Sunday, 4 August 2013

My Summer Essentials ♥

Hello everyone and happy August! How quickly is the year flying by? I feel like Summer's only just started but in reality we're only a little while away from the colder months! I'm not complaining though, I love Autumn and Winter and can't wait to have lots of cosy nights in with hot chocolate and candles burning and feeling the crisp cold air when I walk outside, lovely! Let me know if you're a Winter girl because I definitely am but I know lot's of you will be hanging on to Summer for as long as possible! 
Winter rambles aside, today's post is going to be about my Summer essentials, products I've been using lots and lots throughout the weeks of burning hot weather we have had in the UK!


♥ Dove compressed deodorant: Applying liberal amounts of deodorant in Summer is essential, I'm surprised the amount of people who think it's okay to skip it/apply it once *cough*people on the underground*cough*. The new compressed deodorants are a brilliant size to keep in your bag to use throughout the day or for when travelling.
♥ Hollister Laguna Beach body mist: I love body mists, they are so light and the scents are usually a lot more appealing in summer time when anything too musky is a bit OTT for daytime. This just reminds me of long summer days on the beach. It's really sweet (smells like sweets in fact) and I've used it loads and the majority is still left.
♥ Vaseline Spray & Go: Brilliant lightweight yet hydrating body moisturiser which is perfect when you need some hydration but don't want to be feeling sticky or you are in a rush. You can read my full review *HERE*
♥ Hawaiian Tropic After Sun: I've got no tan nor have I burned but I just use this when it is boiling hot and I am basically melting as it instantly cools me down from the sun as it's Aloe Vera. If I was burned though this would work amazing as it has in the past.
♥ Avene Thermal Spring Water: So on the whole these type of products do take hydration out of your skin but just like the after sun, when I am feeling hot and sticky this is fab for using on my face to cool it right down, this has loads of uses for things from nappy rash to burns and facial redness. This little can is perfect for my bag too.
♥ Hand Sanitiser: I just use these all year round but I like how it's quite cooling and also as I have been out and about a lot and on the underground this is essential for keeping clean and killing germs! This is from Bath and Body Works, you can read my post *HERE* on ones I have and where I buy from.
♥ Nivea Sun Protect Balm: It's seriously important to protect your lips from the sun just as much you're face/body. It's surprising how people don't realise your lips can get sun burnt too. There's lots of balms out there with SPF but this one is the highest I've found at SPF 30 and being inexpensive. It has a slight scent and it doesn't feel particularly moisturising but I use it everyday to keep my lips protected :)

So those are my Summer essentials! Hope you enjoyed and let me know what products you've been loving throughout this hot weather! Also, I've been suuuper slack with blogging for um, forever so I am planning to post lots more as I've got soo much to talk/write about! P.S Thanks so so much as I recently hit 200 followers and am 1 away from 180 on bloglovin' that's so amazing and I'm so grateful to everyone who reads/comments on my blog! 
Jessica
xox

18 comments:

  1. Great post, love all your essentials! :)


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  2. I'm a winter and fall girl myself. I love fall and winter fashion a lot more too, like boots, scarves, coats, wearing dresses with tights! :) I love that Hollister body mist a lot, I also like the Bath & Body Works ones as well!

    Great post!

    Kristina | Beauty With Compassion

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    1. Me too! Much prefer it to Summer clothes haha. It smells great doesn't it x

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  3. Been hearing everyone talk about those dreaming vasaline sprays, gotta try!
    I love my avene thermal water too!!
    Kallie - www.butfirstcoffeeblog.com

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    1. You should, I love mine :) Yeah, it's great for hot days x

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  4. Love all your essentials! I'm also obsessed with Hollister Body Mists and I'm dying to try out the Vaseline spray. I'm also a winter girl, I can't wait to drag out my favourite knits! xx

    megabeauty.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Thanks! I've only tried this one but I like the darker pink one too which is a bit sweeter. Me too I loveee knitwear haha x

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  5. The hollister body mist sprays smell amazing! Great post.
    -Charlotte
    http://incharlottesshoes.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  6. Great post. I also nominated you for a Liebster award over at http://chroniccosmetics.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/liebster-award-2/
    Beth x
    chroniccosmetics.wordpress.com

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  7. I nominated you for the Liebster award over at my blog, http://www.vavaviolet.com/2013/08/liebster-today-i-received-message-from.html

    Soph at www.vavaviolet.com

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  8. Great post! Never tried a thermal water before! Also.. I actually LOL'd at the *people on the underground* comment, haha! Now following x

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    1. Well it's true haha. Thanks for following x

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  9. Nivea Lipbalm, it's a classic but I love it!

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  10. I want to try more of them not that I need more lip balms haha x

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