My summer BEAUTY favourites! #1

Better late than never, right?

Alright, time to roll up my sleeves and get down to (blogging) business: these are all the beauty products I've been loving to use during past summer!

Starting with the makeup bits:

The only bronzer I've been reaching for was (surprise!) the Soleil Tan de Chanel- aka Bronze Universel. Honestly, I can't fault it- it has a lovely texture and its colour matches my tanned skintone to the T. For my eye makeup, I've been solely relying on Groundwork Paintpot by Mac, a new entry in my makeup bag. It swatches one shade darker than my skin and achieves that off-the-runway soft haze around the eyes... So pretty!

As for my go-to lipsticks, my most used bright lippie was Maybelline's Vivid lipstick in 902-Fuchsia Flash*. For all you bright lipstick lovers out there, you must! check out Maybelline's Vivids range; some of them are actually brighter than what Mac has to offer! As for my nude lip of choice, it was Altered Beige by Mac which was part of the summer Temperature Rising collection. It's a no-fuss, easy to wear nude that gives some dimension to the lips thanks to its subtle sheen.

Another new product that I (over)used during summer was the #79 neon red nail polish by Marel. Lemme tell you this, it's the brightest -and prettiest- neon red nail polish you'll ever come across with a €3 price tag! I would urge you all to go buy it but alas, we're already past the beginning of autumn... The one I've been wearing on my toes is the Max Factor mini nail polish in 49-Fuchsia Salsa*. Although purples and violets aren't normally my thing, this little guy would definitely fit in my top 10 nail polish list!
Quite an achievement for a purple nail polish, if you ask me ;)

Moving on to bodycare; Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, my first serious attempt on self tanning. To be fair, it shows up a bit orange on my skin. And it smells like incense. And it temporarily stained my cute Oysho nighties :( Nevetheless, it managed to take away all of winter's sallowness from my skintone, so it gets a thumbs up.

Th next product is a new shower gel by Nivea, and I feel a bit iffy blogging about it-
I mean, what's to talk about a freakin' shower gel? Having said that, it matches all the criteria I look for: it's affordable, smells uh-mazing, foams up nicely, plus it contains some moisturising oil beads that burst into contact with the skin- I'm all for such fun novelties!

Last but not least, these are a few mini-size products by Kiehl's*- my cute travelling buddies! [I hope I'm not the only one falling for anything that comes in mini-size packaging... Am I?] I especially loved the Coriander body lotion for its gourmand, sophisticated scent- but if you're a fan of coconut, you must give the Amino Acid shampoo a go: it's summer in a bottle!

I really hope you enjoyed reading this summery post, now that it's autumn already! The second part will include my favourite skincare and hair products I've been loving the past few months that I've been m.i.a. :)

Now it's your turn, share with me:
I want to read all about your summer beauty favourites!

*Pr samples

Evi   xx


  1. Great choices for a bronzed look, I fell in love with the make-up products!

  2. Looks like u went for the neutrals paired with brights look, very summery! Love the mini Kiehl's offerings btw, looks like the ideal travelling set! xx

  3. Chanel universal is in my wishlist since..I cant remember when!!!! Love the mini bottles Kiehl's , perfect for travelliing!!

  4. Veeeery nice. I would love to try more kiehl's products but they are so damn expensive

  5. the staining part (autobronzant gelee) is annoying. so is the fake tan smell which is a general problem with fake tans.

  6. Αυτό το Barbie Pink κραγιόν το θέλω κ εγώ!

    Style Nirvana

  7. Ich probiere auch gerne immer mal wieder etwas neues aus. Erst so kann man feststellen, was das Richtige für einen eins.

  8. Τέλεια προιοντα! Εγώ θα έβαζα μέσα και όλες τις κοραλί αποχρώσεις απο τα βερνίκια νυχιών vinylux της creativegroup, είναι απίθανες! Το Tropix και το Lobster Roll ειναι απο τα καλύτερά μου ever!


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