Longest Day of the Year! Our Favourite Sunshine Essentials
Today is officially the longest day of the year and the official start of the summer season. Whether you’re staying in the UK to soak up the sun rays or jetting off to somewhere exotic it’s essential that you look and feel your best, so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite essentials that are a must-have for this summer season.
Lancome La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal
If you’re looking for a fragrance that screams summer then look no further than Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal. A beautiful blend of white flowers meets the sweetness of vanilla and coconut, making this the ultimate beach day scent. A refreshing opening of Bergamot opens the fragrance along with the warmth of pink pepper oil. At the heart, radiant white flowers are met with a solar twist alongside Sambac Jasmin Absolute, Orange Blossom Absolute, Ylang-Ylang Essence and most importantly Coconut Accord. At the base Rich Iris, Patchouli Bali Oil and Madagascan Vanilla Bourbon creates a fragrance that will leave you feeling sunkissed even on those overcast days.
This Eau de Parfum is available in 50ml & 100ml.
OPI Excercise Your Brights Nail Lacquer
The summer season isn’t complete without a good manicure and pedicure. New for 2022 is the Power of Hue collection by OPI which is packed full of shades perfect for the new season. Excercise Your Brights is a beautiful hot pink shimmer that would suit any skin tone but would also look great with a tan.
This nail lacquer is available in 15ml.
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturiser with SPF25
Looking after your skin should be important all year round but especially during the summer when UV rays can peak. A good moisturiser with added spf like the CeraVe one we have mentioned will not only keep your skin nourished but also protect your skin from harmful UV damage.
Bvlgari Man Glacial Essence
On hotter days there is nothing better than feeling fresh and Bvlgari Man Glacial Essence will leave you feeling refreshed all day. Inspired by the natural elements Glacial Essence is described as a fresh woody fougere fragrance inspired by the magnitude of frozen mountains. Notes include Fresh Juniper Berry Essence, Soft Australian sandalwood essence and Woody Clearwood® accord.
This Eau de Parfum is available in 60ml & 100ml.
Parfums de Marly Delina Hair Mist
During the hotter summer months, we want nothing more than to smell good all day, that’s why layering products that compliment your favourite fragrance is a great idea. Many companies now offer hair mists like the Parfums de Marly Delina Hair Mist shown below which allow you to spray your hair without causing any damage. This particular fragrance by Parfums de Marly is dominated by Feminine Turkish Rose and has complimenting notes of Sweet Lychee and sensual Vanilla.
This hair mist is available in a 75ml spray.
Paco Rabanne Phantom Deodrant Spray
Speaking of keeping fresh, a deodrant is a must have all year round but maybe you want to try a deodrant that matches your fragrance. Mens deodrants come in both spray and stick form so you can pick one suited to your prefrence. The one pictured here is a spray deodrant matching the Phantom fragrance by Paco Rabanne. Opening with Addictive Lavender and Energising Lemon before moving to a heart of Creamy Lavender, Crisp Apple, Earthy Notes and Rich Patchouli. A base of Smooth Vanilla adds some warmth and sweetness which is followed on by Soft Lavender and Woody Vetiver.
This Deodrant is available in a 150ml spray.
OPI The Future Is You Nail Lacquer
Another colour within the OPI Power of Hue range that may take your fancy is The Future is You. If bright pops of colour aren’t your thing this nude shimmer may be a more appealing option. This muted orange and nude shade adds just the right amount of subtle colour whilst the gold shimmer will make it stand out from your usual subtle shades.
This nail lacquer is available in 15ml.
So there you have it, our favourite summer essentials for 2022. No matter what your plans are for this summer, with our top picks you’ll be feeling and looking your best. Of course, we have many other options available so be sure to check out our website or pop in store to see more of what we have to offer.
Written by Claire