Summer has finally arrived! Today and tomorrow mark Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere giving us the longest hours of daylight in the year. Today in Paris we bask in 97 degrees Fahrenheit so naturally the Emma&Chloé team would like to share their summer essentials. Here are our top ten items and events for the next two days (click on the titles):
1. International Yoga Day, June 21st
June 21st marks the International Day of Yoga. Introduced by the Prime Minister of India to the United Nations, it aims to spread the benefits of yoga across the world. There is no time like the present to begin achieving good health and a balance between mind and soul.
2. Nail art, Unistella
Every season brings a multitude of trends...why not try Korean. South Korea is a major emerging fashion industry, influencing cat walks and designers all over the world. Just when you thought nails couldn't get any better we fell in love with these colourful negative space nails. Even the shortest nails can get a makeover with Unistella designs.
3. Amope Pedi Perfect $29.87
Over the next few months your feet are going to be battling the elements, exposed to sun, sand, dirt and chlorine. It's time to air out your toes and set them free but like any other part of your body...they need some tlc. This will remove any dry skin and leave you baby smooth.
5. Evian Mineral Water Spray Duo To Go, $15
The heat can play havoc with your skin and make
you lose vital moisture. You should be upping your intake of water in hot weather but also be weary to revive your skin. Evian mineral water spray is a
powerful mist that can help to refresh your skin
throughout the day. It is also handy to remove perspiration, pool chlorine and salt when you're
away from clean water.
6. No Drought Dry Shampoo, $15.95
Dry shampoos are no longer a secret and have in fact been circulating the market for over 20 years. Popular amongst doctors and nurses and demanding work hours this product is a proven life saver when it comes to maintaining hair. It comes in a citrus fragrance and is made of fresh ingredients.
7. Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser, $16
For skin types that tend to over produce sebum
and oil in the summer this facial cleanser will help
keep the shine at bay. The glycolic face cleanser
will help to deep clean your skin, removing all
impurities, pollution and makeup, without
overdrying it. It will leave you squeaky clean.
Some vitamin D will do wonders for your face and skin. It's time to strip back the make up and let your natural skin glow. In the summer months it's beneficial to exfoliate, removing the extra trapped dirt and skin cells that inevitably build up in heat. We actually managed to find a healthy use for sugar!
9. Eventone Suncare Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30, $7.47
You should be wearing a good SPF when you're in the sun, but don't forget the aftercare is just as important. You want to maintain your healthy tan and stop skin damage for as long as possible, a tip is to avoid hot showers and over exfoliating. Palmers contains Cocoa Butter Shea Butter and Coconut Oil to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.
9. Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara, $26
It is always worth splashing out on a good quality mascara. In summer we enjoy the freedom of wearing less makeup and Parisian women especially tend to enhance their natural features. You won't regret buying this lash lengthening mascara.
10. Fete da le Musique, June 21st
You won't want to miss Fete de la Musique. A concept created by a French minister has become a global celebration of music. Every summer solstice popular artists and amateurs flood the streets to play music events. It supports the art of live music at all levels and is free to everyone. Search your local community to see what's on offer.