With summer finally upon us it is definitely one of my favourite seasons!
Tanned skin, salty water and beach hair, it really doesn't get much better.
As much as I love the warmer climate, the summer months are very harsh and our skin/hair can take a serious beating.
It is over the next three months that we really need to look after our selves so I have put together my 6 'Summer Must Have's"In summer my beauty routine is pretty simple and fuss free so I look for products that are easy to use and help me get ready in a speedy way.
Frank Body Coconut Scrub
If you are like me and spend most of the long summer days down at the beach then you will agree how dry our skin can become from all the sun and salt-water exposure. In order to get your skin ready for all the cute summer outfits you need to make sure that you really spend time exfoliating and getting rid of the dead skin.
This will ensure beautiful and subtle skin especially if you are then going to use a tan on top, which will otherwise be uneven if your skin is flaky.
I love the Frank body Coconut scrub, as it is super powerful without damaging your skin.
The product is a blend of hydrating and nourishing ingredients that will scrub away dry and flaky skin whilst giving it a boost all at the same time.
It is also nut free, which is perfect for sensitive skin.
I like to use this product a couple of times a week in summer and before every spray tan to make sure I have a beautiful even glow.
Frank Body Coconut Scrub available here
Moroccan Oil Original Treatment
As I dye my hair lighter I really have to make sure that I look after not only the colour but also the condition of my hair during the warmer months.
The intense sun exposure along with chlorine and salt water can really leave my hair dry, frizzy and full of split ends.
I make sure that I give my hair an extra boost by using a nourishing oil treatment such as the Moroccan Oil Original treatment.
I have been using Moroccan Oil for a sold 7 years now and its no wonder that this treatment is a global phenomenon.
Moroccan Oil treatments are the product that pioneered oil – infused hair care and started the worldwide buzz on argon.
I find I don't need to spend as much time (I cant be bothered) styling my hair in summer if I use the right products such as the Original treatment.
After I wash and condition my hair, I will apply a small amount into my damp hair only focusing on my ends and a little through out the middle section.
(Avoid applying any on your roots)
I will then tie my hair in a loose bun and just let it dry naturally.
It dries in soft loose waves and my hair is nourished and frizz free.
The ingredient in the treatment also speeds up drying time and boosts your hair shine so it really is miracle oil.
Moroccan Oil Original treatment available here
Eco Oil Erase Oil
I have been raving on about this product ever since I had my daughter 3 years ago!
My skin therapist introduced me to this product when I was showing her my post baby stretchmark's and C-section scar.
After only a few weeks of using this amazing product my stretch marks and scar had reduced in appearance by 50%!
Even my husband who never comments on things like that was amazed by the results.
The Erase Body oil is 100% natural and works to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars and blemishes.
Since becoming pregnant for the second time I have started using the oil again on my tummy, bum and thighs to help reduce the appearance of any new stretch marks.
I apply the product twice a day, once after my morning shower and then again at night.
I have also given it to my brother and other friends to use on their scars and it has helped reduce the scars enormously!
I cannot rave on about this product highly enough.
Eco Oil Erase oil available here
Curtis Collection Matte Perfection Mineral Foundation
The Australian summer can be really hot and dry especially in Melbourne when we experience our infamous weeklong heat waves!
During these times when I am out and about I never want to wear a super heavy foundation.
Firstly when I am sweating up a storm and I really dislike the heavy foundation feeling on my skin.
Secondly I go for a much more minimal look during the warmer months.
I have freckles so in summer time I like nothing more than wearing a light feeling foundation that doesn't leave my skin cakey. A little bit of mascara and filled in brows complete my ultimate summer make up look.
To achieve the flawless complexion without the cakey look I used a mineral light foundation from Curtis Collection.
It feels and looks super light on my skin but will still cover any blemishes and red uneven skin.
The Matte mineral foundation uses ingredients such as Vitamins A, C and E to provide antioxidant rich protection for your skin. Whilst the micro diffusers reduce the appearance of pores and lines.
The Matte mineral foundation come in 9 hypoallergenic shades which makes this perfect for sensitive skin as they are free from any parabens, oils, talc, dyes and fragrances.
The foundation also has an SPF 15, which is perfect, as you don't need to apply sunscreen underneath.
The Curtis Collection Matte perfection Mineral foundation is available here
Smiles of Melbourne Whitening Treatments and Home Treatment Kit
We spend so much time looking after our skin and hair in summer that we sometimes forget to look after out smile.
When I am not pregnant I love having my teeth whitened by Dr Ramy Georgy from Smiles Of Melbourne.
Unlike some other Whitening studios, Smiles Of Melbourne is amazing clinic founded and operated by Dr Ramy who is a dentist himself.
That means that a trained dentist professional does all your whitening procedures! You know you are in good hands.
Being performed by a dentist also means that the formula Dr Ramy uses is a higher concentration formula that other professions such as beauty therapist don't have access to.
The formula that Dr Ramy uses is one that he has developed himself and has been rates as one of the lowest rates of sensitivity available on the market.
With two clinics in Melbourne Dr Ramy really is the best in the business.
When I am not pregnancy I tend to go twice a year and then I have a at home kit which helps maintain my teeth in between visits.
With summer being the party season, all the yummy cocktails, wines and sugars can really affect our teeth so no summer is complete without a beautiful white smile.
Smiles of Melbourne as also running an incredible special at the moment with the treatment now $297, which is down from $650
Be quick though as the offer is only valid until the end of December.
For more information and to book an appointment you can visit Smiles of Melbourne Here
Mimco Black Make up Bag.
With all my must have summer goodies listed above the next step is store them in a stylish and practical cosmetic bags.
I'm summer time we head down to the beach a lot for weekend getaways so I look for a bag that is big enough to fit all of my essentials yet small and practical enough to fit in my over night bag.
I love the mimco large cosmetic bag as not only is it super stylish it is so durable and can really take a beating.
I use mine to death and cram my product in there and yet my bag looks brand new with minimal signs of wear and tear!
To view my Mimco cosmetic bag visit their website here
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