The heat wave has taken us by surprise in the UK and we don't miss a chance to stay ( reasonably) in the sun and adapt some of our beauty products for this season.
When it comes to SPF, do not forget to reapply during the day for a better sun protection.
In the Summer, we like to switch to fresher fragrances and here are my favourites.
Miss Dior Cherie is an fragrance which has been changed a couple of years ago. I love Miss Dior Le Parfum in the Winter but Miss Dior Cherie is nowhere to be found anymore and I am not sure why. Anyway,I absolutely love this one and will keep my bottle as I believe it is now collectible . It is incredibly feminine with floral touches and a hit of sweetness.
No 5 Eau Premiere really took me by surprise! I wear the iconic fragrance No 5 from time to time in the colder seasons but the modern formula has kept the floral tones of the legendary perfume with a touch of je ne sais quoi which makes it more crisp and fresh. Absolutely perfect for the Summer.
Colonia is a true classic and elegant cologne which gives you an instant fresh and "clean" feel with its Italian citrus notes, the bergamot touch combined with the classic lavender. I also love the sleek Art Deco look of the bottle which makes it stand out of my perfume collection.
3 by Sisley is the one I like applying first thing in the morning , after the shower, just before doing my makeup ( yes...exactly in this order....). The freshness of the eau de toilette gently stimulates my senses ( it takes me ages to wake up since I am not a morning person) and the elegant and light feel of vanilla and benjamin makes me feel sooooooooooooooooooooooooo feminine!
When it comes to lips and nails, I like pinks and corals.
As you can see, I tend to pick up similar shades and I NEVER finish my lipsticks. Do you?
I find Dior, Chanel and Sisley lipsticks well pigmented and they don't dry out my lips.
For a better result, it is important to gently exfoliate your lips and moisturize them. When the lips are chipped, the pigment highlights the chip and it doesn't look smooth so, make sure not to forget this step if you want to go for a bright colour and make your lips pop.
Swatches on my ( olive) skin.
Since we all have different natural lip pigmentation, the lipsticks won't look the same on you or me. My lips are rather beige and purple-ish. Make sure you try it on before buying.
My two favourite lip pencils: Phyto lip perfect by Sisley in Rose Passion and Chanel gorgeous pink Rubellite.
It helps get more definition and help the lipstick last a bit longer. I mix them with differnt shades for different finishes. I haven't swatched the results but play around and layer and see what you like.
The Phyto Lip Perfect by Sisley is extremely soft on the lips. The application is a real delight! It is my favourite of the two to be honest with you.
Favourite nail polishes and gels: Chanel, Essie, CND Shellac and OPI. I still stick to pinks and corals as you can see. With nail polishes, you can layer shades as well for different effects. Some work better than others so, once again, do not forget to play around.
Here are the swatches for you!
Whatever you apply, do not forget to apply cuticule oil to help strenghen your nail matrix and have beautiful nails all year long. You will also notice that they tend to grow quicker in the Summer dur to the natural vitamins given by the sunshine.
What are your Summer favourites?