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Summer Beauty Tips for all you Hairy Apes

posted by Alice Duffield November 16, 2014 0 comments

Summer is well and truly here in Brisbane and it’s time to get rid of those scales, ape legs and winter feet. Here are my tips for getting ready for summer with simple beautifying techniques and products. I’m the absolute laziest beauty expert. I like to keep it simple and as natural as possible, so this my fuss-free approach to stripping off those summer layers without utter embarrassment.

De-hairify, You Ape!

I’d take a trip to Brazillian Beauty to start the season. These guys are your absolute best bet for waxing in Brisbane – they specialise in hair removal. I’m fair skinned and dark haired, so people who know hair (and hair removal) are who I need to be with. I also bought a hard core exfoliating mit and it’s the best I’ve come across. It’s perfect if you have issues with hairs not coming up properly or deep in-growns. It’s a little over $16 and worth every penny. Try this refreshing anti-bac too if you have issues with in-growns. My most recent visit was at the new salon at Spring Hill. Despite the fact that they were tearing hairs out of my body, I left feeling pampered and refreshed. It’s worth the trip!upclose exfoliator brazillian beauty

Get Those Tootsies Polished

Every week or two I sit my feet in warm water in epsom salts for about 20 minutes. I do this partly for health and partly for beauty. It’s a great way to give your feet a deep cleanse. Dry your feet thoroughly and then give them a good buff. Follow with this Lush foot mask. It. is. the. best. Polish your toesies with Kester Black. Ugh, this stuff is amazing. It has a great wide brush for flawless application and stays on for ages. It’s 5 free too, and vegan – so a guilt free polish!

Keeping Fresh and Clean 

Natural Instinct Energising Body Wash – WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!! Seriously, this stuff is so good. Now that the weather is {too} warm, I’ve switched up my body wash. In winter I need a deep moisturising one of I get that CRAZY itch that goes all up my back with any and every movement – you know the one, right? But in summer I need something a little lighter with a little more ZING! Well, this body wash is my new summer shower addiction. The smell of it seriously gets me feeling happy. Get on board with this one, my friends.

Summer Beauty Essentials - Brisbane Threads

Summer Beauty Essentials – Brisbane Threads 

Summer Protection

I’m a big fan of getting vitamin D the natural way. Unless I am going for a hike or somewhere that I’ll be in the harsh sun for hours on end, I try not to wear sunscreen. In saying that, I do always like to have a nice clean sunscreen on hand for our harsh B-town sun! This Natural Instinct one doesn’t make me feel like I’m gently rubbing chemicals into my body. I can get on board with that.

Lips be Lush-ious and Red

Nothing is more vibrant and summery than a bright red lip. This lip tint from Lush is my new boyfriend and the cheapest boyfriend yet at under $10! If it’s just for casual wear to dress up jeans and a tee, I wear it plain. If I’m heading out somewhere a little more respectable, slap on some Go-To Lips! on top for some shine. This stuff is the shiz.

Well there you have it. Turn yourself back into a human being this summer. Pop those shorts on and put your shiny new legs and feet in front of everyone you see. Stay cool friends.

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