So anyway, round two is kicking off this week of our Lets Talk Blog Challenge which is being hosted by the very lovely Sarah Hammersley. You can have a little nosey at her blog page here http://atthebeautydesk.blogspot.ie/
Ok so, music is my life! There is literally no day that passes that I don't listen to it. I'll be as deaf as a post by the time I'm 50 as my earphones are a permanent fixture in my ears. So its no acception that music would most definitely be on my summer essential list. Everyone needs a playlist on hand for those summer barbeques because, lets face it, no one wants to leave their iPod on shuffle. All those embarrassing guilty pleasures on show for the world to see. Yes, a playlist is a must! My absolute favourite song out at the moment is Coldplay, A Sky Full of Stars. Totally has that summery party feel. It turns out Avicii produced it, so its no surprise that I love it so much. I'm pretty excited to see what Coldplays new album has to offer.
SPF! There really is no excuse not to cover up these days when there are so many brands to choose from. But in particular, SPF for the face is so important if we want to keep our youthful looking skin and not have skin like a handbag by the time we're 40! At the moment, I always buy a face cream with SPF in it and the same for my foundation. In general i'ts around SPF 15. I usually think this is enough for the winter months but as summer is upon us, i'll be investing in a good high SPF. I've been doing my homework and Clarins do an SPF 50. I couldn't find a price for this online, so if anyone knows, can you comment below? Thanks! :)
Next up - Sunglasses! Yes, who can resist a fabulous pair of sunnys. It turns out I have a bit of an obsession with sunglasses. My last count was seven pairs! My favourite style are the aviators and classic 80s style. Luckily Penneys stock these and they are SUPER cheap. Only €1.50 each!! Bargain buy. If you're a fan of the designer sunnys, TKMaxx is a great place to buy them for a fraction of the cost. You may have to do a little digging, but I find if you go to the shop early when the shop it's tidy, it makes life a little easier.
My next one is flip flops or more specifically, Havaianas! Myself and my house mate developed a slight obsession with these a couple of years ago and sort of went on a spending splurg over the past two summers. These flips flops are without a doubt, the most comfiest EVER! Can you remember every summer when you break out the flip flips and after wearing them for a day, you got that really sore bit between your toes? Not with these! There's no breaking them in, they're just comfy 24/7. And so so pretty. So many designs to choose from. They are a little expensive, starting from €16 going all the way up to €40. But once you buy a pair, you'll have them for life! Highly recommend. :)
Last but by no means least - Vino! Ah yes, there really is nothing like a cold glass of wine on a hot summers day. Barbeque is on, sun glasses are out, SPF is on, music is blaring and your feet look pretty with your new Havaianas. There you have all the ingredients for a perfect summers day with friends and family. But remember, know the one that's one too many.