Did I mention I was on my holidays? The past nine or ten days have been spent lounging by the pool, exploring mountain villages and eating and drinking as much as I can in the south of Spain. The perfect antidote to the chaos that is life right now (new job, new house, new location!). All of the decisions and changes that are to take place in the next few weeks have taken a backseat along with reality, as I’ve enjoyed a complete escape:
Holiday hair is a mystery to me. Or, at least, it was. Those girls with effortless sun kissed flowing waves. Who seemed to just roll out of bed and straight onto the lounger by the pool. My hair is a frizzy mess at the best of times. Add a hot and humid climate and you’ve got something like Monica out of Friends bouffant! Not very attractive. At all. But over the years, I have found the perfect formula for quick and easy holiday hair.
For those who want straight locks on their holiday:
- I wash my hair the night before. And let it air dry as I sleep. It’ll be hot enough that it’s dry in the morning (in the UK, it usually needs a helping hand).
- The next morning, if you plan to shower before you start your day, tie your hair up and do so. Then get out your straightening irons and quickly run them over your locks.
- I find that this method keeps my hair straighter for longer throughout the day. And even into the next.
For beachy waves:
- Again, wash your hair the night before. But instead of letting it dry any which way, plait your hair into as many plaits as you want. The fewer the plaits, the looser the curls will be.
- In the morning, leave the plaits in if you’re having a shower as the steam will help to give them even greater staying power!
- Take them out and run your hands through to gently tease them out. Then spritz with a salt spray or scrunch some mousse through.
How do you create effortless hair styles on holiday?
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Wishing I was back on a camel, trekking through the desert and watching the sun rise this morning…
For the past week I have been exploring Morocco with my boyfriend. Hence, the radio silence and lack of any LFW coverage. However, I can offer some rather amazing photos from our trip. More will be on the Sugar & Spice Facebook page very soon and I’ll be posting more here too. For now, here are photos from the first three days in the country.
These espadrilles – along with my other Havaianas - will be coming on holiday with me next week. There are so many reasons why these shoes are perfect for lots of walking and sight seeing in a dusty city like Marrakech, but I’ll go with just six:
My Morrocan holiday is getting ever closer and so my thoughts are turning to how inappropriate everything in my wardrobe is for the trip! So I have put together five pairs of shoes that would be perfect for the trip:
- Sandals: It’s going to be hot.
- Trainers: I’ve done a lot of reading and apparently the streets in Morocco are not particularly clean, so closed-toe shoes are necessary.
- Flip flops: For wearing around the rhiad, if nowhere else.
- Boat shoes: As above with the trainers, however these are a darker shade and will wear better over the course of a week in a dusty environment.
- Boots: We are taking a two day trip through the mountains and desert, so a pair of ankle boots would be ideal for keeping the sand and evening cold off my feet.
What would you pack for a trip to Morocco?
Are there any more iconic sunglasses wearers than Jackie O or Holly Golightly? Dark glasses create an air of glamour and intrigue and one pair of sunglasses just will not cut the mustard. These are my top three timeless sunglassses that every girl should own:
Ray Ban Aviators: made famous by Tom Cruise et al in 80s hit Top Gun. Wear them over-sized whilst attending a festival for easy laid back chic.
Ray Ban Wayfarers: another classic shape that will last. You could probably choose between the Aviators and the Wayfarers but if your budget wil stretch, get both! Wear to hide tired eyes after a late night/early morning!!
Prada Over-sized Frames: these are the quintessential Jackie O/Holly Golightly sunglasses! Wear on your holidays in the south of France.
Which are your must-have sunglasses for this summer?
Wish I was here…
A Bigger Splash, David Hockney, 1967