Summer Beauty Products: Part 1 of About 3,245.

summer beauty products

Some summer beauty products for you. I’ve done loads of these posts as I got a bit carried away doing still life photographs! In this one there’s a brilliant body moisturiser, a couple of very lightweight face hydrators and some other bits and bobs that have grabbed my interest. Can you tell that I’ve become preoccupied with organising my products according to packaging colours? It’s a terrible habit – I have dozens of still life compositions waiting in my drafts folder, but some of the product combinations are just too random to publish!

summer beauty products

So, from left to right: Kate Somerville’s Quench Oil Free Serum, which is a brilliant one if your skin is oily/combination but on the dehydrated side. It really does the trick and sits well underneath most moisturisers I’ve tried it with. You do need a moisturiser on top, though – I think it kind of works in tandem with whatever you apply over it, because it seems to supercharge your moisturiser but worn alone it feels a bit…weird.  I think you can only order Kate Somerville through Sephora, which is unfortunate, but here’s the link to take a look.

A bright pink gloss from Urban Decay – Scandal – which is from the High-Colour range. High colour indeed – this is punchy and not for the faint hearted! The pigment is intense, the formula is longwear… Perfect for long days in the sun and looks great with sunglasses. Find it for £15 here.

The Bio-Essence Sleeping Beauty Mask; not the most powerfully hydrating overnight mask I’ve tried (I reckon that this Kiehl’s one pips it to the post quite easily) but it’s fresh and cooling and lovely, and if you were post-beach and a little bit sun-beated, it would feel insanely nice. Find it here.

You can just about see La Roche-Posay’s Lipikar Baume peeking out – one of the best body lotions I’ve tried, and no other moisturiser seems to get rid of my itchy flaky shins like this one. I’s actually called “anti-scratch”, so there we go – soothing stuff for annoyed, dried-out skin. It’s £10.60 here.

summer beauty

Next batch: the very summery edition of the Clarisonic Mia, in Faded Rose. I’ve been working the Mia back into my routine during pregnancy – I’ve been avoiding most deep cleansing masks and so on, because they made my skin instantly sensitive, so going in gently with a nice cleansing balm and my brush has been a good alternative. You can find the Clarisonic Mia here.

What’s this little funny-looking gadget, you ask? It’s the new Gillette Venus “Snap”, a portable razor. Same razor heads, little handle. It’s actually very ergonomic –  I think that I almost prefer it to the traditional handle. You can find that online here.

And last, but most definitely not least (how very dare you!) my new Colab Dry Shampoo in Monaco. I can’t stop spraying it. Even when my hair is clean. If you want a) a bit of de-greasing, b) a spot of root-lifting and c) amazingly fragranced hair then look no further! You can find it online here.

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