Beauty Finds: Mimitika Lait Solaire Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Review. Reef Friendly

Welcome to Beauty Finds! This editions features Mimitika Lait Solaire Suncreen Lotion in SPF50 both in the new and older formula. The newer formula was released late last summer 2021. 

I prefer reef friendly mineral sunscreens however all that I’ve tired have left my skin so dry it hurts to move regardless of how much sunflower seed oil they contain. I’ve noticed most mineral sunscreen have sunflower seed oil to counteract the zinc oxide from drying out the skin too much. Some were difficult to apply as they just didn’t extend out no matter how much I tried. Others left me either pink or white after swimming in blotchy patches where I applied them depending on the products colour. Most felt so nasty on, heavy, greasy. Others I couldn’t even remove! Even with soap, exfoliation, just sitting there drying out my skin more. Freshly Cosmetics body sunscreen dried my skin out so much it was painful to move as I just couldn’t remove it. It took my skin about 2 months to return to normal. That left me with the only option of chemical sunscreens and they’re the ones that are more less clean ingredients, more crap ingredients, reef unfriendly. A visit to Sephora España summer 2020, I discovered Mimitika which saved the day! Skip a paragraph for the review or read on for my Beauty Finds requirements.

I have a few requirements when it comes to beauty products: cruelty free, natural, clean, vegan better. I do my best to avoid nasty ingredients such as SLSs, parabens, PEGs, silicones, etc. Petrochemicals are the sneakiest with so many derivatives and aliases. I also avoid palm oil and it’s derivatives as I prefer orangutans. Coconut oil marketed as the good oil I’m also cutting down on as it can be just a damaging crop as palm oil. If I do get products containing palm or coconut oil I try to get organic or sustainably sourced. With make up it’s a little harder so I go for cruelty free brands. I prefer products with less plastic and thankfully more brands are aware consumers don’t want unnecessary plastic (or governments are telling them less plastic). My skin type’s oily sensitive, acne prone and now wrinkles. I know nothing stops those lines, but if I can delay them then….

Mimitike Sunscreen Lotion SPF50

The essential for sunny days. Sun Milk SPF50 will make you forget that you are putting on sunscreen: a light and fluid texture that allows quick application. No white traces or greasy films. The skin is soft and hydrated.

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Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you’re having a great weekend so far! Mine may seem quite as it’s a mostly at home weekend, but there’s so much on my to do list which I’m happy to work through. I’m sure I’ll only get a few things done and everything else like usual gets rolled over to next week, month, year. Anyway, my favourite post of the week to write, Weekend Friday Favourites! Things that have made me smile or caught my eye this week. Well, recently as I away travelling so missed few WFFs.

Flamingo Just Because 

Late Winter/Early Spring Light

Zoo Lockers

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Previously Barcelona Zoo lockers were a non refundable €4. Now they’re free! You enter a code of your choice and can use the locker as many times as you want during 1 visit. This means I can go before or after the gym without lugging around a heavy gym bag around the zoo! 

Fabletics Downtown Backpack

I’ve been after a smarter or chicer looking rucksack for when I’m running around the centre. Sometimes I feel a bit scruffy with my gym rucksack. During Fabletics Black Friday week sales something said checkout their backpack I’ve had my eye on. Each day what was on sale changed and that particular day was the backpack for about half price! I’d never have paid full price for it and if I’d had waited until Black Friday I’d only have had red to choose from. Even though it’s smaller in size than my gym rucksack (Patagonia 26L) I can fit Continue reading “Weekend Friday Favourites”

Weekend Friday Favourites

Happy December! 

Happy Thanksgiving to my USA readers!

I can’t believe we’re in the last month of 2019! I know you’ve probably heard that a 100 times already, apologies. I can’t believe in just over a month is a new calendar year and a new decade at that. Next year is a big number year for me and I’m ignoring that number! But I’m not ignoring this week’s Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye this week. It’s a short one however please share in the comments below things that have been making you smile or caught your eye this week.

November’s waning Frost Moon at Dawn

Once a year I’m knocked out for 24hrs with a bug of some sort. Once a year my body’s nope, shut down mode and I’m out of it. I thought I got away with it this year as my last KO was February last year. I don’t know what happened. Continue reading “Weekend Friday Favourites”

Beauty Finds: Cruelty Free, Reef Friendly, Tried and Tested European Body Sunscreens Review

I spent all summer long testing out sunscreens. It was hard. Daily beach trips for about an hour, testing out their waterproofness in the sea, running outside and if that doesn’t make me a good candidate for testing them, I burn within an hour. Making me perhaps one of the best candidates 😉

There are 2 types of sunscreen. Chemical where the skin absorbs the chemicals that stop your skin burning and physical or mineral sunscreens which reflect the sun rays. Physical sunscreens are considered to be more reef friendly as they’re less likely to contain toxic ingredients that kill reefs and marine life. Reef’s are vital part in our ecosystems. They protect coastlines from damaging effects from waves, storms, floods, provide habitat and shelter for marine life, assist in carbon and nitrogen fixing, provide nitrogen and other nutrients for marine food chained amongst others. I dip in the sea almost daily during the summer, I didn’t want to be part of the reef killing sunscreens anymore. Physical sunscreens are typically made from Continue reading “Beauty Finds: Cruelty Free, Reef Friendly, Tried and Tested European Body Sunscreens Review”

Like Mother, Like Daughter and Weekend Catch Up

P was here this weekend and I found myself doing something I’ve been trying to hold off. I’m turning into my Mother. 

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My mother’s a great lady. To say she’s colourful’s an understatement. Always dressed in colour preferably from her autumn winter colours and is hardly every quiet. I’ve noticed there are something subconsciously I think are just family traits I do. I can be a ball of energy like my Mum that some people find uncomfortable. Or I can be the complete opposite and grumpy like my Dad. I’m making efforts not be grumpy. Reflecting on actions and changing them later in similar situations. 

I’m mostly mute at home, only speaking to the cats. When P’s here, I’m almost non stop talking to the point I have to tell myself to shut up. That’s only part Continue reading “Like Mother, Like Daughter and Weekend Catch Up”