I realise that this is a pretty odd post to write considering my recent “I hate summer” post, but occasionally I do have to brave the outside world. Sometimes I even choose to; especially if there’s a BBQ involved. As long as I feel prepared, I’m pretty okay with being outdoors. So here are the essential items that I’ll always be carrying in my bag over the summer months.
A good pair of sunnies – I picked these tortoiseshell beauts up in H&M and I absolutely love them. I always keep them readily available in my bag, ya know, just in case of sunshine. I can’t remember exactly how much they were, as I got them a few months ago now, but I know they were definitely less than £10 🙂
A versatile wrap – Yeah, yeah, I know it’s black and will totally absorb the heat; the thing is though that it’s so soft and lightweight, it’s easy to roll up and pop in my bag. It’s perfect for those evenings when it starts to get a bit chilly and you’re still on the beach or in the beer garden. It also doubles up as a nice little blanket to use on the beach because the pebbles on Brighton beach can get pretty hot!!
Batiste Frizz Tamer* – I got this bad boy in my Blogosphere Magazine goody bag a couple of weeks ago and I already love it. The humidity plays absolute havoc with my hair; think Monica from Friends in the episode where they go to Barbados, so this is perfect to keep my hair in check! Because cornrows and shells are a massive no-no.
Suncream – This is probably the most essential item that I always have in my bag throughout the summer months. I have a habit of deciding to potter around in the garden (I swear I’m actually about 70 years old), and before I know it I’ve been out there 3 hours and my face, neck, chest and whatever else has been on display resembles a fire engine. It’s a Factor 50 child’s one from Asda and it smells like ice cream and sweeties. Win.
Eau Thermale Spring Water*– My body is rubbish at cooling itself down and I get ridiculously hot; on public transport, at work, at home, sitting in the shade doing absolutely nothing. I carry this handy travel-sized can around with me so I can spray it on my face to cool down. This is my summer saviour!
The gorgeous bag is from LYDC* and is plenty big enough to not only carry all my summer essentials but the everyday bits and bobs I need as well! I love the colours, I think the yellow and grey work really well together!
What are your summer essential items? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x
*PR samples but views and genuine love for the products are my own.