8th September 2015
Summer 2015 has been an interesting one. The weather hasn’t been fantastic, and I spent most it feeling miserable as I was unemployed. However, I was fortunate enough to go on a Mediterranean cruise, graduate and attend a wonderful wedding. And once I was finally offered a job I was able to relax and enjoy my time off.
Today’s post is something I’ve not done before here on the blog. I’m going to talk about my summer favourites. My favourites consist of beauty products, items of clothing, activities and travel destinations. Basically, anything that has stood out to me this summer as being particularly great or memorable.
I’m not a beauty blogger, as has been stated many a time, but skincare and beauty products are a part of my life, and I blog about life, so I thought the occasional mention of a beauty product wouldn’t hurt.
Beauty – The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask
Oh. My. God. This product is my skin saviour.
When I even I’m having a bad skin day I slap this on and it works its magic. It dries my spots out so much that all I need to do is add some Epiduo (tropical acne treatment, prescription only) before bed and the next day I wake up with clear skin.
Unfortunately, as with many of the Body Shop products, it has recently seen a price increase (from £12 to £14) but it is just so good I know I will repurchase it time and time again.
Beauty – Simple Micellar Cleansing Water
Micellar water is one of those products you either love or hate. I don’t tend to use this on my skin as I use a cleansing lotion instead, but it removed my eye makeup better than the Simple Eye Makeup Remover and doesn’t irritate my eyes as much. So yeah, I only use it to remove mascara and eye-liner, but it does it very well.
Beauty – Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Magic Mauve (245)
I’ve never been a lipstick kind of girl. The first lipstick I bought was in a colour so similar to my natural lip colour that it just gave it a shine, but when I was preparing my outfit for the geography ball I knew I needed a nice lipstick to accompany my outfit.
When I bought this lipstick in Magic Mauve I thought it was a little bold, but I loved the colour and the way it felt on my lips. My intention was to only wear it for the ball and other special occasions, but it has become my everyday lipstick and I wear it all of the time. And considering I’ve been wearing it daily since May it has lasted so well.
Fashion – Jumpsuits!
Prior to 2015 I had never owned a jumpsuit before, but this year I took the plunge after finding one in H&M, trying it on and falling in love with it. With the British summer not being so great this year, jumpsuits have been life savers. They are the best thing to wear when it’s muggy but not quite sunny. You know, when it’s too warm for jeans but not warm enough for shorts.
The one featured in the photo above is from Pull and Bear, but I also have one from H&M. Both have been fantastic, and I will be sad to put them into storage for the winter months.
Activity – Yoga
You may already be aware (from this post) that I got into yoga this summer and spending time on my yoga mat has become one of my favourite parts of the day. I feel a lot better for working out more and I know it is helping my hip. It will definitely be more challenging to fit yoga into my routine when I start working but I am determined to keep it up.
Travel – Moncao
This summer I got to visit 5 countries during my Mediterranean cruise, but the one destination that stood out to (probably because I’ve never been there before) was Moncao.
After seeing it on the TV when watching the Formula 1 I was excited to pay Monaco a visit, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s exactly how I imagined it would be.
I mean, this view! Does it get any better?!
What have been your favourite things this summer (or winter is you are in the southern hemisphere)?