Monday, 9 June 2014

The 'I Heart Summer ' Tag

Hi guys. Today, I thought that I would do the 'I Heart Summer' tag. Seeing as the weather in the UK is improving now, I am getting into the summer spirit more and more each day. I found this tag on Miss Glamorazzi's YouTube channel, however, this tag has been completed by tons of other well-known YouTubers and bloggers alike. I have not done a tag in quite a long time but I absolutely love doing them, plus it allows my followers to learn a little bit more about me in the process too! Also, summer is my favourite season of the year so I though that I should ultimately share some of my favourite things about it with you all.  I hope you enjoy reading my answers, let's get started!

1. Favourite bronzer for summer?
At the moment, I am using Rimmel's Sun Shimmer Bronzer in Light Matte as it suits my skin tone perfectly. However, I have heard a lot of great things about The Body Shop's Honey Bronzer, so I definitely want to try that next.

2. You're relaxing in a hammock on a tropical island. What are you sipping on? (Favourite summer drink)
I always seem to get slightly addicted to cloudy lemonade during the summer months as it's so refreshing and tasty. However, if I was going for an alcoholic drink I would definitely choose Pimm's or a glass of Malibu & Coke.

3. Favourite summer lip product?
I love any brand of chubby stick as they are nice and pigmented, as well as moisturising. I have also been loving Bourjois' Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks too. They have a great range of bright matte colours that do not budge, which is handy during the summer as they will not melt off or fade during the day! Although if I am sunbathing or spending a long time in the sun, I usually stick to a lip balm with an SPF in it such as Carmex.

4. Pool or beach?
I tend to prefer the pool because I hate how sand gets absolutely everywhere but I do really enjoy the beach for its pretty scenery!

5. Summer = crazy hair! What's your must have styling product?
I am very lucky in that my hair is straight and quite fine, so it is not ever really affected by the heat or different weather conditions. However, I think using a heat protectant before blow-drying or styling your hair is an absolute must ally ear round, not just during summer!

6. Sunbathing or fake tan?
I much prefer sunbathing as I love being outside during the summer and making the most of the occasional good weather that we get in England! I know that sunbathing can be dangerous but I am extremely cautious when it comes to applying sun cream and I re-apply it a lot throughout the day. I only use fake tan from time to time as no matter what I do, it does go patchy in places and I am not always keen on the finish it gives. I much prefer a natural tan as you get a lovely glow and a more even colour.

7. Favourite summer nail polish?
I absolutely love bright nail varnishes, so summer polishes are great for me. At the moment, I am loving Bourjois' 1 Seconde Nail Polish in Rose Cupcake and Essie's Splash Of Grenadine, both of which are pretty chip resistant. Some colours that I also enjoy wearing during the warmer months are coral and aqua shades.

8. Any summer traditions?
I do not have any specific summer traditions but I do like to spend a lot of time in the summer outdoors with my friends and family. We also tend to have a lot of barbecues too.

9. Favourite summer scent?
Although I do not have this scent in my perfume collection at the moment, I love Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue. It is a very light fruity/floral scent which is perfect to wear during the day time, as it is not too heavy or over-powering.

10. Favourite BBQ food?
I love barbecues and so this question is pretty hard for me to answer. My Mum makes really nice garlic new potatoes and sweet chilli chicken skewers. We also get these amazing pork and chorizo burgers sometimes which are super yummy as well!

11. What's your favourite summer-proof make-up?
I recently bought the travel size of Urban Decay's All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray and it is great at locking make-up into place, so I can imagine that is going to be a major staple of mine this season. I also enjoy wearing Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light for some light coverage with SPF30 built in too.

12. Any summer vacation plans this year? No plans? Tell us about your dream summer trip.
Unfortunately, I do not have a holiday booked this year. So, my dream summer trip is between two places. Firstly, I would love to go to LA as there is so much to do there and to me it just seems so glamorous! I would go on a huge shopping trip to lots of American stores that we do not get over here, as well as visit all of the typical tourist spots too. My second dream holiday would be to some kind of exotic island, like the Maldives, where the water is crystal clear and I could stay in one of those really luxurious beach huts.

So guys, I hope you all enjoyed reading about some of my favourite things about summer and getting to know me more. I tag everybody who is reading this post! If you do complete the tag, make sure to leave a link to it below so that I can check out your answers and get to know you a little more too! Thank you :)


  1. This gets me wayyy too excited for summer!

    1. Same here, summer is the best season! x

  2. Great tag! I love summer, so glad the weather is finally starting to brighten up :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    1. I'm really glad too Jasmine! Sunshine just makes everything better :) x

  3. This is such a fun tag, I'm so excited to finally see some sunshine! <3

    Jennie xo |

    1. I agree and me too Jennie, I've been sunbathing all day today lol :) x