Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tag: "summer besties"

I was tagged by the lovely Bethany from the blog ...OBSESSIONS to LIVE FOR..., check her out if you haven't. I found that tag quite amusing since summer is here so here I am, sharing with you my summer....(Warning: quite picture heavy)


  1. Lip product- It's the time of the year to pull off bright colours, this year i chose MAC vegas volt to give me a fresh and fun lip colour. It's an amazing orange-coral that also acts as a lip stain when I don't want to look OTT. I don't use a lip liner with that one, to give it a more youthfull, street look.




2. Blush- I don't really wear blush often and during the summer time i prefer a bronzer or a blush that ressembles a bronzer:p It creates definition and a sun-kissed glow which I love. I always pair a highlighter with it to make me look more fresh. MAC refined golden and MAC CCB in hush are a must have for me during summer. A combination i recommend.

3. Nail polish- During the winter i ONLY wear dark shades. In summer, it looks quite ridiculous so pastels, turquoises and bright pinks are my best friend.


4. Liquid face product- In Greece the weather is way too hot to wear a liquid face product, unless it's sunscreen of course. That one is a given and common sense, so i rather show what i use to cover any problem areas on my face. I spot conceal or cover redness with a concealer or with a stick foundation that will give me coverage and not melt away after 2 minutes.


5. Powder face Product- It's futile to use powder in such heat, but sometimes if i really need to set my makeup I will use a Clinique face powder to keep oils at bay.



6. Hair product- Since i wash my hair so often during summer, after the beach etc...i am a bit lazy to use conditionner so i put on a leave-in conditionner that i also use at the beach to protect my hair. Lazyness being key here, i also tend to wear my hair at it's natural curlyness so a mousse is essential to stop the frizz. At 40 degrees, i doubt anyone wants to sit blowdrying their hair and straightening it.


7. Eye product- I want something easy, fast and that lasts. That's why i chose a paintpot, or any waterproof cream eyeshadow for that matter. No need for 5 eyeshadows and 10 liners.

8. Self tanner- I admit, i was never a self tanning addict. I don't mind being as pale as Dita Von Teese, and i don't mind being tan either, but only leading to long hours at the beach. I just don't like the smell and the mentality of self-tanning. I must be the only person in the world:p However, what i use religiously every summer is the Nuxe huile prodigieuse with shimmer. It makes me look shimmery and smells divine. I use that all over my body and in my hair. Also, for the first time in my life i wanted to tan a tiny bit my legs but without being orange, just golden and since i have sensitive skin, i ventured into Avene. It's okay but i loathe the smell of self tan. At least im not an oompa loompa.

9- Fashion accessory- Ray bans, vintage sunglasses and huge earrings is what i prefer. Maybe that will change as soon as i get a Chan Luu wrap bracelet.

10- Clothing piece- Nothing fashionable, but more like a necessity. Tank top and swimming suit. The top of the swimming suit can double up as a bra so it's quite versatile too.

I tag whoever wants to do this fun tag!



16 comments:

  1. I am dying to try that Nuxe oil. Would you reccomend it? x

    http://paintpotsandlinen.blogspot.com

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  2. Love those earrings :)
    I've been eyeing that Nuxe oil for a while. Have you ever tried their lip balm? I am very curious about it

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  3. Great besties!! Is that yellow polish from Illamasqua?
    xx
    Bethany
    P.S. I finally got Chatterbox and I LOVE it!! =)

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  4. @Paint Pots & Linen- I totally recommend that oil, it doubles up as perfume for me in the summer because the smell is so good. And it's moisturizing and shimmery too!
    @Anna- I didn't even know they had a balm, now i think i need it haha! I just got some samples of a serum that i quite like.

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  5. I have the Huile Prodigieuse Or on my blog sale! You're the first person in the blogosphere I've seen using it lol xx

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  6. Very nice things here. Love the orange lipstick.:)

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  7. great post! i use that same clinque powder and i really like it! also...i have those same ray bans!!! LOVE! :)

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the Mac orange color for lipstick :D My friends have the same haha! I wrote Jokin ok? he will write u soon!

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  9. Hey I really love your blog, maybe you could check mine out?

    http://jasmineandmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  10. Nail polishes!!! Love the colors esp the minty Essie. Great besties you have, girl;)
    xox
    MV
    http://crashingred.com

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  11. I WANT THAT ORANGE LIPPY AAAHHH I HEART YOUR BLOG AND THIS POST MAKES ME WANT TO GO SHOPPING!

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  12. That lipstick is soooooooooo pretty.

    great tag

    francescaxdoll.blogspot.com

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  13. been lusting over vegas volt for a while now, such a gorgeous summery colour. Nail polishes look great too :) http://openboxjewels.blogspot.com/ x

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