** While I am recovering from surgery, I have asked some of my favourite bloggers to write guest posts for Funny Face Beauty. Today's post is from Melissa, a good friend and gorgeous plus size model. Melissa has been featured in a number of Canadian advertisements, so be sure to check out her bio here **
My favourite Things of Summer
Summer is my favourite time of year! This year I’m obsessed with anything sea inspired, bold prints, coral and neon colours. I wanted to share a couple of my summer “must haves” with you. With the summer shopping season coming to an end a lot of the things on my list can be found on sale! That is always music to my ears, I love a good sale!
Hydrating your lips is an absolute must when outside on those hot summer days. My lips always feel like they’re getting a drink with Burt’s Bees original lip chap. All natural, with a hint of peppermint, Burt’s Bees is my go to lip chap.
My days off are primarily spent in my bathing suit so it’s crucial I find something that I feel fabulous in! I own several Christina Swimsuits and I love their styles, colours and patterns. This one is my latest bathing suit purchase. I love the tropical feel of the print and the swim dress is very flattering. I also love the cute jacket that is an option I took advantage of!
And what is a day around the pool without a plush over-size beach towel. I couldn’t resist purchasing these Nautica beach towels, now on sale at The Bay for $20 regular $40!
Spending a lot of time outside sometimes requires a break from the sun when there is no shade to be found. I immediately jumped when I found this Nine West packable large floppy hat. It comes in a variety of natural shades and is the perfect addition to a day at the beach.
When I’m not at the beach I will most likely be caught in a flowing Maxi Dress. I purchased 2 this summer I absolutely adore both from Jessica Simpson at The Bay.
Adding a little bit of sparkle to a hot summer day is easy with a couple of my favourite pieces from Stella & Dot. I love these cute starfish earrings and think they are worth every bit of $39. Get them while you can because these little gems are discontinued. I also have a love affair with this basic long necklace 3’s a Charm. Simple yet stylish and goes well with everything!
I don’t like to wear a lot of make-up in the summer but one thing I never go without is blush. I love the slightly rosy glow and it’s so easy to achieve with “The Colour of the Year” Blush Duo from Shepora. Beautiful combination of a matte and shimmer coral colour.
There are so many great festivals in the summer months and carrying a heavy oversized purse is pointless when there are so many great cross-body purses. I absolutely love every colour this one comes in from Danier leather. I plan on purchasing the pink one very soon because it’s now on sale for $69, regular $99.
A cute summer sandal is an absolute must! I love these Steve Madden wedges in the neon multi. I currently own the gold and tan ones and I wear them with everything. Comfortable, sexy and stylish is hard to find!