Summer is officially here and I couldn't think of a more proper post to welcome the season so I gathered here some of my fashion and beauty Summer must-haves. Some of them I've been using them for years, some of them got into my life the last couple of weeks but I can assure you that I have tried them all and I recommend them without a second thought.
Face Sunscreen: La Roche - Posay Anthelios
Sunscreen is a must, we all now that. I have to admit though that even if I absolutely understand the necessity I hadn't until now found a sunscreen that I didn't hate wearing. You see, most of the products I have tried in the past were too "heavy" and I could feel them on my face all day long. I 've been wearing this one for a couple of weeks now and I am very happy with it. It's quite light and I absolutely love the fact that I am finally doing what's right for my skin!
(courtesy of La Roche - Posay)
Ehnic Details: Stradivarius Necklace
Even if my style is more girly - ladylike I really enjoy adding ethnic and bohemian details in my summer outfits. I recently got this necklace and despite the fact that I've already worn it once since I bought it I think that it is definitely going to be one of the basic players in my summer dressing.
Nail Polish: Essie
I am such a huge Essie fan that I couldn't not put it in my list! This Summer I promised myself that I will get creative with my mani-pedi. I started with multicolor nails and by the end of the season I'm sure I will try every single nail-trend. Next stop? Ombre nails! I saw it on Lauren Conrads "The Beauty Department" and I loved it!
Flat Sandals: Zara
Even the biggest high-heel junkie in the world (me, that is) loves a cute pair of flats. I'm not into rules and I believe that when it comes to our personal style one should be free to choose what to wear BUT I'd advice you not to choose something that's TOO sparkly. Trust me it will be so much easier to pair it with the items you already have in your closet. Anyway, I chose these ones from Zara because I love how they look like the classic gladiator sandals but in a griller version.
Body Sunscreen: Garnier Ambre Solaire Golden Protect
Obviously this is not a normal - boring sunscreen. This product protects from the harmful UVA and UVB rays and at the same time it enhances one's tan since it's enriched with nourishing Monoi Oil and shimmering pearl. No wonder why it instantly got its place in my summer bag!
Long necklaces: Bela Louloudaki and Sarah Spiridou
I was introduced to the work of Bela Louloudaki almost a year ago and I instantly became a big fan (you can see her amazing work here). Sarah Spiridou is a newer addition to my "Favorites" list. Needless to say I plan on wearing those two long necklaces all Summer long!
(Bela Louloudaki's and Sarah Spiridous' jewelry is available at Shop, Ermou 112A)
I can't even imagine Summer without Panama hats! I found these at Shop as well and even if I haven't bought one of them yet I don't think that I will manage to resist for much longer! Aren't they perfect?
Instead of Foundation: Garnier B.B. Cream
I've been using Garnier's B.B. cream since it launched in Greece and I am so happy with it that I don't think that I will replace it any time soon. I'd say that all you need for the perfect summery make-up is the B.B cream, a bit of a shimmering bronzing powder, a lot of mascara and a vivid fuchsia lipstick. After all, too much make-up is a big no-no for the Summer.
Skin Toning: Acai Damage Protection Toning Mist
A few weeks ago I visited Kiehl's Corner at Attica downtown Athens in order to find the perfect products for my skin type. I explained that during the day (mainly when I'm in the office) I feel that my skin gets dry and my "consultant" there, Eleni suggested that I should take the "Acai Damage Protection Toning Mist". I got it without a second thought (I adore Kiehl's products anyway) and I am very satisfied with it.