Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Guest Post / Summer Beauty Must-Haves + Giveaway





Hello beauties! Hope you are all doing well! Today we have a very special guest here on the RosyChicc – the gorgeous Živa from the blog Nothing Fancy. Really. I will leave you to her lovely company now and don’t forget to stay tuned for an exciting Giveaway at the end of the post :)

A big hello to Andrea's wonderful readers! I am so glad to be here today - I have been a faithful reader of Rosy Chicc for years and I absolutely love the lady behind the blog. I was so excited when she agreed to let me guest post in this beautiful place of the Internet - and also a bit intimidated! I hope you will still like this post - I'll be talking about my Summer Beauty Must-Haves.

Let's start with the face. I like using a mattifying moisturizer in the summer, and a great choice is the REN Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel-Cream. This is more of a thick cream than a gel, and I really love that it sinks in fast and still provides a little bit of moisture to my skin. I also love wearing it under my makeup, as it makes a really nice base.

After I apply moisturizer, I like using a lighter foundation or a tinted product. My two favourites are the Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 50 BB Cream and the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream with SPF 15. When I'm out in the sun, I like to reach for the BB Cream, which is just great for the beach as well. It looks really dewy and natural, but if you don't like that look, you can easily add a translucent powder over it. The CC Cream from Bourjois is very similar, though it has a lower SPF, so it would be better to use it when you're not exposed to the sun directly.

Aside from my cheeks, I also really love playing up my lips. I wanted to talk about two of my favourites today, both of which are MAC lipsticks. First we have Lovelorn, a Lustre lipstick, which is between a nude and a pink. It's cool toned, incredibly glossy and would look beautiful on any skin tone. The other one is Pink Nouveau, a toned down neon pink with cold tones as well, which really brightens lips. I love it because it's so unique - neon shades are really out there, but this one is a bit subdued.

I don't want to forget the rest of my body, so here are three hair & body favourites. For my hair, I've really been enjoying the Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Treatment, which is a leave-in product you apply to wet hair. While it really softens my hair, I don't think it would look as good if I hadn't cut it recently! For my body, I really love the Garnier Oil Beauty range. I'm missing the body scrub, but I have the lotion and the oil, and they're both lovely and amazingly scented.

Finally, a quick word on nails ... I used to be a huge nail polish hoarder, and I've calmed down a bit, but when I saw the Models Own Polish For Tans collection I'll admit there was some hyperventillating involved. This is a collection of gorgeous neon shades, which will make tanned skin look amazing! They actually make me look tanned despite the fact I've spent about 15 minutes in the sun so far this summer. From five shades, I picked three - a neon peach, a bright coral, and a hot fuchsia shade. I also threw in Essie Romper Room (it's practically the same as Fiji), which is a pretty pastel pink colour - it also makes you look really tan.

There you have it - a few of my summer picks, though I'm sure I'll manage to pick up a few other bits during the summer months...

Andrea and I decided to surprise you with a little giveaway as well! I recently went to an I Love ... Cosmetics event and I received some gorgeous goodies, so I want one of you to have it! Fill in the Rafflecopter to be eligible to win some delicious smelling goodies. Good luck lovelies!


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51 comments

  1. I love mists, like Avene Thermal Water :)

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  2. I adore mists, especially VS Sheer Love. It is so refreshing!

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  3. Great post Živa, I really enjoy reading guests posts and discovering new blogs! So sweet of Andrea to let you write one on her lovely blog :)

    Those Models Own nails polishes look stunning, I'm a total nail polish hoarded, so I can really relate to your excitement when you saw those ;) I have that Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Treatment but haven't used it much (only a few times, really) but I think I'll try to incorporate it to my routine now :)

    Paula
    My beauty and lifestyle blog

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  4. The only summer must have that I require is chap stick.

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  5. I love the nail varnish colours! So cute for summer :) x

    http://books-and-memories.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. In summer I always need leave-in conditioner - the one by Paul Mitchell is lovely! As well as suncream as I burn so easily. :)
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Loved this guest post, and thank you for the giveaway!

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  8. I cannot live without my E45 cream for my dry skin

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  9. Loved all your summer must haves, i got my eyes on lovelorn its such a pretty colour xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC.

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  10. avene spring thermal water, for sure!

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  11. sunscreen all the time!

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  12. Sunscreen is the most important.

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  13. Great post, really informative and I discovered a new blog! Sun tan lotion is a must at this time of year, gotta stay protected! x

    EmmiHearts

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  14. EOS lip balm with SPF is my MUST have. I don't go anywhere without it ;)

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  15. I love body mists for the summer
    Also special oil for keeping my hair healthy

    Love
    Karlien
    http://polishedcats.blogspot.com/

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  16. Combination skin's sun lotion is my must-have in the summer. Thanks for such generous giveaway!

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  17. Fab choices for summer. :) I'm loving the Bourjois CC Cream right now but my must have summer product has got to be Burberry Lip Glow in Pink Sweet Pea :)

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  18. super fajn giveaway :) spremljam vsepovsod

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  19. My Summer must haves are: Lush Tea Tree Water, Vichy Normaderm Total Mat and D&G Light Blue Dreaming in Portofino perfume <3

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  20. I love la roche posay anthelios ac 30spf and nuxe reve de miel fooor lips :D

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  21. Spf 30 (at least) is definitely a must! Other than that, I also can't live without leave-in sprays that protect my hair from getting damaged by salt and fried from the sun.:)

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  22. Krema za sončenje je obvezna, potem pa kakšen body mist, bb krema, maskara in neon lak za nohte.

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  23. my tarte self tanner is SO amazing! i love it!

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  24. Sunscreen and a Coral liptick :D

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  25. fab!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh goodness me, I need LoveLorn!

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  27. Gorgeous pictures! Love this x

    www.brookdellar.co.uk

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  28. My ultimate summer must-have is a sunblock lotion! My skin is literally BURNED without it :(

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  29. I like Avene Thermal Water.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  30. My must have is my L'oreal Lumi Magique foundation!

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  31. Mattifying moisturizer

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  32. BB Cream is my summer must-have!

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