I Heart Summer Tag

Favourite bronzer for summer?
To be honest, I haven’t found a bronzer that is my Holy Grail bronzer.  Still on the lookout for that one, I’m contemplating getting the Clarins Splendours Bronzer when it arrives in South Africa.

You’re relaxing in a hammock, on a tropical island. What are you sipping on?
Ooooh, definitely a Piña Colada!

Favourite summer lip product?
Hhhhmmm tough one, definitely a gloss.  Probably any of the NYX Butter Gloss lipglosses (mentioned in this blog post), but if I had to choose just one, I would probably choose Peaches & Cream.

Pool or Beach?
Beach.  But only because it probably means I’m on holiday somewhere.  I’m not someone who likes tanning (be it by the pool or beach), I also have an intense fear of swimming in the ocean.  I do, however, love the sound and smell of the ocean.

Summer = crazy hair!  What’s your must-have styling product?
Moroccanoil Treatment Oil in Light.

Sun bathing or fake tan?
Fake tan.  I don’t like tanning in the sun but I also don’t fake tan religiously.  This Summer, however, I really want to try out various self tanners because I’m way too pale at the moment.

Favourite summer nail polish?
Another tough one!  I could never choose…  If I absolutely HAD to choose, then I would probably go with Essie Fiji but only because it’s such a universal shade and can be worn with any outfit / accessories.  I think if I chose a specific colour like a turquoise or purple shade, then I would get tired of it too soon.

Any summer traditions?
No traditions really…  Eat lots of ice lollies?

Favourite summer scent?
YSL Baby Doll – it’s so fresh and girly.

Favourite BBQ food?
In South Africa we call it braai food.  Lemon, garlic & rosemary marinated lamb chops, some type of potato bake (or potato salad), definitely a green salad, some steamed mealies and a fruit salad for dessert.

What’s your favourite summer-proof product?
A BB cream or mineral foundation.  I use a BB cream during those times when it gets extremely hot here in South Africa.  I recently discovered the magic of a mineral foundation (review here) and I know it’s going to be a firm favourite this season.  A powder foundation gives enough coverage with the added benefit of being somewhat sweat-proof.  On those above-30-degrees-celsius days I honestly can’t be bothered applying a heavy foundation that is 1. only going to slide around on my face, and 2. cake up.

Any summer vacation plans this year?
We are on holiday in Cape Town as you are reading this!  And then a bit later in the year (or even perhaps in the new year) we will go to Karkloof for a weekend away.

I tag anyone who is interesting in doing this tag!



  1. Lily 4 October 2013 / 01:27

    I haven’t found a good bronzer for my skin tone either, they either look too orange or just not right.

    I love Essie’s Fiji! Ir definitely is a universal shade. I used nothing but BB creams during our summer, we have horrible heat in Texas!

    Hope you’re having a good time!! ❤️

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 00:02

      When I find the perfect bronzer, I’ll be sure to let you know! 😉 x

  2. Chicara 4 October 2013 / 01:30

    I love tag posts! I will definitely tag myself. This one is so summery and fun. Fab answers! ♡

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 00:03

      Thanks, Chicara! I loved reading your answers in your tag post! x

  3. Lauren Henderson 4 October 2013 / 08:30

    We’re also entering summer season here and if I had a blog, I woukd definitely do this tag!

    I love the photo you used, Luzanne! x

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 00:03

      Thanks, Lauren!

      You should start a blog, it’s so much fun!! :)

  4. Enid Matthews 4 October 2013 / 09:22

    I am definitely a summer person and am so happy summer is back in SA. I have no idea how a tag post work, but once I find out I would love to do this one
    Enid xoxo

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 00:05

      All you do is copy the questions over to your blog, and answer them! That’s it! :) And then mention you were tagged and tag specific people or tag anyone who feel’s they want to do this.

      I look forward to seeing your post! :)

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 00:08

      Loved reading your answers!

      I’m glad you use a sunscreen when tanning in the sun, it’s very important.

      Good luck with the Ironman – wow!

  5. adajeannie 10 October 2013 / 10:13

    Off to Plet for our annual holiday on the 7th of December. My parents are also going. Sooo looking forward to ride my bike in the Knysna forrest every day….

    • Luzanne 15 October 2013 / 00:09

      Oooooh nice! Sounds lovely!

      We won’t be going anywhere this December, I don’t think. Will rather go to Karkloof in the new year – you guys ever been to Karkloof?

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