8 FAVOURITES FOR GLOWING SUMMER SKIN.

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Summer beauty is all about the skin. I love pared back makeup when the weather warms up, in fact no makeup at all, bar perhaps a tinted moisturiser and a generous application of lip balm. There are all manner of ways to achieve glowing summer skin, and today I'm sharing eight of my favourites.






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I'm all for several types of sunscreen to protect my skin. I usually carry a clear SPF stick of some form to top up my nose and cheekbones when they're looking a little red. I think the Vichy one is great, it has a lovely light texture and is really affordable. My latest find has been the No7 Shimmering Lip & Eye Screen, a similar idea but with a beautifully subtle champagne tint. Although designed for eyes and lips, I'll use my fingers to apply this along my cheekbones too for a subtle glow and added protection.

I feel there's a slight theme with the honey. Banila Co's Honey Essence is a well known and well documented favourite of mine, as it gives the skin the most enviable glow. There's no sparkle, no shimmer, no greasiness, it's a lovely, tactile formulation that glides on and leaves my skin looking healthy and dewy.

I wanted this post to include a mixture of skincare and makeup, and how can I forego mentioning a highlighter? I've really been enjoying using liquid highlights of late, something versatile that you can melt into the skin with your fingertips, or mix into moisturiser should you so wish. Tom Ford's Shimmer Shot is, expectedly, divine, as is Burberry's Nude Radiance, although I mentioned a really good dupe for that here.

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Let's talk a little vitamin C, this time in the form of Indeed's Vitamin C24 cream - 24 because of the 22% L-Ascorbic acid + 2% hyaluronic acid spheres. It's an interesting formula, supposedly the HA spheres start off dehydrated, then fill with water in the skin, aiding absorption and stability of the vitamin C. Best used if you tend not to layer emollients, and if you don't like silicone then this won't be for you, but a great option for minimal skincare routines and if you want a powerful dose of vitamin C.

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I was recently sent some Farmacy goodies, c/o Cult Beauty and I've fallen in love with the Honey Potion. My skin feels so happily nourished after using it and I love the ethos behind the brand. As well as all things good from the hive, this mask includes seabuckthorn oil for an antioxidant kick. On the topic of masks, I love to keep my old favourite REN Glycolactic on hand as the chemical exfoliators makes my skin feel brand new.

Having a hint of tan to your complexion can really bring it alive and give it a healthy glow - I just like to fake mine rather than tan naturally! And to do so, you need a convincing bronzer. Something silky and gorgeous, that'll meld beautifully with your skin and look impercetible from every angle. I actually have several favourites at the moment, starting off with The Body Shop's Honey Bronzer and Hourglass' Ambient Lighting bronzer for powders - I've been wearing the latter daily lately. In fact, Kiko have a blush-bronzer duo and the texture is impeccable. For liquids, I love the Maybelline BB bronzer, and the L'Oreal bronzer cushion is wonderful when properly blended. Otherwise, the NARS Laguna liquid  bronzer is beautiful and pretty fail safe.

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Cleansing cloths are a saviour for travel. When it's hot, I often go bare faced (other than sunscreen) or use a tinted moisturiser of some kind (I'm loving the Chanel CC cream at the moment) and I love to refresh my face with a wipe part way through the day as I feel it removes grime and congestion - some hardcore sunscreens can get that dry, grimey feeling after a while, you know? The Ole Henriksen Cleansing Cloths include vitamins and antioxidants to treat your face on-the-go, and they smell like sweeties too.

I'd love to hear your favourite products for a healthy, summer glow!



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18 comments

  1. I am loving your picks! (+ catching up with all your latest posts hehe) Are you planning to do a more in-depth review on the Farmacy products? I've heard so much about it; mixed reviews and it's quite hard to say how everyone feels about it hahha. I have the TBS Honey bronzer too - such a trusty lil thang which isn't too expensive ;-) I'm not a full coverage gal to begin with (even in winter) so summer is definitely all about the tinted moisturiser/sunscreen and I have my Omorovicza one and a new addition from Biore ^_^

    Cherie ✿ sinonym

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    1. I need to try the two tints you mentioned! I'll no doubt be talking about the Farmacy products again - I think of all the items, the honey mask is my favourite, although there are plenty of similar products in K-skincare as I'm sure you well know! I've been trying to cut down my skincare collection so I feel a product REALLY has to impress me these days to make the cut! xx

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  2. I really want to try the Tom Ford Shimmer Shot, I can imagine that using that underneath your foundation makes the skin look so stunning!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. It's a really gorgeous product, like you mentioned, applying just a smidge on my cheekbones underneath my base looks natural and wonderful! xx

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  3. Your photos are just gorgeous!! x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Heather! I'm so glad you enjoy them xx

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  4. I've heard so much about the Farmacy brand - definitely need to check it out.

    Fatima x www.fatimawrites.co.uk

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    1. Absolutely, I love the little trial kits on Cult Beauty - a great way to try xx

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  5. I've discovered so many products I want to try from this! The Indeed labs Vit C product looks brilliant, need to look into it.

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

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    1. I'm rather addicted to Vitamin C! I find the Indeed one is best for 'no makeup' days, which are quite frequent for me these days! xx

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  6. So much orange in these pictures! I still haven't had a chance to try anything Vitamin C related but once I use up a ton of my beauty products then it's next on my list. Also- great idea with carrying around some solid sunscreen

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    1. Haha, I suppose brands see it as the 'summer shade!', and solid spf has been my saviour on my travels! xx

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  7. Well, I kind of want to try everything you mentioned now! :-D Beautiful selection!

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! Always happy to enable ;) xx

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  8. The Tom Ford Shimmer Shot looks stunning! I love this REN face mask too :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. It's a fab old favourite isn't it? I can't see myself ever going off it! xx

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  9. Gorgeous picks!

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  10. Loving your blog and pictures! I just sent you an email about partnership with I'M FABULOUS COSMETICS at imfabulouscosmetics.com

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