It seems that this time of year, many bloggers share their summer favroties or summer essentials. Today, I will share mine with you. These are currently the beauty products I am obsessing over. While these are just my beauty favorites, stay tuned, because later this week, I will be sharing my summer fashion favorites as well as some of my favrotie summer recipes for snacks, meals, and drinks!
1. Water Proof Chanel Make-Up Case.
A beautiful, summery red, I was able to buy one off eBay for around $30. It is roomy and opens wide, and best of all, it’s waterproof and sun safe! Buy yours at ebay.com
2. Lush Dream Cream
My skin undergoes a lot of abuse during summer months, especially my feet. From water parks to waitressing, my feet get cracked and the rest of my skin gets flaky. Lush’s Dream Cream clears it right up and keeps dryness away. Get yours at Lush for $15-$40.
3. Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara
Tried and true, Great Lash by Maybelline still makes the best waterproof mascara. If you want to buy fancy waterproof mascara, that’s your business, but I swear this stuff will last through a tidal wave. Find it at a local drugstore for $4.
4. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
I am currently obsessed with this foundation at the moment. It goes on like a primer, lasts as long as a gel foundation, but covers like powder. It keeps your skin hydrated, adds vitamins, protects from the sun and lasts FOREVER. Yes, it is on the pricey side, but the tube is rather large and a little but goes a long way. Get it at Ulta for $36.
5. Bobbi Brown Foundation Palette
This is definitely a splurge, but definitely worth it. It is no secret that our skin is going to change colors often during summer months because of the sun, and this palette guarantees that you will have a foundation color for anytime your skin changes color! Plus, it is perfect for contouring, covering up blemishes, and adding a little more tan to places you need it. With 20+ shades to choose from, shame on you if you are wearing the wrong color foundation after you purchase this. Buy yours at Sephora. Depending on how many colors you want, it ranges from $30 for 6 colors to $300 for all 20 plus a line of concealers.
6. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun Lotion
There are many benefits of using this lotion: it is specifically formulated for sun-kissed skin, so it prolongs your tan, prevents burning, soothes dry, burned skin, as well as enhances your color. Plus it smells AMAZING. It has a nice papaya, coconut scent to it, so there is no real need to wear perfume with it. It also gives your skin a bit of shimmer. Find it at Target for $8.
7. Sun Bum 3-in-1 Leave In Conditioning Spray.
This spray is perfect for people with dark or color-treated hair who do not want the sun or chlorine ruining their color. This pray protects against color fade and UV rays by acting as a sunscreen, but it also moisturizes and prevents split ends. You can get it from Ulta for $12.50.
8. L’occitane Verbena Refreshing Mist
Sweet smelling and pocket sized, it is perfect for on the go days. The mist is fragrant and refreshing: it almost smells like a key lime pie. You can use it as a facial mist to remove impurities and add moisture, you can spray it in your hair to conceal odor of chlorine and skipped washes, and you can use it as a body mist for days where you smell like the great outdoors. Find it at L’Occitane Stores for $15.
There you have my 8 summer essentials. If I am unaware of any really noteworthy products, feel free to share them with me. Thanks for reading and enjoy your sunshine.