My Summer Essentials

Summer. I’ve been seeing photos and reviews of summer collections here and there, so I thought, why don’t I tell you what my must haves are? Truthfully though, your summer is my all year long! I’m going to keep this short, because you know, there’s a surprise in here somewhere… and I didn’t want to put announce it in the title, with hopes that I’m attracting genuine readers. Yes, there will be a giveaway below. This will be my 3rd one ­čÖé


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Basically, when the weather gets hot, or even cold, or actually, when there is sun out, I put on my sunscreen. I never leave the┬áhouse without my sunscreen! That is why I go through bottles and tubes of sunscreen and they are always SPF50. I know some people tell me there isn’t a huge difference between a SPF35 and SPF50, but you know, just the number 50 gives me more security. I’ve tried some expensive and fancy ones, I’ve tried some basic affordable ones and you know what? In the end, the drugstore Japanese brands are the ones that give you more value for money. I also know that it’s hard for you guys in the West to get hold of these sunscreens, so I decided to throw one in the bag for you.


Next up is makeup wipes. I only use it during travels, so when I go on a holiday┬áto the beach, or anywhere really, I always pack my Biore makeup wipes. These are super awesome. They remove the most stubborn of waterproof mascaras without pulling and tugging, and they don’t irritate me. Then again, my skin isn’t that sensitive! So I bought a travel pack for you to try. You’re welcome.


Last but not least, a good bright orange lipstick. I like the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous for a hint of orange and the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Heftiest Hibiscus for that pop of color, even though it’s more coral than orange. One true orange that I love is Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Lacquer in Melting Sun. I’ve been wearing it a lot, and you know, it instantly brightens my complexion. I friggin love it! You can see the lip swatch I did on Instagram. By the way, I created the hashtag #chloeashlipswatches on Instagram so you can go there to check it out. All lips and beautiful lipsticks. I will update more colors from time to time. So, anyway, yes, you’ll get a chance to win Melting Sun┬áfor yourself too.


As usual, the giveaway is open internationally, and I’m using Rafflecopter again. Makes my life easier. I’ll announce the winner by contacting him or her through email, and I’ll also announce it on Twitter / Facebook if the winner has an account there. Without much ado…. good luck!


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