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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Summer Beauty Prep

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When the early morning air smells like coffee and strawberries and it's already sweltering hot inside, you know that summertime is certainly on it's way! As such, I've started the summer prep, introducing new beauty picks and products into my routine. 
This year, I've opted for a slightly different vibe/twist for summer - think enchanted woods rather than beachy chic - with a shimmering body oil and a few creamy coral pink lipsticks thrown in for good measure!

Whimsical Fragrance
For fragrance, I've fallen for the the whimsical notes of Les Belles De Nina Luna. The scent evokes night blooms, fairytales, enchanted woods at dusk, illuminated by fireflies. It's a divine mix of orange blossom, wild berries, hints of sandalwood, sweet caramel and sensual vanilla.
I adore this, not only for it's cute blue bottle and slight similarity to Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb, but also for the heavenly combination of floral, fruity, woody and sweet notes, it's something slightly different - deeper, softer for summer. 

fragrance direct Nuxe

Shimmering Oils & Lotions
I use the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse at least once a week. Taking a drop or two, I like to run this heavenly oil through the ends of my hair before blow drying - preferably on Sundays, working it into my pampering routine. The shimmering, illuminating version of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is ideal for summer - perfect to apply on tired tresses for glossy hair, or to slather on legs leaving them silky soft with a subtle shimmer of gold! 

During the summer, I tend to neglect my skin, forgetting to regularly use a body lotion along with SPF to moisturise and hydrate. In a bid to look after my skin this summer, I've placed the Cowshed Wild Cow Invigorating Lotion in my bathroom to use in the mornings. With lemongrass, ginger and rosemary, this luxurious lotion helps to awaken and sharpen the senses - a scent that lingers on for hours! Despite being richly nourishing, it doesn't leave a sticky feeling to the skin - which is a must for me!

Magical Make Up
The Nars Dual-Intensity Blush In Adoration is a gorgeous addition for summer. The paring of a frosted, sparkling pale pink with a perky warm satin pink is beautiful, flattering. Worn dry or wet (to build intensity) this versatile duo is beautiful for a diffused, weightless wash of radiant colour. Also the neat, compact case is ideal for popping in your make up or travel bag! 

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For lips, after severely lacking in summery shades (post a spring clean make up clear-out), I'm so glad to have found the Nyx High Voltage lipsticks. They're creamy, pigmented and gorgeous hues, I like to pat these on, dabbing into the lips for a pretty pop of colour.
Above are three pretty corals picks, Tiara, an everyday creamy coral, Rags to Riches - a red coral, and Beam, a shocking coral pink!

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Poppy Red Polish
Lastly, for nails - Essie's Happy Wife, Happy Life is a lovely poppy red creme that would look great with a tan! One to pair with floaty summery dresses, dainty gold rings and a floppy straw hat it's a pretty, cheerful pick for summer!

Have you started to switch things up for summer?

 * This post was sponsored by Fragrance Direct - but all products were chosen by me, & all thoughts are my own.


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