Ugh! I can’t believe that it is almost summer. On one note I’m glad it is almost summer because both the kids and I need a break from our homeschool books. But on the other side, summer means hot weather is on its way. It is already reaching 90°F here in the south which is borderline too hot for comfort. As a part of the Walmart Moms, I was asked to share my product picks to get my body ready for the summer months. We’ve been talking a lot about skincare over the past month. Besides a spa-night at home, in the video below I share what products I’m adding to my beauty routine to get my skin ready for a shorter summer wardrobe.
Summer is all about great skincare. Once the layers of winter are shed, it’s time to get our skin ready for the beach. So I went to my local Walmart to pick up some of my personal must-have products for summer skin as well as a few new products that caught my eye.
First, let’s talk about getting our feet ready for those sandals. As a southern girl, I’m constantly walking around barefoot even in the middle of winter. So as you can imagine the bottoms of my feet, especially my heels, can get pretty rough. One of my must-have products that I constantly keep in my at-home manicure and pedicure kit is a callus and corn shaver. The Trim Neat Feet callus/corn shaver is available at Walmart for just $2.88. The Trim Neat Feet works by removing thin layers of dead skin for softer skin. I like to use it on the rough calluses on my feet from wearing flip flops or just from walking around barefoot. The Trim Neat Feet callus/corn shaver comes with two very sharp blades, so be extremely careful when using as it can cut you very easily.
To keep our feet nice and soft after removing the dead skin and rough calluses I like to use a foot lotion. Freeman’s Bare Foot Peppermint + Plum Foot Lotion ($2.97) is an easy way to give your feet a little extra TLC during the summer months. One way that I like to use foot lotion is by applying a thick layer all over my feet, put on a pair of socks, and go to sleep. In the morning, my feet are softer and ready for whatever sandals I want to wear that day.
Next, let’s talk about legs. With warmer weather comes a shorter wardrobe. I’m talking shorts, skirts, and dresses, anything that makes us feel a little bit cooler during the hot summer. When it comes to summer, legs take a big priority in my beauty routine. One obvious way to get ready for summer is through shaving. But instead of picking up a typical razor for the warm months ahead, I opted for a more travel friendly version. Since summer is often synonymous with vacation time, it made sense for me to try out the New Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace razor ($9.47). This compact little razor doesn’t skimp on a decent shave as it has a regular Venus Embrace razor head. The only obvious difference is the size. The Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace razor is compact and comes with a convenient carrying case which makes it portable on your next summer trip.
Lastly, to keep our legs feeling soft and looking their best we need a little lotion. But unlike regular lotion, I opted for the New Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream ($11.97). Like a BB Cream for your face, this cream lotion is like a BB cream for your arms and legs. It offers 5 benefits in one product: hydrates and smoothes, brightens and illuminates, evens skin tone, visibly firms skin, and minimizes the appearance of imperfections. When applied to my skin I notice that it makes my skin feel soft while evening my skin tone and giving it an all over smoother appearance.