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My 10 Summer Must-Haves

We've started turning on the air conditioners, which means summer is officially here. I used to complain about Delhi summers, until I lived in the UK. There, I would look at the gloomy weather, frequently accompanied by rain, and I'd think to myself 'I'll take the scorching heat, but with bright & cheery skies, in Delhi over this any day.'  I find gloomy weather very depressing! Once, in Newcastle, Mr.CZ called me up, and he told me that our one & only umbrella was attacked by the wind and it had turned inside-out. It wouldn't go back to it's normal shape, no matter how much he tried to fix it, so he threw it on the side of the road and walked back in the rain! =D

Like most of you ladies reading this, I have an endless list of summer must-haves, so I  picked just a few colorful pieces today:

Starting from the left:

I can't live without bronzers, in both summers and winters. These days, I'm using the chocolate-shaped & cocoa-scented Bourjois Delice De Poudre in #51.

Liquid Blush or Cheek Tint
If powder blushers don't last in the heat, and cream blushers feel too sticky, the best choice is a liquid blush or tint. I LOVE Rimmel Stay Blushed! in 001 Pop Of Pink.  Swatched here.

Coral Lip Gloss
There's something magical in a coral lip gloss. You put it on, and it always looks good. If you think coral lipsticks just don't do it for you, try a coral lip gloss next time! My favorite is Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef. Worn it here.

Orange & Peachy-Pink Lippies
My favorite orange lippie right now is Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous (Swatched here.) As for eachy-pink, my most-loved is Bourjois Color Boost in Peach On the Beach (Worn here)

Lipsticks in fun colorful packaging
They just scream summer and look like accessories. You can even match them with your shoes or outfit! I love all these Bourjois Shine Edition Lipsticks in 24 Rose xoxo, 20 1,2,3 soleil, 22 Famous fuchsia, 26 Beige Democrachic. Swatches here.

Bangles & "Arm Candies" 
Bare arms need adorning. I like bangles & bracelets with charms. These are from Forever New, pictured here.

Nude Nail Polish
In summers, I like to sport nude nail polishes (They make my skin look bruised in winters!) I'm currently wearing Maybelline Color Show in Nude Skin. On my skin tone, it looks better with only 1 coat, otherwise it looks too brown-ish.

Fresh Floral Perfume
My go-to light & fresh perfume is still Marc Jacobs Daisy. It's an oldie, but still goodie.I'm so tempted to get the other colorful versions of it now!

Bright Shoes
In every color, if possible....and if it they don't terrorize your bank account! Right now, I adore these yellow ballet bow flats, that are super comfy. Previously shown on my shoe blog here.

Floral Tote Handbag
My floral print obsession has spread to handbags now. I am utterly in love with this Lino Perros handbag that I bought online from Jabong. Especially with the print. It's summery & spacious, and can accommodate all the items in the post + MORE!

Happy Weekend, everyone! Hope you have fun Saturday night & Sunday plans.

I just gorged on momos! After posting this, I'll have dinner....and later, I'll probably want sponge cake....and cream-filled cookies....haha! Greedy baby I'm carrying =D

Movie of the night:  Crime/drama movie, Devil's Knot.

Latest post on my 2nd blog, CZloves:
To read, click on pic or HERE


  1. Orange lippies, floral fragrance, floral pants and sunnies are my summer must haves :)

  2. I love orange during summers :)

  3. Wow...florals are my favorites too for hot summers...I ordered the same bag last night. It was love at first sight for me...waiting gir them to deliver it to me....

    1. Read for* instead f gir....
      My phone's dict behaves weird sometimes

  4. Oh my God, that bag!! Off to check it right now!

  5. Ur pics are treats for eyes -

  6. i love your yellow shoes...

    Crush-on-beauty posted:

    L'oreal Color Riche Moisture Matte Lipstick on my website

    Weekend instagram pics on my website

  7. That bag is sooooo drool worthy Cynthia!!!i am heading to jabong now!sigh!!

  8. OMG, you have such a lovely collection all the time :) Loved your bangles and nice bag.

  9. Loved you bag ♥ I too love the Maybelline Color Show nail enamel in Nude.

  10. Hey CZ your Bag and shoes are so cute... I love coral lip glosses :)
    Check out Sonam Kapoor to launch loreal Lumiere on my website

  11. Loved the list. My must haves this summer include orange lippies, pastel nail colors, blue eye liner, midi skirts and floral prints :)


  12. very very nice post i loved it..pinkvanitybox wishes you all the best for your new innings..


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