Some Summer Essentials

Now summer is finally here we are ready for after-work drinks in rooftop-bars, BBQ with friends in the garden or a relaxed day by the pool. To accompany these hot days we’re sharing our summer essentials with you to stay cool, hydrated and effortlessly chic.

As the days get brighter, you need a pair of pretty shades! This year I got myself a pair of some nice sunglasses. Despite the fact that I’m always losing my sunnies and so am just wearing cheap ones by H&M, Mango or ZARA I finally bought these gorgeous golden Ray-Bans and I’m in love with them. I got them at Mister Spex for a good deal and these beauties almost haven’t left my face ever since.

There is neither a reason for high coverage make-up during summer nor the time. All you need is a little bit of tan – for that reason I’m using the Korres Suntan Oil Face & Body for a deep and uniform tan – and some color on my face. The Body Shop Bronzing Powder has the ultimate glow for a sunkissed look, on my cheeks I’m using a sheertone blush by MAC in the color Gingerly and for lips I love the gorgeous lip color shade Aphrodite Scarlet by L’Oréal.

Our main summer goal is spending as much time at the beach, by the lake or at the pool as possible. To stay hydrated I always have a bootle of water next to me. The 24 Bottles keep your drinks warm or cool for 24 hours – perfect for hot summer days! In case I get hungry I always carry a Roobar in my pocket, it’s nourishing and healthy at the same time. A nice magazine like Couch keeps you entertained whenever you’re not snoozing or sunbathing.

Last but not least summer is not summer without summer-perfect skin. With just a little bit of sun, some body scrub like our favourite by Nonique and the Rituals Honey Touch Body Cream our skin looks radiant and soft without much effort. Organic brands are still our favourite and it’s a nice side effect that they smell divine.

You can find summery statement earrings like mine at local markets of your holiday destination or – in case of a staycation – online. We found some pretty ones here, here and here.

These are just a few bits and bobs that make those hot summer-days easier and even more effortless. What are your ultimate summer essentials and are you looking forward to a long haul flight, a short weekend trip or a staycation at your local park? Leave a comment down below! Lots of love, J&L

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