Like everyone else, I love nothing more than summer holidays by the beach, although more and more I am starting to love autumn days by the sea, when the beach is completely deserted and the air is crisp and so fresh. It may be a little too chilly to swim, although I find these days so restorative and calming. I go for long walks on the beach, take a good book and spend the whole day soaking up the air.
It may seem like throwing a basic cover-up over your bikini and a lick of lipstick is the most obvious beach to evening solution, but putting just a little extra effort into it has the potential to take you much further (drinks, dinner, date night…). Here is the perfect way to transition your beauty look from day into the evening.
There is nothing more gorgeous than sea salt hair. No matter how hard I try and how many sea salt sprays I use, nothing is quite like the real thing, so I think it is best to use it to your advantage. My ultimate evening look by the sea is all about having gorgeous glowing skin with wonderful sea salt infused free flowing hair. The best way to achieve this glowing skin is with a very quick skin routine. I’m currently obsessed with Roger & Gallet’s new face care ritual, which is incredibly effective with an easy 4-step process.
Step 1. EXTRA-FINE CLEANSING MASK
Post beach the mask is optional as I find after a day by the sea, my face simply needs a quick rinse with fresh water although once back in the city, this step is an absolute must! The cleansing Mask is actually a makeup remover/cleanser but it also doubles up as a mask which I think is quite amazing. I leave the mask on for about 5 minutes and it totally rejuvenates my skin, leaving it feel incredibly fresh.
Step 2. BEAUTY VINEGAR
This cleansing vinegar worked best for me when I applied it with a cotton pad in circular motions on my skin. This ensured all the residue has been removed and it immediately tightened my pores, leaving my face feeling incredibly clean and fresh.
Step 3. DOUBLE-EXTRACT
This certainly wins the prize for the most incredible packaging! This was my favourite product from the range – it restores the skin’s barrier, infuses the skin with radiance and applying it feels like heaven. It smells wonderful and absorbed into my skin immediately after applying it. Double Extract is perfect for the upcoming winter months when my skin tends to become very dry, as it is incredibly hydrating.
Step 4. LEGENDARY CREAM The ultimate step. The Legendary Cream is incredibly rich and creamy, finishing off the ritual leaving me with a beautiful glow. This micro- emulsified formula appears firm at first yet gently melts on application, offering the freshness of a gel which is great post-beach for invigorating the skin whilst boosting the skins radiance.
Step 5. MAKE UP Is best kept to a minimum when perfecting the beach to bar look. It is chicer and more relaxed. I like to use a touch of concealer under the eyes and add a lovely bright lip.
Once complete, throw on a beautiful dress and some simple heels and you are ready to go from beach to a wonderful dinner date!