Summer is around the corner, and it’s time to get ready from head to toe! This post features 6 products that will help you achieve the goal. Whether you’re looking for a sunscreen for your scalp or something to keep your feet feeling fresh, you will find it here!
First of all, we have Redken Color Extend Sun Take Cover SPF25 (RRP in Belgium: 28,30 euros) and Kérastase Huile Lactée (RRP in Belgium: 22,40 euros). Do you know your scalp needs some SPF love as well? I do now after it got burnt during a hike in the Alps! I won’t go into details, but let me tell you the peeling afterwards was not attractive! Redken Color Extend Sun Take Cover SPF25 is a mousse that is supposed to be used on the scalp (dry or damp) 30 minutes before sun exposure. You can reapply according to your needs. It has a slight cooling sensation, and the texture is lightweight, so it’s quite pleasant to use!
Kérastase Huile Lactée targets sun-exposed hair. It is a bi-phase milky liquid that you have to shake before spraying it on (again, it can be used on dry or towel-dried hair). It tames the frizz without making my hair greasy, which is always a bonus! I think both products are useful when you are spending time outdoor in summer!
Next up, we have two products that add some sparkle! L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Shimmering Oil (RRP in Belgium: 28 euros) is a multi-purpose dry oil that can be used on the face, body, as well as hair. You need to shake it up a little to get this beautiful golden liquid, and it smells as nicely flowery as everything else in the Pivoine Flora range. The oil is pretty light, so even in summer I doubt it’ll feel greasy on the skin. The gold flecks are rather sparse, so you won’t have to worry about looking over-the-top shimmery, either!
Here is a couple of drops of the oil so you can see it isn’t scary shimmery:
Givenchy Croisière Reflet Précieux Satiny Body Enhancer (RRP in BelgiumL 51 euros) is a shimmery body lotion. The texture is lightweight and non-sticky. What’s more, it smells like Tiare flower! It looks quite bronzy and shimmery when it is pumped out, but once spread out it is not obviously shimmery or bronzy on me. It is quite impossible to spot the light-reflecting particle, but it does add a nice sheen!
Here is the lotion pumped out:
I tried to take photos of how it looks when it is spread out, but I’m afraid it is quite impossible to capture the effect (much like a highlighter). For me personally it is not too much, but you do see a subtle difference!
Since we might have to wear a bikini sometime soon, maybe it’s time to take care of the cellulite! Besides a balanced diet low in fat and sugar and regular exercise, Babor‘s new Body Cellular Ultime 3D Cellulite Lotion (RRP in Belgium: 50 euros) might help!
The lotion comes with an applicator that you can massage the problem area with. You twist it on and off, so the product won’t ooze out when you don’t wait it to! The lotion feels intensely cooling on the skin, and the effect lasts for at least half an hour! It has to be used over a course of 4 weeks to make a difference, and I have only just started giving it a go. Nevertheless, from what I can already feel, it does temporarily make my skin firmer, and the cooling sensation is a little addictive!
Last but not least, have you busted your sandals, ballerinas, and flip flops out? Again, I won’t go into details, but feet could get a little swollen and clammy when it’s warm, and I have really enjoyed Neutrogena Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Foot Spray! Using it couldn’t be easier: just aim it at your feet (especially the soles and between your toes) and spray for 2-3 seconds right before jumping into your shoes. It keeps them feeling fresh all day! On small tip: spray from a bit of a distance and don’t overdo it, as it could dry the skin out and leave a layer of white powder behind.
Now you have everything you need to need to be summer-ready, from head to toe! Did anything stand out to you?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx