Tuesday, 28 June 2016

My Version of The Summer Body

The Internet is a bit over-run at the moment with people talking about summer bodies; for me, though, a summer body means loving what you've got and taking good care of yourself, rather than battling to lose a few pounds and making yourself miserable. I try to be healthy all year round, but I also like cake, and that's fine. However, I am a little bit obsessed at the moment with achieving gorgeous, silky-smooth limbs...
Summer Body Must-Haves
I talked a couple of days ago about this shower-time duo from Forever Living; the Relaxation Shower Gel has a lovely relaxing scent of Lavender and leaves my skin feeling super-soft, as well as being lovely to shave with! I was actually really surprised as my skin can be so sensitive when it comes to shaving, but I've had no irritation at all using this. I like to use it with a pair of exfoliating gloves to help keep my skin super-soft. The Aloe Scrub is perfect on my upper arms, and has worked brilliantly to keep peeling at bay when I've spent a little too long in the sun *slapped wrist*.
Summer Body Essentials
Once a week or so, I like to go in with a more intensive scrub on my legs, which are quite prone to ingrown hairs; the Boots Extracts Mango Sugar Scrub smells every bits as beautiful as it sounds -perfect for summer - and leaves my legs feeling amazing. I also picked up a dry body brush lately and have been trying to give my legs a good brush once or twice a day; it's meant to be really good for cellulite as it improves your circulation, but I'm just loving how soft my skin feels afterwards!
Finally, for a nice dose of moisture, I'm loving The Body Shop's Hemp Body Butter, especially after swimming or shaving, which can both dry my legs out. For a lighter option, the Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream & Magnolia Oil smells bloomin' gorgeous and gives a lovely sheen to my skin. It's not the most moisturising of products, so I only use this on days where my skin hasn't taken any abuse - but it still feels like a nice treat!
What are your summer body must-haves? What products do you always bring out when the sun starts to put in an appearance?

xo
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22 comments:

  1. Oh I am now going to check out your summer body must haves. I tend to not switch up my routine other than adding more summer smells like coconut haha.

    Emily

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    1. Oh, there's nothing more summery than a coconut-scented product! :D xo

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  2. I always love discovering new beauty products and these all sound wonderful! I especially like the sound of the Relaxation Shower Gel - lavender is so relaxing. The Mango Sugar Scrub sounds fantastic too.

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    1. They are all lovely April! I'd definitely recommend both the shower gel and the scrub! <3 xo

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  3. scrubbing scrubbing scrubbing for life!!! I totally do the same..then I apply self tanner because I don't like my mozzarella skin otherwise..on the other hand, after holidays I lay off scrubs and just moisturize everyday to keep my tan as long as possible!

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    1. Oh I'm not really a self-tan user, I can't imagine it ending well for me haha! I don't mind being pale :) xo

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  4. This is a great post Jess! I have a couple of weddings coming up this summer that I'm desperate to get smooth legs for! The Mango Sugar Scrub sounds gorgeous, I'll certainly be giving this a try! xxx

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    1. Thank you Faye! Yes, weddings are always a big one in the summer - I hope you love the mango scrub! xo

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  5. I have been dying to try that Mango Sugar scrub!!! xX

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    1. It's gorgeous Kynia, I definitely recommend picking it up if you get chance! xo

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  6. These products are ace hun, I love knowing what other people like and don't like it makes me want to try them x

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    1. Oh definitely, I love trying new things and seeing what people enjoy using! xo

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  7. There are some interesting products there, it has been a while since anything from The Body Shop has grabbed my attention.

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    1. I love The Body Shop! I'm desperate to try the new Pinita Colada range haha xo

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  8. I totally agree! I'm not all that obsessed with trying to be fit in the summer. Mostly I'm concerned with sun protection and not feeling like a lizard! The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub is one of my all-time favorite summer essential products. It smells delicious, and I love that it stays scrubby and doesn't start to dissolve away like sugar or salt scrubs do.

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  9. i need to keep that aloe scrub in mind. i know I'm gonna get burn this summer haha

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  10. Ohhhhh that Mango Sugar Scrub not only looks fabulous sounds fabulous too!! Although I hate to shave my legs, Texas is NOT a state you can wear pants all the time in the heat, so gotta do what I gotta do!! LOL-have a great week!

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  11. I love this post! I always tell myself I need to look after my body more. Never thought of a scrub when it comes to ingrown hairs especially on my legs too. I need to test out the Boots Mango Sugar Scrub. Thanks for the heads up. Saying that though... I haven't had much a reason to get me ol' legs out ... Where is summer?!?!

    Charlotte x

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  12. I'm currently loving Lush' Smugglers Soul as a face scrub, their porridge soap for body and Palmer's cocoa butter for moisture. Im a bit boring to be honest - I tend to stick with what I know so it's great to get a recommendation. X

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  13. The Mango sugar scrub sounds absolutely delightful to me x

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  14. I love the Body shop coconut body butter, I heard the hemp one was amazing! Lovely post, thanks for sharing.

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  15. I have been loving body shop body sorbet, which is so light and feels refreshing on skin. Great selection of products x

    Laura
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