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My 8 Summer (Random) Favourites

My blog is gonna get weird soon, especially with these “Seasonal Favourites” I’ve been doing every 3 months. That’s because I’m moving to New Zealand, and their seasons are opposite. Which means that right now I’m doing my summer favourites in Canada, then when I move my next post will be Spring favourites, then we’ll be back to Summer favourites again. LOL how confusing…


Anyway, here’s the products/food/shows/randoms bits I’ve been loving this summer!!

Garnier Micellar Water for Oily Skin | This summer has been brutal for my oily skin (I literally look like a glow worm every second of the day) so I’ve been trying out different versions of products that I have loved in the past but formulated for combination-oily skin. Garnier (thank the heavens) brought out a micellar water for oily skin, and it’s only done wonders for my shine. I don’t wash my face in the morning because I feel like it’s too much cleansing for my skin type, so I usually just wet a cotton pad with the micellar water and wipe it over my face before I apply my makeup, and it really helps with the oil control throughout the day! I also obviously use it at night to remove my makeup before cleansing and moisturising too!

Garnier BB Cream for Oily Skin | Garnier has obviously done wonders for me this summer, and it doesn’t end with the micellar water. I finally tried out their BB Cream instead of using a foundation and I LOVE IT. The two main reasons why I finally tested it out after a year of eyeballing it every time I walked into the drugstore was 1) my skin is super oily this year for no reason, and 2) I really wanted something that had the coverage of a lightweight foundation but also had SPF in it. Although it only has 2 shades in it’s range, I really recommend it if it suits your skin colour 🙂

Bronzer & Contour | I don’t know if its because of summer, or that I’m more tan, (or both) but I’ve been LOVING using my Rimmel Sunshimmer Bronzer again, and contouring with my NYX Contour kit. It makes me look so glowy and tanned and I’m all for it this summer!

Love Island | Omg… okay… so I was about 31 episodes late to the whole Love Island game. I didn’t really know much about it until I saw post after post on ALL my social media accounts. I finally gave in, dedicated 3 days to catch up on a month’s worth of TV show drama and now I’m hooked!! I’ve been watching the UK version, and when it finishes in 2 weeks, I think I’ll be watching the Australian version. Someone help me.

Wentworth | Another TV hit but WENTWORTH IS BACK!!! It’s only once a week, and it’s only been on for 4 weeks but of course I’ve been obsessed and dedicated one hour every Tuesday morning to it. If you haven’t watched it, you got to right now! It’s such a good Aussie drama!

Ice Cream | I’m about to sound crazy, but up until Summer of 2018 I haven’t been the biggest ice cream fan. I don’t know why or how but my cravings for ice cream this year have been huge and it’s hard because I’ve been wanting to reduce my sugar intake (first world problems, I know…) Whether it’s a $4 ice cream come from the ice cream shop, or a McFlurry, I’ve been all for ice cream in every shape and form.

Beach | If I’m either not watching Love Island, or babysitting, I’ll most likely be at the beach. I know I have never been to the beach more in my whole life than this summer, and it’s probably because the past winter here in Canada was brutal and long. I have been loving getting in the water, laying in the sun and just enjoying being outside!

Fruit | Okay this is SO random and I kind of don’t even want to put this here, but I’ve been eating fruit like crazy recently. Frozen grapes, fresh apricots, peaches, kiwi fruit, pineapple, they’ve all been a big hit and I’ve suddenly realised how good summer is for fruit. YUM! (lol I’m so weird)

The more this post went on the weirder it got, and I feel like my next summer favourites post in NZ will be even more random, but lets just roll with it. As always, let me know what you’ve been loving this summer in the comments!! I LOVE chatting with you guys.

Courtney xo

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