So the time is here when i have to prepare my self for my jollys, i think if you prep your skin properly it just makes for a better more even tan i find. Because my mum lives in spain i do have some last minute trips & have found that if i dont do my rituals my tan is patchy & i dont look as glowing, so with 7 days until i go i've got plenty of time to get sorted.
So this is what i do;
Exfoliate like mad!!!
I use a home made one or if i'm being lazy use my blue st tropez one
My home made one i make from course sea salt, olive oil & sometimes a little honey as it makes it a bit more workable (if thats a word) & it's moisturising at the same time as exfoliating & just basically combine all the ingredients until a paste. Stand in the shower or bath so it doesnt go everywhere & go to town & scrub scrub scrub!
I'll do this twice before i go & whilst i'm there i use my scrub gloves with body wash every morning.
Then of course moisturize!!
I use blueberry body butter on my arms & chest & then nivea body lotion boobies down.
I do have a reason for this method so hear me out! i hate strong smells & cant cope with them under my nose all night, the smell of these two products aren't nice to me.
At first smell the blueberry body butter smells lovely but when its sitting on your skin constantly its a little overpowering! The nivea one is even worse hence why its boobies down on me but they're both amazing moisturizers so i put up with it!! I know my ex liked the smell of it but i think its foul personally!
I moisturize not only after exfoliating but morning & night regardless. a little OCD but i've got skin like a babys botty! so its worth the hassle for me!
I make a strange concoction of intensive deep conditions & slap them on my hair over night a few nights before i go so that if i neglect my hair over the holiday it has a good starting point to go down hill from, then as soon as i'm home get another one on!
Also i colour my hair so its a darker blond, my hair goes practically white in the sun so i figure if i dye it darker it might just lighten to my normal shade! fingers crossed for me ladies!!
And i think thats about it apart from a trip to the waxers but no one wants to read about that i'm guessing!
What are you pre holiday rituals ladies? got any good tips!!
Hope you've all had a lovely week & thanks for reading
Tuesday, 2 June 2009