It's the 26th of January, a special day to celebrate our beautiful country that is Australia. In true Aussie fashion, I will be attending an Australia Day BBQ (complete with an Aussie flag on my face). Continuing the 'Advance Australia Flair' theme of January, I thought it would be fun to share with you the various Aussie beauty products I will be using on the day - read on!
We are known for our fierce summers (and harmful UV rays), and the 'slip, slop, slap' mantra is embedded in us. My current favourite sunscreen is True Solutions Total Age Protector SPF 30+. It is an untinted moisturising cream (great for my dry skin) combined with broad spectrum sun-protection. It is perfect to wear under makeup as it's invisible after application (no greasiness here!). Of course, after being in the sun, it's also important to soothe and cool down the skin. I love You, Me & Everybody's Cool It Aloe Vera Gel, which contains 98.5% pure aloe vera gel. Summer tip? Apply your aloe vera straight from the fridge - amazingly refreshing!
I'm all for matching my nails to the occasion, and one of the only occasions when it's ok to paint your nails green and yellow is on Australia Day! They might not be shades you'd wear normally, so Mode's Nail Enamels in 'Party Girl' and 'Say Cheese' are perfect at only $2.45 a pop!
When you're at a BBQ, you don't want to be wearing lipstick, but you'd still want a bit of colour on your lips. The perfect product is luk lip nourish (I'll be wearing 'lemon and mint', a gorgeous berry pink). Invented by innovative entrepreneur Cindy Luken, these edible lippies nourish and protect the lips with pure food flavour oils, while also adding a beautiful wash of colour (there's 7 delectable 'flavours' available!)
What are you doing this Australia Day? Are you rocking any Aussie beauty products? Let us know below! - Lucy