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Monday, January 2, 2012

Summer Faves

Summer is well and truly showing itself here in Melbourne with temperatures hitting between 35-40 °C (95-104 °F). With the sun shining and the heat rising, I've been pulling out some of my summer faves which have been a bit negelected in the colder months. I've got so many favourite products but I think there are three things that really mean summer to me.

1. Bright Lips
Bright lippies are made for summer days (and nights) and I've been favouring NARS Schiap paired with NYX Bloom lip pencil as it's the perfect bright pink lip.

2. Bright tips:
Bright nailpolish is fun any time of the year but they're the most seasonally appropriate in summer. I've got many that I love including some of these $2 NYC polishes which are fun and cheap!

At the moment though I'm wearing Blue Collar by Orly which is slightly more turquoise then it looks below. It's one of those shades that makes you feel happy when you look at your nails as it's so bright and cheerful!

3. Metallic eyes.
I know you probably thought I was going to go with bright eyeshadow but, for me, the best summer eyes are those that have a metallic sheen. I love pulling out all my warm toned metallics including bronzes, golds and coppers and coming up with glowing eyes that compliment a bright lip perfectly.

One of my favourite shadows for summer is MAC Amber Lights which I've paired below with MAC Cork eyeshadow in the crease.

What are your summer faves?


  1. It's so weird thinking it's Summer over there while I'm freezing my butt here on the East Coast, USA LOL.

    Love the look and nails!

  2. Oh I love that lipgloss on you! You look so pretty! I'm loving the colder weather (nice change) but really looking forward to breaking out the brights in a few months!

  3. You look beautiful! You've also inspired me to start using Amber Lights again - thanks! :)

  4. It's definitely not summer here in Washington, DC. Its 40 degrees out right now! But my summer faves are Clarin's lipstick in Papaya and Urban Decay Half Baked eye shadow.

  5. R: Thanks :) Lol I know what you mean! It's so weird when I'm reading beauty blog posts about winter makeup and products when it's so hot over here.

    Thanks Aseya! NARS Schiap is still probably my favourite pink lipstick.You should try it if you haven't already. It's brighter than Girl about Town but still very wearable.

    Dempss01: Thank you :) I keep neglecting it but I decided to use it the other week and I've been using it everyday since.

    smeegal9: Wow that is crazy cold! I haven't tried any Clarins lipsticks yet but I do love their lipglosses so I'm sure it's gorgeous! And Urban Decay Half Baked is always a good choice :)