HOW are we already in August?! I feel summer has crept up on us and suddenly I’m trying to cram in a load of plans in order to make the most out of the heat. I’m loving this gorgeous weather we’ve been having but it does leave you feeling like you should be making the most of it all the time, which can be a little exhausting! My workload is definitely suffering as I swap evenings on my MacBook for pub gardens I have to admit but hey, gotta enjoy it while it lasts!
So last month Charlie and I booked a spontaneous trip to Ibiza and with just a few weeks to go I’ve been prepping my skin and topping up my tan in good time. I’ve never actually been to Ibiza before but Charlie is a seasoned islander with this being his 11th trip, and another boys Ibiza holiday later in the summer. Ensuring I feel good on holiday is more of a personal confidence issue, I want to feel my very best not for anyone else but for me. So I feel good. People assume because I post a lot of pictures of myself on Instagram that I’m probably body confident but I’m not and I never have been. It’s something I’m working on though!
To give me a helping hand in feeling good around the pool, I’ve been using a selection Kind Natured products to hydrate my skin and leave it feeling silky smooth.
If you’re not familiar with Kind Natured (where have you been?) let me fill you in. A brand with nature at heart, all Kind Natured products are created with formulations that include natural extracts and cleaner, greener alternatives. No nasty parabens or unethical ingredients, Kind Natured are leading the way for natural products that are not only friendly to your skin but friendly to the planet and its inhabitants. Kind Natured are a cruelty free brand, their packaging is recyclable and all formulations are vegetarian, with the majority vegan friendly apart from occasional use of beeswax. This is a brand with incredible ethos that I wish all skincare and body care brands could follow!
The body scrub has worked an absolute charm at getting rid of dry skin and giving my pins a new lease of life, teamed up with the body lotion and my skin is feeling so smooth, even Charlie asked what I’d been using!
Hand cream is an everyday essential for me, I’m a serial hand washer and germaphobe, which means it often dries them out so ensuring my paws stay hydrated is important unless I want cracked knuckles. Oh the glamour! I must have applied this hand cream at least 7 times already today because not only does it do a wonderful job, it smells SO DAMN GOOD. I can’t get enough of the Shea & Macadamia scent, it’s simply heavenly.
And last but not least a shout out to the Sea Salt & Bergamot Bath Soak. I love a bath, I don’t know if it’s the pisces in me but I always feel most relaxed when in water. I tend to try and seek out chemical free bubble bath as not to irritate my skin and this bath soak is brilliant. Another gorgeous scent and not only is it totally relaxing, the salts also work to detoxify. I’m also going to scour out the body wash when I’m next in Boots!
I hope one day all brands will follow a cruelty free, ethical practice but I think we have a long way to go. Fortunately brands like Kind Natured offer easily accessible, affordable, ethical products that work. Here’s to feeling great around the pool and always!
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