Saturday, 8 July 2017

Summer Essentials



If you've followed me for a while you'll know already how much I adore the summer time, it's everything. I love early mornings in the summer, sitting outside munching on some fresh fruit for breakfast with an iced coffee with Phil and our little Daisy running around our feet playing with her toys... it's the little things which make me so happy. Since Summer is now here I thought I would share with you 'My Summer Essentials'.


Sunblock and Aftersun Creams

I'm unsure on how many people know this but I'm actually on chemotherapy tablets and because of this little fact, it means I can't sit in the sun for too long and also means when I do I have to make sure that I wear A LOT of sunblock, so this is a massive essential for me.


A Big Sun Hat and Sunglasses

Another massive must for me to keep the sunshine at bay... essentially on days outs in the sunshine. Because I'm in my wheelchair when I go out the sun really hits the top of my head and causes terrible headaches if I don't wear a hat.


Brightly Coloured Lips and Nails

Having bright coloured lips and nails in the summer is amazing.
I adore trying out new colourful makeup looks and nail art when the sunshine is here.


Fresh Lemonade with Real Lemons, Books, and Music

I love sunbathing with a cold glass of lemonade with lemons in one hand, a great book in another hand and some awesome music playing in the background. No better way to spend a lazy afternoon.


What are your Summer Essentials?


With love, Alisha Valerie. x

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34 comments:

  1. most of these! and pina coladas! I'll hopefully have one of these posts up myself too! x

    G

    www.teawithgi.com

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    1. Oohh I will check it out babe!! Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  2. Suncream is by far my biggest essential, it makes your makeup look stunning too!

    Gabija | everylittlethingblog.weebly.com

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more Gabija! Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  3. Although I haven't read a word from either of my books on holiday but I do enjoy sitting in the sun with a book and a cocktail!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk / foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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    1. Yes! That really is one of the best things isn't it. Hope you're both loving your travels! Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  4. Suncream and lip balm so my lips don't dry out! Great ideas.

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    1. Great choices babe. Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  5. Definitely the lemonade!! But suncream and a good lipbalm are essentials. I also have prescription sunglasses which I absolutely love as it means I don't need to wear my lenses!
    Hels xx
    www.thehelsproject.com

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    1. I need to get some prescription sunglasses but never get around to making an appointment. Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  6. Fresh lemonade is one of my summer favourites, it's just so delicious! I'm also a massive fan of bright lip colours in the summer just not on msyelf haha x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌻✨ www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. So glad you agree with me babe, thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  7. Bright nails are a must! And a coloured lipsyl xx

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more babe. Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  8. A cold glass of lemonade is also a summer essential for me, this has really made me crave a glass, even on this dull and cloudy day in Oxford! I love a wide-brimmed hat too, a sunburnt face is the worst!!

    Abbey πŸ‘Ύ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Burnt skin makes me so sad, I'm wanting a glass myself now too lol. Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  9. oooh! I can't wait to get a wide-brimmed hat for summer this year. Ice cold lemonade with REAL lemons sounds like summer perfection to me!

    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. It really is wonderful, so happy to hear that you agree. Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  10. Fresh Lemonade is perfection in the summer!
    I can totally relate to the summer love! Early mornings and light evenings make me so happy. Agree with this list totally!

    www.seeweardo.co.uk

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    1. Finally someone who agrees with me and loves summer time just as much as me, YES! So happy to hear this lovely haha!! Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  11. I love brightly coloured lips and nails for summer! My essentials probably include a nice half up half down hairstyle to keep my hair out of my face!
    Hayley X
    Lifethroughtsg.com

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    1. I have a pixi cut hairstyle now but when my hair was long I used to hate it in the summer time, so happy you agree with me on some of my tips. Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  12. These really are essentials! I have never put lemons in lemonade or made my own lemonade - why haven't I???? This sounds perfect for the summer <3

    Steph xx
    www.stephsworld.com

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    1. Yes! Why haven't you done so babe?! It's amazing, try it! Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  13. I couldn't go out in the sun without sun cream. I'm so ghostly pale that I burn so quickly! I love the sound of the last one on the list - lemonade and a book sounds perfect!

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    1. Haha I'm exactly the same babe. I go from pale to red to freckles to pale again, it's a bugger lol!! Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  14. I love bright nails in this season!!

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    1. So happy to hear that you agree babe! Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  15. Every single thing you just mentioned... PLUS cocktails, cocktails & more cocktails!

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    1. Cocktails are the best!! I have a DIY at home vegan cocktail blog post up, have you seen it yet? :) Thank you for your comment 🌸✨

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  16. Great essentials! Love the part about fresh lemonade, I'd never think to do that! Sunblock is also an essential for me to, it's so important to be sun safe x

    Sarah | www.sarahdeluxe.com

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    1. Aww thank you so much lovely, such a wonderful comment from you πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  17. Mine are pretty similar! But also sunglasses and maybe a camera if I see nice flowers or things to take pictures of!! I like the idea of drinking lemonade and iced coffee, I really want to try iced coffee! I had raspberry lemonade recently and it was delicous!

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    1. Oohh I'd love to know your thoughts about iced coffee if you ever try it lovely? Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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