Summer/Spring Essentials | CharlotteBehappy










So the weather's getting warmer! Maybe this post is a bit earlier than needed but it's better to be prepared. Here are some various makeup, hair, skin and random necessities that we all need for the summer/

Vampire Weekend - Contra // This album is absolutely amazing. It's so summery and happy and I definitely recommend anything by VW but especially this one. An album review here. I'd also recommend Oasis - What's the story (morning glory)? Which I've also done a review for.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder // Usually, when the weather gets warmer we tend to sweat, or we tend to get oilier. A powder like this is important to conceal shine and set makeup so it doesn't melt off your face. It's cheap, and this one's in shade Translucent so it doesn't look cakey.

Benefit High Beam // When the weather's nicer it's nice to have glowing healthy looking skin. This is the sample size high beam, but it adds a lovely glow/sheen to the cheek bones for highlighting to just to make the skin looking healthy.

Revlon Lip Butter Berry Smoothie // I for one tend to avoid matte lipsticks in the summer. I like glossier products like this lip butter. It's a nice muted pink shade with slight glitter in it that's nice and summery and would suit basic eye makeup. 

Revlon Nail Polish Raspberry Rapture // Let's get rid of the navy's and deep reds and get in the neons and brights! This is a bright red fuchsia pink which looks great on the nails and toenails. It's summery and this one is opaque and shiny.

L'oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint // In summer I go for lighter foundations like this one. It has a weightless feel but covers redness but allows my freckles to come through. It has SPF too, preventing UV rays from damaging the skin. It has a long lasting power and as it's more on the matte side then dewy, doesn't give you a shiny face.

Batiste Dry Shampoo // Summer = Heat = Sweat = Greasy hair. For day 2 hair that needs jazzing up, dry shampoo is a life saver. Just spray it in your roots and absorbs oil in your hair as well as giving it texture and volume. This one has a nice coconut summer smell.

Garnier After Sun // For some people (like me), it's easy to get burnt. After sun is a saviour as it moisturises the really dry burnt patches and leaves a cool soothing feel to this skin. This one's okay, but it's the only one I could find. The Aloe Vera Bodyshop one is the best one I've tried though.

Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash // A nice summery sugary scent. It smells of lime and sugar which is refreshing for spring/summer mornings. It's foamy as well which all shower gels need to be.

Accesorize Sunglasses // These were £10, and have obviously copied the rayband style. Oh well. Sunglasses can make an outfit look great, as well as protecting your eyes from UV rays, and making it easier to see.

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