It’s been one of those weird weeks where you’re in this glorious, heavenly holiday bubble and get a big hit of reality when you come back. The kind where you wish you could hop back on the plane and make it up as you go along. So, I couldn’t help but transport myself back to beautiful Malta and share one of my favourite days, some of my best poolside essentials and my favourite new purchase and pretend I’m still there!
You guys know how much I love ASOS and the affair continues with this insanely stylish Bardot gingham bikini. Kind of. This two piece is actually from Warehouse via ASOS but it popped up on my standard holiday shopping haul and I couldn’t resist. You guys know how crazy I am about the cold shoulder trend this summer, combined with the hottest print trend of the season, throw in a ruffle and you have yourself a winner. There wasn’t another option that would have been a better fit for a balmy day at Cafe Del Mar beach club in Malta. With temperatures hitting 36 degrees and a bottle on ice, we lounged and swam and read the latest glossies (me, not Toff!) until the sun went down. It was one of those perfect summer days.
Poolside essentials of the beauty variety are minimal these days – a high SPF, a tinted lip balm and a great CC cream is all I need to take me from day to night. I’m a massive fan of natural sunscreen, in fact, I won’t wear anything else because it hydrates and nourishes my skin without chemicals. Think about it – chemicals plus heat…on your skin? Hell no! To take me from day-to-night, I tend to stay away from anything heavy like foundation. With just a hint of tan and a smattering of freckles, By Tery’s Cellularose Brightening CC Serum is perfect to lightly cover any imperfections and completely lift my complexion to give it a beautiful glow that catches the light. I’m actually totally obsessed with this product – I use it every day and every person I recommend it to falls in love with it. Last but not least is an ultra hydrating Eve Lom Lip Balm to stop my lips from drying out and I’m done!
When the sun went down and the music turned up, it just took a pair of white, high waisted palazzo pants teamed with my Bardot bikini top to keep me cool dancing into the night.