So, 2020 was the Year Best Forgotten. Let’s face it – there are neglected piles of fabulous heels, LBDs covered in dust (although who even knows if those are still in style?), makeup and bras became a thing of the past and takeaways the highlight of the weekend. Except wasn’t every day a weekend?!
Enter 2021 and we’re finally emerging from the chrysalis; beautiful, bleary-eyed butterflies that are in dire need of some pampering. Well, the summer is here, and we are here for it! With a key focus on ‘skinimalism’ this year, the phrase ‘less is more’ has never been more true. Forget nine step skincare routines and layer upon layer of makeup – we’ve finally got places to go and nothing is holding us back.
It can be a minefield out there when it comes to picking some key pieces – so we’ve taken the hard work out of it and rounded up some must have products, and a few multitasking ‘hero’ pieces to get you summer skin ready, from pins to pout.
Body by name, body by nature. As the brand itself states: It’s time to get naked. And we could not agree more! Australian-based natural beauty brand Frank Body hit the market with their coffee-based scrubs which leave skin smooth as silk, and they’ve since branched out into a range of skincare products that are the unsung heroes of the summer. Now, here’s our faves…
This multi-tasking product not only uses macadamia, coconut and grapeseed oils to keep your lips soft and supple for that summer romance, it’s also perfect for taming brows and even acts as a highlighter when dotted onto cheekbones, making it the perfect day-to-night addition!
‘Follow the call of the disco ball’ is our kind of summer anthem, and this combination scrub and moisturiser will have you smooth and glowing after just one use. A mix of sugar, salt, coffee grinds and glow dust, this latest offering from the king of body scrubs leaves behind beautifully moisturised, subtly shimmering skin using only natural ingredients!
The last in our trio from this top beauty brand, Booty Drops can be used with or without your favourite moisturiser to provide a burst of conditioning treatment to soften the appearance of problem areas, scars and stretch marks. The brand’s signature caffeine addition works to firm and invigorate skin, whilst guarana extract works against pesky environmental aggressors – all while intensely hydrating and evening skin tone. Perfect pins, anyone?