Five Favourite: Summer Must Haves



It’s August already and it feels like Summer has only just arrived!  Finally, we’ve got to enjoy some really glorious days (many of which fell on the weekend, hurrah!).  Now that the sun has got it’s hat on I thought I’d share my 5 favourite summer beauty must haves.

I’m even more beauty obsessive during the summer as bare legs, open toe shoes and off the shoulder tops call for lots more pruning and maintenance!


Soft & Gentle Shower & Shave Mousse

Shaving has to be the biggest bane of summer but unfortunately there’s no getting around this one.  Thankfully, this shave mousse makes the whole process super easy.  This stuff really foams up, so a little goes a long way and my razor just glides through.  It is pH balanced so you can use it for your bikini area with absolutely no irritation.  Also, pick it up quickly as it’s currently half price in Boots and Superdrug which makes this the bargain of the summer!


Fake Bake – Gradual Self-Tan Lotion in Fair

I was very late to the fake tanning party and only started embracing it in my late 20s.  I’m pretty comfortable with having paler skin.  Plus as I got older, frying myself in the sun just stopped being appealing and now I’ve discovered this from Fake Bake there is no going back!  This is perfect for those with fair skin who are apprehensive about looking like an overgrown oompa lumpa.  It’s super easy to apply, I’ve used the gloves included which are fine but I prefer applying with a mitt to ensure a streak free finish.  Plus there is no orange in sight, just a lovely subtle glow.


Caudalie – Vinosource Moisturising Matifying Fluid

Caudalie’s Mattifying Fluid is my morning moisturiser of choice throughout the summer months.  I’m not sure how I would have survived without it to be honest! It manages to provide ample hydration while providing a gorgeous velvety, matte finish which keeps my skin shine free, smooth and radiant throughout the day.  Trust me, this combined with Benefit’s POREfessional Primer is a winning summer combination.


Frezyderm – Sun Screen Velvet Second Skin Technology Face SPF 50+

This is my hands down favourite sunscreen lotion.  Firstly, it is high SPF which is essential.  I am an absolute stickler for wearing protection in the sun, as no one wants prematuring skin!  Secondly, I love how this feels on.  It has a consistency somewhere between a gel and a serum and melts into the skin to leave a velvety finish, similar to how a good quality primer feels.  You can either wear this as a base under makeup or alone as it provides a matte finish for 6 hours, absorbs sebum and softens the appearance of wrinkles.  Also, added bonus, the packaging is gorgeous!


Ren – Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist

Ren is a skincare line I’ve used on and off for years and I tend to have a love/hate relationship with their products.  Sometimes I find they’re too heavily scented or not very effective but not with this Anti-Pollution Mist.  I absolutely LOVE it!  I’ve tried a lot of these mist type products and this is hands down the best! It’s cooling on the skin (perfect in the summer heat), incredibly refreshing and smells lovely.  Plus it protects your skin from the ageing effects of environmental pollutants and harmful free radicals.  What more could you want?




    • thatnewd August 19, 2016 / 5:57 pm

      High protection is so important! Thank you for the comment hun xx

    • thatnewd August 23, 2016 / 6:50 pm

      Doooo, it’s really good and well worth a try! xx

    • thatnewd August 19, 2016 / 5:59 pm

      It really is! Can’t recommend it enough! xx

  1. Funmi Alabi August 15, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Great post hun. Definitely glad summer’s finally arrived. I need to look into the Ren product; sounds like it’s great.

    Funmi x

    • thatnewd August 19, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      It smells so good I swear! Fingers crossed for more sunny days xx

  2. sophie August 15, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    These are truly very much needed in summer.I love the look of the products.I’ve actually never heard of most of them but they look nice.

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you so much hun xx

  3. Mercy August 15, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    These look like great products, you can always write very well, your reviews make me want to grab them all. I heard sunscreen with spf 50+ is really good though I haven’t tried yet as I was scared it will clog up pores. But your description convinced me to get it 🙂

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 8:50 pm

      Haha thank you hun, that’s so lovely! Frezyderm is seriously the best sunscreen xx

  4. Courtney August 15, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    I’m definitely on the paler side so I’ll have to check out the gradual tanner you recommended! I always either look a bit like an Oompa Loompa when I try stuff like that or else it doesn’t make me look tanner at all. Such a bummer!

    • thatnewd August 23, 2016 / 6:51 pm

      Haha you and me both hun but this is a goodun’ xx

  5. Christina August 15, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    The Mattifying Fluid sounds like a great product! I still have to try Benefit’s POREfessional as well. My skin definitely needs it for the summertime!


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    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Haha me too! That summer oiliness is not a good look and this combo is a fail safe! xx

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      That stuff is amazing! Best sunscreen! xx

  6. Zubaida August 15, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these products but they sound good for summers.

    • thatnewd August 23, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      They’re all great! xx

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 8:28 pm

      It’s really good stuff! Best fake tanner I’ve ever used! xx

    • thatnewd August 23, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      It’s so good and definitely worth a try! xx

  7. Sharon Wu August 15, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    How does the fake bake compare to St. Tropez tanning mousse? Have you tried the St. Tropez one? I’ve heard mixed things about the fake bake but it’s so much more affordable than the St. Tropez one so I’ve always wondered. Great summer must-haves! Thanks for sharing xo, sharon

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Yes, I have tried the St Tropez mousse and I much prefer the Fake Bake personally! The Fake Bake one is much more subtle, although it is buildable but much less chance of streaks. It’s definitely worth giving it a try! xx

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      I suffer oily skin too and this is a lifesaver during the summer months! xx

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks girl! xx

    • thatnewd August 23, 2016 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you hun xx

  8. Candace August 15, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    I need to try that shave mousse. Have never been able to use anything besides the unscented Dial soap in the bikini area, so I may have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Yes, definitely worth a shot! Hope it works for you! xx

  9. Aurelie | Surface85 August 16, 2016 / 6:14 am

    Great summer skincare products review. I always love to read about favourite cosmetic products from others. The Caudalie fluid sounds perfect for summer.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Aurelie |

    • thatnewd August 23, 2016 / 7:21 pm

      I don’t know what I would have done without my mattifying lotion this summer! Thank you for the lovely coment xx

    • thatnewd August 23, 2016 / 7:21 pm

      I don’t know what I would have done without my mattifying lotion this summer! Thank you for the lovely comment xx

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Pleasure! Glad you enjoyed hunny! xx

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 9:44 pm

      Yes do it! It’s amazing xx

    • thatnewd August 23, 2016 / 7:21 pm

      Thank you so much darling xx

  10. Camila August 17, 2016 / 3:51 am

    These all look like awesome products, I would love to try them all for this summer. Thank you for sharing gorgeous!

    My Vogue Style |

    • thatnewd August 23, 2016 / 7:22 pm

      Yes do and let me know what you think of them! Would love to hear your thoughts xx

  11. Jess Speake August 17, 2016 / 5:20 am

    hahaahaha I actually laughed out loud at “This is perfect for those with fair skin who are apprehensive about looking like an overgrown oompa lumpa.” GIRl yes!

    Jess |

    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 9:51 pm

      Hahaha, it’s definitely not a good look! xx

  12. Gelleesh August 17, 2016 / 7:25 am

    Thanks for sharing your current faves! Oh I need a shave mousse too. I accidentally cut myself while shaving my legs one time. Yikes! xD


    • thatnewd August 20, 2016 / 9:53 pm

      Oooh no! That’s horrible when that happens. Shave mousse is great and definitely worth a try xx

  13. Jalisa August 17, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    These all seem like such great products, girlie! I’m not familiar with any of these brands, so I’ll have to keep an eye out for them! That Soft & Gentle saving cream sounds awesome! It can be so hard to find a cream that’s moisturizing AND gets the job done. I’ve been loving EOS, but I’ll have to give this one a try! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful day!



    • thatnewd August 27, 2016 / 9:16 am

      I always hear good things about EOS but it isn’t easy to get your hands on the full range in the UK. Will keep an eye out for it! Thanks for the tip doll xx

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