Now as I say most years, Summer is my opportunity to lessen the makeup and try get the Vitamin D to my skin. As I’ve mentioned before, I suffer with acne and bad blemishes so the sun does my skin a lot of good! There is a little maintenance, for me, involved in going through a phase of no makeup so here are my favourites!
I’ve spoken about lash extensions in one of my recent articles, but they are ESSENTIAL for me in the summer! I don’t want to be fiddling with glue and strip lashes and my natural lashes don’t look that great with mascara. American volume lash extensions are my key to looking good even if I brave it with no makeup! They really change up your face and I’m obsessed! However they are very addictive!!
Gel nails haven’t always been my biggest preference over acrylics, purely because I love the feeling of long pretty nails. However I find gels are much more practical in the summer especially when on holiday!
They last a lot longer without chipping and it’s so pleasing to have matching fingernails and toes. I always tend to go for white on both. As boring as it sounds, it makes your tan really pop in the sun!!
Eyebrow threading and leg waxing is also another must for me in the hotter months. Shaving and plucking is annoying at the best of times but when you’re having to really keep on top of it in the summer, it becomes a chore. I have always preferred getting my brows threaded instead of waxed, as I find it makes my brows more natural instead of finely shaped like waxing does. However I do prefer waxing my legs, as it lasts a lot longer before it grows back so it doesn’t feel as much of a chore.
Finally, fake tan. I’m quite lucky in the sense that I have fairly olive skin so I tan easily. However in the early summer months I’m in the middle and still like to look really tanned. Instead of using my usual bondi sands ultra dark, I’ll use a gradual tanning moisturiser or in-shower tanner. This way it is more subtle but makes me feel confident and good. The gradual moisturiser is also good for keeping my skin moisturised when it’s being exposed to the sun and heat.
Summer doesn’t have to be a chore when it feels like you have to keep on top of certain beauty regimes. Semi-permanent tips and tricks can help to make you feel confident and fresh all summer long, without the tiring chore of keeping it up every week!