It’s summer, it’s sweaty and that means we need to switch things up on the hair and beauty front. From sweeping the hair up to keep cool, to swapping over to lighter make up, check out my hair and beauty summer essentials here:
BB Cream is so yesterday…now it’s all about the CC Cream, the super hard working sister of BB. The clue here is in the CC – which stands for colour correcting – and I love this CC Cream by Sleek MakeUp which gives you radiance, mattifies shine (much important in sweaty summer) and gives you an even long-lasting complexion thanks to the fact it treats and conceals imperfections all while adjusting to your skin tone. Extra brownie points in that it contains vitamin C which helps to protect skin against damage caused by free radicals, reduces fine lines, wrinkles and improves skin elasticity and has a SPF 29 protecting against those strong summer rays.
For me, keeping things light (hurrah: because we all have like two minutes to do anything with our faces in the morning anyway!) on the face during summer means bringing the eyes out a little bit more but not with anything heavy – I love Sleek MakeUp’s I’m Conditional Mascara which promotes strong, long healthy lashes and helps them to grow – especially seeing as I’m not blessed with the longest eyelashes in town!
A nude face calls for a bit of shimmer, so if you have an extra two seconds in your make up routine, this Solstice Highlight Palette from Sleek is a fab way to add some instant radiant glow to your skin. Blend in using your finger tips and ta-dah! No more dull mum face.
In my humble opinion, blusher is the perfect way to add some summer va-va-voom to your face in an instant. I can’t resist a rosy cheek over a summer tan for that sun-kissed surfer look (well, a mama can dream!) so bring on the Pixie Pink from Sleek!
I somehow still can’t believe that scrunchies have made a come back but there you go! In the summer when you’re all hot and sweaty, a quick pony tail is the way forward and I love these scrunchies from Scunci for a touch of everyday style and looser hold.
You can never have to many bobby pins in my book but not all bobby pins are equal! An absolute necessity for a quick summer up do, I love these ones from Scunci which are hard working with their no slip hold and super comfy thanks to their soft finish too.
And for those days when you just don’t have time to wash your hair, a summer staple has to be a dry shampoo but not just any old dry shampoo but one that actually cleans you hair no less! I am a massive fan of Living Proof’s Healthy Hair Dry Shampoo which you can pick up at Space NK for that which is powered by a Triple-Action Cleaning Technology that makes your hair look, feel and smell clean.
With the humidity levels on the up during the summer months, those of us with frizzy tendencies (like me!) need this in their life – this fantastic vitamin-enriched anti-humidity spray from Oribe (also available from Space NK) which shields hair from the elements and squishes any resulting frizz!
So there have it! My summer hair and beauty essentials! Do you swear by any of the above over the summer months? What are your hair and beauty summer essentials? Do share in a comment below.
*I was sent the items from Scunci and Sleek Makeup for review in this post however all opinions are my own