Fashion Lookbook & My Summer Self-Care Routine

Self-care should always be made a priority. Looking for some inspiration? Then check out my summer self-care routine bellow, with my tropical inspired outfit shoot, by Rosa Fairfield.

Photographs by Linda Smith













My physical summer self-care routine

Hair - I'm currently using Avon Advance Techniques Daily Shine Leave In Conditioner and 360 Nourishment Treatment mask, once a week on different days. After washing my hair, I run a pea-sized amount of Avon Advanced techniques 360 nourishment hair serum through the tips of my hair. 

To create beach waves, I first french plat my slightly damp just-washed hair into two braids, which I sleep in over night. The next morning, I use my straightener - moving it backwards and forwards along an inch thick section of hair (making sure I use heat defence spray first). I only do this for the very top layer of hair. I finish off by using hair spray and applying a small amount of Body Shop Coconut Oil Hair Shine to the ends.

Beauty - I try to stay away from using foundation in the summer months, to give my skin a rest. I just use concealer to cover any imperfections and bronzer on my cheeks. My skin gets oily in the summer months, so I stay away from facial moisturisers. 

For my body, I use Avon Skin so soft body oil spray and Bath & Body Works warm vanilla sugar body lotion as my legs become dry in the summer. Also, don't forget the sun lotion. I was told that I should be wearing it every single day.

Exercise - In the summer, I switch the gym for my back garden. I'll put down a mat outside and do Ab and legs workouts daily, I use Blogilates for this. I also play golf once or twice a week, go swimming and jogging.

My mental summer self-care routine

Spend time outdoors - I find that my mood instantly brightens when I step outside on a nice day. Summer is the perfect time for this because of the warm and dry weather. It also gets you some vitamin D.

Reading books - I love reading, nothing beats having an old-fashioned physical-made-of-paper book in front of you. I love reading on the beach or by the pool in summer months. It's a great way to relax that gives me a much needed break from technology.

Dancing around the house - I have my summer-happy-songs playlist which I like to put on once in a while and dance around to. It's something that really brightens my mood.

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What does your summer routine involve? I'd love the hear all about it so please comment bellow.



Comments

  1. Such lovely photos here Rosa and I really love your dress.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  2. I love your dress! Great summer routines as well :)

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  3. loving your blog and can't believe I'm only just finding it !! such great quality and love the layout and design !!

    xx

    Anna Lisa
    @recesscity
    www.recesscity.com

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  4. These photos are absolutely stunning! I love that midi dress. Your summer routine is great too xx Laura

    http://styleandsushi.blogspot.com

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  5. I love reading books whenever I can find the time - it's such a great way to get in some self care!

    Jess | www.TheVogueVoyager.com

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    1. I'm glad you think reading is great too :)

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  6. These are all great routines! I think spending at least a little time outside each day is so important and something I'm always having to remind myself. I also love a good ol' fashioned book!

    -Chelsea
    http://www.chelseacalifornia.com

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    1. Whenever I'm in a bad mood, I usually find the cause is the fact that I haven't been outdoors in a while. Thanks for reading.

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  7. I have oily skin as well but I have to use moisturiser because then I start getting dry skin which is soo annoying! I hate my combination skin in the summer!

    One thing which I always do in the summer is draw because it's a hobby of mine and for me, this relaxes me so much and my day goes by so smoohtly

    V A x

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    1. I love drawing! I should have totally added that onto my list - it really is a great way of relaxing :)

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  8. What an awesome routine! We all need to focus on self care at this time!

    xx

    www.dylanasuarez.com

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  9. Que monada de vestido, es ideal para el verano.

    Te dejo mi nuevo post con un bolso molón
    https://simplysory.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/subeme-la-radio/

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  10. These are all such great self-care tips! I totally agree that there's nothing better than just getting out there or having a solo dance party in the summer.


    xx Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

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    1. Thank-you... I love that 'solo dance party' statement - that's nicely worded

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  11. That dress is so cute and it looks lovely on you. I wish I had a garden in which to work out ahaha, amazing tips girl. I also do Blogilates, but in my apartment.

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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    1. Thank-you! Sometimes I have to do an indoor workout because of all the rain haha.

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  12. Amazing dress and pictures!! Love them!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: WHAT TO WEAR IN PARIS
    DON'T MISS: FLORAL ROMPER & ICE CREAM

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  13. LOVE the wrap dress, it's so perfect for summer and it looks gorgeous on you, babe.
    Personally I love Avon products great quality at a great price, I haven't tried your yet but I'm sooo going to !!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    www.boringclothes.com

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    1. Aw thanks, glad you like Avon products as much as me

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  14. love your dress!
    I live in Australia and it's winter here. I'm so desperate for Summer right now
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank-you :) Aw, I hope summer comes quickly for you

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