We've all long prepped our skin for summer (I mean helloooo, it's August already!), but I've recently fallen in love with three products so I felt compelled to share... well, technically I've fallen in love with two products because I've had a long-term relationship with one of them, but you get the gist.
First up, let's talk sunscreen. I was recently introduced to this SPF 50 from Dermalogica, and I'm a total convert. The formula absorbs into the skin quickly, leaving it smooth, non-sticky and not smelling like your arm is made of coconuts (which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just maybe not an everyday thing). If you're in the market for a good water-resistant, broad spectrum SPF suitable for face and bod, look no further my friends.
Now for the real star of the show, let's talk about Bum Bums and how to make them look their best... that's right, I gave into the hype and bought a tube of Sol de Janeiro's cult product, the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. I had read so many rave reviews online, and although I was totally skeptical that a cream could actually fight cellulite, I couldn't resist giving it a try... hey man, they don't call it the 'aisle of doom' at Sephora for nothing! Anyway, I don't know what kind of witchcraft was involved in making this cream (well, guaraná apparently), but it really does seem to tighten the skin and leave it looking way smoother than it started out. I know there's some contention around the smell of this product, but I honestly love it so I can't speak to that, but the only other negative I can foresee is the price— $57 big ones for the full-sized bottle. Oh, and in case you're wondering what the heck guaraná is (I don't blame you), evidently its a native Amazonian plant whose fruit contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine (read: skin tightening ingredient) on the planet. #TheMoreYouKnow
And last but not least, I figured my old pal Airbrush Legs deserved a mention. If you haven't tried it before, this one is basically like makeup for your legs, giving you instant colour with a touch of glow... and because I'm a total vampire who hates exposing herself to the sun, this one truly is a girl's best friend— especially when said girl is scared shitless of self tanners. Thanks for having my back, Sally Hansen! xx
Photos by Team AiF