Thursday, 24 July 2014

Thankful Thursday: The Summer Tag.

Good evening summer buds of July! How the devil are we all this week? I've been spending as much time as possible outside, growing tomatoes (brilliant aren't they!?) Eating ice-cream in my summer hat, embracing my freckles and getting rid of my milk bottle complexion. It's been pretty damn great. Except for my poor neighbours that have been witnessing me in barely-there clothes. Sozages guys! I apologise for missing yesterdays post, I actually wasn't frolicking, just busy. I actually had loads of weird news stories to share and just forgot to post it when I FINALLY sat you'll just have to wait in suspense until next week for a super duper news post! (Yes I'm aware that my new excitement expression is super duper- for this I do not apologise.) I also had a list of thanks to share this week, but to be honest it's all summer related. Since the bodacious Michelle tagged me in The Summer Tag, I figured "Hey you crazy cat Sophie, why not include it all in that?!". So here we are chums...

1. What's your favourite thing about summer?

Living in Cornwall. You all know my love for my homeland, and I'm not being a bitch *totally am* but if you live anywhere other than Cornwall/ Devon...SUCKS TO BE YOU! Everything is awesome about Cornwall in the summer and I really wouldn't want to be anywhere else! I don't even understand why Cornish/Devonish people go abroad in the summer when they are in THE.PERFECT.PLACE.

2. Do you have a favourite summer drink?
Michelle! I LOVE PEACH ICE TEA TOO! This is also a shoutout to anyone who can send us both ice tea recipes please!? I also really become obsessed with anything mango related. Mango tea, mango juice, mango smoothie, mango milkshake...GET IN MY FACE MANGO. (This is rapidly becoming a very excitable Thursday post!)

3. Is there a location you prefer to go to in the summer?
I love all the beaches obvs but there are also some really beautiful gardens in Cornwall  If you're coming down this year, be sure to check out The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Ennis Gardens. Both are stunning. St Ives is buzzing this time of year and though I prefer it in the winter months (quieter) it really is the perfect artsy seaside town. 

4. Favourite make up look for summer?
Just moisturise and a bit of SPF. Nobody wants a gross face. Waterproof mascara and in the evenings maybe a bit of lippy. Otherwise just really basic.

5. Dresses or Skirts?
DRESSES 4 EVA - I need to spray paint this somewhere. I feel it in my bones.

6. Sandals or Ballet pumps?

Sandals show your feet which makes them the devil's shoe. So ballet pumps. Though I probably spend more time in converse.

7. Do you prefer to wear your hair up or down for summer?
It's pretty much always down now until I get food in it or sun cream of ice cream or it sticks to my face because I'm sweltering *all of these things have happened to me in the lat 48 hours*. I have it up for bed, mainly because I'm secretly a bit scared that I'll choke on it or it'll strangle me (ya know, as hair does). 

8. Deep smoky eyes or bold lips?
I have big eyes so a 'deep smokey' look just makes me look like a panda. Especially in the summer. So I'll go with bold lips.

9. Favourite perfume for summer?
Marc Jacobs all the way. Though I actually really like the smell of sun on skin? Not sweat- do you know what I mean? So if I've been in the sun and I'm going for the relaxed look (pretty much my only look) i won't wear any. I know. Shock.

10. Last but not least, favourite music for the summer?
Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Blink 182, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Belle & Sebastian, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Spunge, Backbeat Soundsystem, Jimmy Eats World, Flogging Molly and much much more. i love summer music. I need some new bands though so please feel free to suggest some!

I tag the spectacular: Lemonaid Lies, Samsam Cherie, Daydreams of Summertime, A Rosie Outlook and Stacie Clark. (By all means don't do this and on your head be it! On the other hand if i haven't tagged you but you've done it, let me know!)

As always I'm grateful for Lisette for inspiring me to be more thankful. To my darling Liona, I'm sorry it's been a hard week- your sharky loves you very dearly.

Love Sophie Xx


  1. Thanks for tagging me!!! I'm carefully crafting my version of on the lookout for it tomorrow ;)
    Also, ok can I just jump on the bandwagon with the mango thing? Seriously WHY aren't these as popular as apples and bananas? They're AMAZING. Personally I like to add frozen mango chunks or a little mango juice to my white's simply incredible!
    And I agree - summer makeup = barely any. Sweat, unexpected runs through the sprinkler, trips to the beach...why do people even bother with the stuff during these summer months???
    ~ Samantha

  2. All of the artists/bands you listed really are perfect for summer! And I totally get what you mean by the smell of sun on your skin. And mangos, yum!

  3. Ooh we're going to Heligan in September - off to see my favourite theatre company, Kneehigh, do their Dead Dog show. I've seen Kneehigh about 75 times, been to Cornwall hundred of times (my sis in law lives in Newquay) but never actually been to Heligan! :-) xx

  4. You make my face happy. And also crave mango things.
    Good call on the hair up for bed, I once read this story about a girl....pah I didn't read NUFFINK, just messing with you.
    Happy summer to you.
    M x Life Outside London


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