It does seem to be cooling down just a little in London but I feel that we can’t complain too much as we have had some glorious days filled with sun and sometimes almost unbearable heat. I must admit that I like that sun. I feel that I shouldn’t but getting a real tan still fills me with joy although i am trying my best to stay sun safe and I should probably point out that I am very lucky that I don’t typically burn.

I am always most careful with my face and really try to avoid having my face in the sun as the thought of wrinkles and age spots scares me. If I am not wearing makeup than I love the Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream for face but otherwise go for the Radical Skin Perfecting Screen as I find it sits perfectly under makeup. When I am sitting out in the sun I always have a hat, I picked up this straw one from New Look recently and I really like it, if I forget my hat or I’m at the beach then I often use a scarf/towel/t-shirt to shield my face as well as always wearing a pair of sunglasses, I am in love with my Quay pair at the moment!

I am slightly less careful with my body and do like to tan a little although I am making an effort to use a higher SPF, recently I have been going for the Clinique SPF 30 Body Cram which isn’t sticky and has protected my skin really well over the last few weeks.

To stay hydrated I think refillable bottles of water are the best, I always have one in my handbag and one in the fridge along with a facial spray to keep me cool throughout the day.

The Vichy Capital Soleil is in my opinion the best aftersun and I always take a bottle on holiday with me for any burns and it has helped some of my family/friends that have really been quite significantly burnt. If there is no sign of redness but I just want to cool the skin a little and keep it hydrated then I reach for Garnier After Sun and the Nivea Sun In Shower Refreshing Aftersun  which is quite a nice summer body wash. I don’t usually keep my aftersun in the fridge but I completely get why people do, might start doing it too.

I’m sure in a couple of weeks I’ll do another similar post with what sun care products I am loving on holiday.

Since my camera is currently getting fixed
I don’t have any of my own photos to share with you so I thought I would share
a quick summer wishlist. As you may know I am lucky enough to be going on
holiday again for the whole month of August and I am already excited but have a
long wishlist I thought I would share…
Navy is probably my favourite bag colour
other than black and brown, as I think it is still very versatile! As this one
is somewhere between a navy and a royal blue it’s perfect for both summer and
winter plus for under
£40 it’s a bit of a bargain (from Zara)!
Summer outfits to me should be simple and
beautifully accessorized with stunning bright shoes such as these orange
heels
from Missguided and chunky gold jewelry. This NewLook necklace
caught my eye as I love the green and it’s got a slightly old fashion feel
although it still remains very modern.
Primark
is now available on ASOS
and it looks like they have some good picks, this
dress caught my eye especially at just £10! (plus student discount on ASOS!)
I currently love bikinis and really can’t
wait to spend a good few days just lounging in the sun. If, like me, you have a
larger bust I think it is so important to get a good bikini bra even if you do
have to spent a little bit more. I think the sized ones always look so much
nicer than the simple triangle ones that girls with smaller chests can get away
with. I love the Figleaves
bikinis
* and they do my size! I think this
sailor bikini
is super cute and looks very flattering!
I’ve been looking for leopard
print trousers
for a while; they have to be the perfect material, cut and
pattern so that they don’t look cheap. I think these Topshop ones are would
look beautiful on holiday during both day and night with a tan and high heels!
What’s on your current summer wish list?

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*PR Collaboration

 As I am sure you all know the last few days have been London Fashion Week and I was lucky enough to see a few shows as well as visit the Handpicked Media Lounge. The first event I went to at the suite was for New Look where they were showing their latest collection and their cosmetics.

If I am completely honest I don’t go into New Look as much as I probably should do but the event really opened my eye to how great their clothes are! They had some fabulous jackets and boots for really affordable prices that were also nice quality.

In the room they had the Kelly Brook Lingerie which I was pretty impressed with especially as they come in quite large sizes as that can be hard to find on the high street. Even the knickers from the normal range are really nice and inexpensive, I am already planning to go and buy a few.

They also had the Gold By Giles makeup range which I hadn’t seen before I am yet to have a good play with it but there are a few things that look really good!

The only bad thing to come from the event is that I now have a long wishlist that will set me back over £100 but it has got me very excited for autumn!

Huge thanks to HPM and New Look for the event- it was great fun!

What do you think of New Look? Have you tried their Gold By Giles range yet?
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