Defy The Sun in Sweden

Early Saturday morning, Ali and I jetted off to Mallorca for what was to be our first holiday in 2 years. It was a bit of a last minute thing but we both felt we’d earned it. However, hours before we were due to fly we got the news that we’d both be heading out to Sweden the following week to take part in the Sunset Relay which is a race organised by Garnier and The European Cancer League aimed at defying the sun and raising awareness around protecting your skin against the suns rays. Ali and I will be taking part in order to put Garnier’s newest product as part of their Ambre Solaire range, UV Sport, to the ultimate test. Which meant that our holiday would be spent fitting in as much training as possible in order for us to give the race our best shot. I knew I shouldn’t have eaten all that Raw Banoffee pie when we were on Osea Island last week.

Protecting my skin from the sun has only really become a priority for me in the last year, hitting 27 was quite a wake up call, I mean I love my leather handbags, but that doesn’t mean I want to look like one so I stopped with the factor “sweet F-A” and started opting for something with some real protection especially during the warmer months and Holiday season.

The range covers anything from kids, sensitive skins, after suns and now sport too which means theres a product for everyone no matter what type of holiday you’re heading out on this year.

Due to previous skin treatments my skin can be super sensitive so the Sensitive Advanced spray is currently what I find myself reaching for my mornings whilst UV Sport has me covered during morning walks or runs along the beautiful beaches here in Mallorca. You will be able to follow our journey from training to taking part in the race by following the hashtag #SunsetRelay so come and get involved.



This post is in collaboration with Garnier


  1. Stephanie 15th June 2015 / 12:39 pm

    Stunning photos, wow!!! Truly beautiful. ????

  2. Chloe Miles 15th June 2015 / 6:31 pm

    You look incredible!! Bod of dreams xxx

  3. benny 16th June 2015 / 8:56 am

    Hello lydia!
    I am a big sun lover and overtime I had the chance to learn so much about tanning (thanks to my trips all over the world and the useful advices of my father, who is a doctor and a dietician).
    I recommend everyone to load with tomatoes and carrots starting a month before vacations. This will help a lot in building melanine reaction and your skin will glow!
    I will be posting some “get your tan ready” recipes on my food blog next week! stay tuned!

  4. Frida 23rd June 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Sweden!?!? Oh, how I wish I could meet you. You really inspire me. Where in Sweden are you going? Stockholm I guess… 🙁

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