Summer Hair and Beauty Picks

Summer Hair and Beauty Picks

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…

When it comes to this blog, I never test on animals – I only test on myself.

{And sometimes my husband!}

Seeing as we are nearly two-thirds of the way through summer, I thought it was timely to share with you the hair and beauty products that have been getting a major workout in my bathroom.

It’s a bit of a mixed bag of items that I’ve been loving lately.

Take a look…

Summer Hair and Beauty Picks

Summer Hair and Beauty Picks

1. Biology No. 306 Moisture Therapy Hand Wash $25
I’ve always splurged on hand washes. I keep one at the kitchen sink as well as in each of our bathrooms. I think it’s so important to treat your hands well, as they are one of the first parts of the body to display signs of ageing. The No.306 Hand Wash from Biology is sulphate free and pH-balanced, with lemongrass, pink grapefruit and geranium distilled essential oils. It deeply cleans your hands without stripping them of their natural oils. An everyday luxury I can’t do without.
{Australian made. Cruelty free.}

2. Bhave Leave-In Creme $44.95
A hot tip my hairdresser gave me after cutting my hair was to use a leave-in conditioner as the first step when styling. I’ve been using the Bhave Leave-In Crème which is great for coarse, normal, dry and difficult to manage hair. This product is designed to soften, nourish and control unmanageable hair. You simply apply a small amount into the palm of your hand and work through damp hair. It’s fab to use on its own or as a foundation prior to using other styling products. Move over Sade, this is one smooth operator.
{Australian made. Cruelty free. Certified organic ingredients.}

3. Dusty Girls Natural Mineral Blush in Golden Delicious $25
Allow me to introduce you to Dusty Girls – a makeup range farmed by MooGoo Skin Care. Dusty Girls is makeup that provides a natural and healthy coverage without synthetic chemicals. As a massive blush fan, I’ve been loving the Natural Mineral Blush in Golden Delicious. It’s a beautiful pinky/peach colour with very subtle gold and teracotta tones to make it a gorgeous shade for everyday wear. Am I blushing? You bet!
{Australian made. Cruelty free. Vegan friendly.}

4. Dusty Girls Natural Vegan Lipstick in Guava Pink $19.50
So nice I’ve featured them twice! The other Dusty Girls product that has been getting daily use is the Natural Vegan Lipstick in Guava Pink – the perfect everyday shade. The lipsticks are made using a blend of micas for a highly pigmented and vibrant colour, together with Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E to lock in moisture. This particular shade looks beautiful on fair to medium skin tones and there are 5 colours in the range to choose from. Mwah!
{Australian made. Cruelty free. Vegan friendly.}

5. Le Tan Coconut Water Gradual Tanning Lotion $11.49
I love using a gradual tanner all year round. It’s the easiest way to maintain a (safe) healthy glow and means you won’t get caught short if the weather suddenly changes and you have to bare your legs. The product I’ve been using pretty much exclusively this summer is the Le Tan Coconut Water Gradual Tanning Lotion. I first discovered it while doing the grocery shopping (yes, you can chuck it in your trolley while doing the weekly shop!). It goes on beautifully, smells like coconuts not fake tan, and builds an even, golden colour that makes you look like you’ve just gotten back from the south of France, not Woolworths.
{Australian made. Cruelty free. Vegan friendly}

6. Embalm Skincare Invigorating Body Scrub $44.95
Any fake tanner worth her salt knows the importance of having a great body scrub at home, ready to prep skin pre-tan. This luxurious and 100% natural body scrub exfoliates, softens and instantly hydrates skin. The key ingredient is matcha green tea, which is antioxidant-rich and improves skin elasticity. The scrub also includes the essential oil blend of lavender, ylang-ylang, ginger and bergamot to rejuvenate and tone the skin, and improve circulation. Scrub-a-dub-dub!
{Australian made. Cruelty free. Vegan friendly.}

Which products have you been using this summer?

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  1. says

    I adore bhave stuff! I’ve tried quitting them, but other shampoos & conditioners just don’t compare to the rescue range. Seriously good stuff! I had the leave-in creme but gave it away as I felt it was too heavy for my hair. I did save a little bit of it in a travel bottle though & have used it up since going down the balayage route (why oh why does it make your hair so dry?).

    • Sonia says

      I use the tiniest amount of the leave-in creme, as I found it quite rich. I also love the bhave Super Nova Leave-In Elixir – which is a spray and is lighter than the creme.

  2. Tracy says

    I have been obsessed with the coconut body butter from the Body Shop! It is so hydrating and smells divine. Not too heavy either I find.

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