We are back with another exciting post as this week it is in collaboration with the lovely Café Beauty blog! As the weather is warming up, we thought it would be great to share our top self care tips for the Summer time. I don’t know about you but when I think of self care I always think of Autumn/Winter bath & pamper evenings, but self care should be all year round! So we are here to give you the reminders you need:
Soak up that Vitamin D
The one thing that got me and Harry through the first lockdown was our daily walk and as the sun was shining every day it was the mood booster we all needed. Admittedly some times the idea of a walk isn’t the most inviting but as soon as I’m out I am rewarded with the endorphins. And if you don’t have a mini human that demands your attention 1000 times a day, then definitely make the most of reading a book with a glass (or bottle) of wine in the garden.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
If you choose to shave this Summer, then a body butter will be your best friend – there is nothing more annoying than shaving rash or dry skin! No matter how much shaving foam I apply I am always prone to those irritating bumps and the only thing that tends to work and keep my skin hydrated is the Lush Dream Cream. It is just amazing! However, if I am opting for a cream that is just to give me a good glow and scent then the Victoria Secret moisturiser is my go to (white bitch alert).
Don’t feel the pressure to go on boozy nights out
As soon as the sun makes an appearance, all you see on social media is everyone out in pubs partying 24/7 and living their best party life. And for many years that’s what my Summer’s consisted of, but of course I no longer have that freedom to be able to do that. However, you can’t help but feel the pressure of drinking, partying and having the craziest Summer when scrolling online. I am here to remind you that it is perfectly okay to have a relaxing Summer, you don’t need to be make all these drunken memories to have achieved a good Summer.
Remember your SPF
This will be my first summer as a parent and I am so aware of Poppy being exposed to the sun and the damages that can come alongside sun exposure. Not going to lie, I have never been that great at applying sun cream unless I was on holiday sunbathing around the pool but this year I am determined to look after my skin as well as Poppy’s.
Follow body positive content
There is an awful pressure to look a certain way by the time Summer comes around and dressing for Summer is something a lot of us worry about every year. Since having a post partum body, something I have really benefitted from is having a body positive Instagram feed. There is nothing worse than filling your mind with unrealistic, photoshopped and poorly portrayed images of women as you’re not going to gain anything good from that – you are just going to compare yourself and question why you don’t look like that. Being body positive is easier said than done and it is definitely something I want to dedicate a full post to – it’s important to remember that body hair is normal, cellulite and textured skin is normal and you don’t need to be a certain size to be allowed to wear a bikini. All bodies are beach body ready.
If you haven’t already checked out Café Beauty’s Blog then I 100% recommend you do as I know you will love her content as much as I do. She posts amazing content on makeup, skincare and lifestyle (my personal fav post is her June Wrap Up). I will leave her blog and Instagram handles linked below!
Thank you all for reading, I really appreciate it. Getting back into the flow of consistent blogging has given me the outlet and mini break from mum life that I need every now and then, so thank you for sticking around! Not going to lie, I have noticed that 80% of the blogs I follow and who follow me have taken a break from blogging since the pandemic and when I compare my stats to what it was in 2018-2019 the decline does make me feel slightly shitty. So please all my WordPress gals leave links below to some fab blogs you are loving at the moment as I really want to focus on discovering new active blogs!
Until next time,
Café Beauty’s Links:
Blog – here.
Instagram – here.
11 thoughts on “Summer Self Care Tips Collab”
Oh my gosh you are so sweet! Love this post gorgeous!! And I am going to have to try that Lush Dream Cream thanks for recommending it 😍😍😍 you are just such a thoughtful girl Chloe with so much kindness and compassion! And I’ve definitely noticed a shift in the blogosphere – but hey, I’m so proud of you for taking the time out for YOU and doing what brings you happiness! It’s all perfect ❤️ love you! Also I really recommend Jai Lynn https://jailynn.com you may already follow her but she’s great! I also really recommend a girl called Chloe Burford- her posts are SO JOYFUL!! 😜 hehe love you hun ❤️
Awww I can always rely on you to be my biggest support and always hyping me up – you are the BEST! It really is such a shame why its all shifted, it makes me miss what things were like 2/3 years ago as I felt like there was so much activity and passion. Hopefully once covid is ancient history things blogging may get busier again! Thank you for the fab recommendation, I will check her out now. Ahhhh stop you’ll make me blush, love you tonnes !! Thank you so so much once again gorgeous girl xxx
Thanks for this awesome reminder to take care of us girls/mums too!! Just book a couple local getaways (in August just with husband and in October just with my sisters)! It’s giving me life at the moment lol I feel like I can hang on a little longer LOL
That’s okay, thank YOU for reading lovely I really appreciate it! Oh that sounds like so much fun, I really need to book myself a holiday but think I ought to wait until Poppys a bit older haha! Enjoy your trips away lovely 🙂 xx
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Thank you for sharing such wonderful tips on summer self care!! I tend to forget about it in the summer because like you I see bubble baths and face masks as self care and that’s definitely more wintery 😊
Vitamin D is the most wonderful mood booster. I find I have a completely different look on life when the sun is out and I love it😁😁
Thank you lovely lady!! It’s definitely important to always look after yourself, however I also can’t wait for bubble bath season! Thank you for reading 🙂 Xxxx
Thank you for sharing these awesome tips, Chloe!! Beautiful pictures too. I also noticed that with blogs falling off in the pandemic- it makes me so sad- I think it sucked the creativity and passion out of a lot of people. I know I experienced that for a long time last year. I hope the blogging world gets back to what it was eventually. For now, I’m thankful you are still posting!!
Thank you so much I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to reply lovely. I really appreciate you commenting and reading my post. It is horrendous what impact covid has had on us, I can’t wait for the blogging scene to make a come back! Thank you once again lovely xxxx
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You are making me miss summer with this post! So enjoying catching up on all your content even though I am months late aha 😂😂
Thank you so much for catching up on my posts! I’m in need of doing a blog catch up myself. Xxx