7 April 2014

Bloggers do spring better

Dear diary,

I couldn't come up with anything special for our first topic given by the lovely Gemma aka Touch of Belle as part of the #Bloggersdoitbetter challenge so I'll just give you a long boring list of things I usually do when Spring comes:

  • I switch over to lighter formulas in skincare and I go for a lighter application of foundation.

  • I exfoliate my skin more often to get rid of any dry patches the winter cold may have left behind and also to prepare my skin for an even tan (fake or real).

  • I'm not a big fake tan user but it is a good way to get a hint of colour before you have the time to go to the beach and acquire a real tan.

  • In case you're like me and don't like using fake tan you can always use a matte bronzer and contour your face or dust it all over for a glowy finish, but don't overdo it or you'll look funny!

  • I use a higher spf (50+) under my foundation. I like using a translucent loose powder I got from my trip to Tokyo that has spf 50 PA++++ for touch-ups. Reapplying sunscreen proves a tad difficult when you're wearing full-on make up so a powder spf is just the greatest invention ever.

  • I also like taking carrot juice and eat more tomatoes to get my skin prepared for sun exposure. I prefer this over taking targeted vitamin supplements as they are quite expensive.

  • As I have oily skin I skip moisturizing masks and use clay/purifying masks instead.

  • I get rid of any split ends and start off the season with healthy shiny hair and, of course I use a spf in spray or leave-in conditioner on my hair as well.

  • Hats are both cute and protect your hair and face from the damaging UV rays.

  • I get my last IPL hair removal session to get rid of all unwanted body hair before the summer and be bikini ready.

  • I paint my nails in happy colours. I prefer pastels, corals and bright colours.

  • I switch over to more floral scents, I've recently become obsessed with the Satsuma range from The Body Shop. Thanks to Allison from Amarixe for having this among her monthly favourites for as long as I'm watching her youtube vids.

  • My wardrobe also gets colourful and I slowly start wearing more dresses, skirts and shorts.

  • I'd like to say that I exercise more with good weather but that would just be a big fat lie.

Hopefully I will be in a better blogger mood for the next topic on 21st April. Come back for a second instalment and check out my fellow blogger's posts that are all linked here.

And what a better start of spring than to win a fab Tanya Burr's lips and nails? Enter my giveaway here.

For the love of sunny days,


  1. Some fab beauty tips there! :)
    Thank you for sharing them.


    1. Glad that you liked them, I was having a writer's block and didn't know about what to write this post.

  2. i so need to get on some carrot juice xx

    1. When I come home from the beach I make myself a juice with carrots, tomatoes and celery, I also add salt, pepper and tabasco sauce to spice it up. It's delicious!

  3. I'm loving pastel colours this year! Great post!

    Gemma xxx

    1. Thanks hun, pastels are never out of fashion :)

  4. Great ideas!! I need a new exfoliator, got any suggestions?? :))

    1. I've heard that the one by soap and glory is very good but I haven't tried it as I can't get it over here.

  5. Haha I love this! I love how at the end you say I wish I could say I do more exercise but that would be a lie. Personally I find it harder to do sports outside in the hot weather. All I do is indoor fitness and basketball indoors really. And maybe some jogging.

    Yay for brighter nails and clothing colours <3 My do you know how to get ready for spring!

    Check out my version of this topic: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/04/spring-bucket-list-bloggers-do-it.html

    1. Hi Olivia-Savannah! I'm glad at least one of us is doing some exercise... wait, does typing count? Glad you liked my post hun, thanks for stopping by.

  6. Lol the last one made me smile >.< You make some big changes during the spring time. Nice!
    Olive Needs Popeye

    1. The good thing about being a blogger is that I try harder at following my own advice, such as cleaning my make up brushes every week and such. Thanks for stopping by ;)


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