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With summer coming to a close in Scotland (so upsetting) I am starting to reminisce about when it was 30 degrees here and not pouring of rain and getting cold enough that I’m now having to wear jumpers. With the weather being so rubbish I’ve been thinking a lot of what my “Ideal Summers Day” is and how I want to go back to those days instead of sitting in the house while it pours down of rain. I’ve chosen 3 of the best products that I think work into my “Ideal Summers Day”, from something to use in the shower to the perfect way to pamper yourself at the end of the perfect summers day.
I am actually working on this blog post with the amazing team at NIVEA UK and I am pleased to announce I am apart of their new NIVEA Family which I am so excited for so stay tuned for more exciting things with NIVEA.
My ideal summers day is surprisingly started off by going to the gym. I know people are going to be reading this going “why on earth would you start off your ideal summers day in the gym?” well let me tell you. I love starting off the day in the gym as it makes me feel really good about myself, I walk out of the gym feeling really satisfied and it puts me in a good mood for the day. After coming home from the gym I always need a shower (if I didn’t need a shower I’d be shocked). I sometimes even have a bath before having a shower as it helps relax my muscles after a long gym session although I always end up really tired after my bath that having a shower can be a real annoyance (I still have one though).
While in the shower I use the new *Nivea Sunshine Love Shower Gel to wash my body. I love the bottle for this, it really reminds me of the sun and summer. Not to mention the scent, it has the scent of the original Nivea Sun products, it reminds me of when I was younger on holiday. It basically has the signature suncream smell but in a shower gel. My mum would put the Nivea Kids Sun Cream Factor 50 on me when I was younger so the smell really takes me back. I find once I’m done using this my skin feels squeaky clean and also very soft, it contains Aloe Vera in it to leave the skin feeling hydrated. The scent really lingers throughout my wash and even after I’m out of the shower, it’s one of those shower gels that the smell lasts on the skin for a long time.
For the rest of my “Ideal Summers Day,” I like to spend it out of the house. I do like sitting in and watching the TV or a film but when it’s sunny outside there is nothing better than to spend it outside. I do anything from going out on walks to going and playing outdoor mini golf, as long as I’m out of the house. There is a Country Park that’s in my town and when it’s sunny it’s a really nice place to go visit. I would go there a lot in the summer when I was younger as they had one of the best play parks ever.
I made a few trips there while the weather in Edinburgh was sunny, they have a really nice restaurant down there that makes really good pancakes with bacon and maple syrup (I’ve actually made myself hungry writing this). They have some tables that are outside near a river and when it’s sunny the setting is so pretty, I wish I’d taken a photo of it when I was there, it’s just a really nice place to sit and relax at. The area around the restaurant is also really pretty, it’s called the Restoration Yard and in there they have some little shops and a little ice cream shop that does a really good toffee ice cream.
Once I’ve spent the day being out and about exploring it’s time to come home to relax and take off all my makeup. After a long day of being out in the sun, there is nothing better than taking my makeup off. The best way I find to take all my makeup off is to use a Micellar water first before using my cleanser as it takes off the majority of my makeup. I’ve been using the New *Nivea MicellAIR Professional Micellar Make-Up Remover, I actually bought this a few weeks on my own before being sent this so I’ve been using this for a while.
I don’t know if this is just meant to be for removing eye makeup as on the NIVEA website it says this is an eye makeup remover but I use it on my whole face and it does a really good job at getting everything off. What I like about this is that it has a dry oil formula and Black Tea extract which takes my makeup off easily but it doesn’t leave my face greasy so it’s a win-win. It also removes even my most stubborn mascaras, I hate when my mascara doesn’t come off easily and I end up waking up in the morning resembling a panda.
The final product I use to end off my “Ideal Summers Day” is a face mask. If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you’ll know I love face masks. After my long day, I feel my skin needs detoxing from all the activities I’ve done as well as all the makeup I’ve worn, in need of a real pamper. I got this *NIVEA 1 MINUTE URBAN DETOX MASK PORE REFINE mask and it’s one of the easiest masks to use every day and so quick and easy so even if I’m feeling really tired it doesn’t take too long to have pampered skin. It’s perfect after a hot summers day as it helps detoxifies the skin by reducing the environmental stressors and urban pollutants that are in the skin from being outside all day.
After being out all day I know my skin detoxing and what’s better about this is that it only takes a minute to use. I can jump in the shower to freshen myself up, use the mask while in the shower and have it washed off in no time. I also love how it’s a self-heating mask, it feels amazing when it first starts heating up. My skin feels nice and soft once I’ve washed it off, I do see a slight difference in my pores, especially with the pores around my nose. when I use it but I have only been used it a few times so I need to use it more to work its magic.
And then my “Ideal Summers Day” is over, I can just get all cosy in bed and settle down for the night. I’m so sad that summer is seemingly over for me in Scotland but if the weather ever decides it’s going to be really sunny again I will 100% re-doing my ideal summers day as feel I need last one in my life for this year.
*All products with * beside have been gifted to me by NIVEA.