No this is not a fitness or diet post, sorry if I misled you. This is all about getting your body ready – beauty wise. Living in Toronto, it seems our summers get shorter and shorter each year, this summer seems to be going to last for only 3 months- and that’s being optimistic. So while we do have warm weather, it’s time to overwear your shortest shorts, mini skirts, bikinis and any other socially acceptable garment for the hottest of days. So here are some of my top picks for getting your body summer ready.
Shave – First things first, it’s time to get rid of all that built up winter fur. I just started using the Avon Skin so Soft Moisturizing Shave Oil. I apply it near the end of my shower, it foams to a lather to soften up the hairs and leaves your skin with a perfectly smooth finish.
Moisturize – need I say more? I have a ton of favorites but some of my top picks are Avon gel, Avon Skin so Soft Body Gel Moisturizer, which a clear gel with a cooling and moisturizing effect without being thick or sticky. I also love the Avon perfumed skin Softener which is much thicker and creamier but genuinely smoothes out your skin and works best after shaving or any other irritations. They come in a bunch of different fragrances for you to pick from.
SPF – again, need I say more? Vichy is one of my favorite skincare brands (for my face) so when I got my hands on the VICHY Ideal Soleil Sport SPF 60 I knew I would love it. It’s perfect for those who are active outdoors designed for being sweat proof and waterproof for 80 minutes. For my face I really love the Garnier Ombrelle SPF 60 tinted lotion which is a great fit for your morning routine worn alone or under your makeup.
Color Correction – love your body, imperfections and all. However once in a while you just need that extra coverage and even out your skin tone. Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup is a new addition to their collection and it is absolutely amazing. It is a medium to full coverage foundation that has the ability to cover up tattoos, scars, birthmarks, vitiligo, veins and any other skin imperfections. I love this just to even out my skintones, give an airbrush finish and even hide those stubborn ingrowns. Finish it with the Dermablend setting powder to ensure it stays in place all day and doesn’t trasnfer onto your clothes. This setting powder is AMAZING to say the least – I use it everyday to set and bake my undereyes and it is honestly the best setting powder out there!
Tanned Glow – because sometimes you need that JLO glow, right? Before getting ready for a summer night, you get your mini skirt on and need your legs to look like you’ve been soaking in the tropical sun. St. Tropez has some of the best faux tanning products out in the market for short and long term results. I recently tried the St. Tropez One Night Only Finishing Gloss and OMG it gives you the most radiant, glow to your body which is perfect to shine under the sun or for a night out look. It washes right off with soap and water so there’s no need to think twice to use it! I like the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Spray for Hair and Body – not only does it smell amazing but it gives you the perfect shimmer that hits perfect with under the sun. It makes you feel like a bikini model who shines from the inside out.
Highlight – this needs a category of its own. Highlight is my favorite part of my makeup routine and whenever any area of my skin show, I like to apply highlight to those areas to really make them pop. Generally I will apply it on my collar bones, shoulder and down the front my legs and where you want those abs to be. I love the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection for this because it’s made perfectly for this. It is a perfect mix of a natural bronze and highlight shine that will work on an array of skin tones. The highlight I use is the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee in Heat Wave“ – it’s a limited edition, so don’t overthink and delay on adding this (or two) to your collection!
Finishing Sprays– To end off your look you want a quick spritz of fresh scent. Body Fantasy released a body mist in “Soft Peony” and it smells so delicious and light. I also love Clean Perfume- Ultimate Beach Day which literally smells like a sunny, beach day in a bottle which helps me escape the feeling of being stuck indoors.
Till next time, meet ya on my socials.