Beauty Insider: Get Ready for Summer!

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With the beginning of summer getting closer and closer, it’s time to start bringing the shorts, singlets and strappy sundresses to the front of your wardrobe. Although this is an exciting time of year for those of us who have been craving the warm sunshine, it can also be a motivator to start ‘prepping’ your previously scarf/coat/woollies/stockings-covered body to see more of the light of day.

Here are some of our top picks to help you get tanned, moisturised, prepped and conditioned in the leadup to summer!


  1. Remington Smooth & Silky Cordless Wet/Dry Epilator (RRP $149)
    We’ve trialled a fair few epilators over the years and love the idea of this one being cordless (lithium battery-powered) and water resistant so you can use it in the shower or out. It includes interchangeable shaver and epilator heads ensuring fussfree hair removal of all areas.
  2. I love… blueberry & smoothie Exfoliating Shower Smoothie
    Leave your senses refreshed and invigorated with the sweet aroma of juicy blueberries and smooth yoghurt. While in the shower, apply all over your skin to exfoliate and moisturise, then rinse to leave your skin super smooth and beautifully fragrant.
  3. Neutrogena Body Oil (RRP $21.49)
    Neutrogena Body Oil is a delicately light sesame formula that immediately vanishes into the skin to lock in moisture – leaving skin looking radiant and feeling soft and smooth. To completely replenish skin for the summer season ahead, add to a warm bath to soften skin and reveal a renewed, glowing look.
  4. Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish (RRP $44)
    Give skin a new lease of life with this gorgeous body polish rich in ingredients that nurture and hydrate the skin.  The gorgeous creamy formula exfoliates the skin without drying it out. Containing Shea and Jojoba Butters along with Sweet Almond Oil, pure honey and soy milk proteins this product will leave skin soft, smooth and renewed!

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  1. AVEENO Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30(RRP $24.99)
    A three-in-one wonder product that moisturises, protects and improves skin tone all in one – the perfect summer multi-tasker! This moisturiser provides sheer coverage while evening skin tone and blending away imperfections. Available in a Light-to-Medium Tint and Medium Tint.
  2. pureTAN Pure Bronze Instant Tanning Lotion(RRP $34.99)
    For a gorgeous, natural-looking tan, look no further than pureTAN Pure Bronze Instant Tanning Lotion. The non-streaky transfer resistant formulation and moisturiser base ensures your tan is even and skin stays conditioned, while the easy glide properties means there are no self-tan mishaps. Apply and shower after one hour for a natural, golden tan, or wear longer for a deeper glow.
  3. L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Lotion (RRP $24.99)
    This SPF20 lotion provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection from the sun while a perfect sunless tan develops. The SPF20 lotion combines Vitamin E and gentle AHA’s to provide beautiful, 100% natural looking tan and ultra smooth skin.
  4. Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer Self-Tanning Mousse (RRP $20.49)
    Get ready for summer with the first self-tanning mousse from Garnier. The mousse delivers a natural looking tan with the added benefits of no self-tan smell as well as a quick drying formula. The tan develops with a golden shimmer that tops off your sun kissed look. The specifically designed applicator makes it easy to apply to your entire body.

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  1. Garnier Fructis Nutri-Repair Butter Mask(RRP $10.19)
    The ultimate nourishing treatment for dry, stressed out hair. The mask contains three fruit oils to transform dry and damaged hair, making it more beautiful than ever, without weighing it down. Fortified and infused with nutrients for silky hair that’s full of life.
  2. Moroccanoil Treatment(RRP $67)
    Featuring a proprietary blend of powerful ingredients, including Moroccanoil’s signature argan oil, this advanced treatment fortifies hair, improves elasticity and shields against harmful environmental stressors. Providing the perfect foundation for hair styling, this must-have treatment instantly brings relief to damaged hair, leaving it shiny and healthy from root to tip.
  3. Matrix Biolage Colorcarethérapie Bloom Masque (RRP $30)
    Enhances colour vibrancy and softness with orchid extract and UV filter.  This deep mask nourishes the hair to brighten and renew colour-treated hair. This paraben, silicone- and synthetic-dye free formula is the perfect product to help maintain the vibrancy of coloured hair.
  4. Kérastase Soleil Masque UV Défense Active (RRP $65)
    Think of this as after-sun for hair. This replenishing rinse-out after-sun treatment repairs coloured and weakened hair exposed to the sun. Leaves the hair nourished, reinforced, soft and shiny.

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What are your favourite summer prep beauty products?

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