Posts tagged ‘summer’

September 16, 2014

Spring/Summer To-Do List

The warm weather has been slowly creeping back over the past few weeks, and with Saturday’s temperature set to hit 30 degrees, I thought it would be a good time to start thinking about the things I want to achieve this summer. When I say the things I want to achieve, I don’t mean goals as such. These are more things that I want to make an effort to do, things I always think would be fun to do over the summer but never seem to get around to doing. So without further ado, here is a list of some of the fun things I want to try and do this summer –

– Buy a BBQ and an outdoor setting for the back yard
– Set up the outdoor area in the back yard
– Go for long drives on warm evenings
– Make iced tea to drink on the weekends
– Create a new cocktail recipe to drink on balmy summer evenings
– Swim as much as possible
– Go for walks along the beach
– Spend a weekend at Rottnest Island
– Go back down south to the family holiday home for a weekend
– Get a professional pedicure
– Perfect 3 new salad recipes
– Re-read ‘ All in the blue unclouded weather’ by Robin Klein
– Go for evening walks before (or after) dinner
– Work on perfecting a heat-free hairstyle for work
– Go to the Royal Show

Are there any traditions you try to do every summer, or any things you’d like to try and cross of a to-do list this year? Also, do you think Ben looks beach-fit in the above picture?

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December 15, 2012

Summer Polish Picks

The weather hasn’t exactly been typical for an Australian summer lately, but despite this I went ahead and pulled out my favourite summer nail polish shades in preparation for hot weather and sunshine. My top 5 favourite summer shades are: Essie Pink Parka, China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, Bloom Zooey (perfect for New Years Eve), OPI Big Apple Red (I’ve had this on my nails since the beginning of December and I can’t see myself changing it anytime soon – it’s the perfect Christmas red) and OPI Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It.

January 12, 2011

Summer Beauty Routine

I thought it might be a nice idea to post an updated beauty routine, considering it is midway through January and my summer beauty routine is now well and truly established. I’ve also added a few different items that were not listed in my original beauty routine post last year, so there are a few extra products listed this time around. Please feel free to take this format and re-post it on your blog, I love seeing what other people are using in their current routine! Without any further ado, here is my current beauty routine for summer:

Face
Cleanser: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
Toner/Mist: KORA Balancing Rose Mist
Exfoliant: ASAP Daily Exfoliating Face Scrub
Moisturizer: Neutrogena Oil-Free Fresh Moisture Ultra Light Moisturiser
Facial mask: Dermalogica Skin Refining Mask
Makeup Remover: Lancome Non Oily Eye Makeup Remover
Night Treatment: Ultraceuticals Ultra A Hydration Booster
Eye Cream: Beaute Pacifique Puffy Eyes Gel
Spot Treatment: Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel

Body
Shower Gel: MOR Honey Nectar Shower Gel
Body Lotion/Cream: MOR Honey Nectar Body Lotion
Anticellulite/Firming Treatment: The Body Shop Cactus Brush (dry body brushing)
Body Exfoliant: OP Therapy Pineapple/Papaya Sea Salt Scrub
Hand Cream: Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream
Lip Balm/Treatment: Flourish Ginger Peach Lip Balm
Perfume: Vera Wang Princess
Nail Polish: Essie Tart Deco

Hair
Shampoo: Sebastian Hydre Moisturizing Shampoo
Conditioner: Sebastian Hydre Moisturizing Conditioner
Clarifying Shampoo: Fekkai Apple Cider Clearing Rinse
Leave-In Treatment: Moroccanoil
Mask: Pantene 3 Minute Miracle
Heat Protection Spray: Toni & Guy Iron-It Heat Defence Spray
Volumising Product: Toni & Guy Boost-It Mousse
Shine Product: Fekkai Sheer Shine Mist
Hair Spray: Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Flexible Style Hairspray

Makeup
Primer: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Foundation: NARS Sheer Matte in Siberia
Tinted Moisturiser: Stila Sheer Colour Tinted Moisturiser in Bare
Concealer: Benefit Erase Paste in Fair
Powder: The Body Shop Loose Powder in #01
Cream Blush: Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera / MAC Blush Cream in Ladyblush
Powder Blush: MAC Blush in Springsheen / MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty
Liquid Highlighter: Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
Powder Highlighter: Becca Narcissus (within fallen angels palette)
Mascara: Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Noir Infini
Eyeliner: Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Noir
Cream Eyeshadow: Benefit Cream Shadow in Recess / Benefit Cream Shadow in Honey Bunny
Powder Eyeshadow: MAC Eyeshadow in Blanc Type / MAC Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch
Highlighter Shadow: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in Champagne
Lipgloss: Stila Lip Glaze in Grapefruit