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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
Helene

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!
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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.
xx

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

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Lyosha said...

very nice review! thanks for sharing!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Miss Laia said...

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

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

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Luna S said...

sunscreen! an absolutely essential. stop by sometime love x

luna
lunaoffduty.blogspot.com

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 back...lol!

Leticia said...

great post!!

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

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?
A
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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....
xx

xoxo Bree
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Jenna Hughes said...

great products!

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Bonnie said...

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

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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;)
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Hola Bambi said...

soap and glory is my favourite! xx

kristina said...

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

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