The Summer Body Edit

Monday, 4 Dec 2017

Summer has just arrived, although the weather has been screaming summer for quite a while now, in between bursts of Autumn and Winter. So, what better way to welcome Summer than to focus on our bodies with a Summer Body Edit! Unfortunately the Winter cold brings with it the laziness of caring for our bodies, hidden behind layers of clothing, well at least that is the case for me. I have been trying out a few new products to get things back on track, so let’s get started!

The Summer Body Edit

The *Earthsap Citrus and Ginger Root Body Wash has a refreshing invigorating scent. It doesn’t dry out my skin, is proudly South African and eco-friendly!

My boyfriend bought me this Lush Whoosh Shower Jelly, which is actually my first product from the brand! At first I thought this was just going to get smooshed up when I used it, but it has held its shape. I prefer using this as a handwash, as opposed to in the shower. I just wet my hands, wobble this between them, and it lathers beautifully.

Ingrown hair, the worst part of hair removal, even worse than stubble! *Fino Soothe for Woman is designed to prevent ingrown hair and the itchiness and irritation it brings, without being harsh on the skin. This can be used after all types of hair removal. It has a very light creamy consistency, and didn’t burn or irritate my skin. It did tingle a bit under my arms, but I do have sensitive underarms, and I did use this immediately after shaving. I am quite happy with this product and have been using it consistently, it keeps my skin moisturised after shaving, and has prevented those pesky ingrowns!

Oh my gosh, the *Caribbean Tan Milk and Honey Body Butter smells amazing! I can’t stop smelling myself! It leaves my skin silky soft without being greasy, and right now this is my favourite body butter! It is much thinner and lighter than other body butters, and perfect for summer!

The Summer Body Edit Lush Whoosh

If you struggle with dry skin, but hate the feel of thick lotions, then you will love the *Gatineau Body Lotion with AHAs. It has a light milky texture, and is very runny, I didn’t actually think it would be moisturising enough, but to my surprise it does an amazing job! It also contains AHAs, so it gently exfoliates, and the little bumps on my arms seem to be better too! I think this is best described as a hydrating body milk!

I am loving the *O.P.I Pro Spa Protective Hand, Nail & Cuticle Cream. I am a hand cream obsessed person, and every time I wash my hands I need hand cream on them immediately! This offering from O.P.I is very hydrating, and has a hand butter sort of feel without being greasy! It has a fresh almost minty scent, which gives off a bit of a spa vibe!

The Summer Body Edit

The new *Schick Hydro Silk Disposable Razor has five blades, is moisturising, easy to hold and maneuver, comes with a cover, and is absolutely perfect for on the go! The blades also don’t wear down after one leg like some disposables, so I managed to shave everywhere I needed to with just one razor! This may even beat my normal razor, which is also by Schick, but isn’t disposable.

Lastly I have the *Schick Hydro Shave Gel. I usually just stick to conditioner, but this shave gel may have just turned me. It softens the hair and skin, and makes nicks and cuts virtually impossible since the blade just glides over without tugging on any skin.

*Press Sample

What are your Summer Body must-haves?


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42 thoughts on “The Summer Body Edit

  1. I must try the Fino Smooth – Waxing can cause so many ingrown hairs & I hate them! x

    1. admin says:

      Yes, give it a go! Let me know how it goes!

  2. Caroline says:

    I love Whoosh, you should definitely try some more Lush products if you can! xx

    1. admin says:

      Will definitely try and do that! There is just so much to try!

  3. Caitylis says:

    I love lush’s shower jellys! They’re so lovely to use in the shower, and feel like such a treat because they’re so different from normal shower products!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

    1. admin says:

      This is my first time trying one, and I really like it!

  4. Yasmina says:

    I love the Lush skincare, the shower smoothies work just as nice especially for shaving! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

    1. admin says:

      I haven’t tried more from Lush, I definitely should try!

  5. Issybellefox says:

    I really like to the look and sound of the Lush Whoosh Shower Jelly, I need to take a trip to my nearest Lush and stock up x

    1. admin says:

      It is lovely and wobbly, but still keeps its shape, and the scent is so refreshing!

  6. Alice Spake says:

    It’s only as I started reading that I remembered you aren’t in the UK. I swear by those razors too! Xx

    1. admin says:

      Haha yip! They are awesome aren’t they?

  7. Gemma Louise says:

    I love anything from Gatineau, such a good skincare brand!

    1. admin says:

      This is my first product from the brand, and I look forward to trying more!

  8. Beky Morris says:

    I am so so jealous that it’s your Summer!! x

    1. admin says:

      Hehe, it is boiling hot here Beky!

  9. Maisie says:

    Itโ€™s winter here now (boooo) but Iโ€™ll deffo keep some of these in mind for when summer comes back around!

    1. admin says:

      It is mid summer here, and absolutely boiling hot!

  10. Sarah says:

    I want to try the Lush shower jellies, however we do lack a shower haha! its very odd seeing a summer post in winter but its lovely!

    1. admin says:

      This one is quite lovely!

  11. Megan McCoig says:

    I was so confused then! Summer?! But then I remembered where you live. I wish it was summer here! I love the sun and need it back xx

    1. admin says:

      Hahaha, yip! All the way in sunny South Africa!

  12. Oh lucky you, it’s cold, windy and may even snow here in the UK. What I would give for a little bit of sun. Love that lush product though!

    1. R Fourie says:

      I would like to try the new Bubbles n Bliss Body scrub from Clicks – all 3 variants ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿ˜†

      1. admin says:

        Oooh, I haven’t heard of those Reonette. I’ll check them out, thanks!

    2. admin says:

      It’s so hot here, lets swop for a day!

  13. Erin says:

    oh wow those razors look so so good! I am always looking out for better ones too ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    1. admin says:

      They are the best disposables I have tried!

  14. Mel says:

    So jealous. I would love to have the summer back, this winter is awful.

    1. admin says:

      It’s been so hot here, I dare say I miss winter!

  15. Beautylymin says:

    I’ve used that Gatineau body lotion before and loved it! You’re so lucky to be coming into summer! xx


    1. admin says:

      It’s mid summer here now, and the heat is insane!

  16. adrienne says:

    Summer seems like a distant memory here in Scotland but I think I still need to try that shower jelly!

    1. admin says:

      It is so refreshing! And surprisingly has stayed together!

  17. Rosie says:

    Itโ€™s so weird to be reading summer content in December!! I am loving tho. I am such a summer bean so this stuff sounds lovely!

    1. admin says:

      Haha, me too, although it has been so hot the last few days I can’t cope!

  18. Lucinda Singh says:

    I’m late to try it but I’m loving the drops of youth range I started using, such a light feeling and smells divine. I also ordered two perfumes from Avon , Scent essence Lime Verbena and romantic boutique. The lime scent is incredible and will def enjoy using it in the hotter days in Dec xo

    1. admin says:

      I need to try the Drops of Youth! The Avon lime perfume sounds heavenly!

  19. Lady Writes says:

    Gatineau do some wonderful body care product’s don’t they x

    1. admin says:

      They do! I love how light this is!

  20. Lucky you, it’s Winter here in England! Thanks for sharing these amazing products, that razor looks and sounds really good x

    1. admin says:

      After the heatwave we are having, I may say I need Winter. Although I hate the cold ๐Ÿ˜›

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