Monday, 30 November 2015

10 Summer Break Essentials ☀

Hi lovelies!

It is almost summer here in the southern hemisphere yet funnily enough, I swear that it is already here. What was up with 40°C+ weather last week? Anyways, since I am on summer break now from university studies I thought it would be a great time to share with you my essentials for summer and hot weather!

Let's go.

Summer Sunscreen Essentials 

 Neutrogena Beach Defence Sunscreen

 The Neutrogena Beach Defence is my favourite sunscreen for the face. The lotion type absorbs quickly and does not leave an oily think film on the face. Perfect for use under your makeup. Plus it has SPF50 Broad Spectrum (UV+UVB) protection.

Summer Skincare Essentials

 Mamonde Rose Water Toner

This light toner is refreshing on the skin and the nose. The Mamonde Rose Water toner is made of 90.89% Rose water rather than the typical aqua. Amazing for days where you are feeling fatigued because the natural rose scent isn't over empowering and just stimulates the senses. Can also be used as a facial mist, just pour some toner into a spritz bottle and pop it in our bag! Full review here.

Burt's Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm

This is my favourite Burt's Bees lip balm as it nourishes your lips and gives a lovely subtle red tint. It is thick enough that you do not have to apply constantly but thin enough to make it feel like nothing on.

Summer Makeup Essentials 

 The Face Shop Face It Aqua UV CC Cream

A CC cream is lighter than a BB cream and foundation, and has more skin benefits than typical base makeup. This CC cream is extremely light and feels natural on the skin while keeping you matte. Great as a matte base for your foundation but also amazing on its own. This is my favourite Korean CC cream.

Summer Book Essential Reads 

 Brother Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (Leather bound)

Out of my book collection, the Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales is my most prized due to its' leather binding and extensive collection of childhood short stories. This includes Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White etc... but in it's original gruesome form. A perfect read for the summer break. Purchased from Booktopia.

 Summer Food Essentials

 Kasugai Lychee Gummy Candy

Lychee is one of my favourite summer fruits. This candy has a very natural lychee flavour and a translucent gummy body. Perfect for everyday snacking. Another favourite I love is the Sanitarium So Good Soymilk. Love soymilk!

Summer Hair Essentials

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Batiste Dry Shampoo is a cult favourite all over the world. I use Batiste religiously and great for people who get oily hair quickly or want to lessen the number of hair washes a week. The travel size is less than AU$5. My favourite scent is the floral one. Easy to use and my recommendation for the summer!

 Summer Nail Polish Essentials

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat

This top coat is great for the gel nails look.. but without the need to visit the salon. The claims that it prevents chips for 14 days is false but gives a glossier coat than normal top coats.

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish in 300 Easy Going

A light pink nail polish that is a dupe for the Essie Fiji (but with a greater formula), and for the fraction of the price. Lasts for a relatively long time and can be easily matched with all colour fashion pieces.

Fashion Summer Essentials

Missguided Pink Wide Brim Fedora hat and Paper Scissors Back Wide Brim Fedora Hat

Both of these hats are my all season fashion favourites. I use both interchangeably and the wide brim is grat for shielding your skin from the harsh summer sun. For more summer fashion items, check out Boohoo's holiday shop here. I will have two summer fashion looks up soon with Boohoo so please anticipate that. Can't wait to show you the summer pieces I picked up from Boohoo.

If you want to see my list of the best / top Korean makeup and skincare products for summer, check out my YouTube videos here!

Until next time, annyeong~

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