#summerbloggerchallenge | Summer Bag Essentials

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Hello! My first post of June! YAY! I'm very excited that it's finally june ... it's one of my favourite months! Summer is well and truly here (although the weather would suggest other wise!) and I'm delighted to be taking part in the summer blogger challenge which was organised by Amy from amsiegraham. Every Tuesday a bunch of bloggers will be writing a blog post about a certain topic. This week is .... Summer bag essentials.

A summer read - A good book is always a must have for me during the summer. I love nothing more than sitting out in the sun with a good book and possibly an ice-cream too ;-) I'm loving John Green's books at the moment! They're always so captivating and relatable. I plan on reading more of his books this summer!


Suncream - Suncream really bores me.... buying it, applying it, just everything about it bores me but it's something I can't leave out of my summer beauty routine because I don't fancy getting burnt to a crisp! Ha ha! The two that I've been using this year are the Nivea protect & bronze sun lotion and Boots Soltan protect & tan suncare lotion. You can probably notice a recurring theme here... they're both tan enhancing sun creams! I am so pale and I just never seem to be able to get a tan! Ha ha! These both allow me to get small tan meanwhile protecting my skin at the same time. They also both have an SPF 30 because anything less than that I will burn .... badly! ;-)

BB cream or CC cream - BB cream and CC creams are great for the summer! They're very light but they still give great coverage. These two are my favourite ones at the moment. I'll be doing a whole post on summer bases sometime so stay tuned for that.

Hair refresh - I always pop a bottle of dry shampoo into my bag during the summer months. The heat can make my hair feel sticky and sweaty so I can just spray a bit of this on to my hair and it's instantly refreshed!

SPF for the lips - We can't forget about the lips - they need to be protected from the sun's harmful rays too! I love these lip balms from Bourjois for the summer months. My favourite shade is 'Peach on the beach'. It's a gorgeous peachy pink colour and it's perfect for the summer! It also has an SPF of 15 so it will protect your lips as well as make them look beautiful. Score!!

Sunglasses - Sunglasses are definitely something I couldn't go without! These round ones are my all time faves! Stylish, chic and very much on trend at the moment you certainly can't go wrong with a pair of round sunglasses!

Camera - I will of course be bringing my camera everywhere I go! This is my first summer blogging and I can't wait to type up lots of summery posts. I'll have my camera glued to my hand as you just never know when you'll come across something snap worthy that you can blog about. The world is full of beautiful, inspiring things :-)

Cute hair accessories - I'll also be carrying around some cute hair accessories such as this pretty headband and these floral clips. I think these look so beautiful in my hair and they're so cute for the summer. As well as looking pretty in your hair they are also very useful as they keep your hair off your face which is handy if it's warm.

What are your summer bag essentials?

I hope you enjoyed this post! I had lots of fun writing it and I can't wait for next week's! 

Cliona xx


  1. I have the Paper Towns book in my 'to read' pile ha! I can't wait to start it!

    1. I'm only two chapters into it but it's good so far :-) I can't wait to read more of it! x

  2. Ohhh I haven't tried the bourjois balms yet :)

    1. They're really nice! I'd highly recommend them x

  3. Camera looks nice. I use Canon EOS 1100D it's amazing.

    1. It's quite a good camera! I'm happy with it.... for now ;-) haha x

  4. I love this post!!xxx

  5. I've seen a few people recommend the Bourjois CC Cream, I'll need to give it a go! I also can't believe I forgot to include dry shampoo in my essentials as that's definitely one of mine also! :) x


    1. It's lovely for the summer months - You should defo give it a go! Yay You're doing the summer blogger challenge too! I'll have a read of your post x


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