Wednesday 23 July 2014

Heatwave Heroes

Blimey we're having quite the epic summer in the UK! This is the most consistent summery weather I think I've seen, and it certainly beats the usual 2 day affair we get.

I'm the kind of person who would rather be too warm than too cold, but a girl's got limits, and I thought I'd share a few of the ways I've been coping with the heatwave! (Of course, this is where having a summer job in an air-conditioned office is both a blessing and a curse.)

The ultimate hero of the bunch, are these Cyber Colors blotting papers. I'd never really considered them before, but picked some up on a whim while in Hong Kong, and they've certainly come in handy recently. Personally, I don't find powder helpful in terms of keeping oil at bay - but blotting papers? You can say good bye to that shiny face, while still leaving all your makeup intact. Oustanding stuff.

A lovely skincare combo I've been using is the Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Facial Wipes and Super Facialist Tea Flower Pore Purifying Clay Mask. The face wipes are lovely and refreshing, and with the cooling effect of the clay mask, this is a lovely treat on a hot weekend.

Of course, I have to mention some summer staple accessories: hair clips are fantastic for keeping my massive amount of long hair off my neck and back (thank heavens messy buns are 'in'), and sunglasses protect my eyes and vision, and mirrored ones are useful for quick hair/makeup checks!


  1. You should totally try the Avene or La Roche Posay Eau Thermale they were perfect for heat!

  2. I definitely need to invest in blotting papers, I'm working in an air conditioned cafe over summer break from uni but i still feel my make up sliding off by midday. Great products!