4 August 2015

10 Summer Essentials

It's been a long time coming but it's finally here - my first post. After having spent years (and years!) reading blogs, it finally hit me - I want my own blog! Writing relaxes me so much and it's something I've always enjoyed. Sharing, getting to know the community, enjoying being a part of it makes it even more special, doesn't it? I am absolutely ecstatic to start my own blog and for it to be my little happy nook where I can share things I love with you guys. 

So hello, my name is Nadia aka Miel and Mint author.
This little corner of mine on the internet is going to be about all kinds of things that display my many interests: lifestyle and daily life, home-organizing-planning-design related goodness, tips and faves of my beauty and fashion passion...and maybe an occasional cheeky post on food and cooking (Mary Berry, you are wonderful!).
That is probably it for a little intro. 
You will definitely get to know me much better in the future, I promise #besties

Without any more chatter, here are my 10 Summer Essentials:
1. A great "light" read type of a book is ideal for summertime. I am really enjoying "Always a Bridesmaid" by Lindsey Kelk at the moment (purchased here - Always a Bridesmaid).It's funny and simply adorable. I know I'm going to "miss" the characters once I turn the last page - oh the feels!

2. Body Mist: in summer you might want to switch your favourite perfume for a body mist (during daytime) which has a lighter scent but is still incredible. I love my Wild at Heart Body Mist by PINK.

3. If you are anything like me and constantly forget/lose/accidentally-sit-on-your-sunglasses type of a person, you might want to "invest" in a pair that does the job but doesn't break the bank. Currently I like to wear these sweet and inexpensive mirrored aviators purchased off my beloved Amazon.

4. Baby Lips by Maybelline: affordable, perfect for rescuing dry lips and I love the fresh and "tingly" feeling on the lips after applying this lovely little lip balm. 

5. Pack a nice bikini whenever you go places that promote salt in the air and sand in your hair. My absolute fave bikini is this colourful 2-piece beauty by Rip Curl. I couldn't find the exact one I have - it was purchased last year from Surfdome: I am now browsing through the new collection - stunning!

6. Stay hydrated. Tip: put a slice or two of lemon into your water. It doesn't just add a bit of fruity taste to it but helps you to get rid of those nasty toxins and boosts your immune system (don't get me started on how much I love lemons! haha). My bottle is Live Love Dream by Aeropostale. {I got mine in the Aero store in NYC so I don't have the link to the exact bottle that I have}

7. Comfortable and a bit distressed + fun pockets = perfect shorts for summertime. My favourite pair is from Zara.

8. How many T-shirts is too many? This one by PINK is my newest addition and is already one of my favourites. Neon yellow/green bits - yes, please, thank you. It looks clean, comfortable and perfect for that casual summer look.

9. Your makeup will not "melt" or "cake-up" if you apply it correctly and most importantly - set it. Scindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray is refreshing and helps it all to stay in place. 

10. Summer is the time to try out those bright nail polish colours. Make sure to pick something that doesn't require multiple coating and dries very fast. #notosmudgednailpolishinthemorning

Thanks so much for reading. Please leave a comment - I am looking forward to getting to know you and hearing your thoughts and ideas! So exciting to start my blogging journey and hope you join me alongside. 



  1. Love reading your blog. Maybelline Baby Lips is one of my 'can't live without' makeup products! It's always in my bag wherever I am!

    Caitlin xxx


    1. Awww thanks Caitlin, sorry I'm just seeing this comment now.
      Glad you love my blog! Come back any time hon ;)


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