Tag // I Heart Summer

Beauty Blog Tag, I Heart Summer Tag, Summer,

Ooh, I do love a good tag post! I've seen this 'I Heart Summer' tag flying around on a few blogs and youtube channels lately so I thought I'd give it a whirl myself. We're coming to the end of Summer now here in the UK (boo!) so I wanted to squeeze this post in before it gets too late. It was really fun to write and I've enjoyed reading other peoples over the past few weeks so I hope you enjoy...

1. Favourite bronzer for Summer?
Ooh this is an easy one for me - it HAS to be my NARS Laguna, no questions about it. I'm sure you've all heart me raving about this bronzer before as its one of my all time favourite beauty products. Its the perfect shade for contouring with as it doesn't have a lot of shimmer but the slight sheen it does have adds a lovely glow to my skin. I love that it isn't orange or dirty looking and instead gives me a natural sunkissed look. If you haven't tried it, you must!

2. Favourite summer lip product?
This would have to be my Revlon Lip Butters, without a doubt. They're great for Summer as they're super moisturising and glossy which is perfect for a warm sunny day when I don't want to wear a heavy lipstick. 

3. Pool or beach?
When I go on holiday, I'm definitely more of a pool girl and spend the majority of my days laying on a sun lounger or splashing around in the pool. The reason I prefer the pool to the beach is the sand. Oh my gosh, I hate the stuff. It gets into every single nuck and cranny and is generally a big fat pain in the butt! I do think beaches are pretty though and I like to visit them when I go away but for sunbathing and general relaxation, the pool wins for me!

4. Must have styling product?
If this means must-have hair product, other than my Moroccan Oil which I use all year round, it would have to be my Toni & Guy sea salt spray. I recently mentioned it in my monthly favourites and its been a staple for me this Summer, especially on holiday. It helps me achieve natural beach waves with loads of volume and texture, I love it!

5. Sun bathing or fake tan?
I'm going to have to go for fake tan, purely because its the safest option. I'm very wary about exposing my skin to the sun too much and I often wear factor 50 sunscreen while I'm on holiday as my skin is SO sensitive. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love lounging around in the sun and if I could have a natural tan all year round without damaging my skin I certainly would.

6. Favourite summer drink?
Ooh this is a tough one as there's so many lovely Summer beverages! I am very partial to an Elderflower & Lime Kopperberg or a white wine spritzer in the warmer weather though - so yummy and refreshing.

7. Favourite summer nail polish?
The nail polish I've been loving for the past two summers is 'Hedonist' from Models Own. Its a super bright neon orange and as soon as I put it on my fingers or toes, I instantly feel happy and summery. Its definitely the perfect Summer shade and brightens up any outfit.

8. Any summer traditions?
Other than going away on holiday every year and the obligatory Summer BBQ's and beer gardens the only thing my family, friends and I do EVERY single Summer is go to a carnival in my home town. It involves lots of beer gardens, lots of drinking and a lot of giggles. It always falls on my birthday weekend too which makes it even better!

9. Favourite summer scent?
This would have to be my MAC Turquatic perfume purely because it smells like Summer in a bottle. I'm useless at explaining fragrances so I'll just say its very fresh, light and summery.

10. Favourite BBQ food?
I absoloutely LOVE BBQ's in general so I'm not overly fussy when it comes to the food, as long as there's plenty of choice. I'm one of those people that loves picking at different food so at BBQ's or buffets I'm like a kid in a candy shop. Isn't it much more exciting than a bog standard meal? If I had to choose my ultimate BBQ food though it would be a sausage (very well cooked) in a finger bun with onions and tomato sauce. Mmmmm!

11. Favourite summer-proof product?
It would have to be my Rimmel Stay Matte powder as its great for keeping any shine at bay during the hot weather. I have combination skin so my t-zone is prone to oil but with the help of this powder, my face doesn't end up looking like a huge grease ball. Yay!

12. Any summer plans?
I'm a bit late on the bandwagon with this tag so a lot of my Summer plans are already over and done with such as my holiday so Marbella and my weekend at T in the Park. However, I'm going to Portugal with my Nanna and sister tomorrow (I'm so excited!) so that will be a lovely way to round up my Summer. Its been a good en'!

Have you done this tag? I'd love to read your answers!

Lots of Love,

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  1. I'm definitely going to do this now, It's such a fun tag! xx


  2. Lovely blog post, i love how you added in the extra photos of the pool, bbq etc :)


    Frankie xxx

  3. This is a great tag, and I really liked that there's included something a bit more than just make up and beauty! :-)

  4. I haven't done it but I think I'm just about to!

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

  5. Awwww I haven't done this tag but would love too even though i'd be late haha


  6. Fun tag, I haven't seen this tag before...I must have been living under a cave :s

    -Kookii x
    The Beauty Diary♥

  7. This is such a fun tag and so many of the blogs I read rave about Nars Laguna xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

  8. Great post :) I've heard so many positive comments about Revlon Lip Butters, I really must try them!!

    Much love,
    Jennifer x


  9. I love this tag! :D Really like the pictures! Wish I was hanging around the pool these days.

    X Valérie
    I'm giving away TWO custom blogger designs! :)

  10. Love this tag :) This post has made me excited for summer! (It's winter in South Africa)


  11. I loveeee the pics you've put in with this post, gorgeous :)


  12. I love Kopparberg but have never heard of the Elderflower and Lime version before. I'm going to have to check that one out next time I'm in a bar!

    Lucy x

  13. What a fun tag!!! Thanks so much for sharing your favs with us :)

  14. I love revlon lip butters - who doesn't! May have bought a couple more this week!


  15. I definitely see your point about the sand. Especially when your feet are wet and it all sticks to you. :)


  16. For the first time ever, I've really enjoyed this summer.
    I so agree with you about the pool versus beach issue. Sand is so annoying.

    These photos are really pretty.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say


  17. I have the Models Own nail varnish, I think it's such a pretty colour!

    Love the other photos!x


  18. The NARS Laguna bronzer sounds lovely. I have done something similar to this on my blog about my favourite things about summer :) x

    Pretty Miss by Bella

  19. I NEED to try the rdevlin lip butters! Heard such good things about them!

    Great post!


  20. Such a great tag! I love Nars Laguna :) x

  21. love that nail color, and lip butters are my favorite product too!! (:

    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  23. It feels like this Summer has gone by so quickly! It's my fave time of the year, so I'm not looking forward to when it is winter again :-(

  24. So our Rimmel Stay Matte powders are like twins right now. Mine is worn down like the exactly same amount!


  25. lovely pictures!! I really really like your blog. and you inspire me so much to blog about beauty! Following you now. :)

  26. I would really like to try the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I have a couple Revlon lip butters, and they are sure very moisturizing!


  27. I love the summer too, and being from the UK we definitely need to make the most of it whilst it's here (fingers crossed for another heatwave).

    My favourite summer drink is Strawberry and Lime Koppaberg.


  28. I love this tag, just wondering what camera do you use?

  29. Everytime I go in to MAC i make a mental note to smell Turquatic but always forget! Apparently the weather is meant to be hotting up again this week, yay!!



  30. Love this tag! I just did it :)


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  32. I Love Rimmel Stay matte aswell :)

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  34. I really want to try some Sea Salt Spray! It always looks amazing on your hair, I hope it will have the same effect on shorter hair.. xx



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