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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials

It's almost that sizzling time of year again, great for days spent lounging by the pool, not so great for your hair and make-up.  Thankfully, there's a ton of melt-proof options to save you from becoming a hot mess!  Here's a few of my favorite summer beauty essentials:

1.  Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Sunscreen- This is my all time favorite sunscreen for the face.  I use a cream sunscreen in the morning, but as much time as we spend outside, I need to reapply after lunch.  This is perfect because it won't make your face greasy like sunscreen does.  It comes in translucent, but I like the trio of bronze shades, in light, medium, and dark, to enhance a tan.  *Bonus, it is the perfect way to protect your scalp!  Just dab along your part, or any exposed skin on your head, and not only does it protect your from burning, but because it's a powder it acts like a dry shampoo and gives you a little added volume.  Perfection!
2.  Stila Crème Bouquet hair refresher.  Speaking of dry shampoos, this one is my favorite.  I just can't seem to shower enough in the summer.  Between the pool, the park, and sweaty afternoon runs, I am always looking for a chance to freshen up.  This soaks up the oil and sweat on your scalp in between showers.  And the scent is amazing!
3.  Lancôme Hypnose Drama waterproof mascara.  Go ahead and go for a swim, this mascara won't budge.  It's fabulous brush will however give you perfect doll lashes. 
4.  Rimmel Scandal Eyes waterproof Kohl eyeliner.  I was so happy to find this steal.  For a fraction of the price of department store eyeliners, this gives you smoky, saturated color that won't rub off.  In fact, you need a good waterproof eye make-up remover to take it off!  I like the blackest black color with little flecks of silver sparkle, for subtle brightening.   
5.  Bare Minerals Illuminating Mineral Veil powder.  My friend got me hooked on this.  It's a nice lightweight powder for summer to use in place of heavy foundation, although it covers even better.  Plus, as the name says, it's illuminating, great for a youthful glow. 
6.  Benefit Posietint Lip and Cheek Stain.  This will make you blush longer than powder blush in the summer.  It's nice as a quick lip stain too, just top with gloss and you're good to go.   
7.  Philosophy Coconut Frosting 3-in-1 Shampoo, Body Wash, and Bubble Bath.  Just because I think you should smell like coconuts in the summer.  It's also nice and quick since you can use it for shampoo and body wash. 
8. M.A.C. Love Beauty Lipstick.  What's summer without the perfect bubble gum/coral pink lipstick?  Perk up your pout with this fun color!
9.  Dr. Scholl's Rub Relief Strips.  I have super sensitive feet that just hate strappy high heeled sandals:(  These strips save me in the summer, it's like a tape dispenser of comfy adhesive foam to protect your feet.  Simply pull off the length you want, tear it off, and press it onto your sandal strap.  Ahhhh, much better.

Summer Beauty Essentials by courtney-dey featuring Stila

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