Summer is finally here, and what better way to celebrate the beginning of the best time of the year with a summer essentials post! (and a sneaky little giveaway, maybe?) I adore summer for so many reasons, I love wearing dresses and skirts, bright pink nail polishes and let's not forget the summer holidays and everything just looks better when the sun is out right? Another reason why I love summer is because I get a tan, don't get me wrong I think fair skin tones look amazing - I just prefer being tanned myself. (I'm living the self-tan life) Speaking of skin, I don't tend to wear foundation everyday during the warmer months but my skin is nowhere near perfect so when I feel like wearing foundation I want a lightweight base and the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Foundation is perfect for that! It's very moisturizing, got SPF 30 and makes my skin look very even and healthy-looking. (That's the foundation I'm wearing in the photos)

My next essential, or actually quite a few, are Essie nail polishes! If you're following my blog for a while then you will already know that I only ever buy Essie nail polishes (I have maybe 3 from a different brand lol) so obviously, they've got to be in my summer essentials! I love bright shades like "Cute As A Button" or light coral, orange-y colours like "Resort Fling" - just to name a few. I adore the formula, they don't chip and stay on my nails for a solid week! I still haven't decided yet which shade I'm gonna be wearing for my trip to France next week but you can't go wrong with a bright pink for your summer holiday can you?

Now onto my next essential, (and probably my favourite) eyeshadow palettes are a necessity, you get so many different shades all in one palette so it's very convenient for traveling. My all time favourite palette is the original Naked Palette from Urban Decay. I'm obsessed with neutral shades and I can definitely see why the original palette is everyone's favourite. You get a bunch of neutral shades and you can create so many different makeup looks! My favourite shades are "Buck", "Half Baked" and "Smog" - I've been wearing this combination constantly!

Last but not least, your highlights gotta be on fleek! (isn't that right Jaclyn Hill?) One thing that can't be missing in my summer essentials is my favourite Mac Highlighter in Soft & Gentle. A cult classic and definitely a product I would recommend to everyone! It's a gorgeous peachy champagne colour.

It's giveaway time! One lucky duck will win my must have summer essential, an Urban Decay Naked 1 palette! The terms and conditions are that you need to follow this blog on Bloglovin my YouTube, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Please fill out the Rafflecopter widget to enter and this giveaway is open internationally! This giveaway will run from 26th June til 25th July.

Thank you all so much for reading my blog and I do genuinely appreciate each and every one of you! Good luck!  a Rafflecopter giveaway

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