Friday, 15 May 2015

Summer Beauty Essentials

It's that time of year again (I hope, it's hard to know with Irish weather), and it's time to get the sandals out, the sunscreen, the spring colours and dare I say insect bites!


During the summer months I wear very little makeup, I like to keep things minimal, but there are some things I can't go without.


1. Riemann P20 Sun Protection Factor 30 200ml (€32.99). This is a firm favourite of mine and has been since one of my best friends and I bought this at the airport before flying off on holidays in 2008. I never burn wearing this and it makes my skin look brilliant because it's an oil. It dries in super quick and offers once a day (10 hour) protection. I do tend to pop it on twice though for extra safety and this is just habit. It now comes with a new spray action so big thumbs up for that.


2. Emoji Micro Pedi Nano (€39.95). My feet have been in hiding since last summer so they weren't the prettiest, but with the Micro Pedi Nano that has changed and I'm ready to show my feet off in a gorgeous pair of sandals! This tackles all the dry and callous skin on those feet, and it's super portable to bring on holidays. It also comes in 3 cute colours, pink, blue and orange!


3. The Cream Repair (€44.95), is expensive and it was sent to me to try out but, oh my goodness, this little tube is a wonder for everything. I got bitten by a spider recently and this cream has made my ankle brand new in super quick time. I'm also using it for Lillibug's nappy rash and the minute you apply this the redness literally disappears in front of your eyes, so she definitely gives this a big thumbs up.



4. Boots Botanics Radiance Balm (€7.99) is very new to me and but I instantly fell in love with it and keep reaching for it every day. This is beautiful used alone or under makeup. It adds a boost of radiance but also hydration. I've seen other bloggers saying this is a good dupe for MAC Strobe Cream but this is glittery and more radiant than Strobe Cream with a more liquid texture. Also this is a bargain and can usually be found on offer in Boots.


5. Avène Thermal Spring Water 150ml (€8.99). This is perfect for any sunburn, skin irritation, after cleansing, and nappy rash (you know I love products that both myself and Lillibug can use!). It's really refreshing and I can't get enough of using this at the moment and have ordered the 300ml one now.


6. TRESemmé Perfectly Undone Waves Creating Foam (€7.49) My hair has changed so much the last year and it no longer has a wave in it, it can't even hold one after I use a tong. The new TRESemmé is really helping with that problem now. I like my hair to dry naturally and this gives the kink back in my hair but without it feeling weighed down. It is also great for holding a curl that I do with my straighteners and the curls will last all day.


7. Rimmel Rita Ora Nail Polishes (€.4.49) Okay I think we all know now that I can't get enough of these polishes, but they are a great way of injecting some colour and life into summer! They dry fast, they last 4-5 days if not longer on me and they are budget friendly, plus who can resist those colours.

What is your summer essential? Let me know in the comments below.

14 comments:

  1. I really like the sound of that repair cream - sounds like every house should have a tube! xx

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    1. My skin is like brand new after the bite and it was a nasty bite, was convinced I would be scarred for life! xx

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  2. A great list of must haves! Our poor feet never get minded in winter & I believe the micro pedi nani if fab!
    Heard loads about the Boots Radiance Balm & I think a definite must to pick up.
    Like you I like to wear little or no makeup in the summer. My go to if I need something is a good
    auld BB Cream or tinted moisturiser with spf

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    1. Thanks Eimear! The Micro Pedi is fab, and I don't have to hide my feet now for the rest of the summer :) x

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  3. I do love that botanics radiance balm, perfect for the auld glow. The SPF sounds really good. Were you in and out of water with it? I've always struggled to find a good waterproof face spf, the ones from boots break me out but then the more expensive ones are only good for the city not on hols. xx

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    1. I really want to try more from the Botanics range after loving the balm so much. Yes I was in and out of the Water with it in Crete and had no problems at all, and I have skin that burns in 2 seconds usually, that's why I'm always so careful and I have moles too. I breakout from certain SPF's too but definitely no problems with P20 x

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  4. i would love to try the cream! it sounds amazing!

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    1. It's a gem of a product to have, and I also swear by there face cream Grace! x

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  5. I love The Cream and the Radiance Balm is such a fab product! Don't think I could be without it! That blue nail polish is next on my Boots run! :)

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    1. The Cream is excellent, and I've really fallen for the Radiance Balm too. I love that Rimmel blue is called Port-A-Loo-Blue ;)

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  6. Eeeek you got the Botanics Balm! I need this in my life!! I also love my Avene water - their products are amazing!! xxx

    www.squidgymoments.ie xxx

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    1. I did get it and I love it and the price is just brilliant! I'm trying out the water and a moisturiser from Avene at the moment and loving them xx

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  7. The thermal spring water sounds so good! Also those nail polish colours are so pretty - I want them all :-D

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    1. The spring water is fantastic I'm using daily now. I can't get enough of the colours in the Rimmel line x

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