Summer Essentials

I put together a selection of products to keep you beautiful through the summer heat. These are all essential products that I simply cannot do without once the heat and humidity roll around.

1. A multi-purpose stain for lips and cheeks for long-lasting sweat-proof color – I love Becca Beach Tint (review)

2. A Self-tanner to give you natural looking tan without the damaging effects of the sun – Jergens Natural Glow is my go-to for steak-free color. (review and tanning tips)

3. To keep feet soft use Foot Pumice – I’m barefoot as much as I can be in the summer, to keep my feet in soft I keep a foot file in the shower with me and do a quick filing once my feet have softened in the water.

4. Lock out humidity with No Frizz straight Making Styling Treatment – What many people don’t actually know about me is that im a curly girl. This styling treatment is revolutionary, it locks out humidity keeping your hair smooth through the next washing.  I highly recommend this product to anyone seeking smoother hair. I use more than a quarter size amount of product, it does not weigh hair down. Get it here.

5. A multi-purpose moisturizing stick to save dry skin – I love Josie Maran’s Argan oil stick and tote it around with me all summer. This Argan Oil stick is a life saver. I use it everywhere from my cuticles, to the ends of my hair, on my lips, to sooth sunburn, or anywhere some extra moisture is needed. It cure’s and heals. Get it here.

6. I love this Ombre Beach Bag from Anthropologie – Get it (here)

7. A no-mess easy to use Sunscreen Stick  like Clarins Stick SPF 30 – I use this on sun-sensitive areas including lips. Get it here.

8. The Perfect Coral Nail Polish like Illamasqua’s Lament – (review & swatch)

9.  Oversized Sunglasses to protect the sensitive area around the eyes from the sun and to prevent wrinkles from squinting. A must!

10. A body oil to moisturize and add a glow to skin like Monoi Tiare Coconut Oil – This scented coconut oil my favorite. See how to make your legs look flawless with this tip.

11. A Powder Bronzer for some extra warmth try Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. This bronzer is perfect to create a natural tan without looking orange or red. I found a great review Makingupthemw.com Get it here.

Don’t forget a wide-brimmed hat to keep your skin looking young and beautiful! I wear this crushable one from the San Diego Hat Co.

What are your Summer Essentials?

 

Skin Care Routine Day/night

A look at my current skin care routine

  1. John Masters Organics Bearberry balancing face wash – A fantastic cleanser for my combination skin. I switch off between this and a salicylic acne wash in the AM. See my review here. Get it at JohnMasters.com
  2. 100% Pure Organic Rose Hydrosol – Used as a toner after cleansing and throughout the day to refresh my skin in hot temperatures. Get it here.
  3. Arcona Magic White Ice AM/PM – A great serum chock full of antioxidants used to protect my skin from environmental factors and for additional hydration. I do switch up my serums when I am finished with them, but I do love this one, it has done a lot for my skin. Get it here.
  4. Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream – I’m a big fan of Weleda skin care products and this cream is divine. This product is a staple for me. Get it here.

  1. John Masters Organics Bearberry Balancing Face Wash – I use this in the PM as well to thoroughly cleanse my skin of dirt and makeup with my Clarisonic Mia.
  2. Dermae Vitamin A Glycolic Cleanser – I will use this cleanser about 2 nights per week in place of my John Masters cleanser to help exfoiliate my skin. I only use this twice a week because it can be very drying. Get it here.
  3. Arcona Magic White Ice AM/PM
  4. Clarins Multi-Active Night – A n excellent moisturizing night cream that plumps dehydration lines and has many anti-aging benefits. This is a staple item for me. Get it here.
  5. Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil – I will add this aromatic oil to my moisturizer on the days that my night cream just won’t do. It is incredibly beneficial for dry skin, it instantly plumps and leaves your skin radiant. See my review here. Get is at Nordstom.com 
  6. Clarsonic Mia – Hands down the most important step of my skin care routine. I use this every single night with a foaming cleanser to deeply cleanse my skin. My skin has considerably changed since the introduction of this to my daily routine. I suffered from adult acne earlier on and completely cleared it up thanks to a skin cleansing device.  This is the one item I would never want to do without. It also prepares your skin for the absorption of skin creams. Worth every penny. I previously used one by Olay Pro X which was a great cleansing system but upgraded to this sturdier and rechargeable version. See a post I did here on adult acne.

  1. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask – This mask is my favorite. I have been using it since I was 15. It deeply cleanses and instantly brightens my skin. This mask continues to work for my skin after 14 years. I think that says something. Get it at Origins.com
  2. Philosophy The Microdelivery Mini Peel Pads – Again I have been using this product for many years. I love the way my skin looks and feels after use. I will use in the evenings and sleep with it on, sometimes with a light moisturizer on top, or alone. Get it at Sephora.com

Did any of these products Pique your interest? What are your skin care staples? I would love to here.

Monthly Favorite’s – April

My favorite products of April

It’s hard to believe that it is time again for my monthly favorite’s post. The item’s listed are products that I have been loving and religiously using this past month.

  • Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser – I love this cleanser, it is so gentle yet removes all traces of waterproof mascara. See my review here.
  • Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil – I love this oil, it provides incredible moisture and will not cause breakouts. See my review here.
  • Dyptique Eau Duelle – I am very sensitive to fragrances, and often find them irritating, so for me to adore a fragrance a lot. See my review here.
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow in Petals to the Metal – A bronze shade with blue shimmer. This is one of my favorite eyeshadows. The color is truly unique and makes my eye color pop. Review and swatches to come.
  • Moroccanoil – This will always be a favorite of mine. This is the best hair oil without question.
  • Bobbi Brown Blush in Almond – I love wearing this toasted almond color to bring out tanned skin. See my review here.
  • John Masters Organic Scalp Treatment spray – My hair has been healthier since I incorporated this product into my beauty routine. See my review here.
  • Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Lament – Love this coral color. See swatches here.
  • Essie Nail Polish in A Crewed Interest – A great pale peach. See swatch here.

What products have stood out to you this month?