Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Summer Oils: From Caudalie Divine to John Frieda Dream Curls Hair Oil

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I use oils differently in Summer. Instead of applying them before wrapping up in multiple layers, Summer oils are all about limbs and locks on show.  Use them to nourish and tone in preparation for ‘the show’ or to add a sunlight-enhanced sheen.  I’ve been loving this little selection…

Body Prep: Living Nature and Neom Real Luxury Body Oils

I’ve been giving my thighs the detox treatment by massaging in Living Nature Body Form Body Oil, a herbal essential oil blend with Juniper, Lemon and Arnica.  This smells good and helps hydrate, refine and smooth skin, while tackling our old friend, cellulite.

For me, Neom’s Real Luxury Organic Body Oil is very much a post bathing pampering treat.  Applied all over, it nourishes and hydrates skin, while leaving me relaxed and smelling divine, thanks to lavender, jasmine and Brazilian Rosewood.  Presented in a glamorous glass bottle with a sturdy pump for easy application, always a blessing when it comes to oils!

Glowing Limbs: Caudalie Divine Oil

I’m not surprised Caudalie named its newest release Divine Oil as that’s exactly how I’d describe it.  I’ve been spritzing this dry oil on to arms, décolleté and legs in pursuit of an Amazonian gleam before nights out.  Non sticky or greasy, it doesn’t stick to clothes or attract sand etc, thanks to the dry oil effect.  It softens skin thanks to shea butter, argan and hibiscus and the warm, woody scent has me sniffing my limbs when I think no-one’s looking!

Dream Curls: Frizz Ease Enhancing Oil

The newest addition to John Frieda’s anti-frizz army, Dream Curls Enhancing Oil is a dual formula product that I’ve been using to ward off the effects of hot sun and humidity.  I shake it to blend, warm a few drops between my palms and comb through the lower lengths of my hair using my fingers, concentrating on the more coarse hair underneath.  Since I’ve been letting my hair go au naturel a lot in Summer, this has been a great way to calm and define waves, add shine and avoid the ‘poof’ effect.

 

Do you use oils differently in Summer?  Which oils do you like?

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