Light as a feather – My summer essentials
Hello my friend!
Last week, as the temperatures climbed higher and higher it became clear: Spring is gone and got replaced by summer!
Our flat gets so hot, only a fan can save me.
The natural products I choose can be described in just one word: They have to be light as a feather.
That's why I'll show you my summer essentials today, the ones I don't feel on my skin. :)
1. Soft makeup
Do you know what sticky makeup at hot temperatures feels like? A no go for me! I only do use thick foundation for special occasions, otherwise I choose one of these skin improvers:
1. alverde – Pure Teint Make-Up (20 pure sand)
Still my favourite thin make-up! It doesn’t accent dry patches in summer, has an acceptable coverage and feels just fantastic, not sticky at all! Also you only need a few drops, so it lasts very long.
2. Benecos – Natural mineral powder (light sand)
Even lighter as make-up is this great mineral-powder by benecos! The longer you work it into the skin, the better does the coverage get and even is comparable to liquid make-up. The finish is extremely natural and the skin looks perfected but not fake at all.
3. Lavera – Natural mousse makeup (03 honey)
This mousse make-up is a bit like the pure teint make-up and leaves a beautiful finish, not too matt, not too shiny, just some glow. This colour is a bit too dark for me in summer, but it has a light coverage and blends well, so it doesn’t look like a wrong shape. The colour is okay, if I use my self tanning lotion. :)
4. alverde – Cream To Powder Concealer (20 Ivory)
If my skin has only a few flaws, I prefer covering them instead of putting make-up on my whole face. This one has an incredible coverage and changes its texture, so it is not sticky at all. I bought it so many times and maybe I’ll buy it again soon, because the colour gets a bit too light in summer.
2. Fine spray mist
What is more refreshing, than a fresh mist of the favorite floral water?
1. Dabba – Chamomile Water*
I got some DABBA flower waters at the Vivaness fair and right now I use the full size of chamomile water. All of the hydrosols have a great caring effect on the skin and feel very refreshing. I use it many times a day, because it is conserved with fermented radish and only lasts two months after opening it.
2. Rose water
This is my favourite rose water and it is one of my favourite hydrosols. I filled it in a spray bottle so I don’t have to use a cotton pad every time. :)
3. PRIMAVERA – SOS spray *.
I wrote about this here and it is not just good for warm weather but also for exams!
4. farfalla – Refresh body spray *.
This body spray smells fresh and fruity, just like a summer cocktail! :)
3. Light facial care
My dry skin needs care! Very important for me: No sticking!
1. Luvos – Building up face fluid*
I love the texture of this fluid but unfortunately my skin doesn’t like the alcohol in it. Sometimes I use it never the less, because it feels so great. Maybe I’ll buy the serum, the ingredients are nearly the same but it doesn’t contain that much alcohol.
2. Zuii – Flora Foundation primer (mauve)*
Oh this primer is so fantastic! I would love it even more, if it had another colour, because the mauve makes my slightly tanned skin a bit too light and a bit weird in summer. So I use it as a night care for a exceptionally soft skin. :)
3. alva – Hydrogel
This hydrogel was my favourite one last summer, too. It gets absorbed quickly and gives a moisture boost.
4. Myrto natural cosmetics – Day cream S *.
Very new to my routine is this cream by myrto that doesn’t contain irritating fragrances. The texture is richer as the ones above, but it still gets absorbed quickly on wet skin.
4. The breath of fresh fragrance
Last year I discovered natural scents, and I love these ones for warm temperatures: (The scents of PACIFICA are not pure natural cosmetics!)
1. PACIFICA – California star Jasmine
A simple and fresh scent, as light as a feather: My favourite one in spring and summer!
2. PACIFICA – Hawaiian Ruby guava
This one is warmer and very fruity and makes you want to eat some tasty summer fruits.
3. Acorelle – Jardin of Thés *.
Is there anything fresher than cold ice tea? I don’t think so! :) This perfume by Acorelle is just that fresh and was one of my favorite products in 2014. I don’t like it in winter but in summer it is perfect!
4. MARMOZEL – Jasmine *.
You only need a tiny bit of it and it reminds me of a summer flower garden.
5. MARMOZEL – Rose *.
The rose scent is a little more intense but still not penetrant and wonderful if you like the smell of roses.
6. Pacifica – Tucson blood orange *.
This is exactly what fresh blood oranges smell like! Just like you would make some fresh blood orange juice, lovely! :)
Which products of yours feel light as a feather on your skin?
Lots of love,