Summer Essentials // Guest Post

We’re back to having lovely lovely weather in the UK, so today I have a lovely summer essentials guest post from the lovely Lauren from Laurenlovesmakeup! Enjoy!

Hello to all of Sophie’s viewers, today I’m going to share with you all my favourite essentials for summer! I have included a mix of products which are all mini sized so they are great for if you’re on holiday or to throw in your Beach bag!

Makeup:

Maybelline Baby Lipslink. These lip balms are great for everyday use; they make your lips moisturised and soft without being thick. They also have a gorgeous sheer wash of colour to them that can be built up for a brighter look. Plus they have SPF 20 so your lips don’t get damaged from the sun. Pink Punch is my personal favourite, and they smell delicious!

Maybelline Colour Tattoolink. Most of you have probably either tried or heard of the colour tattoos from Maybelline, and these are perfect for summer. They are quick to apply and have great pigmentation. I’ve not worn one for 24hrs but I can say they last all day without creasing!

Benefit Benetint Cheek + Lip Stainlink. This is a great multi-purpose product, it’s a stain which means this also will last a longer amount of time and it’s a pretty rose colour so you can wear it on your cheeks for a natural glow, and also on your lips for a pop of colour!

Nails:

Barry M Gelly Hi shine Nail Paint- link. These have been my most used nail polishes recently, the shine on them is amazing, and how bright the colour come out on your nails is amazing. They also last alot longer than any normal nail polish.

Skincare:

OLAY Moisturising Fluid With Sunless Tannerlink.I love this product in the summer; it’s a great moisturiser and gives you such a nice glow. Plus if you use it every day it gives you abit of tan without going orange or streaky. Also it has SPF 15 so it’s still protecting your skin.

St Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body Moisturiserlink. When its warmer I prefer products like this that give you a natural tan because when you apply proper fake tan, its most likely to go streaky with the heat. This one’s natural and leaves your skin feeling super smooth.

The Body Shop Lychee Blossom Body Mist– (I can’t find this on the body shop website no moreL) This is one of my favourite scents; it’s fruity, fresh and smells like summer goodness! I also love that it’s a mist because it makes you feel very refreshed and cools you down. It also isn’t as heavy as a perfume.

Hair:

Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mistlink. This is a perfect hair product if you want them gorgeous beach waves. I got this in glossybox and have been using it since. It gives you a perfect mixture of tousled curls and waves!

Macadamia Healing Oil Spraylink. I also think it essential to have a good hair oil to put all that shine and moisture back in. Even though the sun brings out your natural highlights, it can also damage your hair making it feel drier. This one great because it’s very light and protects your hair.

So those are all my summer essentials, obviously if you’re sunbathing you should use sun protection cream and some sunglasses, but I thought these would be useful to look and feel good! I hope you all liked what I picked and I would like to thank Sophie again for letting me guest blog I have loved it!

Make sure to check out Laurens blog and Instagram! Also I now have a YouTube channel and I would love if you could check it out and leave me some video ideas! What are your summer essentials?


Sophie x

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