Saturday, 23 April 2011

I Never Thought I'd Need These in England but...

As the sun has been shining consistently for the past few days (an almost unheard of occurrence for the UK, especially in April!) I thought a sun protection post was in order!

As I'm sure you are all well aware, it's very important to protect yourself against the sun's harmful rays, especially if you are going to make like my dog Woof and bask in the sun all weekend...


As I'll be lying next to her for the next few days, I thought I'd tell you all about my personal favourite sun protection products.

First off... the obvious one: Sunscreen!

My sunscreen of choice has been Piz Buin 'One Day Long' for a few years now, but I've recently been loving their latest release the 'Ultra Light Sun Spray' which comes in a variety of factors up to 50+ which are all light, non-greasy and easily absorbed. Yes, even the SPF50+ is super light... no unattractive chalkiness here, thank you!



It also smells divine. I've gotten so used to the smell of Piz Buin products over the years, they just smell like holidays to me now - love it! These are also currently buy one get one free in Boots and Superdrug - so now's the chance to stock up for summer!

The second bodypart on my list of things to protect is my hair. If you spend an arm and a leg in the salon perfecting your colour, the last thing you want to do is watch it fade in the sunshine.

The best defence for your hair would be a big stylish sun hat but I'm not really one for hats, especially when sunbathing and therefore like to use a protective spray. My favourite is Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Sun Protect Spray, which acts like a leave in conditioner with the added bonus of protecting your hair from UV rays.

If you're a blonde like me, it's also important to use a product like this if you're going to be in the pool a lot... no one wants green highlights now do they? This spray is lightweight, doesn't make your hair feel sticky and smells lovely and summery too!

Right. With these in hand, I'm off to lie in the garden with Woof! Hope you all have a fabulous bank holiday weekend! Fx
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  1. I love Piz Buin products! Used them for years. Never tried the One Day Long but think I am going to buy it to take on my holiday this summer. I'm going to Cuba again and it is super hot there so I think this would be perfect in a fairly high factor. xx

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  2. oooh, I must try the BC Sun Protecter spray. Im off to Queenslands Whitsundays in August and this may just come in handy..

    I loved you NYC vlogs, one of my ultimate dream holiday destinations, ahh one day!

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  3. I love piz sun! Its what I always use.. plus i need 50+ or i'd sizzle in the sun and turn out as a tomato :)x

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  4. I use the schwarzkopf bonacure moisture kick range and its good. As for suncream, I hate the chalkyness. Woof looks so happy :) Emma x (I met you in London at Pro beauty with Gemma)

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  5. I absolutely love piz buin!! :o) Im actually allergic to the sun so the piz buin allergy is my absolute HG!! :o) never thought about a hair Protectant, I should really invest :o) xxx

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  6. fantastic post!! sun protection is so important and is often overlooked, so thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,

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  8. What do you put on your face then?

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  9. I have a springer and she sleeps like that all night, I thought she would have been the only one!!!

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  10. I really want to try the Piz Buin one.

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  11. Ahh thank you, I've been on the look-out for non-greasy, light sun creams so will check this one out :D xx

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  12. Oh yes have got the suncreams all ready! Love that pic of Woof - our springers are really enjoying the sun too! They just want a pool in the garden now to cool off lol

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  13. Aww Woof is so cute! Thanks for sharing your favourite products, I always get a bit stuck when it comes to sun protection!

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  14. Have you tried Piz Buin Active Long Lasting Sun Spray SPF 20 Medium? I love it! So cooling & refreshing. I've reviewed it below :)

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  15. Awww gorgeous poppet woof lying in the sun! My dogs have been sunbathing in it non stop! :) Adore your blog and you tube channel! Much love xx

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  16. I've been wanting to try that Piz Buin subscreen ever since you first mentioned it in your videos! But I live in Belgium and I can't get hold of it. Nooooo!

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  17. I actually can't believe how gorgeous the weather has been lately - i got sunburnt walking round alton towers the other day, oopsie! i love piz buin!

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  18. LOVING this hot weather! Hope it keeps up :)

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  19. Hi! Just found your YouTube channel and I love how well you describe everything!! so appreciated. Can Piz Buin be used on the face as well??

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  20. Hey! Could you do a review of Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat concealer? I love to see your reviews as you are so honest and real. Cant really trust the other reviews that I have seen online. Would you please consider doing this one maybe?

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