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Warm weather and sunshine all day, every day makes me feel super happy and right at home. It also gets me feeling like lounging around all day, reading my favourite books, sipping deliciously refreshing drinks, grazing on light, tasty bites and just being. The perfect setting? Poolside… complete with inviting sun-loungers and a well stocked bar, serving up fruity mocktails and cocktails alike. What’s great about poolside lounging is that you can get all glammed up for it, bask in the magnificence of the Sun, just sitting pretty. I’m calling it Poised Poolside Perfection, which of course, is best followed by an exhilarating swim to cool yourself down sans sand.
Like the idea as much as I do? Here are my recommended picks for achieving stylishly poised poolside perfection in three simple steps this summer.
1. LOVE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN:
Treat your skin with love and care; you’ll be wearing it your entire life. It’s important to choose products suitable for your lifestyle, skin type and specific dermatological needs so you’ll have the best skin protection and rejuvenation before, during and after your time in the sun. My preferred choices at the moment are these paraben-free La Roche-Posay sun care products and organic skincare products from Antipodes, Pai & Green People. I absolutely love Pai Jasmine & May Chang Replenishing Body Oil! It smells and feels divine. 1. La Roche-Posay Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid | 2. Antipodes Immortal Performance Plus Daily Moisturiser with SPF15 | 3. La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water Spray | 4. Pai Jasmine & May Chang Replenishing Body Oil | 5. Green People Hydrating After Sun
2. PRIMP, PREEN & SET THE SCENE:
This is a good time to go as natural/ make-up free as you’re comfortable with, it’s just the most sensible option in the heat. I wear very little make-up but the two must-haves in my make-up bag are my Dr. Hauschka volume mascara to open up my peepers and Dr. Hauschka Play of Light lipstick which gives my lips a very subtle shimmer of translucent colour. Applying these sparingly to clean moisturised skin usually does the trick for me. Well manicured nails are a must at all times for me so Bio Scultpture Gel Everlasting Manicure has been part of my regular monthly nail care routine for years. While away the time daydreaming and making notes in this gorgeous kikki.K Gratitude Journal 6. Dr. Hauschka Volume Mascara | 7. Dr. Hauschka Play of Light Limited Edition Lipstick Novum | 8. Bio Sculpture Gel Everlasting Manicure | 9. kikki.K Gratitude Journal
3. DRESS THE BEST & ENJOY THE REST:
Dress well to suit your figure and your personality; it’s a surefire way to exude self-confidence. Your beauty will then come shining though when you wear your clothing with confidence. Add interest to your overall look with stylish but practical accessories. 10. Agent Provocateur Shelby One-Piece Swimsuit | 11. Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses with Polarised Pink Lenses | 12. Silk Flower Hair Clip | 13. Heidi Leather Tote Bag – Sunshine Antique Gold | 14. Ancient Greek Sandals – Elia Leaf-deatails Leather Sandals
After all that smooching about on Sunday, how about giving your lovely smackers a tasty treat today?
During the summer months our lips can easily become dry, chapped and less than kissable due to over exposure to the sun or simply dehydration. Now, now, there’s no need to rush out and purchase every remedy in stock at the drugstore, because everything you need is most likely already in your kitchen cupboard.
Try this all-natural, easy-to-make DIY Sugar Lip Scrub at home and you’ll never want to buy a branded lip scrub ever again!
1. Mix all ingredients in a small container to form a paste.
2. Apply to the lips and massage gently in a circular motion for 30 seconds and leave on for 2 – 3 minutes.
3. Gently wipe or rinse away the excess with warm water.
4. Repeat every 2 weeks if needed.
Yep, it’s that quick and easy. Enjoy the results!
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