Now we’re finally having some warm weather, I decided I would share my summer essentials with you. To be honest I’m not a very high maintenance person so there aren’t many essentials, but if I had to pick to be stuck on a desert island, these would be some of my last minute grabs!
Paracetamol – Okay this is probably a strange first pick but I get so many headaches, especially in the sun, that I really can’t afford to be without them. I don’t need anything expensive, so they’re rarely more than 20p a packet, but they do the trick and make all the difference (as do my sunglasses!).
Deodorant/Anti-perspirant – gross but true, summer makes you stink! There is nothing I hate more than standing next to someone who smells. Alright, it happens sometimes, especially at the end of a hot day, but it’s not nice. Not only do I apply roll-on in the morning, I also carry Mitchum with me. I find it works really well and doesn’t leave white marks.
Veet – I will admit that if I’m in a rush, I’ll use a razor, especially for my under arms. However Veet is super easy to use if you have some time to spare and a lot more caring to your skin. Veet is especially good for facial hair removal, which obviously you wouldn’t want to use a razor for!
Batiste Dry Shampoo – though for the most part, I do find that I shower more in summer and therefore wash my hair at the same time, getting sweaty and running your hand through your hair, often makes for very greasy hair. If I’m in a rush, or know I can’t grab a shower till later that day, I love Batiste just to freshen up my hair. As you can see this is a jumbo size spray, because I go through so much!
Shower Gel – Lush is one of my favourite brands and I love their shower gels. Despite the fact I would usually choose to grab a bath (and some bubble bars), in summer its often easier to have a shower instead. Lush Shower Gels are amazing and they smell so good. I can’t resist a shower when I know I have Lush to use. In fact, we usually go swimming more during summer too and these bottles are the perfect size to take with you.
So these are my main summer essentials, what are yours? If you had to spend the summer on a desert island and could take some supplies, what would you pick?