Product I have come back to this summer

My makeup doesn’t change too drastically from season to season but there are still some items which I come back to every summer and that barely get used throughout the rest of the year.

An obvious one is sun care, particularly body sun care which I don’t use in any other season but summer. I love Piz Buin, I’ve been known to spray it in winter just because the smell reminds me so much of summer and makes me so happy. I don’t usually find a huge difference between sun creams but I like Piz Buin, it’s a good, affordable suncream option. More recently I have also been reaching for Clarins Sun Care and Clinique Sun Protection both of which are excellent, light weight but offer UVA/UVB protection.

In terms of aftersun I have been using Garnier Aftersun Soothing Lotion and Vichy Capital soleil Aftersun SOS Balm for a while. If you are prone to burns then you simply can’t go away without the Vichy one but Garnier is a great affordable option. As a body cream I also love Garnier Oil Beauty, it leaves the most perfect sheen on the body but is still light weight.

There are three cheek product which i also use religiously in summer; Benefit Hoola, Benefit Coralista and Chanel Soliel Tan De Chanel. Although Hoola is a bronzer I use all year round, I find myself reaching for it a little more in the summer. Coralista however is one I rarely use outside the summer months but find it gives the most perfect glow and coral tine to the skin which I find goes particularly well with tanned skin. After putting off buying Chanel Soliel Tan De Chanel for a few years when it originally came out I am almost finished mine and still really loving it. I find it to just add a natural looking bronze look to the skin without making makeup look cakey.

Although I love the Juicy Couture perfumes for summer I find them to be quite heavy to travel with which is why I have been reaching for my Stella McCartney Fragrance more, its the perfect light summer scent which isn’t too sickly sweet but instead is quite floral and that I have in a perfect smaller, handbag friendly size.

Theres something I love about using the products I reserve more for summer, it makes me so happy…


  1. 16th July 2015 / 12:59 pm

    Benefit bronzers and blushers are all year round must-haves for me! No one does blush quite like them. I love the bottle design for Stella's perfume. Yet to catch a sniff myself

  2. 16th July 2015 / 4:48 pm

    I totally agree, products that I only use in summer are so uplifting and bring back such happy, fun and sunshine filled memories! Lovely, post. I think that I may need to just cave and get that corlaista blush already 🙂
    Beautyosaurus Lex

  3. 16th July 2015 / 6:43 pm

    I really want to try the Chanel bronzer but I'm scared it'll be too dark for my pale skin.
    I love the packaging of that perfume – gorgeous!
    Leanne xx

  4. 16th July 2015 / 6:53 pm

    I haven't used Coralista in months, I'm definitely going to bring it back out again. x

  5. 19th July 2015 / 3:32 pm

    I love Benefit's Hoola bronzer. Definitely a staple in my make up collection

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