Summer is most definitely here and with that comes a whole list of things I feel I need. From more neon nail polishes, a new dry oil SPF to try out and purchasing a few books to leisurely read in the garden.
So here are my wish list items that I know I will get a lot of use out of this summer...
Cheap 'Twistband' Hair Ties x 24
eBay £4.39 - here
If you tie your hair up these are truly a god send! I received two in a beauty box months ago and have been totally converted. They hold the hair in a pony tail or bun and don't create kinks in the hair when you put it down again. Also as they are so soft they are much better for the hair. Need to buy these ASAP as they will be so handy... also you get 24 which is a total bargain!
Models Own Beach Party & Balearic Cool
Models Own or Boots £5 each
Models Own do some amazing shades and when my friend Maxi (from The Lipstick Blog) asked me what nail polish brand I would recommend for some good neon nail polishes it was without a doubt MO. I do own many neon shades by the brand but Beach Party and Balearic Cool are firmly on my summer wish list to complete my Models Own neon collection. Balearic Cool is such an amazing neon vivid blue that I know will be my go-to nail colour when I go on holiday later on in the year.
Une Healthy Sun BB Cream Bronzer
Fragrance Direct £3.99 - here
I own so many compact powder bronzers that I contour with but I don't own a single cream bronzer so this one from Une really appeals to me. I love the appeal of applying this with my fingers to the areas of my face I feel it's needed then blending it out with a buffing or contour brush for a really natural non-powdery finish.
ASOS Sale Dresses
I absolutely love ASOS for their sales that they do, you can pick up so many bargains. Which is why they are my go-to online store. I'm currently wanting the River Island Pinny Bib Dress £10.50 here as I love the whole 90's dungarees trend but feel this would look more feminine and also be more practical. I also love the Only Star Vest Dress £10.00 here
and ASOS Swing Dress £13.00 here
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Invisible Nutritive Oil 200ml
Escentual £14.00 - here
My go-to sunscreen is Calypso Dry Oil Spray SPF30 (found in Matalan & Body Care for around £4-5) which I have religiously used on holidays and in summer for 2 or 3 years now. For me oil is totally the way forward with sunscreens and I couldn't imagine using a cream SPF now. However the Calypso is quite toxic smelling and for that reason I don't use it on my face. Which is why I want to try out the La Roche Posay one, yes it is more pricey however if this is fine to spray on my face it will be a good high SPF that isn' t too oily.
Summer wouldn't be summer if I didn't read quite a few books. I have just started The Bling Ring £3.85 here, which is a factual account of a group of teenagers that burgled the houses of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan to name but a few celebrity victims. So far so good, it's definitely an interesting read (there is also a film that is out/coming out about this). However I have a few books I want to read after finishing The Bling Ring. The Last Letter from Your Lover £3.85 here is a book by Jojo Moyes who wrote 'Me Before You' a book I read last summer and absolutely loved, so I'm hoping this book will be just as good! Also for my holiday read later on in the year I want to purchase The Book Thief £5.59 here this has such high reviews on Amazon and I'm very interested to see if I can get into it and enjoy it.
What is on your summer wish list?