I can’t believe it’s already the 9th of December!! Like the year has gone by so fast?! And only two weeks until Christmas?! If you’re familiar with my posts, you’ll know I’m in Australia where we go through Summer in December. I’ve been reading a lot of blogmas posts and as I’ve been loving all your Winter outfits and Christmas lookbooks, I thought it might be fun to share with you my typical Summer outfit / essentials and makeup for a ‘Summery day’ here in Australia.
• • • • • POOL • • • • •
Because it’s super hot at the moment, I’ve literally been living by my pool. I love getting new swimmers because there just so many pretty designs and styles. Both my bikini top and bottom are from ASOS. Last year, I posted about one of my favourite swimmers from ASOS – a tropical print one and again, this year, that’s still one of my favourites. But I didn’t want to include the same one so I decided to include this one I got as well because it’s so pretty and summery! And of course, I also had to include my VS Passion Struck body mist as it’s perfect for a poolside lounge.
• • • • • DAY WEAR • • • • •
My favourite thing to wear during the summer is a playsuit. I find them super easy to throw on (going to the bathroom is quite a task though) and you can easily dress them up / dress them down whenever. My playsuit is from Universal Store and the brand is All About Eve. I loveee this playsuit – it’s the perfect summer / tropical print with the right summer colours. Although it’s summer and not winter, I just love paring this playsuit with some heeled boots. And if you’re curious, my sunnies are from Quay, earrings from Lovisa and rings from Colette Hayman!
• • • • • MAKEUP • • • • •
I don’t wear all that much makeup but I got this Max Factor eyeshadow palette in Golden Nudes and it has the prettiest shades I’ve seen. It’s very neutral however can be intensified with the darker shades for a night out look. I love all the shades in this as they’re very warm and summery. I feel like golds are the way to go during summer and this palette has every shade you’d want. The shades are also very pigmented and lasts all day and doesn’t crease!
Now, this lipstick I’m a little doubtful about but decided to include because it’s actually good for the Summer – just not good if you love an intense bright red shade. It’s the Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in Non Stop Red. If I put the lipstick on very lightly and spread it across my lips, the light red colour is gorgeous – somewhere between a red and a very very subtle pink and stays on. However, if I build up the intensity to a bright red, it becomes patchy and bleeds after about 30 minutes. So, I think for Summer, the light red is great as it lasts long and feels very moisturising! And also guysssss, this lipstick smells incredible! Like berries!!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my typical Summery Day! What are some of your essentials for the season you’re in right now?