Perfect Pins! Get your Legs Ready For Summer 2015

IMG_9311.PNGI’ve always been a little envious of women with lovely legs. The moment the sun comes out so do long tanned limbs wearing high hemlines and heels looking gorgeous and feminine. While there’s me with my much shorter, paler legs still hibernating under black 60 denier tights!

Every year getting my legs out is always a bit of a thing, but sooner or later it eventually has to happen. Thank goodness there’s an abundance of beauty products to help make the most of what you’ve got.

Hair Removal
I opt for shaving with good quality disposable razors like Gillette. It’s quick cheap and fuss free, waxing is a longer lasting option which also has the advantage of softening the hairs. Gillette 4 pack £3.99

Exfoliation
If anything like me your legs are still recovering from winter and a little dry and patchy. Exfoliating a few times a week keeps unsightly scaly legs at bay. I love using Soap and Glory’s Sugar Crush Body Scrub. Sugar Crush £8.00

Moisturise
This is a must all year round to keep your skin hydrated and silky smooth. Pre-tanning add a generous amount to your knees and ankles to prevent un-even tanning. I have quite a few brands I like and use, amongst my favourites in my bathroom are Bliss, Laura Mercier and Soap and Glory.

Tanning
I’m not a “fake tan” kinda girl but in the summer months I like to use a gradual tan to add a healthy glow to even out my skin tone improving the overall appearance of my legs. My favourites are Dove Summer Glow, St Tropez Gradual Tan and James Read Gradual Tan. James is the King of fake tans with a celebrity clientele and an ever developing line of self tanning face/body gorgeous products that are truly amazing! Gradual Tan £24

Feet
That’s a whole other blog post right there, just a quick mention to moisturise your heels/feet. There’s nothing worse than dry heels peeking out of sling backs or flip flops! And of-course finish with a pretty nail colour on your toenails. Heel Genius £5.50

Ta dah! You are ready to step out in your leg-barring minis. If you’ve any tips share them in the comments below.

Secondblonde x

Butter me up!

A good all round Body Butter, a bit if an old classic that really works. Palmers Cocoa Butter Formular has been around since the middle of the 19th century but under its current ownership since 1971, we all seem to have memories of this cocoa Formular mainly down to it’s rich cocoa smell.

20130707-145707.jpg This concentrated Formular derived from the cocoa bean also contains Vitamin E.

20130707-145950.jpg The cream is satisfyingly thick and creamy with a rich chocolatey aroma you either Love or hate.

20130707-150214.jpg It’s easily applied and obsorbes really well with no sticky residue. Even though the level of moisture is high the finish is matt (there are glossy versions available) personally I love the smell and do not find it over powering, more comforting. If you dislike the smell Palmers have a fragrance free version and also a line of olive oil based products, a coconut oil line and a Shea butter line.

20130707-151025.jpg This handy 60g tube is great on the go in your handbag and it’s a really good after sun moisturiser, or perfect in winter for dry elbows/knees.

20130707-151325.jpg All in all I do like a bit of Palmers Cocoa Butter from time to time but have to say if I was to use it daily I fear I would get sick of the smell. I use it occasionally or use it on my knees elbows ankles and between my fingers before I apply a gradual tanning product.

Palmers have a very wide range of skin care from basic moisturisation to glistening glosses to gradual tans, and it doesn’t stop there they have a whole facial skin care range too.

Palmers are also PARABEN FREE and against Animal Testing.

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Money Savers – Summer in the City

Got my summer sun courtesy of ELLE magazine this month. St Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body Moisturiser 75ml