My Spring/Summer Beauty Regimen

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So, where I’m from we don’t get much sun (sigh!!). Mainly warmer rain and less breeze during the Spring/Summer months. However the days do get brighter and last longer and this is when I know its time to change up my routine.

Because the days get brighter, I like to add in more color. During the winter its all dark clothes, bold make up and no pastels to be seen. BUT…….. Spring time means COLOR and I love adding it in here and there without doing too much too soon.

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Light pinks, purples and coral colors on the nails especially are perfect throughout Spring and Summer.

My own personal routine is as follows:

SHOWER:

L’oreal Nutri Gloss Shampoo & Conditioner, ($6.79 at amazon.com) This gives my hair such an unbelievable shine and it just feels so healthy and soft.

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Exfoliation is key to healthy, glowing, smooth skin, so in the shower I will use one of two things. My Cocoa Brown ‘Tough Stuff’ , ($9.50 at amazon.com) or my ‘Glove your body’ , exfoliation mitt,($6.97 at amazon.com) . During spring and summer more skin is on show and its time to scrub the winter off (Yuk) and start glowing.

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After my shower I use Cocoa Brown ‘Chocolate Whip’, ($9.39, amazon.com) if I’m wearing tan as this helps to prolong the tan. However if I’m not wearing tan I will use Soap and Glory ‘The Righteous Butter’, ($15.00, drugstore.com).

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MAKE UP:

I usually cleanse and tone using Simple , ($15.50 at amazon.com) products. Once this is done I like to use my Botanics ‘ Radiance Balm All Bright’, ($12.99 at walgreens.com). This product is great. It softens and brightens skin all on its own or with foundation. I usually mix it with my foundation and my skin is glowing and dewy. I would have oily skin but somehow this does not make that obvious. My skin looks healthy and bright.

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I have a few foundations but the main two that I have been using recently are Rimmel ‘Wake me up’ , ($12.20, amazon.com) or Mac ‘Pro Longwear’ NC25, ($32.00 at Nordstrom.com). I actually find the Mac one is a bit too yellow for my skin tone (even though I was matched up in store) so I mix a small bit my Radiance balm and TaaaaDaaaaa, its the perfect shade.

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TAN:

You can probably already tell from this post that I ‘am a HUGE Cocoa Brown fan. So it is no surprise that my tan of choice is Cocoa Brown ‘1 Hour Tan’, ($12.50 at amazon.com). This is in mouse form and doesn’t have the usual fake tan pong (yay!!) it smells really nice. I’m also a huge fan of their ‘Gentle Bronze’ , ($7.81, amazon.com) it moisturizes the skin and used everyday, builds up a nice golden tan.

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Remember:

It’s important to wear an SPF all year round but that importance is doubled when Mr sun pops out. If your usual beauty products don’t contain an SPF, get a lighter separate one.

I know that some days I like to go make up free so on these days I will more than likely just touch up my brows. Using powder or pencil I like to define them a bit more. Brows frame the face and can change your whole look.

Sandals and flip-flops come out in force in the good weather. I like to use Soap and Glory ‘Heel Genius’ to keep my feet in good condition.

On top of all this, I like to use a sweeter scented perfume and deodorant just to go along with the floral scent of the Spring/Summer months.

Is your routine similar to mine? Or have you anything to add?

Ro. x

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