I'm currently sitting on the balcony, with my feet up, overlooking a flawless blue sky, a bright blue sea and a white sandy beach. It certainly makes a change from my blogging spot of recent weeks - the kitchen table.
|Looking very serious and focused on the blog|
To be fair, my make-up look is pretty low maintenance at home, but on holiday, I just cannot be doing with the stuff. Magazines bloody love telling us how to scale back our make-up - tinted moisturiser instead of foundation and waterproof mascara are musts, apparently - for the beach, year on year, but do people actually do that?
|Loving life in the sea|
I love the beachy, boho, care-free, natural look. Your freckles come out (well mine do, and I love 'em), as do extra blonde highlights round your face, and you get a healthy sun-kissed glow going on. Combine that with tousled beachy waves (hair brush be gone!) and it's a good look as far as I'm concerned.
|My and my sister's nails|
Another thing I can't get my head round? Women who wear a load of jewellery to the beach. Just, WHY!? OK, I can kinda see why you might sport the odd plaited anklet or maybe a frayed bracelet that just never leaves your wrist, but today as I was swimming in the beautifully clear sea (I LOVE THE SEA!), a women paddle-surfed past me, as ya do, and I noticed she was wearing a beautiful silver (and expensive) Links Sweetie Bracelet.
I repeat: just, why?! I then noticed more of these women wearing their snazzy jewellery ON THE BEACH. Am I alone in thinking this is weird? Surely it's going to get all slimey? And c'mon, sand is a cheeky little thing isn't it? That stuff gets everywhere, in all the nooks and crannies. (Hence the joy of showering.)
|Chilling in a beach-side hammock|
Dewy skin, bikini strap-marks and golden highlights are all a-go-go. I only wonder how those 90210 girls manage to remain so chic on the beach in Beverly Hills...
(Did I mention I'm on holiday?)