Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Summer 2015

Summer is here, and that means, of course, a whole new review and revamp of one’s beauty routine. This time of the year, I tend to go away for longer periods of time (one or two weeks – read about my Top 5 Summer destinations for 2015), which means I feel slightly less guilty to pack larger sized products. Here are my Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Summer 2015.


Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner

pureology hydrate shampoo and conditioner

Every quarter I change shampoos, as recommended by my hairdresser and my latest discovery has been the Pureology range, which is simply amazing. I have even recently had a Brazilian blow dry treatment and as this range is sulfate free, I could just continue to use these products. My hair is shinier and it smells amazing. You can buy it from Amazon (inc. Prime shipping) from £34.95 (both the shampoo and conditioner).


Surf by Bumble and Bumble infusion

bumble and bumble surf infusion

I have used the Surf Spray for years, and recently purchased its new version – the Surf Infusion, which comes in a handy 100ml size and makes the post beach hair washing and styling exercise less painful. In official speak, it is a “salt-in-oil innovation, (and) this mellow mix of tropical oils and texturizing sea salts creates soft, sea-tossed waves with sheen’. Anyone looking for soft, touchable waves, look no further. You can buy it from John Lewis for £21.50.


Clarins After Sun Replenishing Moisture Care for Face & Décolleté
Clarins After Sun Replenishing Moisture Care for Face & Décolleté


About 8 years ago, I asked Mr. O to grab me some Clarins Face Sunscreen, and by mistake, he got me this product. And yes, it is face after sun – which makes perfect sense to me. One needs separate products for body and face, and the smell of this cream (which comes in a travel-friendly size) defines Summer for me. You can buy it from John Lewis for £27.00 (and expect it to last the whole summer).


Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Handwash Set 100ml
Molton-Brown-Travel-Size-Orange-Bergamot-Hand-Wash-Lotion-Set_MBG205_XLThis may seem borderline ridiculous, but yes, I take hand wash with me on longer trips. Why? Because I don’t like soap so much for washing my hands. And if I am staying at a hotel or villa for 7 nights or more, I really want all my home comforts. I have had a Molton Brown Naran Ji 100ml bottle for almost 5 years, which I refilled every time we went away for the summer. Imagine my delight then the brand got inside my head and just launched this product as a stand alone (also note that Orange & Bergamot is the new name for MB’s Naran Ji fragrance). I have also bought some extra ones for guest bathrooms which don’t have the same traffic as other ones in our house. You can buy it from Amazon (with Prime delivery) for £20.


Neom Real Luxury Body Scrub

neom body scrub

I have been enjoying (possibly too much) Neom’s candle range for over a year now at home and key hotels around the world and I adore this brand. I have recently started trying different products from its range and really like its body scrub. It also travels well (in checked luggage), and smells divine – and really leaves your skin feeling baby soft. You can buy it from John Lewis for £34.00.


I am mentally packing already for my upcoming trips – and would love to hear your thoughts about these products. More importantly, which beauty products can’t you live without this time of the year?


Mrs. O

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  1. Clare

    July 13, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I’ve just started using Bumble and Bumble products. The hair powder is a life saver when I’m trying to get out of the house quickly with the little one! I’m after a good product for when I go to Greece and the Surf Infusion sounds perfect so I think I’ll try it. And I love Molton Brown Naranji. I know it changed names and luckily was able to stock up on the old labelled stuff from the Molton Brown outlet by Manchester’s media city at the Lowry. Bargain!
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    • @mrsoaroundworld

      July 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      I only figured it out when I couldn’t find any Naran Ji anywhere!! Bumble and Bumble are excellent and their Hairdressers Range is excellent.

  2. Lynnsay

    July 12, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you for these suggestions Ana. I’m already a fan of Neom, Clarins and Molton Brown so I’ll give these products a go – preparing for Kefalonia in a few weeks time

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