Ahh, who doesn’t love a beach bonfire?
In my opinion, there is nothing better than sitting around a fire with your closest friends, laughing about old memories, and making new ones. It is one of the most de-stressing and relaxing ways to end a long, hot, summers day. However, the process of getting ready beforehand can be a little more stressful… So, today I’m helping a gurl out and giving you my 5 practical, go-to, beach bonfire looks, that will ensure all eyes are on you.
First things first – hair. I have been absolutely loving the Curve Creative Curl Wand by GHD, $149.25. I will admit that it is more on the pricey side, but it is fantastic for gorgeous, flirty, beach waves. The wand is thinner on the top and gradually gets thicker, going from 23mm to 28mm. This helps you achieve a much looser, voluminous curl. I have always considered tighter curls more festival appropriate but looser curls are definitely better for the beach. Fly-away hair can get annoying, especially in the heat, but this wand gives you a very smooth, frizz-free look. It also creates incredibly long-lasting curls(mine didn’t fall out until I washed my hair). So yes, it is expensive, but in my opinion, definitely worth the investment.
My next go-to beach bonfire product is bronzer, I can’t live without it. I particularly love the Coffee Bronzer by Winky Lux, $20. Not only does it truly mimic the smell of coffee (which is absolutely divine), but it is also a great powder for contouring. It is subtle when first applied, but is extremely buildable, so you can make it as dramatic as desired. It doesn’t clump, get patchy, cakey or muddy – leaving your complexion free of shine and oil. Making it the perfect bronzer for a bonfire beach party. My personal favourite shade is Mocha, but they have a range of colours to suit everyone, whether you have a paler or darker complexion.
In the evening, it is easy to forget about wearing accessories, but it really is the perfect time to chuck on some jewellery. I feel like wearing a necklace can either make or break an outfit. In saying this, I’ve found one which is sure to add some dimensions to your outfit. This is the Double Layer Necklace by ASOS, $22. The gorgeous pair have patterned pendants and a tiered design. I particularly love how easy the necklace is to clean (you simply wipe it with a damp cloth), making it extremely practical for a sandy environment. Also, the necklace has an adjustable chain length, which is great because long necklaces can sometimes get annoying when you want to have fun at the beach.
My favorite makeup product for beach bonfire chills are the Lip Velour Matte Lipsticks by Winky Lux, $14. The burgundy lip product would look so perfect at night and is super moisturizing because of the natural vanilla, which is great because my lips always get so chapped after being at the beach. My favorite aspect of this lipstick is how the shade compliments every skin tone. This is obviously a fairly daring, bold shade, but I absolutely adore it. If you are less adventurous with makeup, then you can also dab the shade onto your lips, which will give you a subtler look. It is highly pigmented and although it is matte, it does have a very slight shimmer, which is super cute at night.
Finally, I had to add an item of clothing to the list. I love the Zoe Tropical Floral Cut out Maxi Beach Dress by Boohoo, $36. The reason I think this is great for a beach bonfire look is because it’s girly, summery, beachy, but still covers you up which will protect you from the sea breeze. Choosing a nice bikini can be difficult, but you definitely need to feel body confident when strutting up and down the beach. This two-piece is super cute and versatile. It really is the perfect balance of cute and girly, while being elegant and sophisticated at the same time.