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Summer Essentials


With a heatwave expected in Scotland this week, I though I'd take the chance to talk about some of my summer essentials that become my absolute staple products. 

The Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub is what I use to exfoliate my skin to get summer ready, especially if I plan to be showing off my legs or arms. The small grains of sugar make sure that the scrub doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. Pink is my summer colour! Illamasqua's nail varnish in 'Devotee' is the perfect bright, hot pink; with a top coat this can last forever. It's not quite matte, but it's not glossy. Illamasqua calls it a 'rubber' finish. During the summer I prefect more sheer washes of colour; I tend to use products with more of a balm texture. The Revlon Lip Butter  are amazing for this. 'Sweet Tart' is a warm pink colour that is my go to shade; it's permanent place of residence is in my hand bag.

Tropical, fruity and floral are my favourite scents. Wild Berry Tulips body wash from Bath & Body Works is the best! I've been through about five bottles of this already; it is that good. It smells exactly like raspberries. Dry shampoo is a necessity at this time, when I don't want to wash my hair everyday. The Batiste Dry Shampoo in 'Tropical'smells of coconuts, which is my most favourite fragrance of all time. Prada Candy Florale travels permanently in my handbag; it smells sweet and flowery, which is my type of scent.

Sunglasses are a must have during the summer months! This year I picked up rose gold sunglasses from Matalan. I'm still totally obsessed with the rose gold effect; I just think that it is so pretty. I tend to take unexpected days out during the summer, which means I often don't have a chance to get together my camera. I find that the camera on my phone is a perfect substitute. I recently got an upgrade to the Iphone 5s, which means that my front facing camera is much higher quality than the previous Iphone 4s. I suffer from very bad hay-fever as well as histamine intolerance. At the same time I also own two cats and a dog, which means medication everyday! My doctor has given me Fexofenadine Hydrochloride to combat the hay-fever, histamine intolerance, as well as for prickly heat when I'm on holiday.

What are your summer essentials?

Louise x x

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