From left to right, here is a round up of my summer faves this hot season. These are my essentials to keep you feeling refreshed and cool and take you from the beach through to a night out...
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh EDT
This fruity and floral fragrance is the perfect scent for summer. It's playful, flirty and fun, not to mention the bottle is adorable with pink, yellow and white daisies covering the gold lid. I prefer this to the original daisy fragrance, as it is much sweeter and fresher. I find the scent lasts well on my skin and I always get compliments when I wear this! Contains notes of: Raspberry, Grapefruit, Pear, Violet, Wild Rose, Apple Blossom, Musks, Cedarwood, Plum.
I'm not a beer drinker at all, my go to drink is a glass of red wine which isn't exactly the nicest on a hot summers' day! So I'm happy to have finally found a refreshing summery drink. Introducing APPLEJACKS Cider, which is made from premium New Zealand apples and cut with 42Below vodka. It doesn't taste sugary sweet like other ciders I've tried but instead has a clean crisp taste to it. The 42BELOW vodka also adds a slightly sour taste to it too - so refreshing! Perfect for days at the beach, afternoon barbecues and of course those summer music festivals!!
Ultraceuticals UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+
This ticks all my requirements for a daily moisturiser - hydrates, protects me from harmful sun rays, doesn't block my pores, has anti-ageing benefits, isn't greasy and sits well under makeup. The high UVA & UVB protection in this moisturiser is such a necessity for my skin, I have pigmentation from when I was on Roaccutane few years back so I have to be very careful with sun exposure because it instantly gets darker! But I don't want to slap on any old greasy sunscreen and compromise being able to wear a face of makeup during the day, so this product is so perfect for me as its lightweight and fast absorbing too.
Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment
I just got my hands on this the other week at the first Talk Beauty NZ event! It's a saviour for my dry hair that has been exposed to the sun and surf repeatedly lately. And it doesn't weigh my hair down like other treatments I have tried. This leave in treatment promises to:
1. Add shine, smoothness and softness
2. Control frizz and fly-aways
4. Strengthen fragile hair
5. Prevent split ends
6. Detangle and create manageability
7. Protect against heat styling
8. Enhance natural body
9. Repair dry damaged hair
10 Protect hair colour with UVA and UVB filters
11. Prevent chlorine and sun damage
It's also PETA approved and paraben free. What more could a girl want :)
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray
Help prevent makeup meltdown during these hot summer days! I purchased this over a year ago but only just properly started using it and I'm hooked! It helps to lock all my makeup in place so I don't have to worry about eyeshadow ending up halfway down my face later in the day. And overall my oily little face doesn't look as shiny as it usually does which is great!
Got an essential summer item you can't live without? Let me know in the comments!
This post was made possible thanks to APPLEJACKS - all thoughts/opinions are my own!