My 4 Summer Essentials

There’s a heatwave in London this week, so I thought i’d share my 4 summer essentials for a radiant look which survives the heat. These products are great to use all year round, but I thought they would be especially perfect for Summer.

Vichy Idéal Soleil Velvety Cream SPF 50+

Im really keen on using a moisturiser with a high SPF all year round. This Vichy moisturiser has a factor of 50 so it keeps your skin protected from the sun. It has a lightweight hydrating formula which I love because I tend to find traditional sun creams to be thick and greasy. You’re  essentially getting two products in one.

Iconic London Illuminator

I always aim for my base to look healthy and glowing but it’s definitely something i try to achieve more in Summer. Iconic London’s liquid illuminator drops have been all over Instagram for the past year or so and so I eventually caved. Are they worth the money? Absolutely! You only need the tiniest drop on the high points of your face for a glow and you can build it up depending on your preference. If you want to go make up free or only use a light coverage cream or foundation, this will help achieve that summer glow.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

The IT cosmetics CC+ cream is a product I don’t talk about enough. I used to  literal wear a full coverage foundation in the heat because I couldn’t bare having my acne scars on show. This CC cream has colour correcting properties which ensures that I have the coverage I need without it looking too cake. It’s also very hydrating and does not look heavy on the skin.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

This product has been in my make up bag since the OG days of being in a white bottle. I’m not one for buying glamourised water but this setting spray actually works. It is hydrating and leaves your face feeling refreshed. It also diffuses powders really well and most importantly keeps your make up on all day. If your a fellow oily skin gal like me, you’ll appreciate this so much and even if you have dry skin, this works wonders. I swear by this so much that I wrote about it in my post The Secret to a Long Lasting All Day Base.

Fun fact: I wore make up to a water park on holiday and my make up didn’t budge unlike my friends. My secret? The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.


Sonam x



  1. Brittany
    June 26, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Yes! The urban decay setting spray is life changing! It’s so good!

    • June 26, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      I’ve tried a few and this is the best one yet!

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