Summer Essentials

The weather is so strange at the moment, we are having rain, wind and sunny hot days in one week.  How is this possible? Has summer changed it's mind and not coming? Haha, I hope not, cause I love summer, it's my favourite time of the year.  

However, coming or not, I am always ready for summer and I have listed my favourite products to use.

Oils are essential for our beauty routine;  they provide extra hydration to the skin and hair and I like to use them every day for summer because they give an extra glow to the skin besides hydration.

♥ L'Oreal Paris Sublime Sunscreen Oil Spray SPF 15 - I find oil sprays easier to use at the beach than creams and this one nourishes the skin with the help of argan oil, vitamin E and shea butter. It's not greasy at all and easily absorbed. If you have fair skin, you must use SPF more than 15 on your body, probably 30 or 50. 

♥ Garnier Miraculous Oil - perfect for dry, tired and frizzy hair, this oil will provide extra hydration and can be applied on dry or wet hair.  I use it before blow drying my hair and a little goes a long way, plus it has a lovely fruity smell. (review here).

Le Petit Marseillais Huile sublimante body oil - I purchased this body oil when I was in Greece and I intend to have it with me the whole summer! I used it once or twice to try it and it is so light when applied, soaks immediately on the skin, softens any hard areas and leaves a nice glow.  Plus, it has a lovely flowery scent.

♥ L'oreal Sublime Bronze Nourishing body oil - I have been using this oil since last summer and I love it! It has four oils that give intense moisture to the skin and gives a natural-looking tan to the skin.  

In summer I prefer using body mists instead of heavy perfumes.  I like the light consistency of body mists and their flowery/fruity scents.  

I have been using Sheer Love from the Victoria's Secret collection of mists that has a sweet flowery scent.  Another favourite at the moment is the Beauticology Pink Grapefruit Body Mist. This one is lighter than Sheer Love and I take it with me at the gym and the bottle is small enough to even fit in my purse.

In summer, I always get a nice tan, without forcing myself to sit under the sun for hours.  I always wear my SPF and I love to wear a bronzer to compliment my tan and give my skin a nice glow.  

I recently purchased the Essence Shading Powder which is a light bronzing powder and highlighter. I also love my Sunkissed Bronzing Pearls that leave my skin feeling radiant and golden, like those girls in the commercials(!) .

Skincare! I use plenty of products in summer and my current favourites are:

♥ L'oreal Sublime Sun SPF30 - a good sunscreen is the most essential product to use in summer. I use it every day, I apply it every time I go outside and it goes with me when I go to the beach (review here). 

♥ Bielenda CC Cream - in spring and summer, I like to go with a lighter coverage. I use mostly BB creams and this is my first CC cream I have ever used. It gives me a smooth coverage, perfect for every day, and leaves my skin feeling healthier, brighter and fresh looking.

♥ I Love...Raspberry & Blackberry body butter - the name of this body butter says it all.  If you tried the I Love... creams and body butters, you know what I am talking about.  Incredible scent, great hydration without leaving a greasy body, what else you need from a body butter?

What are your essentials for summer?


  1. I really want to try out the Garnier Miraculous Oil, it sounds perfect for my hair in this season!

    Anika |

  2. Love this post!I like the sound of the spray on sunscreen oil and the Victoria's secret spray! X


  3. Its such awful weather today I'm worried that I slept so much over the Bank Holiday weekend I slept through Summer! Thankfully I'm off on to Spain in a months time so this post is very helpful.

    Victoria x

  4. All the products you mentioned sound so lovely! I really want to try the Garnier Miraculous Oil!

    Amelia |

  5. Sunscreen oil, a fresh perfume/spray and bronzer&highlighter are my essentials. I like to have glowing skin :)

    Ela BellaWorld

  6. I've never heard of spray oil sunscreen! Wow, sounds great! Thanks for sharing!


    Tamara -

  7. I love your picks :) I agree that weather is a bit all over the place lately, but I hope summer is just around the corner :) I love oils on my skin, too, but sometimes that greasy feeling really annoys me :D I better try some of these soon :) Thanks for sharing xx

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  8. All the products sound amazing! I have always loved body oils and the L 'Oreal Sublime Bronze is definitely one I want to try as soon as possible. I love your photos, xoxo

  9. I'm so so scared of using anything with the name 'bronze' in it ever since I tried the L'oreal Sublime Bronze oil and broke out in a bunch of hives! First thing I've ever been allergic to. I love the look of the bronzer in the circular-ball format and anything raspberry scented is amazing!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  10. I really like body oils, I use the Victoria's Secret dry oil sprays at the moment.

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

  11. Ah Victoria's Secret do the best scents, don't they? I haven't been into a store for ages so I totally want to go pick a few up now xx

  12. The Sunkissed Bronzing Pearls look gorgeous, I haven't tried anything from Essence. New follower xx

    Phoebe & Abida |

  13. The Sunkissed Bronzing Pearls look gorgeous, I haven't tried anything from Essence. New follower xx

    Phoebe & Abida |

  14. That I Love Body Butter though����
    I love oils to tame the frizz.. Will check out this one from Garnier..I love Mythic Oil from L'Oreal if you need a great pre wash conditioning as well to use on dry hair.. It is quite rich though..

    Much Love..xx����❤️��

  15. I find spray oil SPF much more convenient too, lovely post :)

  16. Those bronzing pearls reminded me of my Avon bronzing pearls that I used to love but have completely forgot about them!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  17. I only use oil-based sunscreen - I don't get along with creamy ones at all! I need to try the VS body mists as well, the look stunning!

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    Alice xo

  18. So many great products. I need to check them out.

  19. Oooh, the products look good. Out of all these I've only tried the Sheer Love Mist. I'm particularly interested with the Sunscreen Oil Spray. Though I haven't seen them at our counters.

    Mica ♡ There's More to Mica // Instagram

  20. The bronzing pearls look stunning, they look similar to the Contour Rocks from Contour Cosmetics which I really want to try. Great post, thanks for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  21. Wow, great products. Thanks for sharing x

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  22. great products ! i might need to pick some of these up

  23. Lovely! I like the sounds of the L'oreal body oil, sounds wonderful. I have been using lots of oils at the moment on body the body & face. Great finding out about ones I haven't tried.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Laura xo

  24. Yesssssss Garnier hair oil is THE BEST
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    Hannah | Whoops It's Hannah

  25. Lovely collection of products. Weather has been insane here as well, though we've had a couple of sunny days now :D
    xo Anne - Doves & Roses

  26. Spray oil sunscreen sounds really nice. They all look great products for Summer and must have. x

  27. Great post!

    Emily xo