1. What's your favourite thing about summer?
I love the feeling of just sitting outside in the sunshine, too hot to move, not a care in the world! I love pub gardens with friends when it's sweltering, with an ice cold cider to cool down. The excitement of summer holidays and festivals if you're going to one that year. The smell of suncream. Bare legs, bare feet. Those rare few weeks where it's not dark by 9pm, and it's still warm by 10pm. The sound - and smell - of the sea. And, it's my birthday in mid-summer which is a lovely time of year for it!
2. Do you have a favourite summer drink?
I drink a lot of ice water in the summer, or water with fruit in it. I love an ice cold cider or a white wine (spritz for mid afternoon, with ice in the evenings when it's hot.)
3. Is there a location you prefer to go to in the summer?
The beach, or on holiday/at a festival are the obvious choices! But if I'm in my hometown I'm happy to hop to the pub garden or take a walk with the dogs. Or just toast myself in the garden, blissing out in a lounger, eyes shut or with a good book.
4. Favourite makeup look for summer?
My eye makeup stays the same for most of the year (though a swipe of Fantasy from Lush is a nice touch in the warmer weather) but for summer I switch to a lighter, brighter red lip, or a coral shade, or just a lip balm. I don't like to wear makeup except for mascara if I'm sunbathing, as you practically feel it all melting off. I've got more into BB cream this year too.
5. Dresses or skirts?
I spent half my summer in crops and skirts, and the other half in maxi dresses. My style gets really lazy in summer: my personal style is all in the accessories so when it's too hot to layer them up I definitely lose my fashion mojo and throw on whatever's nearest and clean.
6. Sandals or ballet pumps?
Ballet pumps. I'm not a fan of my feet and if I can avoid having my toes out I will, unless I'm on a beach or in the garden.
7. Do you prefer to wear your hair up or down for summer?
Down. I'm not so great at putting my hair up so I feel self conscious about it. If someone can teach me how to master the art of a perfect hipster bun I will be eternally grateful...
8. Deep smoky eyes or bold lips?
Bold lips! Every now and again I see a picture of Taylor Momsen and get the urge to black my eyes out - I tried it the other day when I went to meet my housemates, and I just looked like a zombie, and not in a cool way. I can never get it right!
9. Favourite perfume for summer?
I'm all about Atlas Mountain Rose from the Body Shop right now as it's really fresh and floral, but if I had the budget I'd wear Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf all the time.
10. Last but not least, favourite music for the summer?
Can I refer you back to this really really really old summer playlist? See also: this one and I'm going to leave you with my favourite summer song of all...
Thanks for nominating me, Leona! I'd like to nominate Louise, the girls at The Style Rawr, Holl, Kimmie and Char to answer these questions, and for anybody else who chooses to answer these questions please leave me a link so I can see your answers! :)