Now that summer is almost over I thought I would share with you some of my summer essentials. When it comes to Summer I LOVE all things bright and colourful, my all time summer essential would have to be a good pair of sun glasses.
When it comes to summer there are numerous things I think about, the warm sun, ice cold drinks, ice cream and many more, most of which I have included here. The nights are getting lighter which means more time for fun in my opinion. It also means it’s time to pull out the bright summery lippys, skirts and dresses. Any excuse for me to wear a dress or a skirt is a win win situation.
For me the best part of summer is been able to relax during weekends and been able to go on long walks. I pretty much love everything about summer, well when it is sunny. Summer always gets me thinking about childhood and the long summer holidays you used to get. Playing on bikes, chasing ice cream vans and water fights were the highlight of my summer when I was younger.
Usually in the Summer I have to look after my skin much more, taking extra care to make sure I apply that sun cream so I don’t turn into a bright red tomato, something that has happened to me a lot. Recommending a Sun Cream for me is easy; I adore the Garnier Ambre Solaire Clear Protect Spray with SPF 30. I find many Sun Creams leave white marks because they either don’t rub in properly or they are too thick and greasy which affects my skin. Garnier seem to have the right balance with their Sun Cream, it isn’t too thick or too watery and it doesn’t leave white marks on the skin. By far the best Sun Cream I have ever used.
On hot summer days make-up is deffo not on my list especially those hot, muggy, sticky kind of days that we get a lot here. I would highly recommend a good BB cream rather than a heavy foundation. Most BB Creams have SPF in them also another plus, two products in one! If you’re looking for something to cover up those blemishes and imperfections I’ve got you girl! BB Creams not only are good because they have SPF but there lightly tinted colour makes it a great alternative to foundation. I 100% dig into my makeup case to find the trusty BB Cream when it gets to Summer, it is so much lighter on the skin!
Let’s recommend some Lippys. Another summer essential of mine would be a nude lip colour and Kate Moss’s collection with Rimmel London has got us all covered for the nude lip! My go to nude colour from this collection is the Boho Nude, pairs well if you’re going for that simple but elegant look. What’s your Nude colour?
On days where I am feeling a little more adventurous I would probably switch up the Nude lip for a brighter pink colour, Pink is of course my favourite colour. Barry M do a great pink colour which I pretty much am obsessed with. I particularly like their Pink Ribbon colour, its long lasting and overall a great colour. Deffo a must for those days where you just want to be a girly girl.
During Summer I like to jump out of my comfort zone particularly when choosing outfits. I am a lair it up winter kinda gal so I mainly wear Jeans, T-shirts and dresses. In the Summer I like to mix it up a bit. My go to Summer outfit at the minute would be a good old denim dungaree dress, trainers and a baggy T-shirt, stepping back a few years and re-living my childhood - fantastic. Finding a decent dungaree dress for me isn’t easy, who knew there were so many choices! At the moment I have been loving New Looks black simple dungaree dress with a green oversized long sleeve T-shirt and of course a pair of trusty old white trainers.
Sun glasses are a must in the summer time. I have been loving a pair that a recently picked up from New Look, just a simple pair that were really inexpensive. I take my sun glasses everywhere with me and love the fact that they pair well with anything. I have been contemplating picking up a pair of Ray Bans but I think mine are perfect for now.
My hair freaks out during summer and nearly always looks a mess. Well definitely in the mornings but we all have that “bed head” kind of look. Right? I switch up my hair care during summer and take better care of it, something I should do all year. I use a frizz protector each morning, it smoothes my hair and makes it much easier to style. My hair product essential must be the Batiste Dry Shampoo, its amazing! My favourite one is the limited edition Ella Henderson, Sweet and Seductive. It smells great and really works wonders on your hair. I use it on a morning before styling; it makes styling easier and gives you a better finish on your hair style.
Bourjois do a really good face powder. I love using this in summer it’s great for touching up your make up on the go. It helps reduce shine and removes sweat from your face without having to wipe away the rest of the make-up. I pick it up from my local Superdrugs and it’s very inexpensive.
As for essential body mists and deodorants I use the Dove Go Fresh as for the scent well it is summer essentials so I would say the pomegranate one that’s my favourite. I am a big fan of The Body Shop and they usually have some pretty good summer body mists I use the White Musk Body Mist and it’s great, it smells fresh and well it’s just shouts out summer to me. By far the best smelling body mist I have ever used however I do quite like the Victoria Secrete ones too.
Food! Who doesn’t like food, my all time favourite summer snack is Watermelon. It’s deliciously tasty and full of water so keeps you hydrated even on the hottest days of summer. During summer I LOVE to eat fruit, it’s probably the only healthy snack I eat. Ice creams are always great too in summer especially the Mr Whippy ones oh and you’ve got to have a flake or two or even maybe three! You’re never too old for a Mr Whippy from the Ice cream van, wait are they even still around? Drinking in the summer is pretty important especially when it’s very hot. I love drinking an iced cold glass of water, so refreshing. I like to make jugs of water and add fruit to it to make flavoured water; makes water taste 100% better.
What are your summer essentials? Leave a comment below.
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