With the sky being a gorgeous shade of blue more than it’s grey lately, dare I say that summer is well on the way. Instagram is awash with pretty skies, blossom and yellow rapeseed and it just makes you want to be outside. But is it all fun and games?
Summer on social media is incredibly pretty but with three kids in tow, they are the priority so whilst I am busy packing the suntan cream, fans, the hats, UV sunglasses, copious amounts of water and tents for shade, I often forget that I will probably end up looking like a red sweaty betty with an afro – think Monica from Friends screeching “IT’S THE HUMIDITY” whilst pushing my bouffant barnet out of my eyes. Harriet from Toby and Roo shares my pain:
It seems I’m not alone in the summer beauty style stakes. A few blogging friends have confessed their Summer faux paus:
When you shave the bottom third of your legs for your cropped jeans & only realise that you didn’t go high enough when you sit cross legged in front of loads of people! – Louise, Pink Pear BearWhen you forget to shave your toes and wear flip flops – Laura, Life With Baby KicksNot realising you have white deodorant streaks when you are wearing a black vest top. – Cat, Pushing The Moon
I have ginger hair, ghost white skin and have had three babies; the thought of flashing the flash makes my blood run a little bit cold. No one wants to see a wobbly Casper on the school run. I have tried fake tan in the past but ended up a lovely shade of orange- it’s not a good look, believe me!
If you’re going to fake tan this summer, try doing it properly to #ReadySetGlow with a decent brand such as http://www.ellisons.co.uk/beauty/brands/sttropez.html will help prevent you rocking the streaky tango look which can never be a bad thing?!
We are contemplating going abroad next year during a very hot period – I am going to need to stock up on the anti-frizz and long floaty tops and skirts aren’t I?! Wish me luck!
Disclosure – this post is written in collaboration with Ellisons