Blue skies and hot days and cool scents. All sorts of Summer loving going on right here.
Summer’s all midi dresses and relaxed silhouettes, and sexy tailored sets that take you from client meeting to cocktails with friends. The new Witchery range has just hit the stores. Credit card ready, steady, and go!
Rule number one of self-care. Treat yourself. This little Lulu and Marula Calming Bath and Body Kit has two travel-size products, crammed with floral ingredients like neroli, geranium and ylang ylang that will transport your mind to an exotic seaside paradise. There’s a comforting bath oil that scents the room to melt away stress and a seriously moisturising body balm that will leave you feeling fabulously relaxed. R435 from luluandmarula.co.za
For the man in your life … Acqua di Gio Profondo Lights Limited Edition from Giorgio Armani. With fresh intensity and a glow-in-the-dark bottle, it’s all green mandarin and bright cardamom essence, powerful marine accord with rosemary and cypress essence, vetiver essence and patchouli. Heavenly. R1950, exclusive to Foschini.
When the temperatures rise, you need to change to lightweight products. This QMS Active Glow Tinted Day Cream is a sheer, colour adaptive cream, with SPF15 and vitamins. It helps to blur imperfections, revealing glowing, even skin. It’s an ideal day cream for Summer. R885 from futurethis.co.za
From the French Berdoues brand, this Collection Grands Grus Azur Riviera is a refreshing aquatic fragrance, with notes of algae, mixed with sea notes and orange blossom. Long lasting, it’s for both men and women, so share share. R1595 from Foschini and Truworths stores, and online from orleanscosmetics.co.za
Organic skincare. Without water. The Nuxe Bio Organic skincare range has taken its green revolution to the next level with the launch of five new essential skincare products. With an environmentally friendly approach to formulation, they are reducing the use of water to preserve this resource. The Cleansing Oil and Balm Deodorants are formulated without a single drop of water and the ultra-rich soaps have a solid format incorporating very little water. There’s a Botanical Cleansing Oil (a make-up removing oil and a shower oil, R675), the Balm Deodorant (applied with fingertips to the armpits, feels like cream and gives 24 hour deo effectiveness, R335), and Ultra Rich Solid Soap Cream (solid soaps for face and body, with invigorating and gentle options, R215). As you’d expect, all packaging is sourced from responsibly managed forests, and is 100 per cent recyclable.