Thursday 21 January 2016

Summer Must Haves

I love Summer nights, going to the beach and having ice cream down the pier, dining out by the water and watching a movie at twilight in the gardens.
Today I have a mix of must have products for the Summer season including makeup, skin and hair so I hope this post helps you get through this hot and humid season.

L'Oreal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation - Vanilla

I love this foundation for it's waterproof, heat and sweat proof properties.
I have accidentally spilled wine on my face and there was barely any transfer when I patted my skin dry.

The formula is very smooth and contains 1/3 water which makes this foundation glide so easily over the skin.
It is full coverage without the heavy feeling of a full coverage foundation and it doesn't cake up on my skin either.
This is my go-to foundation for those long Summer days because I can always rely on it to keep my makeup looking flawless for as long as possible.

Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen - Deep Black 

Nobody wants their winged liner that you spent forever on trying to perfect to melt off your eyelids which is where Essence's Waterproof Eyeliner Pen comes in handy.
It's long lasting and smudge proof.
The felt tip applicator makes it a breeze to create the perfect wing with precision and it's a nice dark black which is what you want in a good eyeliner.

Banana Boat Every Day SPF 50+ Sunscreen

Protecting your skin from UV rays is crucial and should be looked after all year round.
UV exposure is greater in Summer so using a broad spectrum sunscreen of 50+ is definitely the way to go.
Banana Boat sunscreen is a great brand because they are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation which is an important factor when you're looking for a good quality sunscreen.
It offers 4 hours of water resistance, it contains Aloe and Vitamin E, it's fragrance free and the formula doesn't feel greasy on the skin so it can be worn on your face and body.

BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt & Glow Contouring Kit - Light/Medium

I love a good bronze and glow during Summer and this is a great kit by BH Cosmetics.
The kit contains a matte and shimmer highlight, a blush, a contour and a bronze shade.
Pigmentation is high so be sure to use a light hand.

Hurraw! Balm - SPF 15 Sun Balm

I always use this when I'm going to be out in the sun for a long period of time.
Because of it's thick formula, it has longer staying power which is just perfect when you're out in the sun.
It's full of amazing ingredients such as Tangerine, Vanilla and Chamomile as well as Sea Buckthorn oil, Red Raspberry Seed oil and Pomegranate Seed oil.
The Zinc Oxide in this balm offers ultimate protection from UVA and UVB rays but be careful not to apply too much at once as it will give you a slight white tint to your lips.

Quay Zig Cat Eye Sunglasses - Gold

I bought these because I wanted decent protection for my eyes against the sun and these definitely do that.
The lenses are a category 3 which offer you high sun glare reduction and good UV protection compared to a category 0-1 which only offer you very low to limited protection.

Quay have amazing styles of sunglasses and they're very trendy so you look good while keeping those eyes safe from the sun.

Essence All Eyes On Me Waterproof Multi-Effect Mascara

Does a good job at separating my lashes without any clumping and it doesn't budge until you want to remove it.
I'm not one for wearing makeup to the beach or pool so I'm not sure how well it holds but in terms of heat and sweat, I didn't find that it rubbed off or transferred so that's a plus.  

Fudge Salt Spray

I love that whole beachy, texturised hair style that you get when you go for a swim at the beach.
I can't swim so I cheat and use a product that gives me that look and I think it is the perfect hairstyle for Summer.
It provides extra body and gives life to my hair when it's looking a bit flat and dull.
I also like to use a curling iron to create soft, subtle waves throughout my hair which also gives me extra volume.
Hardly any effort required for such a stylish hairdo.

Chi Chi Super CC Cream - Fair

Contains over than 30 skin conditioning agents which is quite impressive and it also has an SPF of 30 to protect your skin from the sun's harsh rays.
I wear this on days where I just need some colour correcting and this leaves my skin looking radiant and healthy. 

Can be worn as a primer or as a light foundation and it feels very lightweight on the skin.
It really is a super CC cream and it's one of my favourites.

Rexona Clinical Protection - Summer Strength

I've been a loyal consumer of Rexona's deodorants for years but I needed more protection during Summer so I gave this one a try.
It keeps my dry for longer and controls odors which is exactly what I need for Summer.
It has a lovely fresh scent to it which I don't mind at all.
The only downside is it leaves that white powdery residue on dark clothing and it can leave yellow marks on white clothing.
Not the best for anti white and anti yellow marks however it does an incredible job at keeping me feeling dry and fresh for longer on those hot Summer days.
Definitely recommend it if you're needing more out of your antiperspirant.

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Setting Spray

My holy grail makeup setting spray.
I have oily skin so it needs extra control during Summer and this works a treat every time.
It helps to keep my makeup from sliding and smudging throughout the day so I don't need to touch up as often when I use this setting spray.
I'll forever be re-purchasing this one.

That is it for my Summer must haves.
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What is your Summer must have? Let me know in the comments down below!

Stay beautiful!

- Dee

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