Summer Beauty Essentials

Thursday, 2 August 2012

by Adele

I've received a few emails from some of my followers asking me what are my summer must have products, so thought it would be easier to cover them off in a blog post! 
I've divided the post into 3 sections that will hopefully give you a taste of some of my summer products I swear by - I could have gone on & on, believe me I love my lotions & potions!!!

Sun Care


Being fair skinned I burn really easily, so I don't mind spending money on reliable sun protection. A minimum SPF of 15 is a must for me. 

The two brands I really trust are Lancaster & Piz Buin. I find these two brands allow me to tan gradually without being too greasy on the skin. They also both work well in water.

After any sun exposure I always apply After Sun following a shower. What I like about Clarins After Sun is that as well as re-hydrating my skin it enhances my tan (I need all the help I can get!!).

Hair Care

My hair takes a bit of a battering, what with highlights, swimming, heat & sun exposure. However, my routine is simple as I don't like to put too many products on my hair & I don't like to wash my hair too often (only after a swim). 

I'm loyal to John Frieda Sheer Blonde products as they help to maintain my blonde highlights. As well as using the shampoo & conditioner, I swear by the Leave In Nourishing Spray
Boots Sun Swim & Gym Hydra Spray protects my hair before I get into the pool or sea.

Self Tan

As I don't tan very easily (gone are the days I can lay in the sun), self tanning is a must to give me that sunkissed, beach glow. 
It's important to exfoliate regularly when self tanning. A huge fan of Soap & Glory Products, I use The Scrub Of Your Life. It's gentle enough to use as part of my daily showering routine.

For a professional, non streaky self tan, I haven't come across a better product than St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse. It's a high end price point, but it's worth paying that little bit extra for the even, natural looking tan you get.

To give my skin a gorgeous shimmer when I'm going out, I love to apply Rimmel Sun Shimmer. Easy to wash off, I mix a small amount in when applying my body lotion. 

Would love to know if you use any of these, or your suggestions for other must have summer beauty products.

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30 Lovely Comments:

This is LN said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog beautiful! Glad I got to discover yours! I'm following you via bloglovin & GFC, follow back? xx

Lux Zavala said...

Love it, love it love it!! I eventually used the sheer blonde hair product, amazing!!

What a great site, im now a follower via bloglovin ;)

THanks 4 ur comment baby, kiss kiss from mexico!

Kacie said...

A great mix of products... Sun protection is so important for youthful looking skin!

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Piz buin summer lotion is the best!

Laura said...

Great picks, love St. Tropez!

Laura xo

dimitri said...

These products are very nice and interesting.
Lancaster sun beauty is perfect.
Have a lovely day.

Miss K said...

Great tips! Reminds me that I should take care a bit more of my hair when in the sun... xo

YeamieWaffles said...

This is a really awesome list Adele although I'm surprised that you left out Hawaiian Tropic, my favourite sunblock of them all. This post covers all the essentials though, a person needs all of these before going on a holiday for sure!

elena-anna said...

all my tanning products are from lancaster. they are the best

pls check my blog and if u like it pls follow me on bloglovin

SILVIA: said...

Thanks for your comment! New post in my blog! I follow you and I vote you!

Lyosha said...

very nice review! thanks for sharing!

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Miss Laia said...

Great review, I love clarins products, so useful and good to protect our skin from the sun.

santhi said...

I really wanna have this St.Tropez self tan bronzing mousse!:)

Luna S said...

sunscreen! an absolutely essential. stop by sometime love x


Clara Turbay said...

You have a special way to show the trends that are better for you.

Bravoe Runway said...

I love the Clarins after the sun product! One of my favorites and also the St. Tropez is an excellent product. I received a deluxe 2oz sample at sephora...I am afraid I won't be able to go!

Leticia said...

great post!!


Oh I just love hearing what beauty products people use. It's research for me, after all ;) Clarins & Lancaster sun products are the best!

Happy almost weekend, sweetie! xoxo

Lotus Blossom Design said...

love Clarins products! xo

blondebenedicte said...

aw, absolutely must have items ;)
i'm totally agree dear ;)
bisous xxx

Anthea Lau said...

St tropez is my holy grail tanning product. never fail to please :)
would you like to follow each other?

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Great picks! I've heard such great things about St Tropez but have yet to try the products out for myself! I do not tan easily so perhaps I should....

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

Jenna Hughes said...

great products!

Bonnie said...

I should probably use self-tanner because I look like I am Albino. Good thing I have grown to love my paleness.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

World Tour Stories said...

I'm living on a sailboat and sailing around the world under the tropical sun so I've tried them all :)

personally i prefer Vichy's spf for body and face, non greasy and very easy application.

Taru from World Tour Stories - two lovers sailing around the world

Erika said...

I will try the hair produtcts!

I wait u on my blog;)


Hola Bambi said...

soap and glory is my favourite! xx

kristina said...

great line up adele + that orange bottle just screams summer ;)

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