This time next month I will hopefully *fingers crossed* be soaking up some sun rays by the pool or at the beach. It’s been a while since I have been on a proper summer holiday. My boyfriend and I struggled to find time off together during the summer for the last three years and every time I went somewhere the weather was always pants. So saying I’m looking forward to this little holiday is an understatement! I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned it on here before, but I love packing, to me it plays a huge part in the whole travelling experience and I’ve been really excited to start shopping. Here are some products I am currently coveting and hoping to take away with me next month.

Institut Esthederm Adaptasun and Tan Prolonging Lotion. I’ve heard about this brand for years now and every time I go away I always tell myself ‘right, this time I have to buy it’ and never do in the end. So this year I’m making a point to actually purchase it and take it away with me. The Adaptasun is quite a funny product, it doesn’t have an SPF factor, instead you determine which one you need by the amount of sun’s that are at the bottom of the bottle, one sun being the lowest protection and three sun’s being the highest. It’s meant to prepare your skin for sun exposure, activate the skin’s natural melanin process to give you a more intense tan and also protects against UVA and UVB rays. Sounds pretty good to me. I also want to get the Tan Prolonging Lotion, which is their version of an aftersun. It’s meant to soothe the skin, cool burning sensations whilst helping your tan last longer. NEED!

The next two products are on my wishlist thanks to the lovely Lydia. She mentioned these in her videos and I’ve wanted them since. The By Terry Cellularose CC Lumi-Serum in Sunny Flash. I swatched this on the back of my hand the other day when I was in Space NK and couldn’t get over how glowy it was. It added a gorgeous sheer tan to the back of my hand, even my boyfriend commented on how gorgeous it was. It seems like the perfect product to take away to a sunny destination. It’s quite pricey so I am still debating whether or not I need it in my life, but I can’t stop thinking about it. And you know what they say, if you can’t stop thinking about it, buy it! The other product she mentioned is definitely more affordable, it’s the NEXT highlighter in the shade Stardust Glow. Lydia mentioned it was a dupe for the highlighter in the Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate palette, which is by far my favourite highlighter ever, but because it’s in a pan it can be a bit tricky to work with and also gets really messy, not to mention it’s ridiculously expensive, so hopefully I’ll like Stardust Glow just as much when I get my hands on it.

Hair has been a hot topic on my blog lately because of all the bleaching I’ve had done, so good haircare is imperative on a sunny holiday now more than ever. I really want to try the Phyto Plage range. They have an After Sun Recovery Mask that’s meant to un-do any damage caused by the sun and help it regain softness and shine. I also really want the After Sun Recovery Spray, which claims to do more or less the same thing as the mask but also acts as a detangler. Lord knows I need help with that! Last but not least on the topic of hair, the new launch by Oribe has got me all excited! They’re released a product called Matte Waves. It’s supposed to be like a sea-salt spray but without the stickiness and crispiness that usually comes with it. Need it in my life ASAP!

And finally, whilst I was trying to look for the Oribe Matte Waves on the Space NK website, I came across this little product. It’s the Hampton Sun Aloe Mist. It only has a handful of ingredients and the main one being aloe. It sounds like a dream for anyone who has burned their skin and needs immediate TLC. 

Are you going on holiday soon?

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Lots of love, SFS.


  1. I have not tried or even heard about these products before but I would love to the check out the highlighter!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  2. I finally picked up the highlighter and I'm so impressed! It's so pigmented :) x


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