Laughter-lit, spirited spritzing, yoga-tube and mascara-melts – here’s a quick round-up of the things that are helping The Spa Spies maintain our cool as the weather heats up. Hello summer…
My keep cool summer tip would be reading this book ‘ F*** you very much’by Danny Wallace, which is about understanding the science behind why people are rude. If you can understand why some people are so offensive, you may end up less offended and learn how to stop the spread. I chuckled away reading this whilst sipping on a juice at Longevity Cegonha Country Club where thankfully the staff and guests were all charming.
This month I have been using Temple Spa’s Sprititude, a facial spritz that’s more than just a fantastic name. The 100ml spray comes in a bright, summery yellow box and has a zesty smell. One spray and you’ll be pepped up, perked up and, most importantly, summer-ready.
With sunlight and birdsong invading my bedroom at ridiculous-o-clock, I’ve found myself waking up super early. Instead of trying to get back to sleep, I’ve been enjoying doing five or ten minutes of yoga. I follow a Yoga with Adrienne video on YouTube and feel so much better afterwards – I start the morning feeling balanced, clear headed and I ache less during the day.
Pool parties mean waterproof mascara mean I need a damn fine eye make-up remover. I’ve bought four – yes four – micellar water removers in an attempt to wake up fresh faced and dewy eyed after a night partying. Most feel like paint-stripper. The best - and, sadly, most expensive - by far is Katherine Daniels (£20.95 250ml). It feels so delicate yet sucks out vast amounts of khol and other gunk in just one 30-second dab - sometimes two if I’ve gone full-Cleopatra.