Monday, 5 May 2014

Lets Talk Blog Challenge: Summer Essentials

Week 2

Our Summer Essentials

I can't believe we are on to week two of the #LetsTalkBlogChallenge, where has the week gone! It was great fun checking out everyone's take on lasts week challenge and I also discovered some great new blogs from it. Sarah from At The Beauty Desk has been great with keeping us organised and giving us reminders of what is coming next, so don't forget to stay with us over the remaining four Mondays as we progress through the challenge. So week two is all about our summer essentials.


1. I always wear hats. They are great for keeping the sun out of your eyes and protecting your hair and face from the sun. Lillibug has a hat that has a flap on the back of hers to protect her neck which I think is great for her sensitive toddler skin.

2. Sunglasses are brilliant for protecting our eyes from the rays of sunshine. I wear glasses a lot so I don't wear my sunnies as much as I should so I tend to frown a lot in the sun because of that. Lillibug will wear hers every now and again, for her it's more of a novelty.

3. I have very fair skin and have moles on my body so it's factor 50 all the way for both me and Lillibug. I have to say I was in shock last year at all the children I saw burnt from the sun and had peeling skin because of it.

4. VO5 Heat Protect I discovered last year and found it really helped my hair become frazzled and burnt by the sun, so this is a must again for this year.

5. Water and plenty of it. It will keep us hydrated in the heat but also keep our hair, skin and nails healthy.

6. You may wonder about the Cleanse Off Mitt in the picture, well sun-cream makes me breakout in spots on my face and shoulders but discovered last week that this helped. I use it always as a pre-cleanse to my daily skincare routine and decided to bring it down as far as my shoulders. It has prevented more breakouts and the spots that already gathered had disappeared!

So I hope you enjoyed our summer essentials and if you think I am missing something that I should have for both me and Lillibug I would love to hear all about it in the comments below.

Let's all be sun smart and protect our skin and make it a habit from a young age. If you would like to check out statistics and recommendations go to the Irish Cancer Society website where you will find helpful information on their SunSmart Code.

18 comments:

  1. Couldn't survive summer without my sunnies!

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    1. I really should invest in some prescription sunnies this year, I'm fed up of frowning and getting wrinkles because of it :(

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  2. Brilliant post, love Lillybugs hat!! Adorable! Xx

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    1. Thanks Samantha, her granddaddy buys her all her funky hats!! I do particularly like this one because it covers her neck. xx

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  3. I never thought of actually putting something in my hair to protect it from the heat! Such a good idea! :D

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    1. Last year was the year I really got into hair products and this one really made a difference! x

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  4. Great post! nice to see it from the perspective

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    1. Thanks Claire, I try to bring Lillibug into them but this might be the last one for the rest of the challenge :(

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  5. Lillibug's hat is so cute! I too was horrified at the amount of burnt skin last summer.

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    1. She has another colour in that hat too! Seriously I saw a baby only a few months old last year with a burnt nose and arms! (I shouldn't be so judgemental as accidents happen but it was a shock to see). xx

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  6. Love your picks! The little sunglasses are so cute :) Wish we could get away with wearing sunglasses like that as grown ups haha!

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    1. I have sunglasses that have cupcakes on them, I don't care how ridicules I look :D Delighted you like my picks xx

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  7. Where did you get that awesome elephant hat!

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    1. My dad bought it for Lillibug last year and I think he got it from Mothercare and she also has it in purple! LOL

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  8. Aw wow both you and Lillibug having cute hats and sunnies, so adorable, I want them :). Heat protectant, of course..every post I read I see something I should have included ;) Love my cleanse off mitt, I use that everyday, so me to its a all year long essential ;)
    Sarah
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    1. Lol I'm having the same problem reading everyone's essentials! I use my "Mitty" everyday I would be lost without it, and it really is an all year round product. I wanted to bring across how much it helped take off any sun cream residue that's how good it is :)

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  9. aw that hat is so cute! I have the same problem with the sun cream so i may invest in the mitt and hopefully it might help. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Glad you liked the post and I hope that the mitt helps you like it has for me :D xx

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