I know you might think “summer is almost over, why is she writing about summer essentials?!” However I am packing for four days of summer holidays in Crete…a very unexpected and unplanned escape. Therefore I am in the mood to tell you about the nice summer products, I received for testing purposes.
Do you also belong to the people, that struggle with packing? I know many of them. For me the unpacking after holidays is worst, but sometimes, like for example today, I have some problems with appropriate packing. I found a very interesting and useful link about travel baggage, and how to pack it. Did you know for instance, that your carry-on baggage on British Airways can be up to 23kg and Easyjet doesn’t even have a limit in terms of weight of the carry-on item?!
Now to my “Pre-Sun” Essentials:
Treacle Moon: One Ginger Morning
I guess everybody knows this brand already. I recently wrote about the coconut fragrance, today I would like to introduce you to “one ginger morning”. Not only it’s color brings summer feelings, also it’s smell. It’s fresh and vitalizing. And I love the poems on the bottle: Wakey wakey duvet princess…with a gentle yawn she stretched and captured her dream…still warm…today seemed full of endless promise”. Very important: the warning “do not eat”…hahaha! You find the Treacle Moon products for instance at Manor.
I already tested the A-Derma Exomega Bodylotion back in September (here my detailed review). Therefore I was delighted when I received the A-Derma Sunprotection and Apres-Soleil for testing.
I used it under the Caribbean Sun of Mexico. For the first days it was not strong enough, but honestly, this Mexican sun was extremely intense. From the third day on it was perfect. The texture is very smooth and not too greasy. And the after sun lotion is just perfect. Trust me, I really needed it and it saved my Mexican evenings. A-Derma products are available in specific pharmacies such as Coop Vitality.
I haven’t tested this product yet, but I will take it to Crete. It sounds very promising. It’s the Lierac Sunissime Bodymilk, which is Anti-Aging, energizing and most important sun protecting. It has an SPF of 30 so I would say it’s ideal for the later summer months, when you are already a bit tanned. Additionally I received from the same line tanning capsules..they contain Vitamin E, Carrot oil, curcuma extract and other natural ingredients that prepares the skin for the sun and helps to maintain a healthy tan. Let’s see how my tan will be in the next few weeks; I’ll keep you posted. Lierac products are available in specific pharmacies such as Coop Vitality.
My “After a day in the sun”-essentials
This rehydrating hair and body shampoo is from the renowned line “Phyto Paris”. My first impression was very positive, because it has a very nice smell. I am not sure what fragrance it is, but very summerly. This shampoo can be used for hair and body and helps to remove salt, sand and chlorine. It makes very dry hair smooth and silky again. I tested it, and it really works. However, if you use it when your hair is not too dry, it might be too heavy for it. It’s also important that you wash it out very well, otherwise your hair might look greasy.
I discovered the “My Towel”-system on an Open Air Cinema in Zurich. It’s a very convenient solution when you are traveling or also for your handbag. They are small round boxes that contain a liquid. As soon as you press on the middle of the box, a little wet towel comes out. Honestly, it’s hard to describe, I hope you understand how it works when you look at the pictures. They have different towels, a makeup remover one, a refreshing and cleansing one, one for disinfection etc. As a company you can also order them branded. The only downside is the trash it generates. Therefore this is not an everyday solution for me, but as I said before, ideal for traveling. In Switzerland you can recycle them together with the PET-bottles.
Ibiza Beauty Collection is a young brand with currently only one product: the “pure argan 1”. It is 100% organic and pure, cold and hand pressed so that it keeps all its soothing and antioxidant properties. You can use it for your hair, your hand and even for your face. It’s kind of an “all-in-one”-product for hot summer holidays!