Simple steps to get summer ready

Summer feels like it’s finally made an appearance in London, which means it’s time to break out the summer dresses and shorts and bare a little more skin. I was a *teeny* bit unprepared for the weather after having lived in jeans for the past 6 months, so had to do an emergency pamper session this weekend before heading out into the sun.

Here are my 3 essential steps in order to feel summer ready:

Body scrub. waterproof mascara and nail polish

Exfoliate/moisturise – give your body a gentle scrub all over to remove dead skin cells – not only will this help your body lotion to sink in better, it will also help skin to look more radiant, and prepare it for a touch of fake tan if you want to add colour without the help of the sun.

Feet – after being hidden away in boots for months my feet are in need of some help and I like to give myself a mini pedicure at home before finally braving sandals. I use my Micro-Pedi to help remove any dead skin, then rub in a foot moisturiser to leave them feeling soft and supple. Bright toe nails are a must for the summer, and my current favourite shade is Models Own Hyper Gel Cerise Shine.

Lashes – warmer weather can make normal mascara more susceptible to smudging, so I usually switch to waterproof throughout the warmer months. My favourites are Max Factor Masterpiece Waterproof and Smashbox Full Exposure Waterproof. I’ve often thought about having my lashes tinted because they’re so blonde – it would be nice to be able to out without worrying about mascara for a change!

If you’re heading away on holiday or just fancy upping the pamper level a little, why not head to your local spa and get some similar treatments done? If you’re based in London or the South-East trueskin Medispa offer a fantastic Holiday Essentials Package which includes an Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Body Scrub, Jessica Manicure and Pedicure, Eyelash Tint and Eye Brow shape and tint all for £100. I’m tempted to pop along myself and finally get my lashes tinted.

What are your essential steps to get ready for summer?

*collaboration post

1 comment

  1. Great tips! I tend to wear just more lighter makeup in general, because it's annoying having a full face of makeup when its boiling outside! :)

    Danielle/Cup of Loveliness


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