At the time of writing this post we're in the midst of the hottest days we've had so far this summer. The blinds are drawn, I'm wearing as little as possible without flashing anyone & have a drink in one hand with as much ice in it as possible! IT'S HOT MAN! And with that being said, it feels like the perfect time to be writing this post about all my favourite summer essentials. I pull out these products every time that it's hot & I need a product I can trust. This is what makes the cut . . .
Face & Body SPFs
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART! Being diligent with your SPF routine is so important, even on those cloudy days! I promise there are SPFs out their that aren't heavy & chalky on the skin, you've just got to search for them! Bondi Sands has some of my favourite sun care products at the moment & this one is great for the face. Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+. It's water resistant, fragrance free, gentle & fast absorbing. I love that I can wear it on its own but it also goes well under make up.
In the way of body SPF I've been reaching for the Bondi Sands Sunscreen Oil SPF 30. This product is really great either on its own or layered on top of other sun screens, my favourite being the Bondi Sands Body Sunscreen SPF 50. The sunscreen oil is non-greasy & water resistant. It absorbs quickly into the skin, has moisturising properties & has a beautiful summer fragrance. I love spray sunscreens has they are a great way to top up your sunscreen & handy to have chucked in your beach bag.
Other products that are worth trying is Bondi Sands After Sun collection. They have some really great after sun care products that are great if you've been out in the sun all day & even if you're not burnt, they're great for replenishing the skin with moisture.
I promised this post isn't sponsored by Bondi Sands, I simply just adore their products so it'll be not surprises what's coming next. My favourite faux tanner is the Bondi Sands Dark Self Tanning Foam applied with their application mitt. It's a gorgeous light weight tan enriched with aloe vera that leaves skin glowing & sun-kissed.
When it comes to hair removal - you do you boo. I don't do anything special other & simply use a 'Gillette Razor for Women' & shave cream. I've found Gillette to do the best razors but of course, that's just personal opinion & preference.
Summer Makeup Faves
I'm all about sheer texture when it comes to summer beauty. A light layer & I'm good to go, with of course my SPF on underneath! I'm really enjoying Chichi Cosmetics BB & CC Creams. It leaves skin looking natural with a gorgeous radiant glow. Both products are also SPF 30 which is an added bonus. Another product Im loving is my Mecca Sunlit Skin Bronzing Powder. I cannot get enough of this product, it's so bloody gorgeous on the skin & gives you the glow of a goddess! It's simply stunning!