We've been having what passes for a "heatwave" here in the UK for the past few days, and Mr Dollface keeps commenting that I "smell like summer holidays" – by which he means I absolutely reek of high factor sunscreen.

I know I've mentioned this a lot, but this is possibly the only downside of warm weather for me – the fact that I have to go around slathered in sticky, gloopy, smelly stuff that ruins my clothes and normally stinks to high heaven. (Because even although none of the ones I use smell bad, they do all smell strong, and that scent tends to cling to everything at this time of year.)

This is also why I'm drawn to Korres Watermelon Suncare Stick. It claims to smell like watermelon (unsurprisingly, given the name), you see, and that has to be better than smelling like… sunscreen. It comes in a stick, so you're not going to be able to cover your entire body with it, but it'll come in handy for topping up delicate areas like the nose, forehead and shoulders. If only ALL sunscreen smelled like fruit. (Or maybe …. cakes?)

BUY: Korres Watermelon Suncare Stick, £16

  1. Am I sad? I actually really like the smell of sunscreen. The other day I used it as a body lotion just to feel ‘summery’. I regretted it almost immediately when I noticed I was chalk-white and slightly shiny looking but hey…

  2. may i recommend Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunblock? its spf 100, doesn’t stink, isn’t oily(its my daily moisturizer) and keeps my pale ass from being sunburnt in south texas. i’d die without it at this point.

  3. PP – no, I know what you mean: I always like it when I put it on at first, because it reminds me of holidays and happy times, but when I have to wear it every day, the scent gets a bit much!
    Kat – that sounds like exactly what I need! Thanks, will check it out!

  4. I tried the Korres Watermelon liquid sunscreen at Sephora the other day and it had a strange smell, not the yummy scent I was hoping. Plus, all sunscreen eventually smells like… sunscreen. The only sunscreen I don’t mind is Clarins, but it’s so expensive…

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