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Summer Essentials (5) – Skincare

24 Jun

Sorry this post is a little late I’ve been so busy the past few days and haven’t had a chance to write it.  Anyway this is the second last in the Summer Essentials series which will focus on skincare.  I’ll admit that I’m not a huge skincare person and tend to keep to the same products but I am aiming to branch out a little more.  For me the main thing is to make sure that skin is nice and clean and moisturized.

summer essentials skincare

  • Nivea Daily Essentials  Exfoliating Scrub – I uses this scrub every three to four days just to exfoliate my skin.  I find that it’s really good and prevents my skin having any dry patches.
  • Nivea Express Hydration Primer – This is my go to moisturizer at the moment.  I do use it as a primer I also just like to use it as a moisturizer on days I’m not wearing any makeup.  I like this because it’s feels light and absorbs into the skin quickly.  You can see my full review here.
  • Sugar Stripease – Although not really a skincare item, I prefer to wax especially in summer.  This is even gentle enough to use on eyebrows 🙂  I find that it isn’t as harsh on skin as regular wax and I don’t have anywhere near as many red dots/redness in general.  You can see my full review here.
  • Clarins Daily Energizing Cleansing Gel – This has been my go to cleansing gel for quite a while now ever since I was given a sample of it to try from the Clarins counter.  I feel that this is good for cleaning skin and it doesn’t go overly soapy which is nice.  I find that you only need a little each time and therefore it last for quite a while.
  • Clarins Daily Energizer Wake Up Booster – I currently only have a sample size of this but I will definitely be investing in a full sized on once this is finished.  This helps make skin look more radiant while having toning effects.  I usually apply this before putting on my moisturizer.
  • The Body Shop Mango Body Butter – I can’t believe that I forgot to include this in the picture put it just popped into my head when I was writing the post.  This was my first Body Shop Body Butter but I’m sure it won’t be my last.  Not only does it smell amazing it really moisturizes the skin.  This comes in different scents so I’m sure there is one for everyone.

So that’s my Summer Essentials for skincare, what do you think and what are your summer essentials for skincare? 🙂

SugarStrip Ease Sugar Wax Review*

20 May

The lovely people at Simply Natural were kind enough to send me a tub of their Sugar StripEase wax.  The company is based in Ireland and focus on creating natural cosmetic and hair care products.  Their products are also cruelty free and the company do not use parabens in their products; more information can be found on the Simply Natural about page.

I think that the technique of sugaring could be the next “new” thing. I put new in quotation marks as it isn’t really a new thing, it’s like BB Creams and threading they were popular elsewhere first and are starting to become popular here.  Why do I think that it could be the next you thing, it’s easy and less painful than wax.

Sugar StripEase comes in a box which contains the tub of sugar based wax, 15 reusable fabric strips, three different sized spatulas and an instruction sheet.  As you can see from the box the wax is vegan friendly and is approved by the BAUV (British Association for the Abolition of Vivisection).  I loved the packaging of the product, it look so cute and girly.

sugar stripease

sugar stripease

sugar stripease

sugar stripease

sugar stripease

sugar stripease

You have to heat this product by placing the tub in the microwave for 60 seconds (it varies, I put mine in for 40) until it’s the consistency of runny honey.  It’s recommended that you test the product on the back of your hand to ensure it’s not too hot.

Once you’ve decided that it’s the correct temperature, you use the spatula to spread a thin layer on the area you want to wax (in the direction of hair growth), then rub fabric strip down and pull back.  I found that Sugar StripEase was less painful than the cold wax strips that I usually use, it’s not completely pain free since your pulling the hair out but I’d definitely recommend this to people who find cold wax strips too painful.  I also found that Sugar StipEase didn’t leave my legs looking red or with as many red dots as I get from regular wax.

As the product is made of sugar there is no need for the greasy after wax wipes that you usually get, instead any remaining product can simply be wiped of with water.  For me the wax stayed warm for at least 40 minutes which gives you plenty of time to use it.

I found that the wax removed most of the hairs, I think that the hairs that were left were a little too short but I’ll know this for next time that I use it.  Overall I feel that this product is awesome and I will definitely be purchasing this again.

Sugar StripEase can be purchased from the Simply Natural Online Store for €9.95 (about £8.40).  There are also other products in the Sugar StripEase range including a Talc to use before waxing and a Soothing Mist to use afterwards.

Have you tried Sugar StripEase or sugaring, let me know what you thought 🙂