6.28.2015

Summer Essentials.


Though it only seems like it was Christmas last week, the summer has rolled round (hurrah!) and with the sun beaming, what better time to post about my must-have beauty essentials of the season. I seriously dig this time of year. The days are longer, eating  ice cream is a necessity and I get one bad-ass tan (I kid, forever Snow White). When it comes to my beauty routine, I like to keep things super dewy in the complexion department, and low maintenance everywhere else. So without further ado, allow me to spill the product-shaped beans...

You've gotta keep those puckers soft and supple under the currant bun, and for this I like to use the Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm. It may be eye wateringly pricey but it is very good indeed.

To add the glow factor to my face, the ESPA Naturally Radiant Tinted Moisturiser* is an absolute essential. Hydrating with a hint of coverage and SPF all rolled into one beautifully packaged product? Yes please.

For gorgeously fluttery lashes, Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara is the one. Check out my full review here, but to sum it up, this baby will give you a set that are perfectly curled, perfectly separated and perfect for those daytime errands.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette is not only lovely to look at (duh?!), but a marvelous summer product. Admittedly I've never been much of a blush kinda gal... until I added this to my stash, that is. If you're a fan of natural, radiant and build-able powders then I'd definitely suggest you check this out.

I love a good brightening product, and the Good Things Face Manuka Honey Radiance Face Mask* is just that. White Clay and Beeswax work to both extract and hydrate, leaving your complexion glowy and clear. It's also includes natural ingredients and is under £6, so for that, it gets a big thumbs up from me.

If you're a regular reader of my little space on the internet, you'll know I have a slight obsession with The Body Shop. You may remember my post last summer on the brand's Pink Grapefruit Body Sorbet, and, unsurprisingly I dig it just as much this time round. Not only does it thoroughly moisturise the skin, but its light, sorbet texture means it's incredibly cooling when applied, making it perfect for those sunny days. Plus, it smells awesome. Need I say anymore? 

As a dry skinned lady, Time Bomb's Complexion Cocktail* is a complete miracle. With a shot of H2O, it smooths and hydrates the skin,  resulting in the perfect canvas for your foundation and concealer. Expect to see a full review of this delight very soon.

For those barely-there face kinda days, the Clarins Light Lip Balm Perfector earns a prime spot in my handbag. Having said that, it does most days. Essentially a tinted lip balm, this gives a gorgeous hint of colour, working well both on its own and when worn over lipstick.

Naturally I'm going to talk about SPF as we rejoice over a warmer climate, and Soap & Glory's Make Yourself Youthful Facial Sunshield Superfluid is not only a complete mouthful of a title, but a real goody. SPF 50+, the product offers high, though lightweight, protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Get the 411 with my post, here.

Basically, this stuff is summer in a bottle. I'm sure you''ll have read a thing or two about the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess range, and the Eau Fraîche Skinscent is well worth talking aboutA blend of coconut, mandarin, vanilla and tropical flowers, with one spritz you'll be instantly transported to a tropical, Mediterranean beach. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Check out my review here.

What are your summer essentials? I'd love to hear your recommendations.
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7 comments

  1. I've always heard such good things about the Hourglass palette, I NEED to give it a go! Great picks here :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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    1. You do Claire, you really do! Thanks so much x

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  2. I'm with you on the body sorbet, but my fave is The Body Shop's moringa one - that scent is heavenly! I also love the sound of the beeswax facemask

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh that sounds lovely, think I may have to give it a try! The mask is lovely, very gentle but effective x

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  3. Spot on essentials. Eau Fraîche Skinscent sounds like the perfect scent for summertime. :]

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    1. Thanks Carmen! It's literally summer in a bottle! x

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  4. Spot on essentials. Eau Fraîche Skinscent sounds like the perfect scent for summertime. :]

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