Saturday, 1 August 2015

#LetsTalkBlogChallenge Week 2 - Summer Essentials

Hey guys!

So it's week 2 of the #LetsTalkBlogChallenge here at Cooking Up Beauty and its Summer Essentials time!

I'm going to talk about a few things that I can't live without during the summer whether it be here in Ireland or abroad.

My number one item is.......can you guess? SPF 50 of course! I'm as pale as they come so I never take the chance when it comes to getting burnt. I was so silly when I was younger about not looking after my skin properly in the sun and it has definitely come back to haunt me as I get older. Pigmentation sucks! My best friend (all year round) is my Heliocare SPF 50. It has UVA and UVB protection and is a broad spectrum sunscreen. If I'm abroad I apply this every few hours to stay protected, if I'm at home I apply everyday in the morning before my make-up. You can click here to see my full review. 

Next up is nail polish (I bet you didn't see that one coming....!). I absolutely have to have a bright summer colour on my nails during this time of year or I don't feel right. Is that weird? Probably! You can see my 2013 picks for summer polishes here. An updated 2014 will be coming shortly.

One of my absolute essential items for summer are dresses and lots of them. I can never get enough! It's safe to say that I am OBSESSED! 

Don't forget to visit Sarah over at for her summer essentials!!