Summer starts tomorrow, ladies, and I for one have been counting down the days with keen anticipation.
The fact is, winter just doesn’t agree with me. From the awkward layering to the chronically dry skin, it’s a struggle. A struggle not even a hot chocolate or a warm fireplace can compensate for.
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Summer, on the other hand, is much more my jam. If you’re a summer-lovin’ girl like me, you’ll be able to relate to these nine reasons why summer is the best season…
1. Your hair is better
Ditch the heat tools: Natural, kinky curls are a summer must. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s so easy, but there’s something liberating about letting your locks do their thang. Oh, and let’s not forget about beach waves. If you don’t live near the ocean, muk Haircare Beach muk Sea Salt Spray or De Lorenzo Elements Ocean Mist Sea Salt Styling Spray will leave your tresses looking terrific.
2. You have funner weekends
Socialising is HARD in winter, but getting out and about in summer is an absolute breeze. Whether it’s meeting a friend for a morning walk, having a picnic or hitting the d floor, the warm weather makes for good times.
3. You get more done
The days are longer, which means you can stay out and about well into the evening, without worrying about getting cold. This is in direct contrast to my working-girl winter routine, where unless I get outside for my lunch break, I emerge from the office in pitch black at 5.30pm, having not seen sunlight all day. Not cool.
4. It’s easier to get out of bed
Sorry, but getting out of bed on a freezing cold morning is an absolute nightmare – and don’t even get me started on getting dressed! Granted, getting out of bed is never easy, but sunny summer mornings make it a bit more bearable.
5. It’s easier to get dressed
Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a stylish winter outfit, but boy are they hard to pull together! Anyone who’s ever tried layering will understand (#thestruggleisreal). Summer outfits, on the other hand, are a walk in the park. Simply throw on a pretty summer dress and sandals, and you’re good to go!
6. You have fun with your makeup
Summer parties make for more adventurous makeup choices. bh loves a pop of bright lippie (Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in As You Want Victoria) or bold eyeshadow (Chi Chi Glamorous Rich Gems Eye Shadow Collection), but if a golden glow is more your thing, bronzer, highlighter and Natralus Natural Paw Paw Lip Butter Coconut are your new best friends.
7. Summer fruit is just better
Apples, bananas and oranges are all well and good, but if you ask me, they pale in comparison to sweet peaches, juicy mangoes and watermelon. The best part? They’re good for you, so they can double up as dessert (and you’ll be less tempted to reach for the chocolate!).
8. Ice-cream is everything
… need I say more? Even those sweet peaches can’t compete with two scoops of cold, creamy goodness. Of course, ice-cream is delicious all year round, but a colossal waffle cone on a balmy summer night is pure bliss.
9. You’re in a better mood
Studies have shown that most of us enjoy more outdoor exercise, fresh foods and sleep in summer, all things which can naturally enhance your mood and make you feel happier. Sunlight itself is also a natural mood-booster. Just don’t forget to slip, slop, slap for before you head outside! bh loves Jurlique Sun Specialist SPF 40 High Protection Cream PA +++ and NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer Clear Face Lotion SPF30.
What’s your favourite thing about summer? Are you a warm-weather person like me, or do you prefer winter?