Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Getting Your Skin Summer Ready: My Top Picks

We have been pretty lucky with the weather this month with the sun making an appearance more often than usual. It's definitely getting me thinking about summer and the fact that my pale pins might actually get to see the light of day soon (yikes!). Below are my top picks for prepping your skin in the run up to summer and must haves when your hitting the beach!

Beauty Kitchen's Inspire Me Brightening & Toning Body Polish (£14.99)-
Did you know that using a body scrub (particularly a natural one) is one of the best things you can do for your skin? It not only removes any dry, flaky skin but it helps boost circulation and combat cellulite. I love this body polish from Beauty Kitchen as its made with Himalayan salt to return minerals to your body and is packed full of oils including grapeseed oil and Abyssinian oil to really hydrate the skin - so much so you might not need a moisturiser afterwards. The uplifting citrus scent is perfect for summer and my skin is super soft after every scrub. Available from beautykitchen.co.uk, hollandandbarrett.co.uk and selected Holland & Barrett stores across the UK.

The Body Shop Mojito Body Sorbet (£8) -
The Body Shop are launching their new limited edition Virgin Mojito Body Care range for summer. The refreshing scent of crisp,  fresh mint is blended with a twist of freshly squeezed lime to invigorate your senses' I'm already on a beach somewhere! The whole range sounds great and I really like the idea of a virgin mojito body sorbet. This light moisturiser would be super cooling and hydrating on the skin which is perfect for when you've fallen asleep on the lilo!
Available from thebodyshop.co.uk and in stores nationwide from 2nd June.

Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Instant Tan (£7.99)
Being naturally pale, I'm not usually one to go for fake tan. However, I tried the 1 hour instant tan from Cocoa Brown back in 2013 (read my review here) and loved it. It comes out as a mousse & I always use a mitt to apply the tan evenly. It has a light floral scent instead of the usual digestive smell and I tend to leave it on over night rather than one hour since it doesn't stain my pjs or sheets! When you wash off the excess you are left with a really natural looking tan every time.
Available from Superdrug, Tesco and Primark

Rimmel London Natural Bronze (£5.99)
Throughout the rest of the year I tend only to use bronzer pretty sparingly but I do find its any easy way to give your skin a glow and make it look like you've caught some sun. Rimmel's Natural Bronzer is really affordable and light weight so your skin will still be able to breathe and be protected with an spf of 15. Lets you fake the sun-kissed glow without having to lie by the pool all day (although I wouldn't mind doing the latter!)
Available from Boots and Superdrug

Soap & Glory's Heel Genius (£5.50)
My hands often get dry and I love Soap & Glory's Hand Food so looked to them to make sure my feet would be pampered before I look out my pumps and strappy sandals! Heel Genius can be used as a foot cream or as a foot mask when slathered on before popping on some cotton soaks to help the cream really work its magic. Wave goodbye to cracked heels and celebrate your fantastic feet by adding a pop of colour courtesy of OPI 'That's berry daring'. I love the colour and the name!
'Heel Genius' is available from soapandglory.com and Boots. OPI nail varnish is available from feelunique.com

I am definitely in the mood for summer now and hoping for some sun! Do you have any products you swear by?


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