30 April 2015

Beauty Picks for Spring and Summer

Beauty Picks for Spring and Summer
Since we have being having some rather nice weather here in the UK recently, this had got me thinking of some of my beauty choices for when the weather gets a little bit warmer. We're already in spring and summer is peeping its neck around the corner therefore I thought it would be a great to share with you some of the products that I'll be reaching for. There's no denying that I love my make up and skincare yet when the mercury starts to creep up I can't help but opt for lighter products; the phrase less is more has never been more appropriate.

Starting off with hair care I find myself always reverting back to John Frieda as I have used various products from the brand in the past in order to keep my hair looking healthy and sun kissed in spring and summer. At the moment I'm using the blow dry lotion to add volume to my roots and have already made a mental note to pick up some more bottles from the John Frieda Sheer Blonde range as the highlight activating shampoo has worked really nicely at refreshing my hair between hairdresser appointments. Speaking of which I have also noticed they have a new Beach Blonde range out which has caught my eye; I'm all for achieving a sea salt finish to my hair in the summer.

At this time of year I like to use quite a light base yet in doing so I also like to know that I have a bit of coverage to boot; I'm not quite ready to go out in public without having used a base of some sort. Recently I have being using the Green People Age Defy+ Tinted DD Cream* which is essentially a tinted moisturiser with an SPF 15 providing daily defence against sun damage. Currently there are only two shades in this which is the only downside as it is a lovely base that provides decent coverage without it feeling too heavy on the skin. I have to say I'm quite enjoying using this at the moment although I do think the shade 'light' is a bit too dark for me at the moment therefore I'm having to mix it in with another moisturiser to weaken the pigment ever so slightly. 

Staying with the complexion for the moment the new Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact* is ideal for warming up the complexion and adding a healthy and radiant glow to the skin. This product also boasts an the exclusive Clarins anti-pollution complex which helps fight signs of premature ageing and loss of radiance. What with four universal matte shades within this compact there is sure to be a shade that will suit you although I know I'll be using a blend of all four to achieve that healthy glow. Where my skin is concerned I know that as the weather gets warmer the issue of break outs can become worse as we all start to get a little bit more oily, it's not nice but I know I won't be the only one. Currently I'm finding that the Avene Cleanance Expert Emulsion* is doing a fantastic job for keeping break outs at bay without being too harsh on my skin. In fact this is a product that I have grown to really like so look out for it in my April favourites in a few day's time. 

For a pop of colour I already know I'm going to be reaching for Barry M Fuchsia Generation, this is a really fun colour for this time of year and has a lovely finish to it. For the cheeks I like to keep it quite simple most of the time therefore the Nyx Cream Blush in the shade natural suits me perfectly as it adds a nice soft dewy finish to the cheeks which is what I prefer in the warmer months. 

What are your beauty picks for when the warmer weather hits?
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29 comments

  1. The Clarins bronzer looks so pretty! I have never heard of the Avene emulsion, but I do need something like that in my skincare routine!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  2. Ooh I wonder if that Green People cream would suit my skin tone?

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  3. Ooh I just got a sample of the Avene Cleanance Expert Emulsion from Escentual, Looking forward to trying this and seeing if it works for me too! xx


    www.rockonholly.com

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  4. I have the Nyx cream blush too! It's great

    Jacqui | Effloresscyon

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  5. lovely beauty picks hun! I seriously need to try that Green People DD cream!

    Tianna | stop by and chat http://storybookapothecary.com

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  6. I've been loving that broker too, its so beautiful!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  7. That bronzer!!!! Need, want, require.


    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  8. The Green People DD cream does sound really good, but I do feel it's overpriced as a tinted moisturiser. I'm trying to switch to powder base products at the moment, but it's strange as I've always preferred a liquid foundation. xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk - natural beauty, affordable fashion, everyday life

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  9. The Clarins bronzer is so so pretty! Great picks :) When the weather gets warmer, I tend to take all my pastel nail polishes out, and leave the sparkly ones aside. I also like to wear fushia pink lipstick at this time, to change from all the berry and dark red colours!


    Julia xx
    | http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk |

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  10. Ohh I need the Clarins bronzer. I swatched it in store today and fell head over heels!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  11. Hannah Cornish1 May 2015 at 13:54

    The bronzing compact sounds right up my street! x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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  12. That bronzer looks heavenly! I reach for brighter but hydrating lip colors when the warm weather comes to town! :)

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  13. The Avene cream is so nice Jodie, it is extremely gentle on my skin which is something I really do like x

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  14. Yes the colour and formula is lovely, the Topcoat however isn't anything special in my opinion x

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  15. Well there are only two shades currently which would you believe I have samples of, I actually had picked them out to give to you last Thursday but I forgot to take them with me x

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  16. Hopefully it does! :) x

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  17. Isn't it just, I really do like this one and it is so affordable too x

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  18. It's a lovely cream, I'm toning it down slightly with a bit of moisturiser as the light version is a bit too dark for me still x

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  19. It is gorgeous! I used it the other day, I definitely need to use it with a lighter hand though as it is quite pigmented I found x

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  20. Yes it sure is eye catching Emily x

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  21. You're not the only one who is keen to try some powder products, I really want to try the Bare Minerals Mineral Foundation x

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  22. A nice pop of colour works wonders for this time of year doesn't it, even if it is rather gloomy outside today x

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  23. It is beautiful isn't it Annabel x

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  24. Yes! Luckily the moisturiser here has SPF in it or else I would have felt stupid not including that haha! I'm a big fan of the La Roche Posay SPF Fluid too x

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  25. It is really lovely Hannah, from the presentation right down to the colour it offers such a lovely warmth to the skin x

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  26. Fingers crossed that won't be too long now! x

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  27. Me too, to be honest they will most be tinted lip balms as they do the job best. I really like the Burt's Bees ones x

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  28. Aw you're so sweet, thank you. I don't know of a store where I can try these. Guessing it's online only to order too! x

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  29. Remind me when we're next likely to meet and I will bring them with me x

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