Now that it is “officially” summer, I thought I would give you a look into my favourite beauty products to get me threw the summer months.
Sure Maximum Protection –
Having a good antiperspirant is a bit of a no brainer, but when it comes to summer time, you need one that’s not going to let you down, one that you can apply first thing in the morning to feel confident and not have to worry for the rest of the day. I used to use spray bottles, but ever since I had my son Harry, I hated spraying them anywhere near him. Then I began using the Sure Maximum Protection cream stick, and haven’t looked back since! It is Sure’s most powerful sweat protection, which recent studies showed that 9/10 women trust Sure Maximum Protection. It’s such a relief to know that I’m super protected against sweat when I’m running around all day! It also smells of calming lavender and white flower too, which keeps you smelling fresh all day, no matter how busy you are. Available in all major supermarkets and pharmacies.
Cocoa Brown One Hour Tan Mousse –
I think anyone who has followed my blog for a long time will be sick of hearing me harp on about this one. My DNA must contain traces of Cocoa Brown tan at this stage. I never like to get a real tan (truth be told, my skin won’t tan even if I wanted it to, I just burn!) so I always rely on false tan to give me a lovely summer colour and of course, this is the tan that I have been using for over two years, religiously! I have tried every other tan on the market (nearly) and nothing ever gives me the deep olive colour that I get from the one hour tan. What I also love about it is that it develops in, yes, you guessed it, ONE HOUR! Available nationwide in all leading pharmacies.
Shiseido Expert Sun Protection Lotion –
This might be an obvious one, but a good SPF is soimportant all year round, not just for summer. I tend to use any kind of SPF on my body, but for my face I always like to use a good quality, high factor cream. This lotion is 50+ SPF but is also kind to the skin and does not leave that greasy film behind, meaning you can apply this under your foundation and it won’t affect the finished look of your make up. The Shiseido Sun lotion is also water resistant so is ideal for holidays where you may be in and out of the water, or for those of you who workout in the sunshine as it is also sweat resistant. Available for €32 – HERE
Lancome Juicy Shaker Lip Oil –
So when I first heard of the Lancome Juicy Shaker, I immediately thought back to the old school Lancome Juicy Tube days, you know, when your hair would be stuck to your lips after a gust of wind due to the sticky texture?! Well this latest product is very different. The Juicy Shaker is a pigment infused, Bi-Phased lip oil, meaning you get great colour pay off but without the tacky residue of regular glosses. The lip oils are so hydrating, making them the perfect summer make up bag addition. I have two colours in my makeup collection – 301 and 151. The great thing about these is that you can mix and match the colours, by adding one on top of the other for the perfect customised shade for you. They retail at €18 and are available HERE
SoSu Gel Nail Polish –
My favourite colour for a pedicure in summer has to be white. It looks fresh, clean and always shows off a tan really well too. I don’t have time to be dealing with chipped nail polish every few days so the SoSu Gel Nail polish is perfect as it stays chip-free for almost two weeks on me! My favourite colour in the collection has to be “Fluffy Clouds” It is the perfect summer white and a must have in my summer beauty essentials. Available for €4.99 HERE and in pharmacies nationwide.
Jo Malone London Perfume –
My love affair with Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint actually began in the middle of winter, when I gave birth to my son in December 2014. Harry was just 9 days old when I received this as a Christmas gift, so it will always bring back such amazing memories for me. However, I find I am loving this for the summer months as it is refreshing, light and the smell of mint always reminds me of my favourite summer drink – Mojitos! Available HERE
So there you have it, my round up of my summer beauty essentials….Now lets just pray we get the weather!
Lots of Love,
*Disclaimer – This post was sponsored by Sure Maximum Protection however, as always, my views and opinions are my own, and I do not endorse products that I don’t truly believe in.