Summer Body Care Picks

It seems a little counter productive to be posting this when Northern Ireland has been dealing with rain and thunder storms for the past few days! I’m hoping the sun will come back next week though and wanted to share a few of my favourite body care products I’ve been using this summer to keep my skin soft, hydrated and beach ready!

Summer Body Care Picks

Clarins Tonic Shower Gel & Body Balm*

Clarins Tonic Shower Gel is hands down the most luxurious shower gel I have ever tried. The lovely Emma from Clarins Skin Spa in Belfast recommended I try out the full Tonic range when I was in having a facial. She thought it’d be perfect for the last few weeks of pregnancy and a great treat once Squish is here. The Tonic range is firming so will hopefully help my body bounce back after I have Squish. I’ve been using the shower gel alongside the Tonic Body Balm. Both are perfect for relaxing after a long, hot summer day and will keep your skin baby soft.

Summer Body Care Picks

St Tropez In Shower Tan

I’d been so tempted to try this out since it’s release but the £15 price tag put me off. Especially because most fake tans make my ghostly skin look like a wootsit. I stumbled across two bottles in my local TK Maxx for a fraction of the price so thought now was the perfect time to try them out! I picked up one bottle in light and the other in medium. You apply this tan in the shower and wash it off after 3 minutes. Wash like normal then turn your shower off, apply the tan all over using circular motions to make sure it’s dispersed evenly and then stand (and shiver) for 3 minutes while it skins in. Turn your shower back on and rinse off with warm water (no soap!) and then your good to go! The tan develops gradually over the next 8 hours. Unbelievably I’ve found that I prefer the medium shade to the light! That’s a statement I never thought I’d make! I also like to leave it on for six minutes rather than the recommended 3. It leaves a beautiful tint to my skin. It’s by no means a holiday worthy tan but as a pale girl I’d look strange with that so I’m happy that it takes the edge off my translucent skin! I don’t think this is a tan for everyone, especially if you naturally take the sun but for pale girls this is a game changer to give your skin a little colour without the orange streaky mess most fake tans cause!

Summer Body Care Picks

Mama Mio The Tummy Rub Oil*

Although this is marketed for pregnant women I’d advise anyone to use this during the summer months. The Mama Mio Tummy Rub Oil is a lightweight oil that keeps stretch marks at bay. It hydrates my skin without being sticky and sinks in super quickly which is important in the summer when you don’t want to be all warm and covered in moisturiser or oil! I use this all over my body and so far I’ve been so lucky only to get a few stretch marks around my chest so I’d say it works!

Summer Body Care Picks

It’s crazy that it’s already August and summer will be drawing to a close! It’s gone so fast this year! What are your favourite summer body care products? If you’re pale do you find tanning products difficult to work with?


  1. Brooke
    August 12, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    I like the look of the Clarins tonic shower gel! I’m also loving using summer products even though it’s raining because then it still feels like summer but as soon as September hits I’m moving over to my autumn products😂
    Brooke x

  2. August 12, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Clarins is always a win! Loving the packaging of that bottle! I need to try this the shower gel and body balm! Never used anything from St Tropez though!

  3. August 12, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    Can’t say I’ve ever spent £15 on a body wash so I can see why you would wait until you found it discounted, Tk Maxx is brilliant for finding bargains on high end brands!

    I’ve never tried any of these products before but I really enjoyed reading more about them. Even though I’m extremely pale I’ve never been any good at tanning and gave it up year ago!

    Alys /

  4. August 12, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Great post! That tanner sounds absolutely amazing! I’ve been wanting to try a tanning product out, so I think I will have to give it a go. Thank you for sharing!

    ~ Paige

  5. August 12, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Definitely going to look into trying that shower tonic! I could do with a nice luxurious one!

    Jas xx

  6. August 12, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    I haven’t tried many Clinique products before but the ones you have added actually sound really great especially the Tonic shower gel. At the salon I work we do st tropez spray tans and we offer that in shower product to clients and they absolutely love it! Great post x

  7. August 12, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Like you I have very pale skin but after your review of the st tropez tanning product I am eager to try it! Love your photos on this post too x

  8. August 12, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    I have always been afraid of fake tan and in shower tan. I may have to try this out if I get the guts to do it! The clarions products you mentioned sound stunning!

  9. August 12, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Love the look of the in shower tan I am too scared to try many of those out! Clarions seems so lush and I love the color of the packaging! x

  10. August 12, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these, so all are going on my wishlist! I am soo intrigued by the gradual in shower tan!!

  11. Batmom85
    August 12, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Great post! I love the picture and your writing style feels like I’m taking right to you. I’m gonna have to look out for that Clarins it’s sounds amazing.

  12. August 12, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    I have very pale skin too, the tanning product sounds great! Its something I’ll definitely have to look into! Great post x

    Ashleigh |

  13. August 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    I’ve been using the St Tropez tan for the first time ever this weekend and I really like it! I hate the smell of fake tan so bad and this doesn’t smell great at all but it’s given me a niceish looking tan haha! Xx

  14. August 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    I’ve never used any Clinique products, besides this any you’d recommend? I am pale top & have been thinking about trying the St Tropez for a while so will be now❤️ Love this post x

  15. August 12, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I love Clarins so will definitely be checking the product out!

    Luce xo

  16. August 13, 2018 / 10:29 am

    Never tried any of the products from your pocks but these looks promising. You took so beautiful photos👍👍

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