Friday, June 15, 2012

Bali Hai ... Where the sky meets the sea

I sincerely hope one of you lovely Parlour and Loot readers either A) studied music in high school or B) enjoys watching old musicals and are therefore catching on to the South Pacific musical reference going on above. If not, then sorry for boring you with such trivia however this is the tiny space on the net I can call my own so I can drop as many obscure 1940s show tune references as I want. Right?!

Random Fact: The song Bali Hai actually has nothing to do with Bali or in fact the country of Indonesia.
Any hoo, I actually am off to Bali on Tuesday for ten days so I decided to post some lush beach beauty images that will serve as inspo for my holiday looks while in Bali, plus my must-have beauty guide for any tropical holiday.

I work for a skincare company, so it has been absolutely drilled into my head day-in-day-out how damaging the sun is on the elusive fountain of youth. This means that if you don’t want to look like a total hag by the time your thirty five then you better slip, slop, slap like it’s going out of fashion when spending time in the sun. I love Le Tan’s Coconut 30+ Lotion because it’s light, non-greasy and moisturising with no white residue and it absorbs fast. It also has a lovely, subtle coconut fragrance. Winner!  

Sea Salt Spray – Going with the flow of your mane is the motto one must heed to while on a beach get away so I plan to embrace this fully by swapping my Kerastase shampoo for the ocean and adding some oomph with David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray. Spray -> scrunch -> go!

This one is a no brainer! Shellac all the way babyyyyyy, I don’t want to be worrying about pesky things like a chipped manicure while busy lounging by the pool. I’m thinking Romantique (a lovely, creamy French pink) for my nails and something bright and fun like Tropix (a fiery, hot coral) for my toe nails.

This is where most gals go wrong when on holidays. There’s absolutely no need to be taking your Diorskin Forever Foundation ok?! It will look heavy, overdone and end up melting off anyways so leave that one at home and find a good tinted moisturiser or BB Cream with SPF in it. I quite enjoy Garnier’s Miracle Skin Perfector. If you are a shiner lass like me with combination or oily skin then feel free to take a mineral pressed powder for touch ups. I go between Youngblood’s Pressed Mineral Foundation and GloMinerals Pressed Base Foundation. Now all you need is waterproof mascara (I still dig Maybelline’s Full and Soft waterproof mascara in Blackest Black) and a good lip stain/tint, may I suggest Benefit’s ChaChatint – a divine peachy coral that you can also use on your cheeks  and you are set.

So go on! Embrace your inner Brooke Shields circa Blue Lagoon and go for voluminous hair, flawless bronzed skin and a pouty mouth.
I plan on pairing all this beauty goodness with chunky gold jewellery and a whole lotta floral prints.
Terima kasih (thank you) for reading!
Have a fabulous weekend y’all xx