Hi there, my darlings! I'm gonna begin this post by reiterating just how much I HATE Summer! Being sensitive to the heat and the sun, I usually spend the summer months hot, uncomfortable and often itchy, with random breakouts just about everywhere. It's NOT fun! That being said, today I'll be sharing a whole bunch of products that are helping me survive the Summer--they may not make me love the Summer but they sure are making it bearable! Take a look at my picks!

KNEIPP Mint & Eucalyptus Body Wash ($7.00 USD, ON SALE)

The KNEIPP® MINT & EUCALYPTUS BODY WASH - "REFRESHING" contains valuable natural mint and eucalyptus oils which develop their effects in the shower and provide a unique aromatic experience. It is refreshing in the summer and beneficial during the cold season. The Eucalyptus in this body wash help to open the airways and relieve congestion and stuffy noses. This soap-free and pHbalanced formula cleanses gently, leaving skin soft and supple. The plant-derived conditioning eucalyptus formula improves the feel of the skin during and after showering. One study additionally confirms that the skin is prevented from drying out from use of the mint and eucalyptus body wash. One Experimental study: Measurement of skin moisture after use.

OK, I know that this is probably meant for the colder, winter months but I never need to be "refreshed" as much when it's cold than I do when it's scorching outside. You know that sticky, icky feeling after a day out in the heat? This body wash washes all that away AND clears your sinuses while it's at it. So, I personally really enjoy this particular fragrance during the summer months.

NUBIAN HERITAGE Mango Butter Body Wash ($10.99 USD)

Cleanse and smooth with Mango, Shea and Cocoa Butters in this tropical inspired and ultra-moisturizing body wash. Soothing Aloe is added to cleanse and rejuvenate the appearance of skin. Mango and Shea Butters provide supple moisture for the appearance of firmer, healthier looking skin.

NUBIAN HERITAGE Coconut Papaya Body Lotion ($10.99 USD)

This tropical-scented body lotion is crafted with nourishing Coconut Oil and vitamin-rich Papaya Extract, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to soften and soothe. Skin is renewed to reveal younger-looking, brighter skin.

I tend to switch up my body wash and lotions, almost as much as I do my shampoos. When I'm in the mood to get away from it all and pretend I'm on a tropical vacation without actually facing the heat of a tropical country, these do the trick! I adore Mango scented products and the lotion is light enough to slather on after a late-night shower, just before bed! The aloe vera in both products are the stars for me--my skin gets really itchy during the summer and nothing soothes better than aloe!

ZOYA Hydrate & Heal Dry Skin kit ($23.00 USD)

The Serum is a targeted formula of moisture imparting hyaluronic acid (HA), and powerful antioxidents instantly improve the visual appearance of hands feet and body. The unique spray serum quickly absorbs and provides lasting results without residue. Continued use will reduce dryness and improve skin tone. Follow with HEALING DRY SKIN HAND AND BODY CREAM to lock in moisture.

The Cream is a light, non-greasy, yet powerful and moisture-rich souffle style lotion delivers moisture to instantly improve the look and feel of dry, rough skin on hands, feet and body. Use alone or over the NAKED MANICURE HYDRATING HAND AND BODY SERUM to lock in moisture and give hands a younger, smoother look and feel.

I think my feet suffer year round but the hotter months means I wash my hands more and as a result, my hands get really dry. But, at the same time, I try to avoid my thicker creams and lotions at all costs, especially on my feet. This kit is the perfect compromise! I can use the serum to keep my feet hydrated without having to apply a thick cream and the lotion, which is rich yet light, I can use on my hands whenever they feel a little too parched.

LOVE BEAUTY AND PLANET Radical Refresher Shampoo ($7.97 CAD on Amazon Canada)

Here’s your daily detox. Love Beauty & Planet Radical Refresher Shampoo, formulated with Australian tea tree oil and woody vetiver, naturally revitalizes and refreshes lacklustre hair and leaves you smiling ear to ear.

I cannot tell you just how much I have suffered from an itchy scalp recently...until I bought this shampoo, that is! I don't know what it is, whether it's the Toronto heat or the change in water, but my scalp has been so irritated that I knew I needed some help. I bought this off of Amazon after reading the many glowing reviews and it's been nothing short of a lifesaver! My scalp feels cleaner and less irritated with every use. Definitely will re-purchase and soon!

MATRIX Biolage R.A.W Nourish Shampoo ($25.00 CAD, ON SALE AT CHATTERS)

Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo with quinoa husk and honey feeds dry, dull hair for healthy-looking, softer locks.
  • 77% natural-origin
  • 99% biodegradable
  • no silicones
  • no parabens
  • no artificial colorants


MATRIX Biolage R.A.W Nourish Conditioner ($25.00 CAD, ON SALE AT CHATTERS)

Infused with honey and oat, this smoothing styling milk eases the grip of blow dry while enhancing hair with nourished style. For polished locks and smooth hair.
  • 5X smoother hair* without feeling coated.
  • 99% natural origin
  • 98%biodegradable
  • 95% recycled plastic packaging
  • No artificial fragrance
  • No artificial colorants
  • No silicones
  • No parabens

MATRIX Biolage R.A.W Smoothing Milk ($21.50 CAD, AT CHATTERS)

Infused with honey and oat, this smoothing styling milk eases the grip of blow dry while enhancing hair with nourished style. For polished locks and smooth hair.
  • 5X smoother hair* without feeling coated.
  • 99% natural origin
  • 98%biodegradable
  • 95% recycled plastic packaging
  • No artificial fragrance
  • No artificial colorants
  • No silicones
  • No parabens

Frizz. Frizz is the bane of my existence during the hotter months, with my hair nearly always sporting a halo of baby flyaways at the crown and dry ends. I love this collection to help combat that! The shampoo and conditioner are both really gentle and leave my hair feeling soft, manageable and healthy. I add a little of the smoothing milk just before blow drying my hair to tame those rough ends and add just a little extra hydration.

HOTHEADS 3D Speed Round Brush ($34.00 CAD)

The 3D Speed brushes unlike other round styling brushes can handle the most fragile to coarse hair gentle but firm for curling volumizing or smoothing without heat damage.

  • Our unique GENTLE TOUCH 3D Bristles™ features 3 types of bristles.
  • The flexible single pinned nylon dipped tips are perfect for detangling on wet or dry hair.
  • Natural Black / White boar for adjusting tension and increasing surface shine plus frizz control.
  • Patented CAPTIVE ENDS™ directs air flow / heat over the brush reducing drying time.
  • Thermal Conductive Technology™ for faster heating and cooling.


  • The MINI-G is multi functional for quick touch ups and styling.
  • Our unique GENTLE TOUCH 3D Bristles feature 3 types of bristles
  • Firm V shaped nylon for back brushing, dry shampoo application
  • Black/ White natural boar for adjusting tension and increasing the surface shine plus frizz control on dry hair.
  • The narrow oval cushioned pad creates a higher center profile, which allows better back brushing.
  • Born to travel from the gym to any destination.


HOTHEADS The Enforcer ($25.00 USD)

The Enforcer / Mr Smoothy unlike other round styling brushes will give you control with ease, while other's don't.

  • Our unique GENTLE TOUCH 3D Bristles feature 3 types of bristles.
  • Features a V shaped double pinned nylon with melted tips.
  • Black/White natural boar for adjusting tension and increasing the surface shine plus frizz control.
  • Gentle on the scalp but tough to control thick frizzy hair.
  • Patented CAPTIVE ENDS™ directs air flow/heat over the brush reducing drying time.
  • Thermal Conductive Technology for faster heating and cooling.

The first thing I decided to do at the beginning of the summer months was to put these to use. And what a great decision that turned out to be! I love the mini G for daily use--small but mighty, it serves me well to get rid of any tangles with zero pain. I switch between the styling brushes depending on what I'm going for--the 3D brush helps me accentuate my hair's natural waves and curls while the Enforcer is great for a sleeker, smoother, straighter look. Both are wonderful brushes for fighting frizz!

LE COUVENTS DES MINIMES Verbena & Lemon Body Splash (Currently Unavailable on Amazon)

Thanks to its original recipe combining revitalizing verbena and refreshing lemon extracts, Invigorating Body Splash hydrates and tones the skin, refreshes the whole body and delicately perfumes. The skin is left energized and toned.Verbena revitalizes, Lemon invigorates, Horsetail firms. 
Especially Suited For: All skin types.
Essential Elements: Le Couvent des Minimes Invigorating Body Splash comes in a 5.1-oz. bottle.
For Best Effect: Spray at any time of day to energize yourself if you are feeling tired or simply to refresh yourself.

I hate to include products that are out of stock but I just had to give a shout out to my new, casual, after-shower favorite. I love the bright, citrusy-y zing of this body splash and I really hope they re-stock it on Amazon!

CLEAN Rollerball Layering Collection (Currently Unavailable at Sephora)

Experience CLEAN on-the-go with a limited-edition set of travel-size mini rollerball perfumes featuring our top fragrances.

When you layer you can create a unique scent, and easily warm or cool your favorite scent depending on your mood.

Experience fragrances individually, or layer to create your own personalized fragrance!

Another unavailable product?! Sorry! But I just couldn't skip mentioning these since they are my first experience with CLEAN! Individually, the Blossom scent is my favorite but the best thing about this set has to be the versatility. If you're particularly sensitive to intense scents during the Summer, these rollerballs allow you to mix and match to customize a scent that you like, at the intensity that you prefer. Now, I love perfume at all times of the year but I do enjoy the customization that this set allows!

CLEAN Fresh Linens ($54.00 CAD for 1.0 fl. oz at Sephora)

Fragrance Family:

Scent Type:
Fresh Citrus & Fruits

Key Notes:
Clean Sheet Accord, Rain Lily, Skin Musk

"Inspired by the softness of fresh cotton linens on a sunny weekend morning, this fragrance evokes memories of lying wrapped in bed for hours, feeling the warm sun shine through your window and a light breeze tickle your skin as you rest, relax, and daydream.

When creating Fresh Linens, I was trying to capture that perfect moment when you have just changed the sheets on your bed and you slip in post-shower. The bed feels extra cool and crisp."—Perfumer, Claude Dir, Mane

This perfume, for me personally, was an acquired taste. I did not really like it when I first took a whiff because it just smells like clean laundry. Then, I realized that's the whole point! What a great refresher when you spritz it on your clothes or other fabrics after a long, hot day! You can use your favorite lotions and fragrances on your skin but to refresh your clothes themselves, I like the way this works. Think: one more wear of those beloved tights before you toss them into the laundry!

SCENTBIRD Subscription ($14.95 USD a month)

Scentbird is about the fun and magic of fragrance. We designed Scentbird for the pickiest girl- or boy- to let you date luxury perfumes before marrying them.

I would be remiss if I didn't include Scentbird in this roundup! As a fragrance lover, I have loved the subscription service that Scentbird offers. You get to try a new perfume for not one or two days but for a whole month. If you love it, you have the option to buy the full-size fragrance. If not, no worries! You can try something completely different the next month. Add to that the convenience of the portable, little atomizer--perfect for all your Summer travels!

So there you have it, my darlings! All the tried and tested beauty faves that are helping me get through the Summer!

Do you have a beauty product that helps you feel ready for the Summer months? Tell me in the comments section below! I always love to hear from you!

***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***


  1. Nice selection of summer favorites! I love Kneipp and Nubian Heritage, and am using a lot of their products these days!

  2. we're the same. I loathe summer with so much passion! I can't stand the heat either

  3. It seems to me that what makes you happy in the summer are beautifully scented products like you've shared.

  4. I saw when Zoya released the dry skin kit and wanted to get it but I haven't had the opportunity to yet. It sounds amazing.

  5. I love Le Couvent des Minimes! I was so sad when they pulled out of Ulta :(

  6. My skin can get so dried out from the heat so a good body lotion is always needed

  7. I'm always on the lookout for a good body lotion that absorbs quickly.

  8. I love the Nubian Heritage Coconut Papaya line!!

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