The Summer Body Edit

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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This Post Has 42 Comments

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

    1. admin

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

  2. Caroline

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

    1. admin

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

  3. Caitylis

    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

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

  4. Yasmina

    I love the Lush skincare, the shower smoothies work just as nice especially for shaving! 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

    1. admin

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

  5. Issybellefox

    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

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

  6. Alice Spake

    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

      Haha yip! They are awesome aren’t they?

  7. Gemma Louise

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

    1. admin

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

    1. admin

      Hehe, it is boiling hot here Beky!

  8. Maisie

    It’s winter here now (boooo) but I’ll deffo keep some of these in mind for when summer comes back around!

    1. admin

      It is mid summer here, and absolutely boiling hot!

  9. Sarah

    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

      This one is quite lovely!

  10. Megan McCoig

    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

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

  11. 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

      I would like to try the new Bubbles n Bliss Body scrub from Clicks – all 3 variants 🚿🛁🛀😆

      1. admin

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

    2. admin

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

  12. Erin

    oh wow those razors look so so good! I am always looking out for better ones too ! 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    1. admin

      They are the best disposables I have tried!

    1. admin

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

  13. Beautylymin

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


    1. admin

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

  14. adrienne

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

    1. admin

      It is so refreshing! And surprisingly has stayed together!

  15. Rosie

    It’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

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

  16. Lucinda Singh

    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

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

  17. Lady Writes

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

    1. admin

      They do! I love how light this is!

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

    1. admin

      After the heatwave we are having, I may say I need Winter. Although I hate the cold 😛

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