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Friday, 28 June 2013

Guest Post: Summer Essentials

Heya Guys! As you probably know Alice has gone on holiday to Mexico {I know;How lucky is she!!} Whilst shes away Alice has graciously let me do a guest post. So in the spirit of holidays and Mexico I've decided to share with you my Summer essentials! 

It's obviously not everything I use during summer, otherwise we'd be here for hours, but these are my most loved items and things that I couldn't get through summer without!

| St. Tropez Gradual Tan |

This is the best gradual tanner out there! It's expensive, I know but it consistently gives a gorgeous beachy glow after only a few applications. Its perfect for the beginning of summer when the sun is just starting to show but we still have out winter legs or if you can't spend as much time under the UV rays as needed! The best bit is that it won't go blotchy or give you that oh so lovely oompa loompa look. 

Lip Balm |

Lip balm is definitely a year round essential but over the last couple of years I've found myself using far more lip balm in summer than winter, strange given that winter drys the skin out more. That aside my two all time loves are the Burts Bees lip balm and Lucas Paw Paw ointment. Burts Bees have the most moisturizing lip balms that I have ever used and they smell so,so good!
The paw paw ointment technically isn't a lip balm. Its derived, obviously from the fruit and its a thick almost greasy ointment that can be used for anything from insect bites to sunburn to cracked skin. But its the best for giving smooth lips! It's made in Australia which is pretty cool. I did a bit of searching and found this site, so if your in the UK you won't miss out. 

Daisy Eau So Fresh |

I am in love, love, love with all Marc Jacobs perfumes. It may have something to do with the bottles, I mean just look at them they're gorgeous! The Eau so Fresh is a great variation of the original Daisy. While the original is a very strong, floral and woody; the Eau so Fresh has a sweeter and more girly scent which makes it my go-to summer perfume. Try it out!!

Tony and Guy Sea Salt Spray |

If your a lover of no fuss, beachy waves then this sea salt is for you! I spray this all through my hair when it's damp, brush it through, twist it into a
 tight-ish buns and sleep on it. When you uncurl it in the morning your left with these gorgeous, effort free waves. The best thing about doing it this way is the curls aren't the same size, each one is different so it gives that surf effect without getting all wet and salty!

| Estee Lauder Daywear Moisturizer | 

And last but most definitely not least is moisturizer. With all that sun it's extremely important to keep you skin hydrated! I love this one from Estee Lauder, it smells A-MA-ZINGGG, it's like summer in a tub! It also has an SPF of 15, which is good but I'd still add some sunscreen just to be on the safe side.

So there we are all my essentials to get me through the sunny months! I hope you enjoyed seeing what I use and I'd love to hear what your summer favourites are! I and I'm sure you guys too, can't wait to hear all about Alice's holiday and all the fun she's had!!

I also have a beauty and lifestyle blog, where I share with the rest of the world all about what life in Australia is like! You can check it out here



  1. I am totally obsessed with Marc Jacobs perfumes. They are the best. It's definitely the design of the bottles for me!

    1. How amazing are they!! I would probably have brought them just for the bottle.



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