Now that we’re in July it feels official – summer is here! Time to dust off our summer dresses and start spending a small fortune on booja-booja ice cream tubs. This hotter weather has been my inspiration for sharing with you my summer essentials.
The SPF Foundation – Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation – £15
This foundation has 18 shades from porcelain to cinnamon which is great for girls very pale through to deep tan, but limiting beyond that. Follow the link and the colour chart on their page is very well thought out to help shoppers avoid ordering the wrong shade. Benefits include protecting skin in the summer with SPF15 and being water resistant so it will remain intact when the British weathers flips from scorching to thunderstorm. If you’re still hesitant about ordering foundation online Lily Lolo give the option to order a sample at £1.50.
The Nails – Barry M’s Bright Orange Shade – £4.99
The coconut infused Flip Flop shade is perfect for the summer. Whether it’s due to the awesomeness of the latest season of Netflix’s OITNB or perhaps carrots are just in vogue, orange is big this year and painting your nails is an easy way to rock this bright colour.
The Scent – M&S Summer Rose – £14
M&S are an incredible resource for vegan perfumes – browse their website for their own brand scents and double-check in the descriptions for the ‘suitable for vegans’ confirmation. My summer favourite is the elegantly feminine Rosie for Autograph Summer Rose scent: a lush airy scent with a romantic blend of red rose, jasmine and lily.
The Sandals – Fashion Conscious Vegan Sandals – £35
Available in red and tan these sandals are fun and flirty for the hot summer weather. These would look great with jeans or a cute summer dress. These vegan shoes made from faux leather vegan upper, inner insole and synthetic glues.
Fashion Conscious is a great site to browse for ethical bags, clothes and shoes. They only stock designs which have an ethical and eco dimension – be it recycled, organic cotton, non-toxic, fair trade, sustainable, vegan, hand-made, UK-made or non-exploitative. However, be warned that not all of their items are vegan so keep a watchful eye on items.
The Lips – Gosh Liquid Matte Lips – £8.99
All of their liquid matte lips shades are suitable for vegans and they have some gorgeous summer shades. Gosh keep their vegan list stored on their FAQ page (the hyperlink is hidden on the ‘here’).
It’s so important to protect your eyes from UV when the sun shines and these retro summery shades are gorgeous. Whilst you’re in store/online grab yourself the fruity glasses case to add to the summer vibes.