Getting Ready for Summer
For those of you living in London, or the UK in general, I'm sure you know how precious the sunlight is. And luckily, in this past week the weather has been amazing, I'm talking about wearing short sleeves or even dresses through the day. (I'm sorry about all the weather talk, I got excited). So it might not officially be summer until next month, but I've already gotten myself summer ready. I'm talking about light-weight make ups, new outfits, loads of time for ice cream...and of course, the ultimate skincare protection for the heat.
THE sUMMER LOOK UPDATE
Do you guys update/clean your closet as the season changes? For me, summer is all about mini bags! I love a small cross body bag over a nice summer dress, Specially on the days I don't have to shoot, I like to keep my daily essentials as minimal as possible. And though I love my black accessories, in the warm season, I tend to carry something with a bolder design like the one on the right, to give my usual monogram outfit a highlight.
I'm spending half of my summer in Asia this year, and though I love spending time near my family, one thing I can't stand about Taiwan's humid weather is the mosquitos. All that said, as a kid, I've never been a fan of anti-bug products. First off, most of them smell pretty weird, and then there's always that sticky feeling on my skin. Back then, my mum had to chase me around the house just to get a tiny spritz on my legs.
Along with their essential oils, I received the Bondi Wash Anti-Bug collection a few months back. To be honest, as London just only started to be warm this past two weeks, I didn't get much time to test. But so far, I‘m definitely a fan! The smell is amazing, just like any of your natural skincare products. The two products comes with a refreshing lime & rosemary scent, which I personally think is perfect for summer.
這次在 Bondi Wash 一系列的新產品中，第一個引起我興趣的就是他們的 Anti Bug 蟲蟲防護系列。帶著強烈的好奇心拆開包裹，想知道以天然精油著名的品牌，是不是解決了令小孩子（或與像我一樣童心未泯的大人）懼怕的味道。稍捻著鼻，聞了聞，實在太令人滿意了！不只沒怪味，還散發了清新的檸檬味，正好適合夏天。比起其他產品的試用期，由於倫敦這方面的問題實在不多，所以只有趁這幾週天氣好去近郊走走的時候使用，即便如此，短短幾天，不只質地清爽，效果目前看來也挺不錯，看來會這趟台灣假期的良伴。
Infused with lemon based essential oils, the Stay Away Cream works as both an anti and soothing product. Put it on before you head out during this summer, or use it to comfort any sorts of irritation caused by mosquito bites.
As for the spray, it will be something you'd like to put in your handbag, especially if you're spending the day at the outdoors. And not to mention it's sleek black packaging, I don't see any kids running away from that.
cREATE YOUR SUMMER PLAYLIST
Oh, music is so important! I always make sure I have a current favourite playlist going on. I get a bit anxious if I left my earphones at home. A few good songs just makes life so much easier.
TRY A NEW WORKOUT
Okay, I must admit...I'm not the biggest fan of working out. I either get super motivated and exercise 4-5 times a week or I just simply avoid the gym at all cause, it's always all or nothing. Even though I eat pretty healthy most of the time, I feel like I don't get enough sweat in general.
I read somewhere the other day that the best way to find long-term motivation is try switching things up. Meaning don't just run or do yoga all the time, have a schedule for all kinds of activity that seems interesting to you. I'm definitely going to try doing this more.