My Summer Favourites

I've been wanting to do this post for a while because I love watching & reading about other people's seasonal favourites, so I thought you may want to hear mine. This Summer has been pretty fantastic in truth. I've definitely enjoyed going on holidays the most, trips to the beach & reading books! I've also enjoyed exploring the secondhand stores so I can pick up more things for redecorating my bedroom. I've been inspired by blogs & some of the things on this board.

Favourite Book Grace-A Memoir by Grace Coddington. This was one of the most anticipated fashion books of the year & it certainly lived up to its expectations. Grace has had one of the most inspiring careers in fashion & all its highlights are well documented in this book. I loved all the illustrations done by Grace & photographs throughout. If you want to know more about this book you can find my review here.

Favourite Beauty Products MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle & NARS' Laguna Bronzer. Admittedly my makeup routine has been pretty basic over summer but I haven't been able to live without either of these. The skinfinish leaves the most gorgeous natural highlight on cheekbones & makes a great eyeshadow colour as well. The bronzer is my new best friend for contouring & adding a bit of colour to my face whilst still looking naturally tanned.

Favourite Candle Tocca's Cleopatra Candle. This smells amazing as the scent is a blend of cucumber & grapefruit. Sometimes I get this out of its box just to let the fragrance perfume my room for a while. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous too & this miniature size is great for travel.

Favourite Lip Product Korres Lip Butters. Like the Tocca Candle these butters are packaged beautifully. The lip butter itself is super hydrating & melts into the lips. You also get the added benefit of subtle colour & scent as they are all tinted. These are an absolute makeup bag staple.

Favourite Nail Colour OPI's Mermaid Tears. This colour is pretty similar to what Leah used on my nails recently although a touch darker. It is the most beautiful green-blue colour ever & with a top+base coat it lasted two weeks on my toes without chipping.

Favourite Fragrance Jo Malone Basil, Lime & Mandarin Cologne. This smells divine & I'll be so sad when this miniature bottle runs out. This fragrance also lasts the longest on me during the day as well. 

Favourite Garment Glassons Crochet Top with sheer detailing. This top was in Glassons' post Christmas sale & I love it. It looks perfect with skirts or denim shorts. It is also navy, crochet & sheer, three elements I love in a shirt. 

Favourite TV Series Gossip Girl S1-4 (I haven't seen 5 or 6). I started re-watching Gossip Girl late last year & have been addicted all Summer. This show is just too good. Since I know who Gossip Girl is I've also been keeping an eye out for any clues/hints about their identity earlier on.

Favourite Accessory Bangles! 1) Lovisa in a sale & 2+3) Part of separate sets from Forever New. For some reason I always end up living in bracelets during Summer more than any other time of year. They're so great to layer & I love looking at them sparkle under the sunlight.

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