Thursday, 11 July 2013

The Summer essentials.


The past few months have meant a much more relaxed beauty regime for me. There was a time when I'd be piling on over 10 different products onto my face, but I've cut that all back. The recent weather means I'm putting down the thick foundation and reaching for a good primer instead. I got Revlon Photoready at the beginning of the month and haven't put it down since. It smooths over my skin perfectly, reducing redness and pores on it's way. I've also been trying to improve my skin so I can wear a lighter base, and the Caudalie Beauty Elixir has been firmly attached to my hand. It's so refreshing on a hot summer morning, and really reduces redness and the size of any blemishes I might have.

If my skin isn't playing ball, the Expert face brush has been a saviour. I only use the same foundation as I did with the buffing brush, but it seems to give a much better coverage and really buffs perfectly into the skin. Make-up has been a bare minimum; just a slick of mascara, lipstick and a tiny bit of blush. Mac's Vegas Volt is something I've been reaching for pretty much everyday. It has great lasting power, and is of course the perfect shade for summer. The Bourjois cream blush in Healthy Glow goes with it really well, too.

My hair is back to being pretty long for the first time in about 7 years, so it's definitely not used to the humidity anymore. It's very fine too, meaning the slightly bit of warmth and it frizzes up like nobody's business. Spraying the Macadamia Control hair spray onto my hands and working it through my hair smooths it down and has been helping keep it look relatively normal! And of course, a good pair of sunglasses is always necessary! What are your summer essentials?


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13 comments

  1. I love these types of posts, it's so informative and allows me to get a strong idea of what i want to buy, keep it up! I love your blog.

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  2. That lipstick really is the perfect shade for the summer
    Sophie
    x

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  3. Such a pretty selection of products. Vegas Volt lives in my handbag in the summer! My makeup has become a lot more stripped back recently too xx

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  4. One of the best things is how little time it takes to get ready when the suns out... Great selection! Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Love those sunnies! Vegas Volt is my only MAC lipstick - I chose the perfect one haha! xx

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  6. I never used to care much for the Caudalie spray, but since it's been getting warmer i'm really tempted to get it!
    x

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  7. I love the Caudalie Beauty Elixir! I had to switch to a lighter thermal water when I moved to Brazil cause that was too moisturizing for this weather (can you believe it?)
    I love the sunglasses too, where are they from?

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    Isabela
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  8. I have like half of these things and I 100% agree, perfect for summer!

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  9. I love the RT expert face brush, makes it so much easier for me to fake good skin , It's quite sad that I knew at first glance that it was vegas volt in the picture, I agree though such a gorgeous summer colour.
    Rosalie x
    RosalieJayne

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  10. I think i'll be whipping out MAC Vega Volt to cheer me up today! The sun has gone away here so I could do with a bit of brightness ;)

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  11. I definitely need a new bottle of the Caudalie Beauty Elixir in my life, I loved it last year for warm days!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  12. All this amazing weather we're having has made me change my daily skin routine too, it's just too hot for anything heavy isn't it!

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  13. A lovely post, thank you for creating it! xx

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