Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Summer Beauty Guide

For messy, relaxed beachy waves

In the summer, its all about messy, wavy hair for me. Something I can wear for a few days with a little extra help from some dry shampoo, because I think everyone can agree that washing hair is such an effort

If you are blessed with naturally wavy hair...
~ Towel dry your hair until damp.
~ Apply a texture gel or cream from roots to ends // Bumble and Bumble Texture Creme
~ Spray sea salt spray throughout the hair focusing on the ends // Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray or Toni and Guy Sea Salt Spray
~ After applying the products blow dry the hair upside down and scrunch the ends while blow drying, use a diffuser to create even more volume and waves. 
~ Once hair is dry, depending on how wavy your hair is naturally and how wavy you want the end result you can add a few more waves throughout your hair with a 1-1 1/2 inch curling iron. 
~ Then spritz a little more sea salt spray in the ends and scrunch. 

If you have straight hair...
~ Go through the same steps above but you will need to curl your whole head. When curling your hair use a 1- 1 1/12 inch curling iron and leave around 2 inches uncurled at the end. When curling swap directions for every curl you do, this will result in a more natural, messy look and won't look too overdone. 
~ Spritz a little hairspray at the roots and ends // Tresemme Volume & Lift Firm Hold Hairspray  

To make this style last for a few days, in the morning lightly brush through the hair then add some dry shampoo and a little sea salt spray for more texture. People with naturally straight hair may need to add a few more curls in the morning after two days.

For glowy, bronzed skin

~ Use a tinted moisturiser or a BB Cream with SPF instead of a heavy foundation. This will give you a healthy, natural glow and feels light on the skin in the hot summer weather // Origins Vita Zing or Dr Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream
~ Add a matt bronzer on under the cheekbones and temples and using the rest to dust over your nose and forehead. This will contour and add colour to your face // Nars Bronzing Powder or Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder
~ Use a peachy cream blush and apply with your fingers onto the apples of your cheeks and work the rest up to your temples // Maybelline Dream Soft Blush

For natural, bronzed eyes

~ Dust a bronzed, champagne colour over the lids and work into the crease // MAC All That Glitters
~ Use a lighter colour to highlight the inner corners and brow bone // MAC Naked Lunch or Urban Decay Virgin
~ Curl your lashes and use a waterproof mascara on the top and bottom lashes to make sure the mascara doesn't budge // Maybelline Volume Express The Colossal Waterproof Mascara


Left image // Found via Pinterest
Right image // Found via Pinterest  


  1. hey! love your blog, just found it :) I like to wear my hair wavy in the summer as well!


    1. Thank you! :) I know it's my favourite way to wear it in summer!

  2. Lovely post Xx

  3. Hi I've just found your blog, and thought I would say it looks lovely! I love creating beach waves in the summertime, and I've been on the hunt for the perfect sea salt spray, so I think I'll be trying out Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray soon :)

    For a peachy cream blush, I tend to opt for Head over Heels by Topshop which I also apply with my fingers and up to my temples and I feel it really adds definition to my face and a much-needed warmth

    1. Aww thank you so much! Yes it's my favourite sea salt spray!
      I have that blush, I love that colour and the cream blushes in Topshop are such a nice formula! Thanks for the comment! :)

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    :) xx

  5. Really great tips! BB cream is a godsend in these sticky summer days!

    Lovely blog darling! :)

    xx, Vieve