I am confident now, with these past several days of gorgeous summer weather (you won’t ever hear me complain about the heat) that summer is here. If not officially – then weather wise!
- Torani Strawberry Syrup
This is probably the thing I most look forward to when spring arrives. I LOVE my hair long but loathe the drying process in the winter. Now don’t have to worry about making sure I have dry hair when I leave the house and I don’t have to worry about what a toque will do to it if I put it up. With the warm weather I can shower, give my hair a brush and with my set of Goody SpinPins – I can have myself a hair-do in about 10 seconds! I assume it comes from my many years of dancing but I’m a big fan of buns. Last summer I pretty much kept it in a loose side bun in and I’ve started that again. I do also like the clean look of a classic top-knot.
I’ve also been side fishtailing, which is a nice variation of the standard braid.
- Clinique Super City Block SPF 40
I never wear foundation or cover up but I was coaxed into buying this from the sales girl at Shoppers. I’m glad I was. I really like it. Although it’s tinted, it blends right into my own skin tones and leaves an even glow. It’s non greasy and so light it’s doesn’t feel at all like a sunscreen. Which it is with an SPF of 40. Which I need with this freckle face.
- OPI nail colour
Rarely do I ever not have my toes painted and I love OPI because the colour lasts forever. I usually have either Yoga To Get This Blue, Black Cherry Chutney or Lincoln Park After Dark on. I can sometimes go week after week without even a chip on my toes. Now that I’m starting to get a tan I think I need to switch up my colours and get into some lighters shades. I found the Pirates of the Caribbean colours and love them. They are lighter, pastel-y colours but not too pastel that they would be more appropriate on my 4 year old. Perfect for summer.
- The smell of BBQ’s
I just love the smell of anything on the grill. Steak, chicken, ribs. Even hot dogs or burgers. There’s something very distinct about the smell – especially on a muggy Sunday evening.
With butter. It goes with the BBQ. I don’t even mind how greasy my cheeks get it’s that damn good.
- Longer days, shorter nights. The small of fresh cut grass. Not making lunches the night before. Humidity. The distinct, damp smell of the beach. Sand in between my toes at said beach. No winter gear. Guitar at the firepit…
…I could go on. But I won’t because I want to hear yours! What are your favourite things about summer?