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Get that glow life

Updated: Aug 4, 2020

Summer is coming and we’re all striving for that effortless, beach babe glow. If you’re someone who doesn’t tan easily, and one week in the sun just isn’t enough; do not fear, you’re not alone!

I’ve starting to come to terms with my paleness, but that doesn’t mean I shy away from wanting to look somewhat sun-kissed and have luminous skin.

Over many years of horrendous tanning faux pas, I’ve finally found a formula to get me glowing that doesn’t involve the sun. And that’s not a bad thing...keep those aging rays away from me.


A gorgeous glow doesn’t always have to be from a golden skin tone. Luminous skin that shines from within can make anyone look healthy and damn right gorgeous.

I’ve found that, at times, my skin can be a little lackluster; not quite that delightful dewy yumminess I’ve always longed for.

But, I think I’ve found the formula. These two little beauties have helped my skin look brighter, even and at times...I don’t even have to wear foundation.

Alpha H - Liquid Gold

With it 5% glycolic acid and alpha hydroxy acids, this little baby helps stimulate cells and exfoliates to remove dulling dead cells on the surface of the skin to reveal healthy ‘new’ skin below the surface.

It’s known to bolster elastin and collagen production whilst deep cleaning pores to eliminate spot cause bacteria. The resurfacing action also helps to diminish visibility of acne scars, dark spots and brown patches, so your complexion quickly looks more even-toned and luminous. Remember to use at least an SPF 15 when using this product.

I’ve found my skin is completely different since using Liquid Gold, I don’t think I could live without it now. I use this every other night, and I tend not to follow up with a moisturiser for a more intense treatment,

Glamglow - Flashmud

Superquick results and a real difference if used properly. Okay, so the first few times I was left a little red...but my skin has now got used to it and I’m loving it. It has that tingle that I LOVE, you know when you can really feel it working.

The combination of salicylic acid, lactic acid & vitamin C helps clear the skin whilst revealing a more brightened and even skin tone. I use up to 3 times a week in the AM, I put it on as soon as I wake up, have breakfast and then wash off in the shower.


Okay, okay so I’ve gone on about being pale and being okay with it; making myself luminous with skincare and so on. But the thing is. I feel bloody GREAT with a tan, my clothes look better, my eyes pop and...I just feel fabulous.

Thankfully I’ve found those little gems in the world of tanning that have changed my life.

Bondi Sands - Liquid Gold Foam

It’s just the best. Not your usual fake tanner that’s a little bit orange, smells like biscuits and makes your sheets a weird shade of brown. This magical foam gives just the most natural golden glow to any skin tone.

I pop one coat on in the morning and just a few hours later, I’m glowing from the inside out. Best thing is that it doesn’t transfer. Make sure to moisturise your dry bits; elbows, hands, knees and feet to stop a build up of product in those areas and voila! You glow, girl!

Want to be even more extra? Add Bondi Sands GLO - Gloss Finishing Glow to your collar bones, down the front of your legs (makes them look longer) and your arms. I sometimes use this product as my lazy, go-to face highlighter when I want that natural, dewy glow. Pop some on your cheekbones, tip of the nose and cupid's bow - perfect for a low-key beach day luminosity.


I always wear this under my foundation in shade sun glow ( or even just on it’s own) to give my skin a little boost. This illuminating moisturiser is full of vitamins, botanicals, hyaluronic acid and TEAOXI™ golden root technology that instantly floods skin with hydration for healthy-looking radiance.

It’s an ideal, quick-fix for that little extra glow. Perfect for ‘no make-up’ days and those long days at the beach.

Want a glow-boost on the go? Pop Iconic London Prep-Set-Glow in your bag and give yourself a little spray when you need a hydrating, super glowy boost. It’s also 100% vegan.

So there you have it, my hero products for making myself feel a little less mehhh and more golden goddess.


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