Saturday, 30 July 2016

Chatty Summer/Beach Essentials


Hey guys, 

So, the lovely sunny weather is upon us. Kind of. 

Therefore, I'm going to keep up with the whole summer theme and do a 'Summer/Beach Essentials' post, as I'm feeling all holiday-ee (okay, so I just made up a word.)


The first items I'm sure are very obvious, but I thought I'd feature them anyway! As someone who has suffered with heat stroke before, I can vouch that it is not nice. Therefore, a hat is very much an essential. (This one is from Topshop, but was bought a while back so can't attach a link, I'm sorry!) Plus, I do love a good summer hat, although I never used to wear them, so this is how I ended up getting heat stroke. Not good. So yeah, stay safe guys!

Sunglasses are another absolute essential. As someone who has a very small head, finding sunglasses and hats to fit is quite a difficult task. Therefore, when I find a pair/a hat that I like and that actually fit, I hold onto them for as long as I can! However, my dad sat on my last pair of sunglasses and bent the handles, so I had to go and find another pair. Therefore, I went to Fat Face and purchased this pair of 'Jo Metal Arm Round Sunglasses', as Fat Face seem to be the only place to produce glasses that fit small heads. Damn you small head.


Another essential for the summer is a good old book. Here, I have featured Giovanna Fletcher's 'You're The One That I Want', which was last summer's read. However, I decided to re-read it, as I actually really liked it and ended up finishing it within two days as I couldn't put it down. Definitely will be purchasing 'Billy and Me' and 'Dream a Little Dream' this summer! And don't get me wrong, I do read and love other genres of novels, but, when it's summer, I just love to relax with a good chilled out romance novel.


Another point to be made about staying safe; (can you tell I had heatstroke?) always stay hydrated! I cannot stress this enough, honestly, it just makes you feel so bleh, and, as someone who suffers with eczema, it makes your skin feel so dry. If you're someone who isn't a huge fan of water, then maybe add in a bit of fruit (I picked strawberries), as it gives it a little bit of a sweeter taste and is super nice!


Well I obviously had to feature a make-up product didn't I? Well no, but I have anyway. This is my absolute favourite product when it comes to make-up in the summer. Even though it is a BB cream, it gives just the right amount of coverage, and I even wear it on a night out, as it lasts and lasts. Plus, it has SPF 25, so it's great to wear for both day and night! I use the shade 'Medium', yet would recommend 'Light' for people who are fair skinned (like me, I only use this when I fake tan or actually manage to get a hint of colour in the sun!) However, it blends super well, and you can build it up as much as you want. Definitely a summer staple in my make-up bag! Plus, it's only £6.99, so it's really good value for money! You can purchase it here.


Another obvious one, (sorry guys) is sun cream. And you're probably all rolling your eyes at the screen right now, as everyone knows to use sun cream! However, as someone who has a sister that is allergic to the sun, I can see how strong the UV rays are, and how badly they can affect your skin. Therefore, I'd recommend using at least factor 30 to start off with, as you really need to protect yourself, as we all know how dangerous the sun can be. Sorry for the mum comment by the way, I annoy my boyfriend so much, as I nag on to him about wearing sun cream all the time!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this little post about my Summer Essentials! What products do you love using over summer, and what are your essentials? I'd love to know in the comments! 

Much love amigos, 

Grace x

10 comments :

  1. Such a helpful post, considering I'm going away this month, this will be such a huge huge help! Lovely idea?x

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    1. Aw thank you so much❤️ Hope you have a lovely holiday! X

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  2. Great post girl! I've heard so much about that book and I can't wait to read it! x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN 

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    1. It's so good, I've just read Billy and Me and that was very good also! X

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  3. I love your picks!
    I agree, a summer hat is a big essential when on holiday! I think its something that people often overlook when packing for a trip! A cute one like yours makes everything that big better to! I have wanted to read that book for a while now! I loved the first one!

    Lovely blogpost!
    Francesca xx
    http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! It's really good, and I've just finished Billy and Me, it's so good isn't it! X

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  4. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

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  5. This is such a fab post! I love topshop hats I have a black felt floppy hat that's I'm pretty much attached to in summer! Xx

    Shan | missshanlouise.com

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    1. Thank you so much, and I love felt floppy hats, I have one that's burgundy that I'd wear all year round if I could! X

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