5 Jun 2013

My Summer Beauty Essentials

As you may know I have already covered the beauty basics, however as it is now the start of summer I thought I would share with you my favourite products that I like to use in the summer months. 

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream: This is my favourite product to use for full face coverage. I prefer to use BB creams in the summer as they have a nice light coverage, and in the summer you don't really want the heavy feel of make up on your face. I also like that it has SPF 30 as well as UV protection so that I know my face is protected from the sun without having to apply sun cream then foundation. I love this product and would highly recommend it, I am not a big foundation person as I don't like the feel of it on my skin, but I don't even notice this when I have it on and even sometimes forget that I am wearing it!

Benefit fakeup concealer: This is one of benefits newer products. As soon as I heard about fakeup I wanted to try it, so when it launched in stores I went in and bought myself one. I wasn't disappointed by it and have used it a lot. I like to use this under my eyes to brighten them up. It blends well and doesn't go cakey which I have found many other concealers do. I also like to use it over the top of another concealer when I want a bit more coverage.

Boots essentials lip salve: I always like to make sure I have my lip salve with me, whether it be summer or winter as your lips need protecting all year round. I especially like using this one as it has SPF 15 to protect my lips from the sun and being burned (yep you can also get sun burn on your lips!)

Simple kind to skin day cream: I like this day cream as it has sunscreens in it. So on summer days it is reassuring to know that if I do forget to put on sun protectant that my day cream has got me covered. It does have a heavier feel to it when you first put it on but after it doesn't feel any different to other moisturisers.

Simple kind to skin moisture boost hydro mist: I have only recently purchased this but each time I have used it I really liked it. You can use it over make up to refresh your face though out the day. I also like that it has a lovely fresh and clean feel on my skin and would be great for the summer on hot days.

Vaseline healthy hands + UV protection hand cream: I have also recently purchased this hand cream as I tried out a different Vaseline hand cream and loved that so I decided to try this one as well and I am glad that I did as it is so nice to use. I got a smaller size so that I could fit it in my bag. Again it has SPF 15 so it will protect my hands from the sun. It also has a lovely fresh scent to it.

Batiste dry shampoo in blush: The one that I have pictured is the small travel size but I do also own it in full size. I have shown the smaller size as it is easier to carry around with you in your bag if you want to freshen up your hair during the day. I know that in the summer I sometimes don't want to be washing my hair all the time so I find that using this really freshens up my hair as well as having a lovely floral scent.

Impulse body spray tease: When it gets hot you want to make sure that you are smelling nice and fresh. This is why I like to use a pretty smelling body spray. I like Impulse as there are so many different fragrances to choose from. At the moment I am using 'tease'.

So there are my summer essentials that I like to make sure I have around. I hope that you have found this interesting or helpful and maybe got you thinking about your own summer essentials or favourites. If you have any other products that you love to use or think that others should know about please share them in the comments below.
Love Bella x


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