Let’s talk summer beauty as every year in Britain, it always seems to be the norm to show some flesh the minute the sun takes a break from behind the clouds! As a London girl living in a cosmopolitan city, there seems to be a never-ending list of beauty products which seem to all be useful in one form or another. Whether it is a variety of sun lotions for different purposes or perfumes, serving your day-to-night look, there is an abundance of products suitable for all types of skin and weather.
I have been fortunately blessed with a dark olive skin tone, susceptible to immediate tanning but prone to oily skin. Where some products work for some girls, I have to be particularly careful about what I use to ensure I am spot and blackhead free!
Having blogged my spring wishlist, many of the items mentioned are perfect for a beautiful day in the heart of London’s parks. To ensure I am summer beauty ready, here are the contents of my summer cabinet which do not fail me, year after year!
A seductive, warm fragrance. Feel sensual in Vanilla Lace, a seductive veil of warm vanilla and sultry musk. Experience the luxury of fragrance. Refreshing formula is infused with conditioning aloe vera and calming chamomile. Spray on for a sexy touch of scent.
Why I love it: It stays on longer than perfume and not too expensive for a big bottle!
DKNY Red Delicious Women is a daring, irresistable floral oriental fragrance inspired by all the excitement New York City has to offer.
Why I love it: Subtle scent unlike other perfumes, which is easy to carry around in your bag and not expensive for 50ml!
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder , with flecks of gold and infused with a sweet chocolate fragrance, you will smell as gorgeous as you look!
Why I love it: Smells just like chocolate! Does not leave a ‘caked’ and orange look but enough coverage to contour. Plus it has no shimmer so perfect for a day look!
Why I love it: TK Maxx, though finding a needle in a haystack is one of my favourite summer beauty product go-to! The make-up section is brilliant and I managed to nab a set of 5 OPI nail varnish’s and a set of 4 Essie colours. Both sets are perfect for Summer with a gorgeous blend of pastel tones to add a touch of colour to any outfit.
Why I love it: I bought this Mac Blush highlighter powder many years ago and it was one of my best summer beauty purchases! Used for highlighting cheeks and contouring, it has a touch of shimmer and pink pastel tones for dark skin such as mine!
Ambre Solaire Clear Protect Spray is an innovative transparent sun protection spray that can be used at any angle making those hard to reach places easy to cover
Why I love it: There is nothing more I hate than runny white sun cream which doesn’t rub into your skin properly! This spray is clear and can be applied anywhere and wherever, whether you are walking or swimming! No real effort needed to apply.
This classic product is an advanced moisturiser that softens, smoothes and relieves dry skin. Also helps smooth and blend marks and scars.
Why I love it: An everyday essential, which matches my hand lotion! Great smell and leaves your skin soft for hours!
Tea Tree Foaming Facial Wash is specially formulated with Tea Tree Oil, renowned for its natural purifying and antibacterial properties, to help promote a clearer, healthier-looking complexion
Why I love it: I have oily skin so finding the perfect face wash has been a mission. As a foam base, it gets rid of any dirt or excess oil, with a burst of peppermint oil which leaves my skin fresh and smooth.