Five Things I am Loving Right Now - Summer 2018 Edition

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It is summertime, which means one thing, Five Things I am Loving Right Now - Summer Edition. Let's take a peek at 5 things I am loving for this hot summer that we are having.
Yardley English Rose Talc Powder

I reviewed Yardley London's English Rose line back around Mother's Day, and well I adore the stuff. I love how it smells just like real roses and it lingers on the skin in such a nice way. Well, now it is ridiculously hot where I live and I feel like a sweaty melty mess. I knew I liked their scented talc powder, but I wasn't aware how much I needed it in my life until the heat hit.

In the mornings when I wake up a little bit sweaty from the night (just that little dewiness that I hate) I apply some and feel so much better (and don't worry about smelling). When I get home from my long bus commute home I love to put some on to make me smell nice and absorb any wetness from the heat. Most of all my boobs love it. Any woman who has ever dealt with the heat knows, our chest can get a bit sweaty too. Now I am very lucky that I don't suffer from this too bad, but bras still cause sweat and chafing, and pretty much I hate it all in this weather. I pat some talc on and I not only do I  smell good, all extra moisture disappears and I seem to stop sweating for the next couple of hours anyway. I really am liking it for early mornings and at night after work for a quick refresh if I have to pop out again. I am also getting lots of compliments on how I smell when I wear it, which is positive since I have been so insecure about it.
Perspirex Plus

Sticking with the sweat topic, I love Perspirex! I tried it years ago to review and loved it, but now they have improved it (hence the Plus in the title) and I thought what better time to give it a go then in the hot summer.

I found that this summer I am a bit more sweaty than normal and being very self-conscious on my bus rides home. So persprix takes a bit of that worry away from me. You use it at night a couple times a week and then once you are happy with how it is working you just use it twice a week. TWICE A WEEK! For someone who is swimming a lot and works a physical job, I think this is great, I can shower and not worry about remembering to reapply deodorant.

I really find it works, I really never think about my deodorant anymore at all, I never worry about smelling, it is great. I really don't know why I didn't pick up a new one sooner.

There is one downside, it is about $22.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart or $17.99 at Walmart and only 25 ml. So there is that, and honestly, it is the reason I didn't buy it sooner. That being said I justified it by the fact it 1) actually works, and works well and 2) because I only need it twice a week and not several times a day, it is going to last me a long time. oh, and 3) I went with my mother in law for seniors day at Shoppers and saved 20%.
L'oreal Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge 

As I mentioned, I am swimming a lot in my pool this summer. Oh how I love to swim. It does take a toll on my hair though. I cannot wash it daily, or my colour will fade to crap. I also cannot just leave chlorine in it, so I am using a swim cap to keep most of the chlorine out and loading my hair up with this leave in.

L'oreal's Total Repair 5 line has always been a fantastic line for my damaged to heck hair, now that they have a leave in conditioner that is also a heat protectant, I have been using it like mad and loving the results.

I can apply a little after I shower to use as a leave in conditioner and a heat protectant. I can also add a dab every morning to the ends to condition them a bit more without weighing it down. It is really light and smells kind of sweet. My favourite thing to do though is to lightly wet my hair and add quite a bit to my hair, put on my swim cap and go for a swim. My hair takes in less chlorine water because it is already full of clean water and conditioner.
L'oreal Lumi Glotion

I love a nice glow on my skin, because let's face it luminous skin is pretty. I am not a fan of a whole lot of glitter or actual shimmer on my face. It is similar to Mac's Strobe Cream but I find it is smoother, more hydrating and less shimmery.

It goes on pretty sheer and can be worn alone or under foundation. I love to mix it in or wear alone with a bit of concealer. Overall it gives my sometimes dull skin a nice glow and a kick of pick me up. Who doesn't want to look more glowy on a Monday morning.

Glotion comes in four shades, Fair Glow, Light Glow, Medium Glow and Deep Glow. I have Fair Glow that I use as a highlighter and I use Medium Glow to give me a bit of an all over bronze look. Since there are four shades there should be something for everyone.
Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Spray

My hair is wavy, but waves can fall flat, or go frizzy and out of control. It is an odd spectrum of hair that can range from exactly what you want to to "what is going on here?".

I have been using this spray from Matrix's Biolage R.A.W. line for a few months now and I adore how it gives my hair actual curls. If I understand correctly it is kind of like a sea salt spray, but it gives  a bit of hold and a whole lot of curls to my hair. If you hair is wavy it might be what you need to get your hair more body, curl and shape. If you hair is straight it might just give it some more of that summer beachy hair you crave this time of year. I like it because humidity can make my hair look just silly, and it stops that from happening, and leaves me with really nice looking hair.

There you go, 5 goodies I am loving this summer.

Is there anything that you are loving right now?

*Some of these products were sent for review purposes. All views and opinions are my own.