Summer Face & Body Essentials – My Family Ties


Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials
Summer Beauty Essentials
Summer is here (although with this weather you wouldn’t know!) and it’s time to get all the Summer beauty and body essentials ready for packing into your holiday bag. Are you going away this Summer? We are lucky enough to be going away for a week petsitting in Hythe, right by the sea we are all so excited to be going to spend some time together and have a much needed break. Once I knew we were going on a UK break I thought it was time to get my beauty kit ready to look after my skin whatever the weather.

I discovered the Pitrok Crystal Deodorant Wipes last year and love the convenience of them, the are suitable for sensitive skin and don’t contain any nasties such as parabens, SLS/SLES, silicone, Aluminium Zirconium or Chlorohydrate. They are so effective and the natural mineral salts combined with aloe vera and grapefruit seed leave the skin feeling really fresh and clean, perfect for taking to the beach with you to freshen up. 
I really love to have the handy travel sized shampoo and conditioners in stock at my house ready for any last minute holidays or trips, and these Rainforest Radiance Shampoo & Conditioner Duo from The Body Shop are perfect for my travel bag. Every time I go to the Body Shop I end up buying some more as they are so handy and the Rainforest Radiance range smell so clean and fruity and leave the hair really shiny.
Trilogy is a brand I keep coming back to as I really like the results on my (ageing!) skin, I turned 41 last week (Sob!) and in the last five years I have really ramped up my anti ageing routine with products that I have found work for me. Trilogy has worked really well not only on my fine lines but on the dry areas of my skin too, the Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is so easy to use as you only need a few drops twice a day and I have included it into my Summer favourites as it really nourishes dry skin, I use it on my face and neck and my hands too. Trilogy also have an Everything Balm which I have found really good to have in my handbag, as the name suggests it is a multipurpose balm, lips, nails, dry skin anywhere that needs a little attention. It smells gorgeous too and melts on contact with the heat of your skin and sinks in really fast, a great little item to add to your holiday bag.
femfresh have brought out a new range of products and they are all ideal to pack away into your holiday bag. Known for their ‘Expert Care For Down Therefemfresh have revamped their brand with modern bright packaging but the same trusted products that really work with your body (all the products are a low PH formula) and as a woman that is so important. I have added the femfresh Freshening & Soothing Cloths and the femfresh Daily Intimate Wash to my Summer Essentials list as both are ideal for staying clean and fresh while on holiday.  They are both suitable for everyday use and the convenient wipes ideal for travel, and having a teenage daughter it is important for me to teach her good personal hygiene routines to follow early on so she can continue as part of her normal routine. Having two daughters I find it necessary and essential to talk to them about female personal hygiene and not to be embarrassed about it, the fact is products such as the femfresh range are ideal from teenage onward to keep us clean and fresh without damaging the delicate PH balance. Teaching my daughters that it is just another step of a woman’s showering routine to use a femfresh product such as the Daily Intimate Wash early on in their life set’s them up for good habits and also educates them which products are suitable for the intimate skin. 
I have such pale skin that the thought of fake tan always makes me worry that it will look a bit ‘muddy’ looking, so when I recently tried the St Tropez Gradual Tan 4 in1 I was a bit skeptical. I like the way it gives a natural looking tan so you can build it up slowly to the colour you want, and it looks like lightly tanned skin, not the ‘fake’ look I was dreading. It also benefits from the 4 in 1 – Tan, Tone, Firm and Moisturise and doesn’t smell as most fake tan’s do, instead it has a much fresher Aloe Vera scent. A must have product if you are getting your legs out this Summer and if you are like me have very pale skin that needs a little help with some colour, but want to stay looking natural.
Even on a UK holiday my skin seems to suffer from dryness, all the sea air and outdoor walks takes it toll. The nourishing and rejuvenating properties of Tou Lou Moringa Seed Oil & Camellia Face Cream really makes a difference to my dry skin and I have added it to my Summer Beauty list as is is packed full of natural ingredients to help combat dry skin and also has very high anti-ageing properties too. It absorbs really well into the skin and doesn’t leave a film on the skin which is perfect if you applying makeup afterward. 
I always like to have a multi purpose product which is suitable for the whole family in my travel bag and the Derma Protector Ultra Sensitive Therapy Balm from Syrinx is perfect. It’s 100% natural and free from steroids and is ideal for anyone with dry skin, very dry skin, or even eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. The Shea Butter, Zander (vitamin rich and highly protective) and tea tree oil work together to intensively nourish and protect. It has anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, as well as extreme moisturising properties and is suitable for the whole family, no nasties at all and it works so very well a perfect addition to a holiday bag. 

The gorgeous scarf in the photo’s is from Cloudberry Bags head over to my earlier post here for all the details about the fantastic range they have.

Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials
What Products Are In Your Summer Bag?

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  1. August 27, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    I really like Femfresh products but I do find them rather pricey for their size x

    • September 19, 2015 / 9:58 am

      I agree they are a little on the pricey side although Boots and Superdrug often have some great deals 🙂

  2. August 28, 2015 / 4:15 am

    Great post thank you! I use St Tropez and Trilogy too!

  3. Anonymous
    August 28, 2015 / 9:12 am

    Love Trilogy , especially Rosehip oil. I never leave the house without Femfresh. Interesting blog.��
    Elaine Skye Clark

    • September 19, 2015 / 9:59 am

      Thank you Elaine, I really love the Trilogy range too they make a real difference to the skin 🙂

  4. August 28, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Great choices, love the deodorant wipes. I always try to carry wipes around with me, also plenty of spf and lip balms x

  5. August 28, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    want to try Everything Balm

  6. August 28, 2015 / 4:59 pm

    Loving the essentials you take on holiday with you, I especially like the deodorant wipes as I have never seen or heard of those before.

  7. August 28, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Great essentials!


  8. August 29, 2015 / 7:37 am

    Those deodorant wipes would be great for camping!

  9. August 29, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Been looking for deodorant wipes for ages, Sure stopped doing them a few years back

  10. August 29, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    I never knew there were so many Femfresh products, so thanks.

  11. August 30, 2015 / 7:54 am

    My wife's summer essential is her BB and CC creams!

  12. August 31, 2015 / 3:04 pm

    I love the Body Shop small bottles for holidays.

  13. Lyndsay Harris
    August 31, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    I love burt bees skin and lip products. Johnsons is good for a natural tan

  14. September 1, 2015 / 8:00 am

    Have you tried the Pitrok Crystal Roll On Deodorant? I like the sound of the wipes for when your out and about.

  15. September 3, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    I love baby wipes and lip balm x

  16. September 6, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    I love St. Tropez, it really does build up a natural looking tan so there's never any fear of turning into a wotsit!

  17. September 7, 2015 / 12:17 am

    love St. Tropez product's they build up a lovely tan with no mess or streak's! love burt's bees beauty product's too they leave my skin feeling soft and hydrated

  18. September 7, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    The PitROK wipes sound great. I am looking for deodorising wipes for an upcoming 12 hour flight & will definitely be looking into these a bit more. Thank you 🙂 x

  19. September 18, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    I take a packet of wet wipes with me everywhere during the summer months. You would be surprised how much they come in handy.

  20. September 20, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    I have always been skeptical about the reliability of deodorant wipes. I will give the Pitrok Crystal Deodorant Wipes a try though after reading your recommendation.

  21. September 20, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    I have always been skeptical about the reliability of deodorant wipes. I will give the Pitrok Crystal Deodorant Wipes a try though after reading your recommendation.

  22. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    September 21, 2015 / 9:45 am

    goign to get the deodorant wipes too … ive been wondering if they were any good xx

  23. September 21, 2015 / 11:12 am

    The deodorant wipes would be so useful for our walking / camping hols.

  24. September 21, 2015 / 11:12 am

    The deodorant wipes would be so useful for our walking / camping hols.

  25. October 1, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    I love St Topez. It is more expensive than some products, but it looks natural and smells nice.

  26. October 1, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    I love St Topez. It is more expensive than some products, but it looks natural and smells nice.

  27. Pam Francis Gregory
    October 2, 2015 / 9:00 am

    Always have wipes – never used the femfresh ones though!

  28. October 4, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    This looks a very good bundle!

  29. kim styles
    October 4, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    I think the Fem Fresh wipes are excellent

  30. October 4, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    The Femfresh wipes are brilliant for camping too when your normal hygiene routine might nto be as strictly adhered too (esp if your on a basic site with loos and a tap and thats it). They are a bit pricey but there are often good deals on them and if you goggle you can sometimes find coupons too

  31. October 5, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Wipes in general are just very useful.

  32. October 5, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    St Tropez is the best! Wouldnt use anything else !

  33. October 5, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    Gotta love St-Tropez and the femfresh wipes are ingenious really!

  34. April 13, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Great ideas
    Love the do wipes and St tropez tan
    Time to get ready for summer