My Summer Essentials for 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014

 Hey everyone,
In the spirit of Summer I decided to show you my essentials for the sunny months.
Whether you're at the beach or just in your garden, a good book is a must have for Summer. The book I'm (re)reading at the moment is IT by Alexa Chung. This is pretty much the bible of all things cool. It's a super easy read and is full of great fashion and beauty tips. Still trying to find that perfect Summer read? Don't worry, Alexa's got your back!
The next essential is a lip balm with an spf, to protect your lips from the sun. I like to use the Nivea Hydro Care balm, which has an spf of 15, so I don't have to worry about getting burnt lips when I'm sunbathing!
Another product that I think is a must have for the sunny months is a bright nail varnish. During Summer you'll never see my sporting a nude or muted nail varnish, it's all about the brights in Summer! This one is No7 Gel Look Shine Summer Nail Colour in 'Lemon Drop'.
The next essential is a bit of a no brainer, but it's a pair of sunglasses. I bought these ones from Primark for around £2 and I absolutely love them, even if the round frames make look a little like an insect.
I speak from experience when I say this, that when it's sunny, a hat is a must. I burnt the top of my head the other day, and since then I really haven't stopped wearing this hat from Joules. Wearing a hat like this means you're protecting your head from the sun, while also looking reasonably stylish in the heat.
Finally, my latest obsession has been this FujiFIlm Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera. You've probably seen people talking about these left right and centre so I'm going to spare you the details! These cameras are perfect to have in your bags on days out!
What are your summer essentials?


  1. This is the second time I've seen Alexa Chung's book on a blogpost today. My summer essentials is pretty much a light foundation, a good lip balm, and a dress which I can dress up or dress down with ease.

    Alaina x

    1. It is such an amazing book! And I agree with all your essentials xx

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  3. I like this post! Its summer where I live now so its helpful! Im thinking of getting one of those camera's :) what are they like? x

    1. I really love them, they take great pictures and I think it's really nice to have it printed off straight away xx