Monday, 4 August 2014


August is here and it only seems fitting to do the obligatory Summer essentials post! I'm already well into my Summer colours and am enjoying the sunshine we've had! My tan is already nice and brown and with a holiday at the very end of the month I can safely say these will be my favourites and essentials well into the next month!

If you're a bit pasty like I can be, Sienna X Express Tanning Mist* is the perfect way to start off your summer glow. This streak free spray has a 360 nozzle and can be used all over the body to create the perfect glow. This can be used as an instant colour or wait 8 hours, ideally sleep in it, and boom deep colour.

To keep the burnt look away as well, its bronze you want, not burnt, a SPF is needed, Avon's Sun Clear Spray in SPF30* is the perfect suncream for those who don't want fuss. This has hardly any scent, applies super easily and can be sprayed on and rubbed in within seconds.

Summer nail colours are always my favourite, bright colours only work in the Summer so these Orly Color Blast's* are right up my street. These neon colours are beautiful for complimenting a tan. The orange is so bold and the purple is so deep yet look super gorgeous on the nails, perfect for the flip flop feet!

In hot weather, if you've read this blog for a while you'll know Benefit You Rebel in Original is my go to foundation. If its gonna slide, I'd rather make it light, good for the skin and provide moisture to the skin too. This is a SPF too, which is a winner as I find sunscreen on the face can cause spots so this is great for hot weather, or even lazy days! These tubes last forever too!

After a fortnight at Bourjois for work experience, I've come to fall in love with the brand, I'd heard good things for a while now but yes, I've fallen for the hype. The Rouge Edition Velvet's and Delice de Poudre Duo are the summer must have's, with two new DDP's out this August, they are going to be so popular. The duo is my favourite, similar to a contour kit, this new powder comes with the iconic bronzer and a highlighter, the bronzer is as gorgeous as ever and compliments any tone and blends so dreamily with a beautiful light highlighter as well.

The Rouge Edition Velvets are hyped up big time, and I can see why. I've not stopped wearing these, I will do a full review on these soon but they are just so gorgeous! The pigmentation is superb and the colours are so summer appropriate, a slick of these and sunglasses equals super glam but effortless look!

With lips being a big feature this summer, and after watching a couple of youtube videos I've noticed how important a SPF for your lips are! Its very easy to forget that lips will burn just as much or at least be effected by the sunshine. The sunshine really dries my lips out and makes applying product a nightmare, so the new Carmex Lime Twist lip balm* is gorgeous! This tastes like Mojito on the lips and is so zesty, non sticky and super moisturising with the added SPF15! If you love zesty scents, you HAVE to buy this, it tastes so good and saves your lips in the sun!

The inclusion of Batiste Dry Shampoo is a year round must have however, for summer it's ideal to spray in your hair just before bed, if its a hot night your hair may get greasier quicker so applying before bed means it will take in all the oils in your hair and keep your hair fresher for longer! Don't worry, this wont stain your sheets or pillows either!

Bic Soleil Secret Razor and Bikini Trimmer* has been everywhere, these are the easiest razors and trimmer set and with three in a pack, with a two in one, these are simple to use, and a steal for keeping bikini body ready!

What are you ready to use this summer? Any products that you've turned to year after year?

LINKS: Sienna X Express Tanning Mist [LINK] // Avon's Sun Clear Spray in SPF30 [LINK] // ORLY Colour Blast's [LINK]// Benefit You Rebel Original [LINK] // Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets [LINK]  Carmex Lime Twist Balm [LINK] Batiste Dry Shampoo [LINK] Bic Soleli Razors [LINK]

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