those humid days! I have the tinted version of it and, while I don't think it's as lightweight as this version, it does even out my skin tone nicely :)


    1. hmmmmm.... I feel like I need to try the tinted version!
      I think I was worried it's to dark for my complexion, I will have to give it a go.

  5. lip balm! best for summer. really nice

    1. i think so too! thanks for leaving me a comment :)