Wednesday, 21 August 2013

My Summer Favourites!

After the birth of the #teenagebloggerchat over on Twitter, I've met tons of amazing teen bloggers. Two of those of are Alex and Jessica, who both run amazing blogs with similar content to A Is For Ayla. I absolutely adore both blogs and so was so happy to establish a collab with them! We decided as Summer is coming to a close, we'd 'review' the season and all the things in it. Almost like a monthly favourites post, only these are my favourites of the entire Summer!
During the Summer I try to go bare-faced as much as possible to give my skin a bit of a break from the constant 'slapping on' during school term time. Of course, blemishes or spots can really decrease your confidence in going bare-faced so during the Summer I've been loving the Origins Super Spot Remover Treatment Gel, which reduces redness and the sight of spots quicker than anything else I've tried!
Garnier's Intensive 7 Days Aloe Vera Moisturiser has long been my favourite moisturiser. It's especially good for Summer as its very light, absorbs really fast and contains Aloe Vera which can be good for sun burn. The softer the legs during 'shorts season' the better!
I had to have a good long think about this one. I don't think I've tried anything new that has been particularly outstanding. I've stuck with my normal routine which means Batiste's Blush Dry Shampoo is my 'cant live without' product. If you find you get oilier hair in Summer this is perfect for absorbing the excess oil and leaving a lovely subtle scent!
I don't ever feature Bare Minerals powders on my blog but in the Summer they're definitely a staple for me. In Summer slathering on liquid makeup is the last thing I want to be doing. I prefer something light, undetectable and matte. I love all of the Bare Minerals powders, especially their Hydrating Mineral Veil, Tinted Mineral Veil, Foundation and Concealer all of which are in loose mineral powder form!
This was the hardest one to choose! After a lot of consideration I think I'd have to say Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara is my favourite. For me, switching to a waterproof formula is a must. Not only does it make your curl last longer due to a heavy oil based formula, but It stays on regardless of the climate or environment!
If you recently saw my second Week In Photos post you'll know I've been loving orange lips and nails recently. My all time favourite orange is Essie's 'Orange Its Obvious'. Essie have some amazing formulas, I'd go as far as saying this is opaque in one coat! I've also been loving Rimmel's Pear Drop which I recently bought!
Favourite Moment
This is really difficult to choose because in general this has been my favourite Summer to date! I left school, had my prom, (I will be having) results day, I spent lots of time with friends, I visited a lot of new places - on the whole it was amazing!
Something I'm Looking Forward To About A/W
I have to say the festive season. I'm never normally that 'in to' Christmas or New Year but after the freak heatwave in the UK I'm ready to get back to the traditional cold, wet, snowy England were used to. I especially cant wait to sit at home by the fire with some cinnamon scented candles, eating clementines in my tartan knitted scarf and plum coloured lipstick - I think I just went in to a day dream!
It's been a lot of fun creating this post, I think I might do one for A/W! If you've liked this post too, be sure to bob over to Alex's and Jessica's to read their versions! I'd love to know your favourites of this Summer too! 

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  1. Good luck for tomorrow! I am so nervous, haha.

  2. I tagged you in my last tag!

    Emma |

  3. That Origins Spot Remover sounds great! & I'm in loveeee with that Essie shade!
    Great pics hun :)

    Rosie xo

  4. This is such a lovely post. My Garnier 7 days is sitting in my cupboard waiting to be tried and you have definitely inspired me to pull it out xx
    Cupcakes And Cocaine

  5. Lovely post! I realllllly want to try the Origins spot remover but I keep putting it off!

  6. The Garnier moisturiser is a life saver. I love it; the reason I got my legs out this Summer x

  7. I'm so lazy with moisturiser so I probably wouldn't use the Garnier but I would love to try the Origins spot remover. My skins a lot better now but I still get the odd blemish.

    Great post

    oOo Becky oOo

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