The sun is shining and it feels like summer is well and truly here at last! I love this summer tag – thank you so much to the gorgeous Rachael (go and check out her answers and fabulous blog!) who tagged me to do it! Hope you enjoy reading my answers…
1. What’s your favourite thing about summer?
There’s nothing I don’t like about summer, so I don’t think I can easily narrow this down! I feel like summer is a real treat for the senses. The lighter, brighter days and nights and being outdoors soaking up the warmth of the sun makes me feel so much happier, healthier and more positive. Life is better when the sun is shining!
2. Do you have a favourite summer drink?
Without a doubt, it’s an ice-cold strawberry daiquiri. I’ve finally perfected the recipe! I also love a cheeky gin and tonic or glass of prosecco in the sun. My favourite non-alcoholic option is an iced coffee (have a look at my recipe here).
3. Is there a location you like to go to each summer?
The beach! Preferably somewhere hot, sunny and beautiful. I love the feeling of sand between my toes!
4. Favourite make-up look for summer?
I definitely prefer a light and natural look. I love having sun-kissed skin and it’s the one time of year I feel like I can get away without much make-up! Highlighter is my favourite summer make-up product (see my current faves here). Swept over the cheekbones, it gives such a pretty, healthy glow and really enhances your tan.
5. Dresses or skirts?
Dresses all the way. For a start, they take a lot less thought as they are already a complete outfit! I find skirts ride up and twist around and are just generally less comfortable!
6. Sandals or ballet pumps?
Decisions, decisions! Nope, can’t choose! I love them both equally. Is that cheating?! Ballet pumps are so easy to throw on and go with everything. They’re also perfect for those rainy summer days when you don’t want soggy sandal feet! I own a ridiculous amount of pairs! I love sandals, too. Being able to toe-wiggle is such a nice feeling after the restrictive winter socks and boots combo! I also love being able to see the pretty coloured summer nail polish on my toes all the time.
7. Do you prefer to wear your hair up or down for summer?
It’s more a case of necessity than preference as my hair is particularly badly behaved in summer! I much prefer to wear it down but it has a tendency to go very frizzy in the heat and humidity, so I usually wear it in some sort of up-do – anything to keep it tamed and under control, really! I’ve got pretty inventive with twists and buns and clips lately to stop me getting fed-up and chopping it all off!
8. Deep smoky eyes or bold lips?
Neither! I really don’t suit strong make-up at all! A sweep of liquid liner and long, defined, dark, curled lashes are my usual routine. I very rarely wear eyeshadow. On my lips, I prefer glosses. I tend to stick to natural pinky shades, although I am quite partial to a bit of bright coral during the summer.
9. Favourite perfume for summer?
My all time favourite summer scent is Prada’s Infusion d’Iris. It’s light, fresh and just a little bit different. I’ve worn it for years and it has definitely become ‘my’ smell. My most coveted scent is Acqua di Parma’s Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi – I’m determined that I will own a bottle this summer, it’s simply divine!
10. Last but not least, favourite music for summer?
Anything with a chilled-out, summery vibe. A bit of Bob Marley never fails to get me in the mood and transports me straight back to a beach in Jamaica! Is This Love is one of my all-time favourite summer tunes.
As I type this, I’m sitting in the garden in the glorious sunshine. I really do love summer! This was such a fun tag to do. I tag a few of my favourite bloggers, Sarah, Imogen and Rebecca. I look forward to reading your answers if you choose to do it girls!