Shock, Horror....the word Summer is on the blog! I repeat the word Summer is on the blog hahaha and hooray for that because i for one am freezing! So, without further ado and with the promise of summer lets check out the Gatineau Summer Body Collection!

Perfect for preparing our bodies for the promise of warm summer days and lazy holidays, this 3 piece collection from Gatineau is a firm favourite by customers worldwide. Included in the collection is :

Tan accelerating Lotion 400ml
Tan Accelerators are fantastic products for getting your skin summer ready. They prepare your skin by bringing the Melanin levels to the surface. This means that when we finally expose our bodies to the sun, there is less shock to the system, sometimes less burning (always use a suitable SPF) and less troublesome problems such as prickly heat. They can be applied at least 8-10 days before a holiday to really maximise your tan, and also just before and after tanning for that extra boost. I however, start in April to get my skin as prepared as possible and continue right through until the end of September.
Tan Accelerators are great for the whole family for the reasons listed above. Prickly heat can be very  painful and unsightly and can really stop many people venturing out in the sunshine. For me personally, I used to use Tan Accelerators to literally accelerate my tan! Sounds simple right? Many years ago, going back.... 20 or so years. The Body Shop used to do an amazing product that gave me a deeper, darker, richer tan and lasted so much longer, it used to contain Black walnut I think and was gorgeous.

Now I use Tan Accelerators, because my skin has become very sensitive to sun, due to harsh medication. Also at the fabulous age of 43, I want to make sure my skin looks and feels its most healthiest. Gatineau Tan Accelerating Lotion is a lovely light, almost milky lotion that really cares for the skin. It contains anti-ageing Melatogenine skincare products to really boost the look and feel of the skin whilst preparing it for the sun. It sinks into the skin beautifully, leaving my skin soft, supple and very hydrated. The smell of this lotion is gorgeous, uplifting, clean and fresh. It is non greasy, easily absorbed and  feels just like a beautiful body lotion. Usually this is my go to after a shower or bath in the evening as I love the clean, fresh feeling. This helps give my skin a natural even tan and definitely prolongs it too. I find the Gatineau Tan Accelerating Lotion evens out patchy areas and tans those hard to tan parts. A constant repurchase year after year.
 
Vitamina Hand Cream 75ml-
I know I sound like I am telling porkies but I actually use this hand cream every single night before I go to bed. It is the last part of my beauty routine and has been for years. This 400ml size just goes on and on and on. I also use it on my heels if I have a little to much on my hands. It smells incredible and feels so beautiful and silky on the skin. 
You can use this anti-ageing hand cream, thanks to the addition of marine collagen and Vitamin A, as often as needed, whenever you have just washed your hands or if they are feeling particularly dry. Not just a hand cream, this is also a hand treatment as it helps smooth out lines on the backs of the hands, even out the skin tone an aid with any pigmentation issues. Fabulous unisex product.

AHA Body Lotion 400ml
A super silky, soft, decadent white lotion full of Passion Fruit enzymes to stimulate cell regeneration, this is gorgeous to slather your body in after your bath or shower. After the harsh weather over winter our skin can become dry, scaly and itchy so it's certainly time to start showing it some hydration and love before we bare all on our summer holidays.
 Not only does this lotion hydrate the skin but it gently exfoliates too whilst you are massaging it in. It sinks in quite quickly after a lovely massage and doesn't feel sticky which is great as it means I can dress faster. Lovely for both male and females to use head to toe. In fact the whole collection is incredibly unisex.