Summer Beauty Round-Up

Summer Beauty Roundup

Summer means more than just warm weather and holidays, it also means trying out new beauty products. Yea! I’ve been trying out a few new skincare and beauty products, and wanted to let you know what I have been using.

Summer Beauty RoundupLittle Ondine Nail Polish – This is a fab concept in polish. Little Ondine is made from natural ingredients, which means that there is no yucky smell when you are painting your nails. This also makes it perfect for painting your little one’s nails. And you can peel it off, so no need for nail polish remover to dry out your fingers and nails. They come in glitter, bright and not-so-bright colours. And, for my American readers, they will be launching in the US soon. Here I am modelling Boom. Please ignore my wonky fingers.

Summer Beauty Roundup

Mio The A Cream Firming Active Body Cream – Oh, how I adore this cream. It feels really light, but it makes your skin feel so soft. It has a lovely coconut and almond scent when you rub it in, but then you just smell nice without smelling like you’re wearing 1980s suntan lotion. I am not sure if this has actually firmed up my skin, but as I’m exercising regularly now it makes me feel like I have. It also makes my skin ‘shimmery like a fairy’ (according to my daughter). I am not sure if they meant for this to have happened, but it has. I had never heard of Mio before the lovely people from John Lewis Kingston sent me the cream, but now I am a fan!

Summer Beauty RoundupAveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair – If you thought I had naturally straight hair, you would be mistaken. I have thick, wavy hair which I straighten every other day with my trusty GHDs. I received the Aveda Damage Remedy in a goody bag from an Instyle Beauty Event at John Lewis Kingston a few months ago and I love it. You can use it as a leave-in conditioner, or leave it in after you’ve conditioned your hair. It protects your hair from heat styling as well as helping to heal your damaged hair.

Summer Beauty RoundupClarins Super Restorative Night Cream – This is for the older skin. *clears throat* I have a little problem with age spots. I think this might be a brown girl thing. Anyway, I’ve started using the Clarins Super Restorative Night Cream as it is supposed to work wonders on reducing age spots as well as preventing them. I was given this trial-size tube at a Clarins counter recently. I will have to go back and buy a big tub.

So, those are my summer beauty goodies. Are you using any new skincare or makeup products this summer? Anything you recommend?




I was sent the Mio body cream and the Little Ondine nail polish for the purposes of a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

4 thoughts on “Summer Beauty Round-Up

  1. Oh, I love Clarins products, I occasionally treat myself to a face cream, but I always have the Eau Dynamiste body lotion 🙂 I like the sound of a cream that makes you shimmer like a fairy!

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