Whether you’re treating yourself or spoiling someone rotten, we consider these essential luxuries for the summer months ahead.
1/ Book in for a body scrub
News just in: body scrubs are the new massage. Why? They’re two-in-one: you get the massage, plus dead skin cells are sloughed off with deliciously scented oils (usually mixed with Himalayan salt crystals or sugar) to reveal softer, brighter skin. Pure bliss.
2/ Find a moisturiser that’s a pleasure to use
Hands up who forgets to moisturise daily? You never will again with the MOR Belladonna Emporium Body Butter. With Shea butter as its key ingredient, plus Vitamin A, E and C and olive and avocado oils, it’s deliciously rich without being greasy, and free from parabens and sulphates so you can slather it on without any stress. It’s also divinely scented with white narcissus, Moroccan rose, pink tulips, Meyer lemon, vanilla, musk and sandalwood.
3/ Highlight strategically
Strobing isn’t just for your cheekbones: clever work with highlighter can work wonders all over. Dust illuminating powder over your collarbone and shoulders for an all-over glow, and use a strobe stick down your (moisturised) legs to lengthen and add shine.
4/ Switch up your scent
Heavily spiced scents have no place on a balmy summer’s night – instead, look for a fragrance with white florals (think jasmine, orange blossom or gardenia), fruity accords or marine notes.
5/ Book a pedicure
In our minds, it’s always worth leaving the mani/pedi business to professionals – the result always looks better, lasts longer and you get to feel pampered in the process. Ask for one of the season’s new neutrals: navy blue, graphite, ruby red or almond beige. For more ideas, check out Gifts Australia.