Friday, 8 July 2016

Summer Beauty Essentials!

Hi everyone,
For today's post I wanted to do something a little old school. Last year I use to do essential posts dedicated to each season and I thought I would bring it back. I kind of left out the obvious ones like sun cream and spf as they are quite self explanatory but I included products that you may not consider to be as obvious. Let's begin!

Cream Eye Shadow
We have all been there, when we have left the house in a beautiful, blended eye look and when you arrive back home it was like nothing was ever put on your lid. I know when it's hot outside I tend to stick to cream products as they last a little longer, especially when you don't have the time either! The Maybelline Colour Tattoos are some of my favorites, On and on bronze is probably my favorite shade. When I am in a rush, I just tend to apply this all over the lid with my fingers, blend out the edges, set it with a translucent powder and then I am done. 

Highlighter
I mean we all love a glow, but when it's summer we all love to be beaming! When it's summer, highlighter becomes part of my daily routine as I find it just makes my skin look super healthy. The Freedom Pro Highlight in Glow is super intense, which is definitely appropriate for this season.

Tinted Lip Balm
I probably shouldn't but I do forget lip balm 90% of the time but because it is summer I need to be protecting my lips a lot more. In summer, I avoid matte lips as I find them too heavy for warmer weather. Benefit Balms are some of my favorite summer lip products as they are so hydrating and they have some beautiful colours.

Pastel Nail Polish
Pastels just scream summer, and as my clothing is very neutral, I like to bring out the colour in my nails. My current favorite nail polish is the Sinful Colours Nail Polish in Kool as a Kukumber, it is in collaboration with Kylie Jenner, and I am very impressed with the formulation. 

Sea Salt Spray
My hair just lacks in volume, but by adding a little salt spray it just adds some texture into my hair. The Primark Texturing Spray is very good, but I just hate the smell. I like to add a few sprays of this into my hair when it's dry and run my fingers through it until I am happy. This gives the perfect messy hair look, it is so quick and easy to do, I love it.

Body Scrub
When it's summer, most of us tend to tan and gain a bit of a glow. By scrubbing regularly it will help to maintain the colour. My favorite scrub is the Soap and Glory Scrub Of Your Life, it does a great job at getting rid of any dead skin cells and helps to keep the tan.

Coconut Oil
I love coconut oil, there are endless amount of uses for this product and honestly, everyone should own this. You could use it as a body butter, cleanser, moisturizer, liquid highlighter, lip balm, you see what I mean? All of these uses are essentials for summer. A product like this is great for travelling and there are so many variations you can get to suit you. The one I use is the Ultrapure coconut oil.

Floral Perfume
A scent for every season is something I love to go out and hunt for. Mists, sprays, perfumes are all great for summer but my favorite perfume for summer is the New Look Pure Devotion. It's very fresh and feminine, I tend to use perfume of an evening and a mist throughout the day, so I kind of need both.

Razors
As we are all ladies here, it's worth the mention. Hair in places where we don't particularly want it, obviously everyone has there preference but I think a razor is just a basic necessity. Obviously if you don't want to start shaving don't feel pressure, but as it is getting hotter, the legs are out, bikinis are on so a good shave wouldn't kill anyone.

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what your number one essential is in the comments. Have a great day!
Grace xx 


18 comments:

  1. Great post! I only have one colour tattoo but I really want some more because I love it! My summer essential has to be Soap and Glory's Scrub Of Your Life too! I love the scent and it's perfect for summer X

    Erin // Everything Erin

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    1. I feel like I haven't used it in ages, but there is not a better season to use it in apart from summer!xx

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  2. I love cream eyeshadow in the summer - it always stays put, especially the colour tattoos! That pastel nail polish is such a cute shade.

    Mind checking out my latest - it's all about my recent advetures in Poland!

    Alice x
    girlabroadblogs.blogspot.com

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    1. Mint green is just the perfect colour for summer, compliments a tan so well, haha!xx

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  3. Maybelline colour tattoo's are so good! I've only just discovered them and I'm in love! Especially how it dries matte. A lot of texture spray's I've tried also have a pretty bad smell!

    Jen / Velvet Spring x

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    1. Sometimes I can't bring myself to use it because it smells that bad!xx

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  4. These are some wonderful essentials and I can't wait to see a post like this in the autumn! xo

    emsirose.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, will be sure to do one!xx

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  5. I really want a colour tattoo, as they look so good!
    Lovely post
    Amy xxx
    amyrosexoxo.blogspot.com

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    1. They are so good for such the small price tag!xx

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  6. I loved this post! All of these products sound so good! X

    Amyx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I love the Soap and Glory scrub, it is so good xx
    www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad I am not the only one that thinks so!xx

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  8. love these essentials! the shade of the Sinful Colors nail polish is so pretty, i have the shade Kommando in the Kylie collection and love it:) i love cream eyeshadows! lovely post:) x

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love highlighter but I have never tried out the Freedom one and as they have just bought out a stand in my local Boots I will definitely be having a look! Thanks for sharing x
    http://thepastelstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Lucky you, I don't have a Freedom stand by me!xx

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