And here we are, can you believe it?! At the end of May and with yet another Bank Holiday weekend upon us (Oh May, how we love you and your multiple 3 day weekends)! Our eyes are now firmly set on the summer and boy do we have a pretty sweet line up to get you ready for sunny days and holidays!
From tried-and-tested coconut infused gel nails to rock at our top beachy destination to faking that susnhine glow with our favourite bronzer at some of the UK’s most beautiful Lidos… Whatever plans your summer holds – we’re making it lovely!
But first, whether you’re home or away, you need to be rocking one of these this summer…
One: the Roundie
We. Are. Obsessed.
Meet The Beach People.
A painfully cool Australian brand that created the round beach towel.
Adorned with intricate mandalas and understated Aztec patterns they’re just straight up awesome. Take it to the beach, roll it up in one of their gorgeous leather hold alls, lay on it at the park, the possibilities for your Summer are endless and all look picture perfect with this luxe addition.
When it comes to bronzing, we’re all about that ‘fake it ’til you make it’ life.
Keep espeically delicate facial skin safe from those UV rays this summer, and add in your glow as an after thought with Too Faced’s beautiful Sweethearts Bronzer.
Why is it making our lives lovely?
- Two gorgeous swatches – so you can just swirl the colours together and apply, or use more of one shade for a custom glow or highlight
- Baked formula – allows the bronzer to be applied as a beautiful buildable finish
- Cruelty free – need I say anymore?! So important, beauty babes!
I say ‘Beach!’
You say ‘Mani!’
Team! Barry M, have truly outdone themselves this year! We’re already pretty major fans of their gel polish:
Chip resistant? Check
Water resistant? Check
Bargain? Hell yes, Check!
So when they release their Coconut infusion polishes, well some squeals of excitement went down, let’s just say that! Here’s what they’ve got to say about it:
Barry M Coconut Infusion is an entirely new and innovative Nail Paint formulation. Its unique, caring blend of Coconut Water and Coconut Oil gently hydrates and nourishes nails while delivering a beautifully smooth, gel-like glossy manicure. Enriched with anti-oxidizing properties, the strengthening benefits of patented Hexanal and Vitamins B & C, nails will be repaired and replenished, resulting in a brighter, healthier looking, long lasting finish. Its exclusive High Reflective Resin System offers lustrous shine, fluid coverage and amazing depth of colour.
And the colours, oh the colours! A perfect set of nudes and summer shades galore – we LOVE.
Four: Get that dress off your shoulder
If there’s one trend we are really jumping on board with this summer it’s the off-the-shoulder / drop shoulder / Bardot style neckline.
Pretty much, if your décolletage ain’t on show, you’re doing something wrong!
And this denim dress by ASOS is top on our wish list.
Heart eyes. Everywhere. All over that.
As always, click to shop, my loves!
Five: Ibiza is Calling
Can you hear that?
That’s sunshine calling, and apparently Ibiza’s on the other line too.
From the sunny sands and crystal clear waters of Formentera beach, to the chilled vibes and cocktails at Experimental beach, Ibiza can be a pretty laid back trip and it’s definitely got us wanderlusting right now.
We hear the clean eats at Passion Café and the vibrant hippy markets are a must visit too while you’re there!
Six: Don’t Travel Without
Tech is a pretty massive part of everyone’s lives these days right now, right?
Best make sure it travels well they hey?
We’ve pretty obsessed with Herschel’s collection right now, with a wallet to fit ever gadget, in an array of colours perfect for you and your beau, they’re the perfect honeymoon gift to yourselves to have your tech holiday ready too!
That Nectarine Crosshatch iPad sleeve though – so perfect for the summer!
Seven: Now Listening
I’m forever pestering my buddies over at Chemikal Recipe for my next music hit, and boy did they deliver this month!
The boys introduced my to the totally awesome Kaytranada, who not only creates some of the sickest mixes (check out his Soundcloud), but released his amazing album, 99.9%, this year. In the interests of trying to keep my cool, let’s just understate and say…
Worth. A. Listen.
The track with Craig David. Oh MY!
Eight: All One
Trying to clean up your skin care act?
Or maybe you’re trying to clean up the ingredients in your house cleaning products?
Or are you trying to reduce the number chemicals in your pet’s shampoo?
Or maybe you’re just looking for a multi-fuctional cleaning product for your road trip or festival packing this year?
Well, how does this sound: a single cleaning product that can function in 18 different ways?!
Meet Dr Bronner’s pure Castille soap: its ingredients are so clean, you can use it to spruce up pretty much anything! Your hair, your skin, your baby, your dog, your house, your dishes… No really!
Available in a multitude of gorgeous scents, each with their own specific benefits, Dr Bronner’s ‘All-One’ ethos is a life changer!
Nine: the New Flower Crowns
WARNING: huge statement, about to drop!
WARNING: huge statement, about to drop!
Chokers are the new flower crowns.
Boom. Phew, I said it! That’s right my festival-going brides-to-be! This year, the only accessory you’ll be needing for your festival / wedding / festival wedding (really though, is there any difference?!) is a choker.
From sweet minimal white cords, to luxe gold chains, to sheer festival vibes, anything goes as long as it’s hugging your neck!
(Click to shop!)
Ten: That Lido Life
If heading abroad isn’t gonna happen for you guys this year (I hear yah, weddings can be a pricey game to play!), then why not head to one of Britain’s gorgeous lidos to get your outside swim fix?!
I must confess, I’ve never been to a Lido, but as a major swimming fan (it’s the Pisces in me) hitting up one of the UK’s outdoor pools is up there on my ‘to do’ list this summer! Check out the Guardian and the Telegraph’s lists for some ideas of where to head!
I mean, does Plymouth’s Tinside Pool not look totally dreamy with that sea view?!
Have a b-e-a-utiful long weekend guys and we’ll see you on the flipside!
Peace + Love