Thursday, 5 June 2014

The Summer edit...



Summer is my favourite time of the year and I do find myself planning for the warmer months before winter has even begun. I am not just talking holiday destinations, I am talking makeup, skincare and fashion.To better show my love for this season I thought I would do a mini series of posts dedicated to everything summer specific from hair care to ice tea.

To start things off I thought I would share a few things that I acquired especially for Summer 2014. All the other posts will be more theme based.

Rms Beauty Buriti Bronzer. For me holidays and bronzed skin go hand in hand, however I don't really remember the last time I was actually tanned from the sun. It is just with relatively few sunny days and some serious sunscreen layering it doesn't happen. And to be honest sun tan might look good but melanoma really does not appeal in the slightest. So yes I am totally faking my holiday glow. It can be tough finding a natural looking bronzer and generally I prefer powders, but I was sent a sample of Buriti bronzer and I was pleasantly surprised.



It blends in seamlessly and just gives that fresh from the beach complexion, not orangy, not muddy,just right. It really looks great dabbed on the eyelids too. A perfect multitasker. It would work as a bronzer on light to medium skin tones. Might work as a highlighter on darker skin tones.

Lumiere D'Opale. For the past ten years shimmer oil has been my summer tradition. Every evening meal, cocktails, any excuse to use it really. And of course I would not go on holidays without a bottle. I used to use Nuxe but as I haven't been one hundred percent happy with the ingredients list, so it was time for change.
Opale shimmer oil feels a little thick when first out of the bottle, but it absorbs really well and leaves my skin super soft without any residue (well apart from the shimmer).







It smells delicious, just like pina colada, yet it is not an overpoweringly strong smell ( I need to put my arm right next to my nose to smell it). I think this might have become a new seasonal staple.

Isa's Restoratives Lilac Rouge. I am not big on make-up in the summer, and if it is day time lipstick and maybe bronzer is the limit for me. Which is why I really liked the idea of this two in one balm. It works as a tinted lip balm and blush.







 The ingredients are simple Macadamia and avocado oils infused with alkanet root, beeswax and lilac fragrance. It really does smell like lilacs, really fresh and sweet. It gives just a hint of rose colour on the lips, but on the cheeks it gives a lovely natural looking flush. Just perfect for a more relaxed daytime look.

Intensae Emmeline. When it comes to nail varnish my usual choice for summer would be bright coral or orange, but I already have quiet a few of those all slightly different yet similar. I wanted something from the other end of the spectrum, since blue is in season it seemed like a good choice. This is a sort of ocean blue colour, the finish is matt but still glossy.



I am very impressed by the quality of intensae, I only needed one coat, it goes on really smoothly and was dry in 1-2 minutes. I am not sure how many days it lasts, as I only just swatched it for the colour, but it looks great so as long as it lasts around three days I will be happy.

Now all I am missing is some actual summer weather.

14 comments:

  1. I love multi-purpose products, and Isa's Rouge sounds like it's right up my alley. :) A lip balm and a blush? Awesome sauce.

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    1. I think multi purpose products are a way to go in the summer, and Isa's is really fantastic xx

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  2. The shimmer oil looks really nicer on the skin i don't really have anything like this in my collection may be worth having a look :) x

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    1. Oh you really do need a shimmer oil! It makes legs look so good eve if they are not tanned, if they are, it makes the tan look 10 times better. this one has the advantage of smelling wonderful too xx

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  3. I love how simple and no-fuss your summer edit is. I've had my eye on that bronzer for a while now and I am very intrigued by the lip balm. Great Post!
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    1. that is exactlly what i was going for! i hope you enjoy the rest of the series xx

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  4. I have Lumiere d'Opale and love it! So shimmering but not too much, just pretty. The RMS bronzer looks lovely, as does the Isa's Restoratives lip product. I have their spot treatment and love it!

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    1. isn't it just the best?! Rms bronzer is like a hidden gem, you really need to try it to see how beautiful it is on xx

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  5. Isa's restorative lip tint looks beautiful, I'm digging the color and the ingredients. Lumière d'Opale's shimmer oil sounds great too. Looking forward to your summer series posts :) x

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    1. Isa's colour is just one of those suits all, understated great for minimal makeup summer looks. The shimmer oil adds a touch of glam without you having to make a huge effort. Fingers crossed you will enjoy the other posts :) xx

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  6. I love multi-tasking products and these look so great! Need my hands on the Buriti bronzer but I keep putting it off... :)

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    1. Me too! Buriti bronzer is beautiful, I think it will look great on you xx

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