Tuesday 21 April 2015

My Sunny Day Essentials.

The weather has been glorious in Manchester these past couple of weeks, so much so I've left the house sans coat on a few occasions (wahey!) so I thought now would be as good a time as any to let you in on my hot day necessities. 
We all know by now about my OSS (oily skin syndrome) so a mattifying primer and a mattifying foundation are (usually) musts for me on sunny days. I lived in the Bourjois Happy Light Matte Serum Primer (£10.99) all of last year and I plan to break it out again this Summer. It makes my foundation last and keeps me from looking overly shiny throughout the day. Base-wise, the Loreal Infallible 24hr-matte Foundation (£6.99) is right up my street - I've been loving this foundation recently and it's going to come in handy in the fast approaching warmer months. Easily one of the best drugstore foundations I've come across in a long while. 
To set all that in place, a girl needs her powder. Bourjois' Silk Edition Powder (£9.99) has been my favourite these past few weeks. A non-cakey formula that sets everything in place with a light dusting, and keeps my face looking matte for ages. 
Lip balm is a must for me all year round, but one containing SPF is essential for Summer. The Body Shop's Vitamin E Lip Care (£4.50) is perfect for such days - it contains an SPF of 15 whilst the Vitamin E works to soften dry lips. I love it. 
My fragrance of choice any time of the year is Emporio Armani Diamonds (£39.50 for 30ml). I love the scent of this (but I can't describe it), it just smells sophisticated. I love it so much I have the 30ml for my handbag and the 100ml to keep at home. 
Lastly is, of course, a pair of Sunnies. These ones (£5.99) are from H&M and are still available now. Sunglasses are my weakness, I just love them. I think it's because so many styles suit my face shape that I find it hard to go wrong when buying a pair. I've still yet to purchase a pair of Raybans (I'm terrified I'd lose them or break them) but for now, pretty ones that don't cost an arm and a leg will do.

I tend to have a love/hate relationship with Summer. As much as I love fake tan and sunglasses, being sweaty and unable to wear snuggly jumpers makes me sad.



  1. Great post. I hate being sweaty and sticky in the summer. Since I live in very warm climate summer can be a real challenge.


    1. I applaud you. I couldn't live somewhere where it's good weather all the time. xo

  2. Gah bourjois please start selling in America! That primer look so lovely since my skin is pretty oily. Also, what a GREAT deal on those sunnies!


  3. I really want to try the Bourjois primers they sound amazing! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog


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