Six Steps to Spring Ready

Hey guys! I’ve been ‘hibernating’ a little from the beauty and fashion world (well for four days or so) simply because I am on a spending ban, and I don’t want to be tempted! It’s really difficult to see all the wonderful things I could have. So, for the moment, I have been trying to steer clear of getting to ‘involved’. As an alternative to spending I have instead been playing The Sims 3 instead, so I can ‘spend’ on my Sims! #nerd. I know. I don’t care :P I am doing a Legacy Challenge which is keeping me busy in my spare time.

Seeing as the first week of Spring is already gone, I thought I would share how I get my body and face Spring Ready! It’s a great time of year to preen, primp and generally get excited about showing a little skin. Here are routines that I have been doing to get excited about the season!


1. Exfoliate

It’s the time to slough off those dead skin cells that have been slowly creeping on your body. I’ve been using The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub. It’s not too harsh on sensitive skin and has an amazing fresh scent that is absolutely perfect for the season! I also use Buffy by LUSH year round, so this doesn’t change :)

2. Hair Removal

There is a LOT of hair removal that needs to be done (for me anyway) once Spring rolls around. I shave my legs often, and underarms. But one thing I don’t do until the warmer months is wax my arms. This is NOT something for everyone, but I have quite dark hair on my arms, and like to get rid of it come Spring & Summer. I give them a break over the cooler periods. It does not make the hair thicker, blacker or spiky at all. It actually helps reduce the amount of hair that grows and they grow back fluffy. I use Veet Wax Strips every six weeks or so to remove the hair.

3. Review your Makeup Routine

It’s time to swap out your foundation, BB Creams and powders to make sure that the formulas suit the weather! Spring is still cool, but it is a great time to transition away from full coverage matte foundations, and opt for lighter, dewier finishes. You can also bust out the illuminator, bronzer and high gloss lipsticks with gusto. My favourites lately have been Revlon PhotoReady Skin Finish Illuminator in Pink Rose, NARS Laguna Bronzer and Benefit Dandelion Lip Gloss.

4. Bust out a Floral Scent

Nothing screams Spring like a light, floral scent. My favourite for Spring this year is Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh for daytime and Chanel Chance Eau Tendre for night time. Both a fantastic floral scents that really lighten the mood and make you feel alive and ready for the season!


5. Fake Tan

By adding a little bit of colour to your body, it not only makes you appear bronzer and like you’ve been holidaying in a tropical paradise, but it also has a slimming effect! This is great for me considering Winter for me has consisted of being snuggled up away from all the Vitamin D! This is also loads healthier than an actual tan, which may help you match your leather bag later in life! I recently received St Tropez Bronzing Mousse in the July Violet Box, and I have found it to be the best. I would even prefer this tanner to getting a professional tan! (I find some beautician’s can be a little heavy handed for my taste!)


6. Mani Pedi

The last step to getting your look Spring ready is to paint on some beautiful spring colours onto your pointers and piggies! Check out my last post on Top 5 Spring Nail Polishes for an idea of what I will be wearing this Spring! *Hint: Lots of pastels and brights!

I hope you enjoyed my Six Steps to Spring Ready Routine! What do you do to get ready for the warmer months?

Stay Minty!

Kate Xx

6 Thoughts on “Six Steps to Spring Ready

  1. missmelissaem on September 5, 2013 at 11:39 AM said:

    Love these ideas :)

  2. sparkle2day on September 6, 2013 at 3:28 PM said:

    I’m going to a Body Shop party soon, so I’ll be sure to look for that body scrub exfoliating bar. The thing I dread about the warmer weather is busting out the self tanner! Hoping to pick up some tips about that this season :D. Good luck with your spending ban, I’m sure you’ve got some lovely things to use in the mean time, and there’s always those subscription boxes :D. Have a great weekend Kate!

    • themintedbeauty on September 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM said:

      Oh I love body shop parties! I love trying out their products and they always have prizes and stuff! Haha yeah it’s good to check out stuff I already have in my collection and use it up - expect lots of empties! :p have a great weekend xoxo

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    • themintedbeauty on September 8, 2013 at 12:55 PM said:

      Thanks love. I will check out your blog. I’ve done this award about three times now, so i might not do the questions, but I appreciate the gesture! Xx

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