My typical You Know It's Summer When... moment is when it's four in the afternoon, and I'm lugging down two electrical fans from the loft and trying to find the most strategic places in my room to put them. Yes - in England! Wow, is it hot today and I'm absolutely loving it! So my fan crusade sparked a little idea and I thought I'd do a quick beauty edition of those summery moments.
1. Body Shop re-release their Honey Bronze range. This is something I've been eagerly awaiting since my last bottle of Body Shop's Shimmering Dry Oil ran out last year. This tinted oil has the tiniest micro-shimmers suspended throughout, and doesn't leave behind a greasy, tacky feeling on the skin at all. It's not a replacement for your fake tan, but if you have a bit of a glow already it enhances it perfectly.
2. You can dust off your bottle of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. As much as I wish I wasn't, I'm a complete slave to the seasons when it comes to nail polishes. This neon pinky-coral looks unbelievable with a tan and really is the stuff of flip flop dreams.
3. Gone are the musky scents, in are the fresh and floral ones. As much as I like to think my perfume taste is grown up, I really can't resist the sweet, fruit/floral combo of Viva La Juicy La Fleur*. The EDT is the perfect amount of zing to wake you up in the morning and puts a summery spring in your step. Have a sniff next time your shopping and if you're feeling savvy you can save a tidy fiver off of the RRP at Fragrance Direct.
Obvs, on top of those three, there's also inappropriate SULAs (Sweaty Upper Lip Alerts), wanting to empty your water bottle over your head on the tube, and having to fake tan entire limbs instead of just your ankles and chest area. But hey - I'm not complaining! I hope you're all enjoying the sun and I'd love to know your You Know It's Summer When... moments, let me know in the comments!