Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Okay, so maybe, mayyyybe the title for this post existed before the post itself did. What can I say; a good pun’s a good pun! (And this one, well, it was too good to pass up.)
Anyhow: these are the products that I’m loving right now. For most of them, said love is highly dependent on the fact that it’s summer; for others, I just happen to be loving them while it’s summer.
Body products I’m loving
I’ll be honest: when it comes to hair, I have a lot of it. (Well, not so much on my scalp anymore, but… everywhere else, still!) I’ve landed the unfortunate combination of pale skin, dark hair, and chronic fatigue – so shaving everyday isn’t an option, but neither is ignoring hair removal altogether.
The cherry on top is that after a year of epilating, I can honestly say that I have finer hairs now than I did when I started. It’s a ridiculously boring task, but totally worth it in the end!
When it’s really hot out, I prefer to go with subtle scents that stay close to the skin, and body products do a great job of fitting the bill. The Fruit Frappé has a deliciously fresh, juicy pear fragrance, and the gel-oil has a wonderfully rich (but not too heavy) cocoa fragrance. They both make me want to eat my own arm, of course, but so far I’ve been able to resist.
To minimize my KP and keep my skin in tip-top condition during the summer months! After all, you’re showing more of it now than ever, so it may as well be at the top of its game ;)
Face products I’m loving
My skin’s dry enough that it needs pretty serious hydration even in the summer, so I pretty much use Nivea all year ’round. Right now, I’m just using it at night, and it’s still doing a lovely job of keeping my skin in check.
Funnily enough, after years of trying to hunt this one down locally, I resorted to having family members bring back tins following trips to Europe – and now, about a year later, my local London Drugs has started stocking the German version for no apparent reason. Well, better late than never!
Okay, is it just me, or is this slowly getting ore and more expensive? I wasn’t totally comfortable with its old $26 price tag, but I’m definitely not loving the $34 one!
Well, either way – this is a gorgeously fluid moisturizer, and despite the fact that it’s based in titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (both physical sunscreens), it doesn’t leave me oily, sticky, or with a white cast to my skin.
I’m pretty sure this is going to be in my favourites lists forever – and if it stops showing up, it’ll be because I just got lazy about including it. This is a ridiculously basic, ridiculously effective product, and it not only removes makeup like a dream (not including waterproof mascara and such), but it leaves my skin feeling hydrated and clean.
What are you loving for the summer?
Note: the following products are silicone free.
- German Nivea Creme
- 100% Pure Pomegranate Antioxidant Hydration SPF 20
- Marcelle Essentials Cleansing Milk
- Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil