Summer essentials/fashion!

Summer have just started! I have this love and hate relationship with summer as it can get really hot at times but at the same time I really enjoy all the pool and beach time and the summer fashion.

Summer is pretty humid here in Hong Kong and to get me through the scorching heat and sunlight, below are a few beauty items that I use throughout the summer.

1. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-CreamUltra_Facial_Oil_Free_Gel_Cream_50ml_lg

This gel-cream is amazing as it doesn’t give you the oily feeling as to those rich, deep moisturizing cream used in winter. Instead, when you apply it, you can feel a freshness and coolness on your face. The cream also absorbs quickly into your skin and keeps your skin hydrated for a long time.

2.Facial Foamfacial foam

My face gets oily really easily and especially since its summer, I always apply loads of sunscreen to protect my face and it tends to cause my face to become oily. The Biore facial foam is great as it cleanses your skin nicely, isn’t too rough for your skin and doesn’t leave your skin feeling very tense afterwards. There are also some small beads in the foam to exfoliate your skin, remove the grease and  whiten your skin.

3. SKINAQUA UV Moisture Milk SPF50 PA +++sunscreen

This suncreen is one of the best I’ve used in years. Normally, sunscreens give me a very thick and greasy feeling which I don’t like. However, this one is amazing, not only it feels like I don’t have a thick layer of sunscreen on my face, it has an SPF of 50 and at the same time moisturizes my face.

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4. Body Mistbody mist

I usually prefer body mists to perfumes as it is not as strong. There are a ton of amazing fragrances from Victoria’s Secret but as I got the Pure Seduction as a gift, I’ve been using this quite often and find the fragrance pretty nice. It gives a floral scent with a hint of plum and I think its perfect for the summer!

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Moving onto Fashion!!! There are so many summer trends to die for, ranging from rompers to maxi dresses, with more and more festive trends are trending right now. Fringes and tribal prints are huge this summer and more of those are being incorporated to our day to day wear.

1. Kimonos

Kimonos are soft, flowy and delicate. Some with bold prints, fringes or laces, it can pump up a simple outfit immediately and suits almost every occasion. It is definitely one of the must-haves for summer.

Forever 21 Striped Ornate Print Kimono http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=21items_clothing_04dresses&productid=2000115362
Forever 21 Striped Ornate Print Kimono 
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Forevery 21 Velveteen Damask Pattern Kimono

The one on the right is rather unique as it incorporated some velvet patterns on the burgundy chiffon kimono with some fringe to make it more festive. While the one on the left is more simple with a fun tribal printed all over it.

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ASOS Longline Waterfall Cardigan in Crochet
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AEO FLORAL KIMONO

The one on the left gives a more refreshing look and the crochet fabric which makes it more unique. While the one on the right is also in burgundy colour but with a floral print to give a pop of colour.

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2. Rompers

Rompers are the best. On days when you just don’t want to pick out an outfit or you feel like you have nothing to wear, you can simply throw on a romper and viola! All done, dressed perfectly from head to toe. I’m obsessed with rompers because of how versatile they are and how comfortably they fit.

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Motel Hoppy Playsuit In Santorini Print
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H&M Sleeveless playsuit

I really like the one on the left as the all-over print catches peoples’ attention easily and looks very smart yet chic. The one on the right is more relaxed with this cool floral/tribal print. The romper also has pockets so you can keep your phone or essentials beside you.

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ASOS Glamorous Wrap Front Printed Playsuit with Flare Sleeve
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Nasty Gal Stone Cold Fox Aden Lace Romper

These two rompers are both long sleeves and more relaxed-fit. The one the left has this all-over tribal print and is more flowy, almost looks like a dress. While the one on the right is made of crochet and lace which looks super chic.

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3. Bra built in tops

Have you had those days when you wake up and feel like it is just too hot to even put on something nice to wear? If your answer is yes, this might just solve your problem! These tops with built in bras are perfect for a hot day as you don’t have to endure all the layering, yet looking nice.

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H&M Jersey Top with Shelf Bra
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UNIQLO WOMEN AIRISM BRA SLEEVELESS TOP

The one on the right is Uniqlo’s signature airsim tank top which helps you stay dry and comfy all day long, perfect on its own or under a crop top. The one on the right is as comfy which can pair nicely with any shorts or skirts.

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These are all the things I’ll be loving and trying through the summer. Hope I have given you some ideas or inspirations for summer outfits and some beauty products you might want to try. Summer is a fun and exciting time to experiment with different outfits and try out new products. Comment down below on what summer trends you are most excited for and the beauty products you are/will be using.

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