Today I am going to be doing the I <3 Summer TAG for you all! I saw this in Ingrid's video and I thought it would be fun to share my summer must-haves with you. On to the questions!
Favourite Bronzer For Summer:
I love Seventeen's Instant Glow Bronzing Powder in Medium for contouring beneath my cheek bones and on my temples to give me a healthy (not orange!) summer glow. It has a very subtle shimmer to it that brightens up your face. Just a really great, general bronzer available from Boots.
I would really love to say something tropical here like Coconut Water, but try as I might, I just hate the taste of coconut water! It is an acquired taste and one I certainly do not have. I drink lots of water throughout the day, especially on holidays, but when I go out to dinner abroad with my family, I do like to treat myself to Fanta Lemon. It's so refreshing!
Favourite Summer Lip Product:
I'm cheating a little bit here, as I have two. One is a standard Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla and Macademia to keep my lips soft and hydrated. I wish these had a taste but then I suppose the product wouldn't be on my lips for too long because if it tasted as good as it smells, I might just have to eat it!
My other favourite summer lip product is my Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick, a fuchsia lip crayon that acts as a stain, lipstick and balm. This form of lip product is growing very popular with Bourjois introducing their take on the trend. I don;t like the minty smell of the balm stain but I love the subtle colour it gives my lips, perfect for everyday use!
Hmmmm... this is a tricky one. I love lying on a sun lounger with a bag of magazines and books and an ice- cold bottle of water beside the pool, but I also love the sound of the sea, and the atmosphere at the beach. Sometimes I do prefer the pool though as it's easier to get some shade and also, you don't end up exfoliating yourself with a sandy suncream mixture when trying to reapply your suncream! How does the sand get everywhere??
I have to admit, I don't use any product on my hair during the summer, apart from occasionally taming any frizz with my Redken Glass Look Shine Serum, but apart from that, it's eau natural!
I know it's so bad for your skin, but I love soaking up the sun by the pool and getting a nice tan. I am always extremely careful and wear SPF 50 most of the time, especially on my face. I look and feel better with a glow!
Favourite Summer Nail Polish:
I like to keep my nails natural on holidays as I like the look of tanned skin with no nail varnish for some reason! My nails go a nice pinky nude in the sun and I think it looks really pretty. When I get paler though, I like a nice coral, like Essie's Cute As A Button to accentuate my tan.
Yep! Every weekend I go down to my mobile home in Wexford that is less than 2 minutes away from the beach, and with this summer we've had, it's been gorgeous! I have been going to Wexford every weekend of the summer since I was born, and my mom and her brother and sister have been going since they were kids, so it is a very old summer tradition!
Favourite Summer Scent:
This might sound weird, but I just love the smell of suncream, and because the weather has been so hot lately, I have been wearing plenty of it! It smells like holidays to me so brings back lots of lovely memories.
Favourite BBQ Food:
My sister and I don't eat red meat, so instead of burgers, we make chicken skewers with chilli powder, paprika, cayenne powder and herbs then put chicken, mushrooms, red pepper and onion on a skewer and then barbecue them! And then if I'm feeling very naughty, I make a s'more with a marshmallow barbecued until melted, on top of a chocolate digestive- Yum yum!
What's your favourite summer-proof product?
My favourite summer-proof product is my waterproof mascara from Natural Collection, I bought this for going on holidays as a cheap mascara and if it didn't work, it wouldn't be the end of the world. I recently wore it to the beach with my friends and it stayed put all day, even after going swimming and everything! I was pleasantly surprised by this product and I will be wearing it on any trips when I go to Greece on Saturday :)
Any summer vacation plans this year? No plans? Tell us about your dream summer trip!:
I am going to Greece on Saturday! Eeep, I'm so excited! I'm going to Zakynthos with my family just for a week and of course I will be taking my guys along with me :) I will be filming OOTD, OOTN and maybe some other videos, we'll have to wait and see!
Thanks for reading this you guys! I tag EVERYONE! Yep, even you! Specifically, I TAG:
Danielle @ The Imperfect Beauty Queen
Amber @ Bambi Beauty Spot
Thanks again everyone,