My 4 Products for Perfect Summer Skin

So Summer has basically arrived! I still have a bit more to go and then I’ll finally be free and have summer! Gosh, I can’t wait for the sun and being able to reunite with my High School friends, go for walks with my dog and just relax. No more worrying about missing deadlines or failing exams. What a dream.

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During summer I really like to change up the products I use for my skin. I hate wearing thick make up in summer because I can just feel my skin hating it. So I use a few different products to achieve that perfect flawless summer skin.

Step 1: Coverstick

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I only use this if I have rather bad blemishes or imperfections to cover them up. I like using coversticks because they are perfect for when you just want to cover up a small part.

Step 2: Concealer

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Luckily I don’t really get heavy dark circles under my eyes but if it’s only been a short night, concealer can come in quite handy to cover up some tired eyes. So if needed I apply some concealer right under my eyes.

Step 3: BB Cream

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I’m an absolute BB cream fan! I love love love them! During summer months I tend to just ditch my foundation and wear BB cream instead. I just prefer the lighter coverage because it jut feels like you have nothing on your face and your skin looks still good. Perfect!

Step 4: Translucent Mineral Powder

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For the summer months I prefer translucent powder over compressed powder because it is so much lighter. When I wear powder for a longer time my skin sometimes feels a bit itchy and I can feel my pores clogging up. Translucent mineral powder still sets my foundation and gives my skin a matte finish but it is so light I don’t even feel it.

This is how I change up my basic skin make up for summer. Do you make any changes?

– xx Sophie

 

 

 

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The Body Shop All In One BB Cream

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When I heard about the new BB Cream from the Body Shop I kind of had to have it. I still love my Garnier BB cream but I really wanted to try this one, so I went to the next store and got it.

What’s really interesting about this is that the cream comes out in a white shade that is supposed to turn into your skin color when you blend it all over your face. At first that made me a bit hesitant because I’ve tried out a BB cream like this from Loreal and I absolutely hated it because it turned me orange. I read through some of the online review and some people said it turned really orange on light skin, which immediately reminded me of my horrible experience with the Loreal BB cream. Still I was really curious and bought it anyway. I got it in the lightest shade possible and I do have quite fair skin but it honestly didn’t turn orange on me at all.

This is how it looks right out of the tube:

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And this is how it looks blended on my skin. Can’t detect any orange. Can you?

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So do I like it? Yes, I really do. The Body Shop claims that this All In One BB cream will adapt perfectly to your skin tone and give your skin an even finish. That is exactly what it does. It really matched up with my skin tone pretty perfectly and it is really easy to blend. Just as a heads up you really don’t need to apply much of it so use it in small amounts. It gives a light to medium coverage, so it does cover up any minor blemishes. Should you however have really bad break outs or if you are suffering from acne keep in mind that this is meant for light coverage. Hence it will not work miracles and give you perfect skin. I often hear people, who use BB cream, say that they don’t cover all of their break outs. They are not meant to. BB creams are supposed to cover minor blemishes and give you an even skin tone. If you want high coverage you need to go for a high coverage foundation.

I know I will be using this BB cream a lot this summer because it is so much lighter than a foundation and it won’t clog up my pores.

What is your experience with BB creams? Do you have a fave?

– xx Sophie

 

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish

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For my 19th birthday my brother got me a bunch of products from the  Body Shop inlcuding this strawberry scented body polish. It’s pretty safe to say that this is my favorite out of the products he got me. It was included in this gift set box which included a bunch of other strawberry scented products and then my brother also got this body polish outisde of the gift set because the packaging looks a bit different and let’s face it my brother is a guy so he probably didn’t read the label. But the good thing is that even though I’ve already finished my first bottle half-way I still have another full bottle now.

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The body polish itself looks and smells just like strawberry jam. How cool is that? Pretty cool, I know.
Instead of body scrub, which you should only use once a week you can actually use this daily. This body polish is supposed to gently exfoliate and cleanse your skin, which is exactly what it does. I just love love love the this product. It makes your skin so incredibly soft and it smells so incredibly good. The best part is that the smell really does linger on your skin for a while, especially if you use other produtcs from strawberry range along with the body polish.
The scrubbing particles it contains aren’t harsh on the skin at all and remove all dead skin. My skin is pretty sensitive, so I’m always a little worried before trying polishes or scrubs but this product didn’t irritate my skin at all, so it’s definitely suitable for sensitive.

I can only recommend this because it cleanses your skin so well and makes it so soft. And I seriously can’t get enough of its smell!

Have a great Thursday
– Sophie

Sunday Spa Day: Aloe Protective Restoring Mask

As we all should know skin care is one very important thing. If you think about it we put our skin through a lot on a daily basis, so we should take better care of it. At least I know I put my skin through a lot by applying my make up daily and sometimes skipping parts of my skin care routine whenever I’m in a rush. Therefore I try to pick one day of the week where I give my hair and skin a break and pay some special attention to them. This day tends to be Sunday as it is the day of the week where I don’t really make plans and just try to relax a little and give myself a break.

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I don’t think I’ve mentioned it much but for my current skin routine I’m using a lot of products from the Body Shop Tea Tree range. They don’t smell that great but they work really well on my skin. I’d say I have pretty normal skin. It’s not oily and only sometimes gets a bit dry in the winter. Anyway on Sundays I do my regular morning routine and after doing my night time routine I love to use the Aloe Protective Restoring Mask. Although my skin is not too problematic it is really sensitive and I can feel it being stressed after a long day. When I went shopping for my regular skin products a while back I looked through the different shelves and somehow got stuck with the Aloe Protective Restoring Mask. It is especially made for sensitive skin, so it ended up being one of my purchases.

 

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I definitely have not regretted it though. You are supposed to use it once a week for ideal results. Every Sunday night after my regular routine I apply a bit of this on my skin and leave it for up to twenty minutes before wiping it off. The mask itself looks and feels like a very thick cream moisturiser.

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I love the way it feels on my skin. I can immediately feel my skin being repaired when using it. No kidding! I just let it sink into my skin and let it do its magic. After about 20 minutes I just rinse my skin with warm water. After that my skin feels so relaxed and soft it’s pretty incredible. This face mask is slowly becoming one of my essential skin care products and if you have really dry skin I can only recommend this for you. It should work amazing! My skin seriously has never felt more moisturised or healthy then after using this face mask!

Happy Sunday!

– Sophie