Sunday, 7 July 2013

My Summer Must Haves and Favourites

As I am writing this I am aware that I am talking to no one however you've got to start somewhere, right?

This very hot day of 22 degrees (which in Scotland is almost unbearable) and the anticipation of going on holiday has given me inspiration to write about and share my summer must haves and favourites.  Most of these products are pretty darn cheap and others are a bit expensive for what they are but hey ho let's get cracking.


Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm - MAC "Woodwinked" Eye Shadow - Mac "Embrace Me" Lip Liner - Bourjois "Lilas D'Or" Blush
Now this is my favourite part, I could talk about beauty products all day, especially make up so this part may be a little rambly.

I have started going for the more natural look because in the warm weather I don't want my face feeling clogged with make up so I've started using the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer and no foundation. The products above are the products that I have been using almost everyday. 

After going to Alton Towers two weeks ago and sun burning my lips I thought "I need a good lip balm." and the Burt's Bees lip balm came to mind so I went to boots and found it. As marvelous as it is, I feel that £3.69 is slightly overpriced for the size of it but whatever it is smashing and more than likely I'll buy it again. There is a range of flavours but I chose the pomegranate flavour. I would say that any lip balm is a good choice in summer.

I bought the MAC eyeshadow empty paletter and Woodwinked eye shadow on more of a want than a need. The eye shadow pan was £10 and the duo palette was £6.5o. Woodwinked is a beautiful colour and if you have blue eyes like myself then it is sure to make your eyes pop. I bought the Lip Liner along with a matte lipstick of the same name and colour. I would have to say this is my favourite lipstick but I have been using the lip liner with the Burt's Bees lip most days or just on it's own. 

Lastly, the Bourjois blush is such a lovely colour when applied to the cheeks and great dupe for Nars "Orgasm" Blush. I bought this a while ago when my MUA blush cracked and feel to pieces and it was a good choice so I would definitely recommend this. I believe it was just over £7 in Superdrug.


Batiste "Tropical" Dry Shampoo - L'Oreal Matt & Messy  Salt Spray

I don't usually bother doing a lot with my hair and more often than not I will let it dry naturally how every the two products (minus the hair washing necessities) I use the reguarly are the Batiste Dry Shampoo and the L'Oreal Matt & Messy Salt Spray. 

Dry shampoo is a god send all year round but I especially love it in the summer. The tropical version smells like Cocoa Butter so that is a nice bonus. The larger cans are £4.99 from Boots.
I like my hair to have a bit of movement and texture so when I heard about salt spray I had to buy one right away. This was the first one I found and it does a pretty good job. I would probably buy a different one next time but just to mix it up a little. This was £3.69 at Boots.

Other beauty bits and bobs

Simple Kind to Eyes Soothing Eye Balm - Soap and Glory Hand Food -  Moschino "I Love Love" Perfume - Beauty Formulas Cooling Mist - Tangle Teezer  

If, like myself you're a bit of a night owl then the Simple Kind to Eyes is great for those tired eyes. I bought it with a deal they had in Boots, something like 3 for 2 I think, and it was a smashing decision. It costs £3.99 from Boots.

Soap and Glory is definitely one of my favourite brands, everything they make smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling so nice. Hand cream is a must have for me in the summer because the heat seems to dry my hands up so I have to carry this everywhere I go and it really does it's job. I paid £5 in Boots.

I recieved the Moschino perfume as a Christmas present and it was bought in Tenerife so I don't know how much this would be in pounds but I think it was in the bracket of 30 to 40 euros. It is very fruity and citrusy which I think is perfect for the summer. I am almost finished the bottle which makes me very sad however I'm sure I'll get another bottle eventually.

The cooling mist is just a small thing to get you through those roasting hot days and nights. I don't remember how much it was since I have only just found it again from last Summer but it's a pretty good buy.

If you suffer from tuggy hair then the tangle teezer is perfect.  It combs through your hair totally painlessly and leaves it feeling silky smooth. These a priced at £10.99 which I think it a little too expensive but they are good so it's worth the price.

Non Beauty

I am all about gold jewellery right now and seeing a set of 3 pairs of earring for £3.90 was a bargain and an amazing find. Then whilst waiting on my mum in BHS I found the necklace above in the sale for £8. 

My sunglasses that I got from urban outfitters broke during my last holiday so I was in need of new ones and when I was in Forever 21 and found these for £4.90 I had to buy them. Especially when my last ones were £14. 

I watched Pineapple Express for the first time last night and I thought it was just hilarious. Plus James Franco's face was a pretty nice bonus to it. 
I was given Will Grayson, Will Grayson as a birthday gift but started reading it in the last few weeks, I'm not very far along but so far it's pretty damn good. 

Oh heck was that a long post. I don't get much chance to ramble about my favourite things without feeling like an annoyance so I think this blog will be a nice new addition to my life.

Cheerio :) x