SPF for sensitive skin

If you suffer from skin sensitivity, it can be difficult to find products that don’t irritate or anger your already sore and inflamed skin, especially when it comes to suncare, which naturally contains more chemicals than most skincare due to its UV filters.

Brands such as La Roche-Posay and Vichy however, have been working with dermatologists for years and developing the best sunscreens for sensitive skin that don’t cause redness or irritation. Now, more brands than ever are recognising the need to provide sun protection for sensitive skin.

Sensitive skin varies from person to person, but there are some key signs to look out for, which can you help you self-diagnose if you suffer from any degree of sensitivity.

  • Skin feels tight or uncomfortable (especially after trying new products)
  • Sore or sensitive to the touch
  • Goes red easily
  • Needs a lot of extra hydration in the colder months
  • Becomes itchy, red or blotchy after using common irritants like fragrance
  • Turns red after a hot shower

Sensitive skin types should always opt for products without common irritants like fragrance, parabens, silicones and sulphates, and always make sure to check that it has been dermatologically tested, which means the product has been reviewed by a skin specialist.

Below are some brands that are across a price range .

La Roche Posay £12.38

Ultrasun £15.20

PizzaBuin £17.35

Vichy £19.00

Clarins £20.00

Clarins Aftersun £22.00

Avon sensitive £5.00

Avon aftersun with Aloe Ice Gel £4.00

I use La Roche Posay and Clarins on my face and body as they don’t block my pores and cause irritations. I have found the cheaper ones can do this. However the Avon Aftersun I have used and its brilliant. Sorry I couldn’t upload photos of Avon. Also the La Roche Posay range is suitable for children too so it can be shared within the family. There is one in there range I use which is safe around the eyes,the Sensitive eye Innovation pictured above.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid for any of the brands in this post.

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Hiya well as summer is nearing, all the Tropical and Hawaiian clothes are coming to the for on the various plus size websites.

In the 40s and 50s the Tiki theme was popular and the Tiki cocktail bars became fashionable in the U.S.A.

Lindy Bop , Collectif, Hell Bunny are worth looking at for us plus size ladies.

Another site is Miss Bamboo for ladies between sizes 8 and 18.

I have included a photo of my very own Tiki dress which I bought from Lindy Bop.

You can also buy accessories from the Etsy store to go with your dress like hair scarves etc.

There is also a online store called Tiki Lou Hawaii http://www.tikilouhawaii.co.uk which is also on Instagram as well as Facebook.

There are a number of things to buy from Household Hawaiian themed items to Accessories from £1.95 to £85.00. They do coconut bags to t shirts jewellery even soap.

I have some Tropical flower earrings I have some lovely comments from people and my Tiki Lou t shirt.

You can get these Plumeria earrings in a number of colours. They are so comfortable you forget there in.

Well I hope this post gives you inspiration. And you look at the sites mentioned above to treat yourself to a dress. If that is to much theres always accessories or household items to get that Aloha feel.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid in monies for advertising these sites this is my opinion and knowledge I am sharing. I have used my own money for items bought from these sites.

Lou lous Vintage Fair

I first saw this event advertised on Social media. And I decided to visit. The atmosphere was brilliant people of all ages from modern attire to vintage. Era’s are from 1920 to 1980.Lou lous visit different cities each weekend either on a Saturday or a Sunday . They go to 40 different cities often visiting 3 or 4 times a year at a set venue. It starts at 11am and finishes at 5pm It costs £2-2.50 to get in.There are many stalls including brick a brac, homeware, fashion in both men’s and women’s, vinyl records, hair accessories and general accessories.Woman’s clothing goes from original vintage and repro brands. And 1 stall holder i have seen, even makes her own designs. Most stall holders are local to your region and travel to other cities in your region as some of them make a living from going to these fairs.Also they often have singers and bands playing music for you. A cake stall where you can choose your refreshment of choice and some lovely delicious cakes. All served in China cups and kitsch plates. Oh and they usually have a hair pop up salon too where you can book to have your hair done in a vintage style . And sometimes with make up too.I’ve been visiting now for 2 and half years and thoroughly enjoy Lou Lous. They also do a Vintage carnival which I will discuss in another post.You can find Lou Lous Vintage Fair on there website but they are also on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more information.

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Disclaimer I have not been paid to advertise Lou Lous Vintage Fair I am writing from my own experiences.

Swimwear for all

Hiya, well summer is around the corner. And if your lucky enough your off to some sun kissed island in the middle of nowhere.🏖 Or a week in Skegvegas!

Last year I was recommended Bon Marche and I got a new little number. An Hawaiin red number in a flattering swim dress style for £24.

So I’ve been looking around for you on the High Street and online.

Let’s start with the High Street .

YOURS clothing

Tropical Tankini Top with Bottoms

Above is a lovely flattering Tankini Top with bottoms one of there best sellers. Top £23.99 Bottoms 12.99.

They have traditional swimsuits bikinis and swimdresses from size 16 to 36 . They do a lovely range of beach dresses and Kaftans too. You can check online too if there’s no store near you.


Black essential swimsuit

Above Black essential swimsuit £36.00 But currently in the sale £28.80.Evans often put on sales so check in store or online sizes 14 to 28.

Bon marche

Floral Twist Sundress

Above the Floral Twist sundress £25.00. Bon Marche sizes are 10 to 28 . Again some beautiful kaftans and sundresses to cover up on the beach. As well as array of swimwear to choose from.

I find my Swim dress comfortable by the pool and in the water. It as a built in swimsuit underneath.

Online there are a number of companies that do plus sizes Simply Be , Curvissa, Asos curve, Figleaves and Boohoo.

Also try Bravissimo which do sizes in your bra size D to K. They supply swimsuits etc from Bra brands such as Panache etc. Check out the Tankinis, Bikinis and there beach wear too. Prices are a little more expensive but sizes are in bra size than dress size. Prices vary between around £30 to £60

So I hope you like the modern day swimwear .

For Vintage designs at present there are 2 websites selling vintage style swimwear .

For Luna the sizes go from 8 to 24. Prices vary from £36.00 to £75.00.

Lindy Bop the sizes go from 8 to 20 prices anything from£42 to £85 .

Both sites do sales to watch out for. Both sites deserve a a look just for interest they have some quirky designs .

Bye for now 💋xx

Disclaimer I have not received any monies from any companies I have discussed in this post for advertising.

Festival of Vintage York

Recently i went to the Festival of Vintage at the York racecource. It is on the last weekend of April celebrating 1930s to 1960s. From 10 til 5pm both days including a separate Saturday night event.

There are displays, classic vehicles dancing and shopping. There is live music on 2 different stages. There is a barbers for the gents and hairdressing for the ladies.

I first went last year and had a great day loved the shopping had my hair styled by Sarah Bloor of pin up curl. This year it was Le Keux vintage salon , having lovely victory rolls done. The sun was out so we could sit out on the champagne lawn and eat our picnic. This year it was wet but luckily as it’s indoor too there were 4 floors of shopping . There are a few bars and 2 restaurants be warned hot food runs out quickly and it’s best to take a picnic. There sandwiches are really nice and they do salads too.

Vehicles on display
Strolling on the rock n roll stage
The Venue

As you can see everyone gets dressed up in there favourite era. And there are plenty more stalls to buy clothes from in vintage style.

More information visit http://www.festivalofvintage.co.uk or Instagram Facebook or Twitter Festival of Vintage

Disclaimer I have not received any monies for writing about this venue. This is based on my opinion as a customer only.