Hands up who is ready for a summer holiday? Actually, who has booked a sunny holiday abroad? I am off on my yearly one week holiday to Greece. I’m not sure what it is about the Greek Islands but Liam and I can’t keep away. Whether you are off abroad or not we have been blessed with some lush weather lately (today…not so much, but it will be back I am sure). Anyway, I am here to introduce you or perhaps remind you of some amazing beauty products and little extras to help you prep for the summer months ahead.
BEAUTY MUST HAVES
REN MICRO POLISH
The eagle eyed amongst you may notice that my image of this product below is seriously creased, a bit dirty and the lid has snapped. This is all a result of me squeezing out every last inch. I have been using this product for about 5 months I think and actually not in the intended way. This product is designed for the face which is a delicate area, therefore I thought that it must be fine to use on your tougher skin on your body as well. I have been using it on the backs of my legs and on my bum cheeks. I’m not one of those Instagrammers that intend on wearing a thong bikini on holiday (not even when I was a teenager…I’m such a prude) but(t) it’s nice to keep all of our skin smooth and conditioned isn’t it!? I squeeze out the product which is like a dense clay like sand and rub it in before washing it off again. I have seen a great improvement in the bumpy bits on the backs of my legs from years of stupidly tugging at ingrown hairs. Was this paragraph TMI? hmmm…
DR ROEBUCK’S BYRON 2-IN-1 MASK + SCRUB
This was sent to me in my PO Box last month and I was immediately impressed before I had even physically used it. The packaging is delightful and everything that you would expect from an eco vegan Australian company. As soon as I spotted the fresh colours of branding and the beautiful white tube with a toothpaste style lid I knew I was in for a treat. The product does in fact smell like a minty fresh toothpaste, so much so that I would quite like to have a taste…I didn’t, don’t worry. The eco beads are biodegradable which are designed to target clogged pores and gently remove dead skin cells. I love that they are using eco/biodegradable beads after hearing so much press about brands using plastic in their products. You can use this product with peace of mind that you aren’t washing plastic into the ocean.
HEMPZ GRADUAL TAN
This electric orange tube of SPF 30 from Hempz helps protect skin from free radical damage whilst subtly helping you tan. It isn’t an actual fake tan, it helps to enhance your skins colour. Therefore you aren’t going to smell of biscuits or have streaky legs.
LEIGHTON DENNY WELL HEELED
This product from leighton Denny is designed to help soften your feet. I have never thought much about my feet as I have grown up. Yet, after a bout of wearing some trainers which blistered me up pretty badly I am all for reviving my feet and this product is definitely the one. Along with the cream which you can slather all over your feet, it also comes with the adorable spotty blue socks in the picture below. They even have cute pastel blue bows on the back of them. For a seriously deep conditioning, cover your feet in the cream, then pop the socks on and binge watch your current favourite Netflix series (check out my latest TV Picks here).
SAND & SKY MASK
I have had this product in my ‘To Test Out’ for a while and I am so excited to have stumbled across it again. In fact, this is another Australian product of goodness. In this pastel blue tub is a whole lot of Australian pink clay. This clay is designed to detoxify and brighten your skin in only 10 minutes. It feels incredible and super smooth. For a quick pre-holiday glow, you need this clay mask.
NOBLE ISLE BODY HYDRATOR
If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I am quite a big fan of Noble Isle, especially their Rhubarb scented products. I can’t live without their Rhubarb Rhubarb (yes Rhubard twice ;)) hand wash. I recently had a little bit too much sun after a long workout in the sun and used this Noble Isle body hydrator all over my tingly shoulders and it felt wonderful. It is actually a great lotion to use in preparation to fake tanning and can help negate the dreadful scent of most fake tans.
SKYN NORDIC SKIN PEEL
These Skyn Nordic Skin Peels pads are designed to exfoliate, tone and clear pores. When I first looked into this product I thought that it was maybe, a little bit like a Retinol (I talk in depth about Retinols here) but this is a less scary way to “peel”. It is the papaya fruit extract they use which exfoliates your skin. Make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube channel to see my review of Skyn’s skin peel and there eye brightening patches going live this weekend.
On to the pretty little extras, but by no means any less important. How pretty and sparkly are the below goodies. Once you have prepped your skin with hydration and a touch of sun kiss you will need pretty nails and to be adorned with pretty jewellery, right!? I thought I would introduce you to current faves which are carefully strewn across my gold rimmed mirror display form Oliver Bonas. In terms of adornments I am most in love with my beautiful pale blue Hampstead ELIE BEAUMONT watch and jewellery from MeMe London, Stella & Dot and Penny Levi and Lily Belle.
These three nail varnishes from Joan Collins (Fontaine), iZ London (Lemon Meringue) and Mavala (Long Island) are my go to colours for the summer seasons.
How beautiful are these summer must haves! Which are your favourites?