To kick of my guest bloggers we have the lovely Kayleigh who writes the fabulous blog Couture Girl which I have been reading for a while now as it’s the perfect balance between beauty and fashion. Today Kayleigh will be sharing her favourite beauty items for the summer. Don’t forget to also follow her on Twitter and Instagram
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Hi everyone! My names Kayleigh and I write the beauty blog Couture Girl. When the lovely Sabrina published a post looking for guest bloggers while she’s away on her holiday, I jumped at the chance. A Little Obsessed is one of my favourite blogs so I’m feeling very honoured to be writing a post for you all today. I hope you enjoy!
As Summer is fast approaching, I thought it’d be nice to share some of my favourite Summer beauty products. I don’t know about you but whenever the seasons change, the products I use change too. I really like natural dewy skin, messy beach hair and a golden bronze tan throughout the warmer months with a pop of colour here and there to brighten things up. With that being said, here are the products I’ll be using this summer …

 The Body Shop Body Butters (Strawberry & Mango)

I’m sure you’ve all heard of these lovely body butters as they’re one of The Body Shops most popular products and I can definitely see why. The two scents I use are Strawberry and Mango and they smell incredible – perfect fruity scents for the Summer months. I find them incredibly moisturising too and they sink into the skin so effortlessly. If you like using tan in the summer (which I’ll talk about next), then you must try one of these body butters as it makes the application process much smoother and streak-free.
St.Tropez Tanning Lotion
Lets face it, when the weather gets warmer, clothes get smaller. Whether its strappy dresses, denim shorts or bikinis, we’re usually flashing a lot more flesh in the Summer months. I don’t know about you but having a tan makes me feel much more confident to show to some skin so I’ll always have a bottle of fake tan to hand during the summer months. This one from St.Tropez is great for providing a natural olive glow without looking orange or over the top. I usually apply it with a tanning mitt just before bed and leave it to work its magic overnight. I go to bed looking like casper the friendly ghost and wake up looking like I’ve been soaking up the sun on holiday. Yippee!
Clarins BB Cream
As I said earlier, I really like natural dewy skin in the Summer as the thought of wearing a thick and heavy foundation on warm days just isn’t appealing. I usually opt for foundations with light coverage or BB Creams which are just perfect when you’re after a light, natural and effortless base. This new release from Clarins is fabulous as it isn’t as thin as other BB creams I’ve tried. Its more comparable to a lightweight foundation which is great as it still gives me a good medium coverage without feeling heavy. I find it gives my skin a lovely radiant and natural glow too. The only problem I have with it is the shade – 01 (the lightest shade) is still too dark for my skin. However, I’m hoping when I get a bit of a tan that it will work for me as the formula is beautiful!
Nourish Cooling Toning Mist
If you’re prone to getting a bit hot and flustered when the weather warms up, this product will be a life-saver for you. As the name states, it cools and tones the skin and can be spritzed on bare skin or over makeup. I’ve been using it on bare skin and it instantly refreshes and brightens my whole face. I imagine it will be perfect for those humid days when I need to cool down or refresh my makeup. It will be coming on holiday with me too as a poolside face refresher!
Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray
One thing lots of girls desire to have, especially in Summer time, is beach hair. Natural tousled waves that look effortless, a little bit messy but still chic. Well, with the help of Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, beach babe hair is easy to achieve. Spritz this spray over damp hair, allow your hair to dry and ta-da, perfect beach waves. I tend to go for the ‘messy’ hair look a lot more during the Summer months, particularly when I’m on holiday as humidity and hair straighteners are a no-no. Products like this are great for adding style to your hair without any any heat or effort.

 Topshop ‘Infrared’ Lipstick

I’m a huge fan of Topshop lipsticks and Infrared is my all time favourite. I find it the perfect summer lip shade – a bright, vibrant orange that looks great with a tan. Its really moisturising too, bonus!
Bourjois ‘Healthy Glow’ Cream Blush
Bourjois recently released a range of four cream to powder blushes which are absolutely fabulous. As I said earlier, dewy and ‘fresh’ looking skin is something I always strive for in Summer. I don’t like the idea of wearing lots of powders on my face when the weather is warm so cream blushes are great to pair with a light foundation or BB Cream. Although these Bourjois ones have a cream to powder formula, I find them somewhere in between as they aren’t too shiny or too matte – just right. My favourite shade from the range is Healthy Glow, a perfect peach. Can you tell I’ve got a thing for peach/coral/orange shades yet?

Models Own ‘Hedonist’ Nail Polish
From the Models Own’s Hed Kandi range, Hedonist is Summer nails in a bottle. Much like the Topshop Infrared lipstick, its a bright (neon!) orange shade which in my opinion is the ultimate Summer colour, does anyone else agree? I love wearing this on my toe nails with tan sandals or wedges.
Origins A Perfet World SP5  25 Moisturiser
Until recently, I never considered wearing SPF apart from when I’m laying on a sun lounger on holiday. However, after going for a ‘skin scan’ recently that showed me what was going on underneath the top layer of my skin, I discovered I had quite a bit of sun damage. This really spurred me on to start using a moisturiser with SPF in it so I splurged on Origins A Perfect World moisturiser. It contains antioxidant white tea and SPF 25 to protect the skin from UV rays and prevent premature line and wrinkles. Its nice and light too and sinks in really easily making it the perfect choice for the summer months.
So there we have it, my top products for Summer! I really hope you enjoyed my guest post, I had lots of fun writing it. Make sure you pop by my blog and say Hello if you get the chance, I’d love to hear from you!
What are your favourite Summer beauty products?

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I’ve been a pretty bad blogger over the last few days but life just got a little busy and motivation wasn’t as high as usual. I have been super busy with work and also events for LFW and launches. Last week I was lucky enough to be invited by The Body Shop to see some shows which they sponsored at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.

The first show I saw was Ones-to-Watch which is for up and coming designers which haven’t yet had a solo catwalk at LFW. Its really nice that you get a taste of four different designers especially as all four were quite different. Hellen Van Rees and Ming’s designs were a little more structural but still very beautiful! Hellen Van Rees had some very impressive head pieces whereas Ming has some amazing studding! Charlotte Simpson and Hana Cha’s designs were a little more wearable. Charlotte Simpson’s show featured beautiful pastels and sequins as well as some dresses that looked very heavy! My favourite however was Hana Cha’s show, give me anything black, white and studded and I will be happy but also the amazing long tassels looked mesmerising going down the catwalk!

Hellen Van Rees

 Charlotte Simpson

 Hana Cha

Ming

But as this is a beauty blog we have to talk about the makeup- which I loved and was exactly my kind of look. The makeup was by The Body shop whose Skincare I love but it was nice to see the makeup too! On the skin was the Body Shop BB cream which I have been using for a while and love (review here) the skin was kept dewy with the help of a radiance highlighter and the strong contour was achieved with the new Beauty Crush Collection contour. Eyes were kept quite neutral with an angular black eyeliner and teamed with nude lips.

Did you catch any shows at LFW?
I have another post coming soon about two more shows- so keep an eye out!

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Although I no longer want/expect high coverage from a foundation I still want a decent coverage so find that BB creams are usually too light for me. Nevertheless I took this All-in-one BB Cream from The Body Shop on holiday with me in the hope I could get some wear out of it.

This BB cream is relatively new and is a white cream which then transforms to suit your skin tone. It has capsules which are filled with pigments and burst when applied, when you look at the cream straight out of the tube it actually looks like an exfoliator but it actually applies smoothly. It is suppose to adapt to your skin tone but there are three shades to chose from light, medium and dark. I currently use medium and find it blends to match my skin tone quite well.

Although they sell it as a light coverage product I actually think the coverage is enough for the summer or for those who don’t want a heavy coverage foundation. It leaves the skin an even colour all over and you may just need a little concealer but best of all it is a dewy and hydrating product perfect for anyone who has dry skin like me. It leaves my skin looking very healthy and feels really light to wear.

I think the best way to apply this product is using your fingers due to the beads which burst whilst applying. Unlike most BB creams I have tried this is a slightly thinner consistency and isn’t sticky.

Although I really do love this BB cream and is one of the better ones I have tried I don’t think I will be reaching for it too much as the weather gets colder. However if you like tinted moisturisers or a light/medium coverage all year round this is a fab product to try!

This retails for £12 from The Body Shop
What BB Creams have you tried?
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Wednesday saw the end of London Fashion week, I was lucky enough to see a couple of shows and have a few added extras on top. I wasn’t planning to actually go however The Body Shop kindly invited me to go and see some shows which they were doing the makeup for at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue.

The first show was Fam Irvoll, she is from Norway but actually graduated from Central Saint Martins, the show was amazing and really different to most shows you would see at LFW. It was playful and colour as was the makeup, I did doubt that The Body Shop had such bright colours and was right. The brighter colours were actually paints although some of the blues were from TBS range.

I then got to see the Krystof Strazyna Ready-to-wear collection which was made up largely of stunning dresses, trousers and blouses. Unlike Fam Irvoll, Strazyna played it save and the makeup was also more wearable. The skin was bronzed and contoured, a graphic eye look and a pretty nude Body Shop lipstick.

I also got a haircut and blow dry at the Toni & Guy Blow Out lounge, it was one of my favourite haircuts and blow drys that I have had in a while. Sadly I have no photos of it as I then got a massage at the Handpicked Media LFW Lounge which flattened my hair quite a bit but was also fabulous!

Thanks to The Body Shop, Toni & Guy and Hand Picked Media for all the fabulous events.

I’m back at London Fashion Weekend on Saturday, will I be seeing any of you there?
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