Beat the Heat

Happy Canada Day!!!!!!   It is H.O.T. here on the West Coast!  We are almost a month into an incredible heat wave.  Of course none of us want to complain about such amazing weather and endless days of sunshine, but we are having to adapt a bit.  How I’ve been keeping cool….
1) Cool showers are divine, but as soon as you towel yourself dry, you’re warm again.  I’ve been using this fab new body lotion by Jergens.  You actually apply it when your skin is still wet.  I’ve been loving it!  Perfect after a shower or even after a swim.  Available at London Drugs.
2) Paper fans are a great thing to keep in your purse so you can make a breeze wherever you go.  I stocked up on a couple when I was pregnant and still use them.
3) I received the Bobble water bottle at an event recently.  I’ve been trying to stay as hydrated as possible, so it’s been the perfect thing to pack around everywhere.   I love that this water bottle is light weight and has a built in filter.
4) Any time you can be either in or around water is a good thing.  Yesterday, I purchased a couple of beautiful Turkish towels from Home Sense (similar to the ones above).  I first thought I’d put them in the bathroom buy I might as well have pretty towels at the pool.  {Even if it’s Maddie’s kiddie pool.}
5) Every girl needs a great straw hat that matches anything and everything in their Summer wardrobe.
6) Pin that hair up!  When it gets this hot, you’ll be seeing my hair up in a top knot more days then not.  I’ve got a big stash of hair ties and bobby pins on hand.
7) I have flip flops laying all over the house right now.  They are all I want to wear.
8 )  This Avene Thermal Spring Water spritz is perfect after time in the sun.  Keep one in your beach bag for fresh soothing after sun relief.  I’ve been using it for years.
Keep cool and enjoy that sunshine!


It can be a real shock to the system to go from your winter beauty hibernation to full on summer skin exposure.  No, I’m not complaining that I get to enjoy a tropical winter vacation in Maui, but the thought of my body being unwrapped from it’s many layers of warmth and concealment is slightly worrisome.  With this in mind, this week I’ve been in full prep mode.  Here’s my before leaving beauty checklist:

1) Apply sunless tanner daily ( I use Lancome’s Flash Bronzer and Jergens Natual Glow)  2) Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize (This is a regular routine for me anyway, but I have kicked it up a notch.  I like Lancome’s Nutrix Royal Body.  At night I use Estee Lauder‘s Eye Night Serum (c/o)…a must!)  3) Pretty nails are an easy way to Summerize your look.  (I’m loving the new Spring hues from Joe Fresh! c/o)  4) Daily exfoliation is a great way to help give your skin a glow.  ( I use Dermalogica‘s Daily Microfoliant for my face.  5) Getting my feet sandal ready is always a bit of a chore.  To make sure they are soft and smooth, I have been using the Emjoi Micro-Pedi (c/o).  It’s a battery operated device that gently buffs away dry, hard skin from your tootsies.  It works really well.

Products I’ll be bringing with me include….Body Shop grapefruit body butter,(c/o) Joe Fresh polish (for touch ups), (c/o) Cherlyn Skincare products (I’m really in love with this line.  I’ve been trying out the product for a while now & I’m loving my soft skin and it’s fresh scent.  They use 100% natural ingredients and their products are designed to nourish the skin, promote healing, and provide a revitalizing lift for all skin types.),  Batiste dry shampoo (This stuff is amazing! I like the tropical scent for hot weather destinations),  (c/o) Avene Thermal Spring Water spritz, Dermalogica tinted moisturizer (with SPF), NYX waterproof mascara, (c/o) Joe Fresh “Just Peachy” eye & lip palette, (c/o) Lush Skin Tint (It gives your skin a warm glow).

Earrings: Love Coco c/o,  Sweater: Banana Republic, Ring: Paboom (old)

Before packing my bags I like to come up with a plan so I don’t pack un-needed clothes and products.  I suggest trying out a summer inspired look at home so you’re not packing your oxblood lipstick and winter hued shadows.

My complete look…soft and peachy.

Have any hot weather beauty tips or tricks?  I’d love to hear about them.


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