WhatLauraDid: Week 30

Here is a holiday snap from when we stayed at the Sensatori in Mexico… Photos like this make me count down the days to my next holiday, I love being abroad

The sun has finally reared its pretty hot head again and I’ve been loving it this week.  There’s something about the summer sunshine that makes me take better care of myself.  The sun shines and suddenly I’m at the gym or swimming once, even twice daily, my skin care routine moves up a notch and I’m out in the sunshine catching the rays at every possible opportunity.  This is my favourite time of year and it’s my time to shine.

One thing I love about summer is the pretty dress I get to wear on nights out. In the summer I like to dress feminine and pretty at almost every given opportunity but there’s something fabulous about wearing a flattering short dress and getting those tanned pins out in the sunshine. Think sipping amber nectar in a wine bar on the sea front with the girls, bliss. When it comes to pretty dresses, you can’t beat AX Paris in my eyes. I’ve posted twice about them this week; once to tell you all exactly why I’m such a fan and once to share an exclusive discount on their current sale, which I must admit, I have abused since payday. Let’s face it, when there’s savings to be had on dressed I was planning to buy at full price, I can’t say no when fate intervenes.

I’ve been trying out lots of new products this week and using up quite a few as well. The Weleda Body Wash Minis have been a joy to use; they’re strong smelling, luxurious and moisturise the body as well as clean it. I was planning on keeping them all for when I travel and stay overnight for events but I really can’t resist using them all up in my regular shower. I’m simply going to have to repurchase the set, which will undoubtedly lead to a few more Weleda purchases. This weeks empties post featured some products I’ve had good experiences with and some bad but the good news is that I would consider repurchasing the majority of them, especially my beloved Snow Fairy shower gel and the Estée Lauder DayWear cream, the cucumber scent is so calming. But I’ll not be touching the Dior Show mascara again, what a disappointment, definitely not worth the investment!  Hopefully one of these days I’ll get to a point where I can have a one in one out philosophy on all products with perhaps only one other alternative to each type of product. One day….

Until that day comes though, I’m going to keep trying out new products. Like the two festival essentials I’ve been trialling this week. Dr Organic make some fantastic products, their lip balm has become a staple in my evening skin care routine as it keeps my lips hydrated all night long. I had a voucher to spend with the points I’d accumulated on my Holland and Barrett card which I spent this week in some more Dr Organic products. Me WLL has suffered really badly with breakouts this week and the Dr Organic tea tree rollerball cleared up his angry red spots so quickly. There was such a dramatic difference over night, I really think it is going to be one of those holy grail products.

What have you been up to this week? What are your top spot treatments?

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