Fermain Valley Hotel: A Hidden Gem On Guernsey

Fermain Valley Hotel: A Hidden Gem On Guernsey

When you choose where to stay on Guernsey, you may immediately select hotels in St Peter Port for the convenience of the location, but I urge you to consider a hidden gem that remains one of our favourite hotels on the magical island of Guernsey. This hidden gem is the Fermain Valley hotel, nestled on … Continue reading Fermain Valley Hotel: A Hidden Gem On Guernsey

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Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Summer – 2018 Edition

I know I was super late with my Spring round up, but turns out the delay worked really well – because, in the meantime, we have had a real Summer here in the UK and it really changed the need for some products – like face SPF!

Without further ado, here are my Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Summer – all tried and tested by me.

 

Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50 30ml

Costs £28 and in Europe you can get it from Space NK and Liberty London and in North America, you can get it from Bloomingdales.

‘Beach’ sunscreen isn’t the same as city sunscreen (I didn’t really know as I did not use SPF except when on the beach or skiing until now) – and this was the most recommended cream by my readers. It is light and really good day to day (and for under make up). I asked my readers on Facebook for recommendations and if you want to have a look at all their suggestions, just click here.

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Isdin Fotoprotector Fusion Fluid face cream SPF 50

Costs around £18-20. You can find it on any pharmacy in Portugal and Spain. I managed to find it on Amazon UK.

If I thought that the Kiehls product was great… this is even better. And again, thank you for your recommendations. I am familiar with the ISDIN brand (highly recommended by my dermatologist and they do very good creams) but I wouldn’t necessarily pick up this product from a shelf. Once you put it on your face.. it then disappears. It is absolutely fantastic.

top 5 beauty essentials summer isdin fusion water face spf 50

 

 

Benefit FoolProof brow powder 2g

Costs £17-20 from Look Fantastic (global), Ulta (US) or Asos (Global)

I have been having trouble sourcing my 3-in-1 brow brush from Estee Lauder and their sales rep recommended I tried Benefit’s brow powder for dummies. I am always very weary of some super cool brands (and I do get intimidated by the sales reps and their over defined brows. This powder is super easy to use and you will not look like as if a child has drawn on your face (I personally think there are many out there).

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DR JART+ Rubber Mask Clear Skin Lover

Costs £10 from Selfridges, $15 from Sephora (North America)

I was at Selfridges the other day in London and couldn’t help noticing the Korean Beauty area – and how I have no idea about anything. I bought a selection of masks – imagine how much fun £10 will bring you? I started with the rubber masks (this particular one) and I think it has helped. I have bought more of the charcoal foaming mask (see here for Europe and here for North America) and they really are brilliant and easy to use.

top 5 beauty essentials summer dr jart clear rubber face mask

 

Pixi Glow Toner 250ml

Costs £18 from Harvey Nichols, Marks & Spencer, Liberty London and $23 in North America you can get it from Look Fantastic  and Target.

Emily from Fashion Foie Gras raved about this brand so I picked up this toner on a recent trip to the US. I am now more than half way and I use it at night after cleansing. I had a bad skin episode recently (post IVF drugs, which required a few trips to the dermatologist too) and this and the mask have really helped.

top 5 beauty essentials summer pixi glow tonic toner

 

Let me know if you try any of these products – and if there are any others I should try. You can read my recommendations for Spring and also my 5 scents for this hot season.

xo

Mrs. O

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Don’t Miss 15,000 FREE Amex Reward Points: Just Stay At A Four Seasons Hotel!

Don't Miss 15,000 FREE Amex Reward Points: Just Stay At A Four Seasons Hotel!

This is a great offer for American Express Cardholders so check your app. Spend $750 and get 15,000 Membership Rewards Points when you stay at a Four Seasons Hotel. Expires 10/10/18. They say: Get 15,000 additional Membership Rewards points one-time by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $750+ on room rate or … Continue reading Don’t Miss 15,000 FREE Amex Reward Points: Just Stay At A Four Seasons Hotel!

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5 Nights Of Luxury With Golf In The USA Worth $1,250 For $22!

5 Nights Of Luxury With Golf In The USA Worth $1,250 For $22!

If you are a regular reader of our luxury travel diary, you will know that our travel auctions are one of the best-kept secrets in the world of luxury travel. This stay seems to have slipped under the net. Up for grabs is a 5-night stay at Hotel Grinnell, which lies in downtown Grinnell in … Continue reading 5 Nights Of Luxury With Golf In The USA Worth $1,250 For $22!

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10 Urgent Flight & Hotel Bargains Ending This Week

10 Urgent Flight & Hotel Bargains Ending This Week

If you only read one article you read this week, this should be it. I have rounded up the best urgent travel deals ending this week. There are actually 21 deals below so hopefully, you will find a couple to float your boat! Travel Auctions: When They’re Gone They’re Gone We start with our luxury … Continue reading 10 Urgent Flight & Hotel Bargains Ending This Week

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4 Nights With A Hot Tub Worth £600 For £87!

4 Nights With A Hot Tub Worth £600 For £87!

If you are a regular reader of our luxury travel diary, you will know that our travel auctions are one of the best-kept secrets in the world of luxury travel. Up for grabs this week is a 4 night weekday (Monday-Friday) glamping stay for 2 guests in a beautiful ensuite Yurt with private hot tub … Continue reading 4 Nights With A Hot Tub Worth £600 For £87!

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Paris For $70 In August & 20€ FREE Just For Registering!

Paris For $70 In August & 20€ FREE Just For Registering!

If you are looking for a genuine bargain getaway in August, there are two places to look. Firstly, our luxury travel auctions, where items tend to sell for 30-70% of their RRP. Sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of our page, or send us your email address and request to sign up to … Continue reading Paris For $70 In August & 20€ FREE Just For Registering!

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Private Jet From New York To Florida Just $380. Join For Free!

Private Jet From New York To Florida Just $380. Join For Free!

Please note that Luxury Travel Diary is in no way associated with ZED Aerospace or Aura, so you may want to join the waitlist BUT do your own due diligence before committing any cash to join up. We are excited about the new private jet company Aura who are launching a private jet schedule between … Continue reading Private Jet From New York To Florida Just $380. Join For Free!

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Disgusting New Delta Uniforms & What Is Happening To The Old Ones

Disgusting New Delta Uniforms & What Is Happening To The Old Ones

If you are a regular reader of Luxury Travel Diary, you will already know that we are less than impressed with the new Delta Air Lines staff uniforms. I am quietly praying that, one day, one of the American airlines will take inspiration from Hainan Airlines uber-glam uniforms which I just love! Whether you like … Continue reading Disgusting New Delta Uniforms & What Is Happening To The Old Ones

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First Look At Brand New Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

First Look At Brand New Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

Surrounded by the multicultural energy of Malaysia’s dynamic capital, in a brand new skyscraper next to the Petronas Towers, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur has opened its doors. Rising 65 storeys above the busy streets of the capital, the all-new hotel houses 209 guest rooms and suites, as well as serviced apartments for those guests … Continue reading First Look At Brand New Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

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