With this past Winter having been so cold, I couldn’t possibly be more excited for Summer! I’ve been craving days spent on the beach and drinking an ice cold cocktail by the pool. I mean, who wouldn’t? So this is a list of my essentials, that’ll make for a banger of a Summer!
Matte and Shimmery Bronzer:
I’m someone who loves a “year-round” bronze, but for those of you who don’t, Summer is the perfect time to crack your bronzers out again! Having both a shimmery and matte bronzer on hand is super useful. Using the matte for a subtle glow and shimmery bronze for when you want to achieve a look thats a bit more glamorous. Popping a touch of bronze on your face during summer really elevates any look; because who wouldn’t want to look golden and glowing?
I use: Dolce and Gabbana “Solei” and MAC “Gold Deposit”
Applying thicker foundations during the summer months, always leaves my skin feeling “cakey”. What you ideally want to be using during those sweltering summer days, is a BB cream. BB creams give you a flawless finish, with light coverage that evens out the skin tone and leaves you with a dewy, radiant skin. Once applied you can then go in with concealer and place it in areas that need more coverage, without having such heavy coverage all over your face!
I use: Garnier BB Cream in “Light”
Refreshing Facial Mist:
This product is defintely not necessary, but having a facial mist on hand during those warmer days, really is a treat. To spritz on your face at the beach or if you want to give your skin a little burst of moisture throughout the day – facial mists a the product to go with!
I use: Vichy’s Mineralized Water
Light, Fresh Fragrances:
You really don’t want to be wearing sickly sweet, heavy, wintery fragrances during summer. They just become a bit too overpowering and musky (reminding me of the famous line from Mean Girls “You smell like a baby prostitute”). For the summer months rather choose cleaner, fresher, floral fragrances that compliment the warm weather beautifully.
I use: Bvlgari “Omnia” and Elizabeth Arden “White Tea”
Gradual Tanning Lotion:
I love using a gradual tanning lotion during summer, just to top-up and even out your tan! Especially, during the first few weeks of summer, the little bit of extra bronze provided by gradual tanners is highly appreciated.
I use: Dove “Summer Glow”
Apart from looking trendy during the summer, sunglasses are super essential, as our eyes take a lot of strain in the hot sun. Grab yourself some glasses with good UV protection – investing in a quality pair is never a bad idea!
I wear: Rayban “Hexagonal Flats”