My summer beauty must haves

Now the sun appears to be staying in place for once, i thought that i would share my favourite summer beauty must haves.

If you are anything like me and are typically British aka: pastey white you will understand my need for fake tan. I am also really rubbish at applying fake tan, so Instead I use a gradual tan moisturiser instead. I have tried countless different ones and this one is by far my favourite. It smells so nice and leaves my skin feeling so soft.


I also use Sally Hansen airbrush legs. If you haven’t tried it, you have to. It is so amazing. It’s a bit like foundation for your legs is the only way to describe it. Basically you have to try it. Oh and it smells a bit like doughnuts.



I think that the perfect combo with a nice tan is a deep red nail varnish. I bought this one the other day. It’s from the Barry M gelly range. It’s super duper shiny and the colour goes with everything.




A good daily moisturiser is key anytime of year but even more so in the summer. I have heard so many great things about Nivea but haven’t really ever tried many of their products but this is perfect in my skin. My skin has felt so soft and it has even helped keep it clear and blemish free. It’s such a good staple for everyday and is inexpensive you should definitely try it .


So there we go, they are my summer must haves.

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Today I’m wearing

Today I’ve gone for another pyjama style trouser. I really love the slouchy feel and they are the most comfortable trousers you will ever wear. I usually like to wear them with a heel to give it that sports luxe type vibe. Today though, I have gone with my new shoes my friend bought for me from morocco. I posted about them yesterday too. I love them so much and again they are sooo comfy.

I think it must be this muggy weather we’re having but I am really going for the comfort at the moment. So I think these orchid print silk trousers are a perfect mix. I am also surprised to say I am loving the lilac, I think its such a difficult colour to wear, it always reminds me of bad bridesmaids dresses, but this print couldn’t be further from it.

Adding to the whole sports Luxey type thing, I wore my grey sweat top that has really cool quilted shoulders, which I think toughens up the feminine floral print.

I accessorised today with neon pink, diamant√© earrings and a chunky silver bangle. I think the pink offsets the trousers nicely and it isn’t too much of a contrast when combined with a muted colour like my grey jumper. I also thought they looked quite cool with my freshly painted nails…still trying to get the hang of the whole nail art/nail pen thing. This is my second attempt, what do you think?

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Earrings- River Island
Jumper- Whistles
Trousers- Whistles
Bangle- bought from a market in Spain
Peace Ring- primark
Pink nail varnish- Barry M
Cream nail varnish- Essie
Nail art pen- Barry M







Barry M Nail Pen

So far, I have yet to get on the bandwagon of the latest nail art craze. I have obviously seen different designs and products in all my usual fashion mags and have been meaning to get involved for a while.

Well I accidentally, broke my spending ban yesterday when I was on my, what has become an almost daily trip to Boots. I was actually searching for one of the new gelly varnishes from BarryM but found they had completely run out. Gutted.

But, all was not lost. I discovered the different colour nail art pens they have to offer. I actually nearly went for a models own one as it was in a cute little box(I know that is completely irrelevant) and it had little instructions on how to use the two applicators, which I quite liked as a new user. They also had loads of really fun, summery pastel colours.

I finally decided to go for the BarryM plain black one in the end as it was ¬£2 cheaper(save the penny’s) and I did think that as a first time experiment that may well turn into a one time thing, it was probably best to go with the cheaper,simpler option.

This is my first time effort, turns out I am possibly the least ambidextrous person ever. I had fun doing it though, I would definitely recommend having a pop.
What do you think? Is it worth me investing in other colours?

Nail art pen: BarryM in black £4.99