17 October 2016

The Summer Tag

I've been thinking of doing a summer tag for a while, but with the drought and the horrid heat of last summer still on everyone's minds, it seems as if no one is doing summer tags! I did come across a nice tag on MakeupSavvy and decided that it's close enough to what I wanted to do. If you have a blog and you plan on also doing the tag, please leave a link in the comment section so that I can go read your answers.

1.  What's your favourite thing about Summer?

I love summer because there's nothing better than balmy summer evenings with light breezes, watching the sun set over the ocean, or being salty-haired and barefoot while eating ice cream. Summer holds so much promise, it's like you're supposed to be carefree and happy and everything seems lighter and better (sorry for the cheese!).

2.  Do you have a favourite Summer drink?

My favourite summer drink has to be long fruity cocktails with umbrellas and cherries, transporting me to tropical islands with tiki bars and palm trees.

3.  Is there a location you like to go to each Summer?

Since living in Pretoria, the husband and I go back to Cape Town each December for the Christmas holiday. We normally try to go somewhere else just before that time just to relax a bit before the Christmas rush. My favourite place in South Africa to be during summer has to be the south Cape: Wilderness, Storms River, Nature's Vally (Tsitsikamma), and Plettenberg Bay. Last year we went to Wilderness for a few days before spending Christmas in George and New Years in Cape Town.

4.  Favourite makeup look for Summer?

No-makeup makeup! My skin gets very oily in summer so I prefer to stick to minimal makeup such as BB cream (especially the L.A. Girl Pro BB cream) and I have to use powder to set everything. I do my eyebrows and apply mascara and either apply a hydrating lipstick in a neutral or pinky tone, or I just wear lip balm. The less I put on the less there is to melt off...

5.  Dresses or skirts?

Definitely dresses. Dresses and denim shorts are my go-to items for summer. I love short dresses as well as maxi dresses. I actually want to get two skirts, one midi and one maxi, but I haven't managed to find the perfect skirts yet.

6.  Sandals or ballet pumps?

Sandals! I never wear closed-toe shoes in summer unless I'm going on a long walk in a rough terrain  - it's simply too hot! I will wear ballet pumps during spring or autumn when it's too cool to have naked toes.

7.  Do you prefer to wear your hair up or down for Summer?

I don't like going out in public with my hair up (it's weird, I know), but when I'm around the house or busy working I'll put my hair up in a messy bun. I sometimes find that I can't concentrate when my hair is in my face, especially when I'm hot!

8.  Deep smokey eyes or bold lips?

None, actually. Maybe bold lips for a night out, but in summer it's just too much of a faff in the heat. Everything will anyway just melt off!

9.  Favourite perfume for Summer?

Currently my go-to scents are Lacoste Eau de Parfum and Kiehl's Orange Flower and Lychee perfume. The Lacoste is fresh and fruity, while the Kiehl's is sweet and fresh.

10.  Last but not least, favourite music for Summer?

I like listening to good music all year round, so I don't pick my music by season, but rather on my mood or what I'm obsessed with at that time. Summer parties and braais, however, call for a certain type of music and currently I'm loving Beatenberg (SA band!) for cool summer tunes. I also love listening to Escape (The Pina Colada song) at this time of year. I mean, who doesn't love Pina Coladas...?

I hope that you've enjoyed my summer tag. I don't know about you, but I'm now doubly excited for summer activities to kick in after writing this post! Leave me your favourite summer moments in the comments section and paste a link if you're also planning to do this tag.

Until next time!


* Photos with thanks from Pixabay (1, 2, 3, 4)

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