My Summer Beauty List

Summer is officially here! And it brings with it  loads of new beauty products and make up ideas to play with! I enjoy changing my beauty routine every summer; From the colour of my nail polish to my make up products and body lotion, it makes me feel refreshed and fills me with positive energy.

Summer Glow with Garnier’s Summer Body Moisturiser 

Summer Body Light Who doesn’t like the glow of a healthy, tanned skin? As living in the UK makes it a bit difficult to get a tan, Garnier’s Summer Body is my next best thing. I love the gradual, natural-looking tan it gives to the skin! I’m always reluctant to use self tan products as I’m worried about the ugly patches they might leave on my body if I don’t apply them correctly. This one though is really easy to apply, you just need to remember to wash your hands after each application. And it also smells lovely!

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40

I recently tried on this foundation and it’s now in my list of products to buy before leaving for my holidays. Its texture makes the skin feel hydrated and it gives a natural coverage which is exactly what I need for my summer make up especially when on holidays in a hot country. The SPF40 adds extra protection to the skin, much needed when out in the sun.

Finding the Perfect Bronzer Powder

I’m using a bronzer powder all year long to give my complexion a warmer tone but in the summer I prefer a more intense sun kissed look. I’m always looking for the bronzer powder that can give me a natural glow without looking too heavy on my skin. This summer’s favourites are :

This limited edition powder comes in such a beautiful camellia  flower shape that it tempted me to buy it before even trying it on! It’s really light on the face and gives a natural golden sparkle for a just-came-back-from-the-beach look.

No matter how many new promising products come out, the Bare Mineral Bronzers have always been my absolute favourites year after year after year! I use this one as a blush during the winter to contour my cheekbones and all over my face during the summer for a tanned look. I love how it matches my olive skin and it lasts forever! Just a tiny bit of the product is enough to cover the face. Love it.

Clarins' limited edition bronzers are like summer in your hand. This year's embossed powder creation combines matte terracotta and soft beige with a glimmering gold heart, for a touch of complexion reflection. Pricey - yes, but this supersized buy will outlast its limited edition availability to be the hero of your beauty bag.
£30, Clarins

This was the year that I fell in love with Clarins! I wasn’t very familiar with the brand’s products before, but then I tried a lipstick, and a mascara, and an eye cream and then…I got hooked! This one is another great product which like all Clarins make up I have tried so far, minimises all skin imperfections and gives great coverage and a radiant glow.

Nails! Colourful Nails!

One of the best things about summer is all these vibrant  and fun nail polish colours! Can’t wait to get my hands on these ones!


Coral Calling Nail polish collection

haute in the heat - reds by essie

Enjoy the sunshine 🙂

Eleni, xx



    • June 21, 2015 / 9:23 am

      I love how light it feels on the skin! Hate heavy make up in summer x

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