Since the sunshine has made a sparse appearance I’ve got a couple of summer skincare favourites to share with you today. I was going to pop up a little June favourites post but then I realised that I didn’t really have that many things that I was loving that I hadn’t chatted about before on here so a full on favourites post definitely wasn’t necessary.
Summer changes your skin, that’s for sure. I’ve recently just got over a two-year crazy bad bout of cystic acne on my forehead (with the help of antibiotics) and it’s finally changed how I feel about skincare. I feel like I can really enjoy skincare again because I’m not just focusing on the blemishes, I can really see other skincare products working. I’ve been loving face masks again and it’s got me really excited so I thought I’d share some that are on my wishlist and some that I already love using.
It’s that time again, just a little round up of some products that’ve been rocking my world this month. In May, it’s been all about the skincare, a fragrance and a bit of fizz!
First up, I’ve been trialling a few products from Caudalie’s Vinosource range which is all about hydration. I trialled their Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet a while ago from Space NK when I was have texture issues with my skin. I was using a cleanser for much oilier skins than mine and it had dried my skin out horrendously. I used this for a few days and my skin was back to normal in no time. It’s so hydrating so perfect for the summer time. It’s also great for sensitive skin and is packed with anti-oxidants.
If you like Pina Coladas and smelling like a coconutty pineapple dream then you need The Body Shop‘s new Pinita Colada range in your life. Not sure they’re the lyrics but, hey! I was obsessed with their lime-drenched Mojito range that they released last summer and they’ve just brought out their next cocktail-inspired collection.
If a pineapple Krazy Straw cup doesn’t scream summer then I don’t know what does! How cute is this? It arrived on my doorstep in a really cute package from Bon Prix alongside a cute kaftan, a festival-ready floral headband, an awesome branded tote bag and some essential SPF products.
These dinky little SPF is what I want to base this post all about because sunscreen is so, so, so important!
As you know, I love beauty products. The ones that are on my favourites list are the ones that work that little bit harder to take care of me at the same time. We all know that eating natural foods, exercising lots and getting plenty of sleep help to keep us looking healthy. But there are a few clever beauty products and techniques that can help make us look great too! Here are just a few of my favourites:
When the new La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water Gel popped through my letter box the other day, I didn’t really get it. It’s a micellar water but it’s a gel. You apply it to wet skin but you don’t rinse it off. I was confused straight away – the only thing to do was to try it out immediately! I love washing my face at the end of the day if my skin is behaving. If I’m having a bit of a bad time with my skin, taking my makeup off definitely isn’t my favourite time of the day but usually, if it’s behaving, I really enjoy the feeling of a freshly cleansed and moisturised face.
For the past month or so I’ve been trialling the Drops Of Youth Range from The Body Shop in conjunction with trying to eat healthier specifically for my skin. Of course, there’s been some wobbles with my birthday and a few other celebrations but I’ve tried to be good. Here are my thoughts about the range, spoiler, I’ve been loving a few of them a lot!
Meet DNA Renewal Regeneration Serum, the step that I apply just after cleansing and toning and just before applying my facial oil or night cream during my evening skincare routine. It’s a little test-tube shaped product of goodness that’s been helping my skin renew and revitalise itself recently.
If you’re a beauty buff then chances are that you get your beauty habits from your Mumma! Treat her this Mother’s Day (6th March, in case you’ve forgotten!) with a lovely little beauty gift set.
Gift her with a little box of luxuries with this product-packed Nuxe Best-Sellers Gift Set which contains their iconic Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse®, Nuxe Reve de Miel® Lip Balm and the Nuxe Reve de Miel® Hand Cream 0ml – Hand and Nail Cream with Honey. Hand cream and lip balms are always something I like to have in my hand bag and are also things I see as little luxuries. It’s nice to have a more luxurious product to treat yourself with and these Nuxe treats are exactly that. The hand cream has 90% natural ingredients including avocado oil, acacia honey, vitamin E and shea butter.