Here in Ireland it is technically “Summer” despite the rain and wind with the odd day of sun, Today is a lovely day so I thought I would get into the Summer Spirit and share with you the Essentials I grab on a sunny day these are also appropriate for those of you going to festivals this Summer.
1. Sun Kissed Medium Self Tan Mousse
For those of us pale typical Irish girls who do not “embrace the pale” fake tanning is an essential. I have tried so many Fake tans but recently I have decided to take a little break from my trusty Cocoa Brown and Try a new tan. I used this tan last Christmas when I received it in a gift set and have been searching everywhere for it until recently when I came across it in Primark/Pennys. This is only €3.50 for a 200ML bottle amazing value and it also comes in Medium and Dark. I use medium for everyday wear and Dark on a night out. Love, Love, Love this 💕.
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Cream Eye shadow.
I purchased these from TK MAXX a couple of weeks ago and have been trying them out since, These are perfect for a summer day or a festival. All you have to do is just apply them and blend them out with a brush or your finger, They are quick, easy and small enough to throw in a little handbag and enjoy the Sun. The shades I picked up are Anchors Away which is a deep Taupe brown shade perfect for those long summer nights and Sand Dollar which is amazing to highlight your lid for everyday wear. These are long lasting a fool proof perfect for summer.
Stila Smudge Crayons
These Stila Smudge crayons are another form of quick an easy eye shadow application. These are even easier to use and carry around in your handbag, what I also like about these is they double up as a cream highlighter which means you don’t have to carry and highlighter and eye shadow this is a multi purpose product. The shades I picked up are Kitten which is an iconic shade from Stila a beautiful summer gold shade, And Antique which is a deeper gold perfect for those of you with darker skin tones.
Boots Botanics Radiance Balm
This is a huge Essential for me especially if I don’t wear foundation, This stuff makes your skin look amazing Especially when the sun hits your face. When it is hot outside the last thing you want is a heavy foundation on your face so I like to apply this, Some cream highlighter and some mascara and you have a simple summer look, Or if you want to wear foundation apply this underneath as a primer and you still get that amazing glow. This is €7/8 from all Boots Stores.
Revlon Bare It All Lustrous Lotion.
Liquid highlighters for me are my main product for a festival/Sunny day, These Revlon Liquid highlighters are amazing I have 3 shades of these, This particular one is Pink A Boo which is a gorgeous pink with silver shimmer through it. The other shades I have are Goldilocks and Peachy Keen They come in all different tones to suit everybody’s skin tone and shade. You can also apply these with your fingers so you don’t need to carry around any brushes.
Mac False Lash Mascara and Rimmel Brow This Way.
Lases and Brows are the main features on the face especially if you are not wearing any foundation, contour etc. This Mac False Lash Mascara is honestly amazing before getting this sample I was never a fan of Mac mascaras I thought it was too much money to pay for mascara but after using this my opinion has changed completely I love the way it makes my lashes look and feel, I don’t feel like I am wearing mascara but it looks like I am. This isn’t clumpy or horrible looking its amazing. The Rimmel Brow This Way is something I have been using for a long time and will continue using this is perfect for natural brows it is tinted so it fills them in as well as shaping them at the same time.
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Gloss Stick.
At a festival or on a hot day nobody has time to be applying lip liner and re applying lipstick so a Gloss stick is perfect you can just apply and stick it in your pocket or handbag. This colour is a beautiful nude brown shade perfect summer colour.
Comment below what your summer essentials are and if youve written any posts on summer looks etc I would love to read them ☺️ and as always thanks for reading 💞