Let’s admit it – we all strive for that perfect summer glow. So today I’ve put together a kit full of products that will help you achieve that gorgeous sun kissed glow. Let’s dive right in!
The first thing most of us will think of when we hear summer glow is the classic tanning lotion. Sally Hansen has created a new line called Airbrush Legs. Airbrush legs is a line that consists of six shades of spray on Airbrush Legs and five shades of Airbrush Legs Lotion. It doesn’t just give you that glow but also covers up veins and freckles. I gave it a try and noticed that unfortunately I’m a little too pale to just tan my legs so I would have to tan all over for it to look natural on me. However if you are already slightly tan and just want to add some extra colour this product is great for you. After I applied the product I went swimming to test its water resistance claim. In the beginning the colour stayed put but after a while it did unfortunately go a bit patchy. In conclusion I’d highly recommend it for a touch up but only if you’re not planning on going in the water for too long. Next up in the glow kit are some amazing Smashbox products. Now that we’ve covered the body glow let’s move on to the face. Smashbox has a Photo Finish Foundation Primer which gives you that subtle but powerful glow. In the face I try to not overdo the bronzer so this primer is the perfect glow product for me. For some more glow and highlight Smashbox has created the Illuminate Step-by-Step Contour Stick. This stick is perfect for the strobing effect on the back of your nose, cupid’s bow, cheekbones and beneath the brows. I personally like to add some shimmer in the corners of my eyes as well. To finish off the perfect glow on your face don’t forget the two Spotlight Palettes in Gold and Pearl. They were created by Smashbox together with Casey Holmes. You can either apply them on their own or mix and match the six highlighters. All these fabulous Smashbox products are available at Marionnaud. My last summer glow products for today are from Estée Lauder. Firstly to finish off the ultimate glow you can apply some of the deliciously scented Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil. You can use it on your hair and body. The oil doesn’t just smell nice but it also makes your skin and hair super soft and smooth.
Sometimes we unfortunately do get a sunburn. Then I like to apply some of Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex ll. I find it repairs and cools the skin beautifully. Of course you can also use the serum in your daily skin care routine for optimal results.In this photo I used the products I showed you. I think you can especially see the lovely glow from all the Smashbox illuminators and highlighters as well as how healthy the skin looks from using the Advanced Night Repair Serum regularly. The jewellery I’m wearing is from Phantasya which has an amazing collection of pieces that are made with Swarovski elements.
The glow kit I put together was presented in my new favourite bag from Retro Punk. This company makes a range of bags and suitcases in all different colours and sizes all in this retro and punk style.The variety of colours is amazing and they are all such eye-catchers! You’re outfit will never look plain accompanied by one of Retro Punk’s beauties. I’m also very impressed with the quality of the bags and that even the smaller options come with a lock. You never know when you might want or need to keep the contents extra safe.Retro Punk also has some super cool sunnies like the ones I’m wearing in this image. Besides looking pretty awesome they are also very light and comfortable.
What are your glow secrets?