GET YOUR SKIN SUMMER READY


So the sun has finally made an appearance in the UK and this time tomorrow I will be finished with uni forever! With the warmer weather in the UK and the possibility i'll be heading to Spain at the end of June I need to get my skin prepped for wearing shorts and getting a tan. If you're already a reader of my blog you'll know I do fake tan all year round so exfoliating is already a big part of my routine however it goes into overdrive when I know my legs will be on show more. Today's post is all about my favourite products to prep my skin.



I picked up this a while back in a Boots haul and it's been a favourite ever since. Compared to other scrubs such as the S&G this one is a lot creamier and so I feel like it moisturises as its scrubs as well. The apricot also smells deliciously sweet! I have found that this removes most of my dead skin and my skin is left feeling smoother and soft.


I've blogged previously about my love for the CB instant tan but i've been loving this one for keeping it topped up in between big tans. This comes out sort of like melted chocolate so i'd suggest applying it with a mitt otherwise you will end up with a dodgy tan on the palms on your hands (I learnt this from experience!) This smells much like the other CB tan but not quite as strong and it also doesn't have that awful biscuit smell. I've been using this tube now for about 4 months and it's still got quite a bit left!


This is the scrub I use on a day-to-day basis as it doesn't seem to be as rough as others. I also sometimes mix this with my shower gel or for a more deep exfoliation i'll use it with exfoliating gloves. The only thing I don't really like about this scrub is the smell, I can't put my finger on it but I just can't like it.


Okay I guess I need to admit that I have a slight S&G obsession, there products are just so good! Flake Away is what I like to use when I have patchy fake tan or very dry skin as its quite intense and I can feel the dead skin removed. This has a floral and musky scent and the grains are pretty much like the size of sugar grains, so it may be a little rough for those with sensitive skin.


Shockingly another S&G product but I'm absolutely obsessed with the scent of this one. Sugar Crush contains lime oil and lime tree blossom extract so you have an extra free citrus scent. I tend to use a body butter more in the evening as its a lot thicker and it can then sink in over night.


If you're a big fake tan user then you'll know it can go patchy quite quick. I have found a good exfoliation before application and continuing whilst its on can help remove those patchy parts. This mitt from St Tropez and its quite rough but its good for removing those patches of tan! 

What are your favourite products to get your skin ready for summer? 

xo

13 comments

  1. Soap and Glory flake away is my summer holy grail! I too love all their products!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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  2. Congrats on finishing the uni! I am heading to Greece at the end of June and I cannot wait to relax and have some fun! I use a body scrub twice a week these days, my skin is so rough and needs extra attention!

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  3. Congrats on finishing the uni! I am heading to Greece at the end of June and I cannot wait to relax and have some fun! I use a body scrub twice a week these days, my skin is so rough and needs extra attention!

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  4. Soap & Glory have amazing products for prolonging a tan! Although I'm not the biggest fan of the Sugar Crush scent, I'm currently using the scrub as I have a tub of it and might as well use it up. My favourite S&G scrub has to be the Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub, and I love to pair this with a body butter from The Body Shop (the Pinita Colada scent is perfect for summer). I may have to try this tanning mitt as I've just binned my current one and don't have a spare - didn't really think that one through!

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

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  5. I love S&G scrub of your life, but I've never tried flake away! I've recently bought the new body shop scrub and it smells AMAZING - just like a piña colada! Worth a go if you love scrubs!

    Beekeyper - Latest post - Top Travel Tips to Eliminate Stress this Summer

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  6. Spain sounds lovely right now! That St Ives scrub sounds lovely, I've tried the S&G sugar crush one before but I really disliked the scent!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  7. Soap and Glory body scrubs are so good! x

    www.abeautyromance.com
    www.abeautyromance.com

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  8. This post just reminded me how much I love the soap and glory sugar crush range! Sophie x

    https://stylestarsandsparkle.blogspot.co.u

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  9. I've always wanted to try a soap and glory product!! hear in Australia we are going into winter but scrubs are always good! <3 Lovely post

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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  10. I love St. Ives exfoliators, they're so affordable but great! I've heard a lot about the Sugar Crush range from Soap and Glory I really hope I can try it soon x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  11. soap&Glory products are my favourites, they don't only smell good but also leave my skin baby soft! Good scrub is a must-have for summer!

    Ela BellaWorld

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  12. Soap and Glory look amazing! I've been dying to get my hands on some products but they're not easily available in NZ. Lovely post x

    Mae ♥

    http://sweetasmae.blogspot.co.nz/

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  13. I just tried S&G Flake Away and love it! I'm already out of it and need to pick up another. Ulta just started stocking more of their products in the States so I'm excited to try out more skincare and makeup from them!

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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