My Summer Beauty Favourites

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Summer Beauty Favourites, Summer Beauty Products, UK Beauty Blog, Beauty Blog Favourites, Couture Girl Blogspot, Summer Beauty, Summer Beauty Essentials,
Summer Beauty Favourites, Summer Beauty Products, UK Beauty Blog, Beauty Blog Favourites, Couture Girl Blogspot, Summer Beauty, Summer Beauty Essentials,

Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a great weekend and enjoying the sunshine. I've been shopping for some holiday essentials today so expect a post all about the things I've been buying very soon. I recently wrote a guest post over on Sabrina's blog but I want to share it on my own blog too, just incase you missed it over there. Instead of doing a normal 'favourites' post this month, I thought I'd share my Summer Beauty favourites instead as these are the products I've been using a lot lately or am likely to start using over the next few weeks and on my holiday.

I don't know about you but whenever the seasons change, the products I use change too. I really like natural dewy skin, messy beach hair and a golden bronze tan throughout the warmer months with a pop of colour here and there to brighten things up. With that being said, here are the products I'll be using this Summer ...

The Body Shop Body Butters (Strawberry & Mango)
I'm sure you've all heard of these lovely body butters as they're one of The Body Shops most popular products and I can definitely see why. The two scents I use are Strawberry and Mango and they smell incredible - perfect fruity scents for the Summer months. I find them incredibly moisturising too and they sink into the skin so effortlessly. If you like using tan in the summer (which I'll talk about next), then you must try one of these body butters as it makes the application process much smoother and streak-free.

St.Tropez Tanning Lotion
Lets face it, when the weather gets warmer, clothes get smaller. Whether its strappy dresses, denim shorts or bikinis, we're usually flashing a lot more flesh in the Summer months. I don't know about you but having a tan makes me feel much more confident to show to some skin so I'll always have a bottle of fake tan to hand during the summer months. This one from St.Tropez is great for providing a natural olive glow without looking orange or over the top. I usually apply it with a tanning mitt just before bed and leave it to work its magic overnight. I go to bed looking like casper the friendly ghost and wake up looking like I've been soaking up the sun on holiday. Yippee!

Clarins BB Cream*
As I said earlier, I really like natural dewy skin in the Summer as the thought of wearing a thick and heavy foundation on warm days just isn't appealing. I usually opt for foundations with light coverage or BB Creams which are just perfect when you're after a light, natural and effortless base. This new release from Clarins which I was kindly sent from Escentual is fabulous as it isn't as thin as other BB creams I've tried. Its more comparable to a lightweight foundation which is great as it still gives me a good medium coverage without feeling heavy. I find it gives my skin a lovely radiant and natural glow too. The only problem I have with it is the shade - 01 (the lightest shade) is still too dark for my skin. However, I'm hoping when I get a bit of a tan that it will work for me as the formula is beautiful!

Nourish Cooling Toning Mist*
If you're prone to getting a bit hot and flustered when the weather warms up, this product will be a life-saver for you. As the name states, it cools and tones the skin and can be spritzed on bare skin or over makeup. I've been using it on bare skin and it instantly refreshes and brightens my whole face. I imagine it will be perfect for those humid days when I need to cool down or refresh my makeup. It will be coming on holiday with me too as a poolside face refresher!

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray
One thing lots of girls desire to have, especially in Summer time, is beach hair. Natural tousled waves that look effortless, a little bit messy but still chic. Well, with the help of Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, beach babe hair is easy to achieve. Spritz this spray over damp hair, allow your hair to dry and ta-da, perfect beach waves. I tend to go for the 'messy' hair look a lot more during the Summer months, particularly when I'm on holiday as humidity and hair straighteners are a no-no. Products like this are great for adding style to your hair without any any heat or effort.

Topshop 'Infrared' Lipstick
I'm a huge fan of Topshop lipsticks and Infrared is my all time favourite. I find it the perfect summer lip shade - a bright, vibrant orange that looks great with a tan. Its really moisturising too, bonus!

Bourjois 'Healthy Glow' Cream Blush
Bourjois recently released a range of four cream to powder blushes which are absolutely fabulous. As I said earlier, dewy and 'fresh' looking skin is something I always strive for in Summer. I don't like the idea of wearing lots of powders on my face when the weather is warm so cream blushes are great to pair with a light foundation or BB Cream. Although these Bourjois ones have a cream to powder formula, I find them somewhere in between as they aren't too shiny or too matte - just right. My favourite shade from the range is Healthy Glow, a perfect peach. Can you tell I've got a thing for peach/coral/orange shades yet?

Models Own 'Hedonist' Nail Polish
From the Models Own's Hed Kandi range, Hedonist is Summer nails in a bottle. Much like the Topshop Infrared lipstick, its a bright (neon!) orange shade which in my opinion is the ultimate Summer colour, does anyone else agree? I love wearing this on my toe nails with tan sandals or wedges.

Origins A Perfet World SP5  25 Moisturiser
Until recently, I never considered wearing SPF apart from when I'm laying on a sun lounger on holiday. However, after going for a 'skin scan' recently that showed me what was going on underneath the top layer of my skin, I discovered I had quite a bit of sun damage. This really spurred me on to start using a moisturiser with SPF in it so I splurged on Origins A Perfect World moisturiser. It contains antioxidant white tea and SPF 25 to protect the skin from UV rays and prevent premature line and wrinkles. Its nice and light too and sinks in really easily making it the perfect choice for the summer months.


So there we have it, my top products for Summer! What are your favourite Summer beauty products?

Lots of Love,

51 comments

  1. These products are super-summery and lovely!

    Ahhh, I love the sunshine and beautiful products that come with it! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.laylasmakeup.com

    http://www.layladbeauty.co.uk

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  2. lovely products. body shop butters are the best ! xo
    victoriasanusi.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love a bright nail and st tropez, tanned skin is an essential for summer!
    xx

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  4. I love the body shop body butters and the scents are delightful, I just find the formula a bit too sticky xx

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  5. I'd really like to try the surf spray! Lovely reviews :) Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  6. Really love the body butters from the bodyshop too, there great! check out my blog, ive only just started blogging! http://thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I do love The Body Shop butters but I've recently bought their Beautifying Oil (which I did a post about) and I love them. Definitely a new favourite for Summer.

    http://scrapbookofallsorts.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  8. Lovely collection, I've never used any of these products before but the cooling mist looks like something I'll need for summer ^^


    恵美より ♥
    http://emi-doll.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Oooo some really nice things :) i love all of them & i've already cracked out the fake tan - i have about 4! so it's been try them all scenario :D
    i have my fave kate moss lipstick in coral for my choice of shade for summer as it looks amazing for summer :D
    I'd love to purchase the bumble bumble surf spray :D the looks that you ca create with it looks amazing too! so i need this for summer plus it'd be handy for you for at the pool & beach :D beach babe ;) :P lol
    lovely post Kayleigh :D
    enjoy your holibags :D
    xxxx

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  10. I really would like to try the Nourish Cooling Toning Mist and I think it will be the next one to buy on my list. The Nourish sounds like a good natural brand and not too expensive so it's a must have :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Ila x

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  11. The Origins Perfect World sounds great! It's hard to find a moisturiser with an SPF higher than 15, but I dont really like putting sun cream on my face because it always feels to thick and sticky and makes my makeup slide around! I really want to try the bumble and bumble surf spray, I've heard so many good things about it!
    Eleanor x

    www.porcelaineleanor.blogspot.com

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  12. I've really been wanting to try a salt spray on my hair, but I'm not sure whether it will actually do anything. My hair can be pretty limp and lifeless at times. I'm sure I'll give into temptation and eventually give it a try though! Also, that blush looks really nice. I hope you're having a great summer!

    http://starrynightxxc.blogspot.com/

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  13. the bumble and bumble surf spray has been on my wishlist for soo long now! after reading this I feel like maybe I should just save for it and treat myself hehe xx

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  14. My summer picks would look a lot like this too! Love bumble and bumble surf spray, it's almost like my new addiction!

    Molly x
    Lyonsnotes.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. The strawberry body butter smells amazing x

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  16. Love the lipstick, gorgeous colour! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  17. i am loving orange/coral shades right now too :D the cream blush and nail polish seems perfect for the spring and summer :)

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  18. I love that Models Own polish, perfect for summer. x

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  19. St tropez is a must and i love the strawberry body butter.
    Need to try that lippy aswell!

    http://countrybumpkinlover.blogspot.co.uk/

    Han xxxx

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  20. I also love the body butters from The Body Shop, they're a little more expensive than what you'd find in Boots but they're a nice treat and the fruity scents are amazing for summer! I really want to try the Bourjois cream blusher too, I might have to get one :)

    Louisa's Notebook

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  21. These all seem like great products! I'd love to try a topshop lipstick but as I live in the US I'd have to order online and I prefer to see a lipstick in person. I almost bought the strawberry body butter and it's on my to get list because it smells so incredible, it's good to know it works well as a product too!
    xx Amber
    lovely-notions.blogspot.com

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  22. I love the dewy skin and messy hair look too.
    and of course bright lipstick.

    Kah-Feh Yen

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  23. I LOVE that lipstick from Topshop, too! And this is such a great post, I've got so many products on my wishlist now! Especially the BB cream and nail polish :)


    xoxo aly

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  24. I need tot try the body shop body butters, because i heard so many good things about it!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  25. These are all great summer products! I really want to try the Bourjois cream blush and salt spray. I have recently posted my summer favourites and hope that you will go and have a look and let me know what you think :)

    prettymissbybella.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I love bumble and bumble it gives such a lovely textured finish :) really nice picks the body shop body butters are great too! smell amazing x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  27. ah the st trope and infared are two of y favourites for the whole year around :) totally agree with the tan giving you more confidence to show more skin too! origins sounds lovely too, always trust your opinion in products :) xx

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  28. Great post! The Topshop lipstick looks gorgeous :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Love these choises! I'm quite addicted to the Bodyshop Bodybutters myself too, haha! I really really wanna try that b&b surf spray though!

    Verena xx

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  30. Great post I really want to try the bumble and bumble spray

    Shana

    xbeautybeatsx.blogspot.com

    x

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  31. Love this! The body shop body butters just so amazing!! The mango is definitely my favourite too! I mentioned it as well in my summer beauty faves!I think I have a sample of the bb cream from elle magazine - i can't wait to use it now :)

    Ellen xx

    http://ell-rose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. I really want to try that cream blush! Lovely post

    purple--flamingo.blogspot.com

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  33. Great post !!! I love all the products :) xxx

    gleamingspire.blogspot.com

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  34. St Tropez is my HG for the summer!! It's the perfect color!!

    Katie's Beautique

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  35. Nice list you created. Love them all. I saw your twitter posts that you needed followers to hit 4000 - you're almost there!!! I would love a follow back - thank you!!
    KIM
    http://www.mommieagain.com

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  36. I want to try Models Own nail polishes.

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  37. loving thew colour of that lippy x

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  38. So many lovely products, I really need to try the Bumble and Bumble surf spray! xxx

    loveontopxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. I adore that bourjois blush too! what a lovely post :) xxx

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  40. Nice post, I really love your blog! Would you like to follow each other with bloglovin'?
    X Anna

    www.fashionanna.com

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  41. I love all of these products, especially the Models Own nail varnish and the body butters!

    j4miejohnston.blogspot.co.uk

    Jamie ♥

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  42. Really want to try out the surf spray now!! xx
    http://makeupmoob.blogspot.ie/

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  43. I love the look of the bb cream, but like you I always have to get the palest shade in every foundation so it would be too dark for me.

    Please check out my blog at www.retrococktail.co.uk

    Jodie x

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  44. so many things i need to try ahh!

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  45. I really want that models own polish, it looks like the perfect summer shade :) I've been loving the body shop lemon body butter recently, it's quite light and subtle which I love in warmer weather :D
    Love Holly x

    h-c-style.blogspot.co.uk // h-c-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. Great picture.....by this post you provide lots of information about beauty products .Thanks for sharing.

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  47. love this post, so glad you wrote about st tropez, i was wondering whether to try the tanning lotion but now i think its a must :)))))) x

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  48. love the lipstick colour, such a great summer shade.

    I've just posted my own summer favourites over on my blog
    http://theoliviajayne.blogspot.co.uk/

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