Summer has hit the North. The Starks lied. Even though I did have to delay taking these pictures outside because it was raining, the temperature has definitely risen and the sun is showing itself for longer everyday. So I thought I would share my top 5 Summer essentials that I can’t do without when this season rolls around.
|I saw this little guy collecting pollen when I was out taking pictures and had to take a snap of him!|
#1. Nike running shorts.
I’m not a runner but these shorts are super breathable, light, and they have a pocket for my phone so when I’m bopping around my house to awful songs from ten years ago- just listen– I’m not going to melt or be embarrassed if the postman pops round. I have more pairs than would fit in the picture but these are calling to be added to my collection. I also love wearing them out over tight camisoles, similar to Snooki!
I don’t know about you but the brightness outside hurts my eyes! And I don’t want wrinkles from squinting so sunglasses are an essential. After years of cheap and flimsy pairs from various high street stores, I invested in a pair from Tiffany at an airport that have a really classic shape and feel durable. I love them, they’ll last for years and it makes me wear them more often!
#3. Lighter perfume.
Summer makes me put away my many bottles of the original Stella and pull out my beautiful bottle of LILY by Stella McCartney. This lighter floral fragrance is a great summer alternative that makes me think of outside and sunshine and holidays, and that bottle!
#4. The prettiest bright or pastel nail polishes I can find.
In summer I really love either pastels or brights for my nails, and I tend to switch it up between them every time I paint them. Both look great and my darks lay forgotten for the next few months. I also find myself doing more nail art so keep an eye out for posts on that in the coming months.
Have a read of my mint nail polish post where I battle it out to find the best!
If you don’t wear SPF you’re putting yourself at risk. If you would put a seatbelt on when you go for a drive, put SPF on before you go outside. My favourites are; Hawaiian Tropic, a light non-sticky formula that smells really nice and has great protection for a reasonable price. For my face this sample of Apivita Face Cream SPF 50+* that I got at the Fabb event in Manchester has lasted me forever and I’m definitely ordering a bigger bottle this year, non-greasy again and my make-up goes on over it no problem. For days when I’m only popping outside for a minute or two, I like the Palmers SPF 15 to protect me and eliminate the need for layers of moisturiser and SPF.
My post on my Summer fictional essentials will be up on Friday!