About Kristy and Jesse - Australian Lifestyle Blog Long Distance Relationship Advice Success Story Healthy Gluten Free Recipe Blog Australian Lifestyle Blog Healthy Living | Sydney Travel Blog Freelance Recipe Development Services Sydney Australia Gluten Free Coeliac Travel Reviews and Recommendations
Tell us what you would like to see on Southern In Law with our reader request box!.
Request holiday recipes and posts here!

Monday, December 22, 2014

My Top Five Summer Essentials

Whilst Sydney has pretty great weather all year round, our summers are amazing. The sun is shining, the waters are glistening and the birds are singing. 

Summer is my favourite season. It's usually the time of the year where I'm busiest and out with friends and family - and it's also the time of year where I tend to take a little extra time when it comes to getting ready as I love summer fashion. From my favourite denim shorts to pretty sundresses and floaty maxi skirts, I wish I could wear summer clothing year round.

In the spirit of the season, I thought it would be fun to share my top 5 summer essentials with you (and I would love for you to share your own in the comments below!)


1. Floaty Maxi Skirtscannot get enough of maxi skirts at the moment. In fact, I've had to stop myself wearing them every single day or people are going to start thinking I have nothing to wear ;P The longer the better and I'm currently loving Cotton Maxis which are light, flowy and perfect for warmer weather. Pair them with a plain singlet top and add a cute cropped jacket or cardi when it gets cooler in the evening. 
2. A Great Pair of SunniesNo one looks good when they're squinting - right? That's why I think everyone needs at least one pair of awesome sunnies year round. I'm a big sunnies girl - they have to cover my eyebrows (I don't know why but I just don't like when you can see your eyebrows weirdly poking out over the top) and they either have to be black or brown - no weird funky colours for me!

3. Sexy Smooth LegsWhether you're wearing a bikini or your favourite pair of denim shorts, you want to have sexy smooth legs to match!

For a while, I was having my legs waxed at a salon, however, I soon got sick of having to fork over $60-90 an appointment
and having my legs react to the harsh hot wax they used so I quickly gave up on that idea. Now I'm back to waxing though, thanks to Marzena's New Instant Roll on Gel-Wax which has been specially formulated for sensitive skin.
All you have to do to use the wax is roll it on using the mess-free applicator (I don't know about you but I'm hopeless with pots of hot sticky wax so this is a breeze), pop one of the reusable cotton strips on top, rubbing and pressing the strip down to ensure the wax sticks and then quickly zipping it off to remove the hair. Just be sure that your legs are clean and dry before starting and apply the wax in the direction that the hair grows, ready to remove the strip in the opposite direction.

Not only is it so easy to use - it doesn't leave me with stinging, burning red spotty legs - instead I have perfectly smooth legs with no irritation
and I don't have to book an appointment! 

But if you want an even easier solution for sexy smooth legs, Marzena also have these Sensitive Large Wax Strips which are perfect for taking with you on vacation or keeping around the house.

All you've got to do is separate the two strips of cellophane to get your wax strips, then press them down onto the skin (in the direction the hair grows) and zip it off to remove the unwanted hair (in the opposite direction). Easy peasy with no prep needed!
4. A Delicious Smelling Lotion
I don't know why, but I always tend to go for deliciously scented lotions and moisturisers during the summer time. I guess it's because I have more skin exposed so you can actually smell the scent. This summer, I'm loving all things coconut and vanilla and cannot get enough of scented body butters and lotions
5. Tinted Moisturiser
I prefer not to wear make up in summer, unless I'm out at a party or at Church on a Sunday, so I love tinted moisturiser. I always like to have one that also has SPF coverage as it's so needed with the hot Australian sun. Tinted moisturiser is super light on the skin but even outs your skin tone and gives you a summery glow. 
But tell me, what are some of your summer essentials?
And waxing vs shaving - which side are you on?


This is a sponsored post for Marzena. As always, all opinions are entirely our own and this post has not been influenced by the company in any way. If you're interested in working with us on a sponsored post or are interested in receiving our media kit, contact Kristy at southerninlaw@gmail.com

40 comments:

  1. My summer essentials are sunscreen (because I'm pale and always burn hehe), a cute hat, a light cardi and sunnies! I am going to try those sensitive wax strips as I used to use wax strips but found they really irritated my legs.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm the same as you, Allie - so definitely give them a try! xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is the most awkward post to read right now, hahahahaha! But when it is summer in the states, flowy dresses and maxis are always a must! So are "sunnies" are you call them ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Haha it's so weird that our lives are completely opposite! That's exactly why I crave pumpkin in the summertime and berries in the winter :P

    ReplyDelete
  5. It's my pleasure, Katharine! I hope you loved it!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Katharine Cunningham-CarlotDecember 23, 2014 at 6:55 AM

    The kids asked for seconds after dinner--it's a winner!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Shakshura Baked eggs make an eggsellent brunch

    ReplyDelete
  8. Healthy people really love quiche - anytime: in the morning, in the evening, for lunch time, snack time or party time! Whatever the ingredients: always nutritional, healthy and best to be home made!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Egg-friend rice - with ginger. It's HEN out of HEN for taste. It's hard to BEAT and a CRACKING dish!

    ReplyDelete
  10. FACEBOOK FOLLOWER

    ReplyDelete
  11. TWITTER FOLLOWER

    ReplyDelete
  12. INSTAGRAM FOLLOWER

    ReplyDelete
  13. Do you really need more ingredients than just eggs? Hard boiled, soft boiled, poached or fried...eggs are awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love to make pavlova which uses egg whites.

    ReplyDelete
  15. A pastry-less quiche is simple and great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Eggs are a healthy meal winner!

    ReplyDelete
  16. liked on twitter Donkey1212

    ReplyDelete
  17. What else is good for any meal but an egg?

    ReplyDelete
  18. liked on fb

    ReplyDelete
  19. Eggs have been used all kinds of recipes for centuries. Eggs are amazing and tastes so delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  20. A yummy Zucchini Slice is delicious both warm and cold.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Liked on Facebool

    ReplyDelete
  22. Following on Twitter

    ReplyDelete
  23. Instagram follower

    ReplyDelete
  24. Spread garlic yoghurt on plate, place poached egg on top, drizzle melted
    butter and paprika over egg. Serve with Turkish bread and side salad!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Following on Twitter

    ReplyDelete
  26. Instagram follower

    ReplyDelete
  27. With bacon, fried mushrooms and tomatoes on toast

    ReplyDelete
  28. liked on Facebook :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Following on Twitter

    ReplyDelete
  30. Following on Instagram

    ReplyDelete
  31. Serving any meal with delicate poached eggs and finely sliced smoked salmon!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Poached eggs with avacado, slithers of bacon, onion and chillies. :D I like it hot!

    ReplyDelete
  33. My husband makes the best sweet potato fritatta.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love my eggs in dessert, a flourless Torta Caprese, a traditional Pavlova or how about a salted caramel cheesecake with chocolate ganache and meringue topping yummm.. Impossible without eggs...

    ReplyDelete
  35. Isabelle Tremblay-hershmanDecember 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    loved on facebook too

    ReplyDelete
  36. Fried egg on top or on the side makes most meals even better, well at least to me :) Especially a steak with thickly cut chips.

    ReplyDelete

There is nothing better than reading your comments on our posts! Let us know what you think of this post!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...