Sun Protection Favourites

Flamingo 1Spending time in the sunshine is a big part of summer time fun, until you get a sunburn! We all know how important it is to protect your skin from the harsh sun rays, but we still want to achieve that sun kissed glow. I’m fair skinned, so skin protection is very important to me. I’ve been testing and trying various sunscreens and self tanners over the last few weeks and I’ve found some real winners. I’m sharing a few of my favourites that I’ll be keeping in my beauty routine into the Fall.

Flamingo 3Summer Favourites 2TANNING PRODUCTS
I don’t know about you, but I’m a lot less likely to bask out in the sunshine when I already have a bit of colour. Having a perfect faux tan is much easier to achieve than it was a few years ago. The technology in these products has improved drastically! Less streaking, more natural colour and a lot easier to apply.

St. Tropez Gradual Tan
St. Tropez has some of the best tanning products on the market. I’ve tried a few in the collection, but their Gradual Classic Tan is my favourite. It creates a natural, sun kissed bronzed colour, and you’re able to apply it daily to increase the darkness of your tan. It has a really nice scent and goes on very smoothly. St Tropez also has awesome tanning mitts, which ensures the products is distributed evenly.

Jergens Instant Sun
This is the perfect quick fix tanner. It comes in two shades, light and deep bronze. You’ll see instant results when you apply the mousse, so it’s perfect if you need to look sun kissed quick. Since the colour works fast, I would suggest using a tanning mitt for this product too, or just be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after application.

Ombrelle’s Ultra Light Advanced Tinted Face LotionΒ 
I don’t like to wear a lot of make up in the summer, so Ombrelle’s tinted face lotion is an ideal two in one product. It has SPF 60, and a lightly tinted formula to provide a little bit of colour coverage. It’s hypoallergenic, fragrance free and water resistant for to up to 80 minutes. The formula is super light, so it feels like a light moisturizer rather than a heavy sunscreen. It’s a cheap and cheerful price point too, so I’ll definitely be stocking up, and using this through the Fall.

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Coola Classic Sunscreen
This is THE BEST face sunscreen I’ve ever used. That’s a big statement, but it’s true! The moment I opened the tube of Coola Classic and smelt the light, pretty fragrance of white tea, I was intrigued. The consistency is light and feels like a refreshing moisturizer. This makes it very easy to apply make up over the sunscreen and with a SPF 50, you will be very well protected. I’ve been carrying this tube in my purse all summer, and when I give it to friends to try, they are just as impressed. Mainly because it doesn’t feel like a thick sunscreen, and won’t block your pores either

BeautyCounter CounterSun
I love the spray applicator of the BeautyCounter’s CounterSun Mineral sunscreen. It sprays on white, which helps ensure you’ve covered all your sun exposed skin. It’s a very light formula so it blends in easily, and dries quickly without leaving an oily residue. The spray container is non aerosol, and uses compressed air to dispense the sunscreen. It also comes in a lotion which I’ve been using this summer too. Both are easy to apply, and don’t have any chemical smell, so it feels like you’re just applying a moisturizer.

Kerastase Discipline Collection
The hot summer rays can be very harsh on your hair, so having a deep conditioning hair care system, like the Discipline line by Keraste is a must! After a day in the sun, I love using the hair mask before I wash my hair with their shampoo and conditioner It replenishes moisture, tames frizz and creates smooth, define curls for that perfect beach wave style.

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Have you tired any of these products? Let me know in the comments below.
Hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer!

Sunglasses: Clearly
Flamingo Floatie: Indigo (on sale for $10!)
Straw Purse: Dynamite


  • Oooh these photos are SO fun. I need to get a float for our pool… what a lovely way to lounge & relax!! And I’m the worst at wearing sunscreen – can you believe I never, ever use it? How bad is that?! Need to get on it! xo

    • Thanks Veronika! You need that pool floatie – it’s on sale for $10 at Indigo!!
      You should try the Coola skinscreen – I think it’s totally up your alley. It feels like you’re applying a light moisturizer and doesn’t clog your pores. The Ombrelle one is a goodie too for that non make up look, but still with sun protection.

      Hope you’re enjoying the last few days of summer. Can you believe it’s just about Fall?! I’m actually quite excited πŸ™‚

      • Thanks for the tips. SO appreciated!! <3 And yes, bring on fall, it's my fave season + beyond ready for all this smoke to clear. Ugh!! xo

  • I love Beautycounter’s Countersun!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • It’s such a goodie! I’m a big fan of their lipsticks to πŸ™‚

  • I’ve heard such great things about St. Tropez’s fake tan products and enhancers, I’ll have to look into them! Thanks for sharing your faves with us. I’m the same, once I get pretty dark, I like to avoid prolonged exposure. I hope you’re having a great summer, girlie!




    • Oh you will LOVE St Tropez. The colour really looks natural and not fake. It’s perfect to use into the Fall too for that sun kissed glow. Hope you’re enjoying the last few days of summer time!

  • That bikini is sooo lovely on you dear! Anyway, thanks for these tips. Would love to check out these tanning products.

    Jessica |

    • Oh thank you so much Jess! I think you’d really like the St Tropez products. I’ll definitely be using it through the Fall.
      Hope you’re enjoying the last few days of summer time xo

  • Nina

    Your pictures are so cute!! And your bikini really fashion!
    Have a great day dear <3

    La ilusiΓ³n de Nina –

    • Thank you Nina! Hope you’re enjoying the last few days of summer time πŸ™‚

  • nikoline

    I need to try the face sunscreen, it sounds really good! πŸ™‚


    • It’s such a good one! I’ve tried so many over the years and it’s my favourite

  • Rach

    I’m all about using sunscreen and I’m a big fan of Beautycounter!

    • I love BeautyCounter too! Hope you’re enjoying the last few days of summertime Rach πŸ™‚

  • The Exclusive Beauty Diary

    Such a beautiful products! I’m really interested for St Tropez and Kerastase products, I need to check them after your detailed review1

    • Thank you! The St Tropez is such a good tanner, and the Keratase products I’ve been using for years.
      Both are goodies πŸ™‚

  • These all look amazing, I love your pool float

    • Thank you! The pool float is on super sale at Indigo. Such a fun thing to have in the summer time πŸ™‚

  • Such lovely pics! Thanks for recommending these products.

    Gemma x

  • Ah, I can relate! I’m also fair skinned, which makes sun care all the more important! These are beautiful images by the way; ALL the summer vibes!! πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • Really appreciate you sharing this blog post. Thank you!