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Summer Hacks & Beauty Retreats

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

If only summer was like it used to be. Long lazy days at the pool or the beach without a care in the world. But let’s face it, with the exception of a week or two, most of us spend summer days right where we spend winter days—in the office or at home.

Summer can play havoc with our beauty routines. We imagine ourselves frolicking through the warmer months tanned, glowing, and our hair perfectly tousled, yet the reality is often very different. Fear not though, thanks to these handy hacks you can easily (and cheaply) remedy a whole host of summer beauty disasters!

1. Refrigerate Your Beauty Products

Let’s start with a cool though, literally. Did you know refrigerating some of your beauty products is the best way to keep them from an early visit to the trash can? Your refrigerator has a Top Shelf of its own, and some of your beauty products deserve to live up there in cooler climes rather than in the depths of your drawer be it your foundation, mascara, body cream, or nail polish.

2. Use Cling Film To Apply Sun Cream Or Fake Tan To Your Back

There is nothing more annoying than trying (and failing) to apply the cream to your own back. To avoid a burnt or white patch on your back, all you need is a sheet of cling film. Cut a piece around one meter long and apply a blob of your sun cream or fake tan to the center of the film. Then take both ends of the film and use it to rub the lotion over your back as if you were drying off with a towel to evenly spread the lotion.

3. Freeze Aloe Vera Gel To Soothe Sunburn

Simply fill an ice cube tray with Aloe Vera Gel and pop in the freezer. Apply the ice cubes to burnt or sore skin to calm and rehydrate.

4. Use A Potato For An At-Home Pedi

Exfoliate your feet by rubbing the soles with half a potato coated in coarse sea salt. Talk about a cheap Pedi.

5. Brighten Hair With Apple Cider Vinegar

Sun and saltwater can seriously dull the shade of your hair. Spritz your main with ½ cup of apple cider vinegar and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off.

These were some quick beauty hacks that can be easily tried at home. At the same time, we also want to pamper ourselves at salons/spas after long draining summer hours at work, home or school because life seems a bit freer in the summer and we want to try something new and refreshing every time we head to the salon.

When summertime rolls around, it's an opportunity to try out every trend you weren't sure you could pull off for the last three-quarters of the year. Punchy pink lips, coral blushes, and turquoise liners that seem to have no business being worn in the fall come out of hibernation in summer. Meanwhile, super heavy foundation and cakey powders go into hiding.

Keeping up with the trends can be exhausting. Don’t you wish there was one place you could go-to for the latest trends of the season? Wait no longer. The girls at Hello Kitty Beauty Spa scoured Instagram for what’s hot this summer. Grab a few of their summer retreats and you’ll be right on point! They offer a variety of fun and energizing services all week and more excitingly every day has a different treat to offer. From Bath Bombs, Soaps, Sanitizers, Shiny Shimmery Makeup to Mani-Pedi, Facials and Hair Care. For instance on a Sunday evening after work, you can visit HKBS and avail their “Succulent Sunday” retreat which offers Green apple sugar scrub, chocolate sundae facial, yummy strawberry mani, pink lemonade & cupcake nail art. Likewise to kick start weekend and make it more colorful for you they’ve got “Throwback Thursday” retreat which includes rainbow scrub, rainbow chalk hair design, rainbow Mani, Pedi & rainbow drink!

This summer surprise yourself with our unique mani-pedi combos and when it comes to nail art, we don’t mess around. With the temperatures rising, clients ditch their boots and socks for chic footwear, sandals, and flip-flops. This is the time, women want to flaunt their toes and treat those cracked heels. So try out that bright shade of pretty nail polish you’ve had your eye on. There are so many colors; you can change it up as often as you like, all summer long!

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