Summer is in full swing and I’ve got a stellar list of products your face and body needs for comfort, beauty and flawlessness! I love summer but the heat can be a damper to our skin and hair. It’s time to ensure you are taking care of all that needs protection without breaking the bank.
BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU NEED THIS SPRING!
I’m all about beauty and summer. Those are my two faves (outside of natural hair and travel) so I wanted to give you some insight to what I’ve been using for spring and summer successfully and most of these brands can be easily found at Sephora and/or Ulta. Here’s a few of my favorites I’ve been using spring and summer and will be easy to acquire for yourselves.
Makeup is only as flawless as it sets and with this hot weather taking over most of the country, finding the right makeup setting spray is a must! is one I’ve recently discovered.
A hydrating, refreshing setting mist that perfects and finishes makeup, energizes skin, and boosts radiance for an instant, sexy Hollywood glow. Under $35, a will last a long while, I’m very happy having this in my makeup arsenal.
I was lucky enough to try this amazing facial spray by Mario Badescu earlier this year and I have lovingly made it a staple in my beauty routine. Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater is ideal for usage on my face, hair and body as a refreshing, hydrating mist with s sensual scent of roses.
I use this on most day I’m heading out into the hot sun and for under $15, it lasts long and will great for giving you that boost you need summer and fall.
Silk Eye Mask & Hollowing Therapy Gel Eye Mask Set is the one-stop shop for promoting blood circulation and relieve eye muscle fatigue. Enjoy your cool/warm therapy after placing your sleeping mask in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes or hot water for 4-6 minutes and its perfect for puffy eyes and dark circles.
My sister swears by this one and for less than $25, you can use coolness or heat to give you much needed pampering to your eyes while you slumber.
We all what a pearly-white smile and all the whitening toothpastes in the world is not going to get you there. You have to take it up a notch. I’ve enlisted the help of Luster Premium White Pro Light Dental Whitening System to brighten my smile and keep me looking younger.
DIY FOOT SOAKS & SCRUBS FOR SUMMER-READY FEET
While those messy trays and dental visits can get quite pricey, this whitening system will set you back for less than $40 and can be used several times. Who’s in?
S’Well or Manna Stainless Steel water bottles are more popular than ever and they are wonderful for beating the heat and staying hydrated. I hate room temperature water so it just made sense for me to finally get a stainless reusable water bottle that is as stylish as it is functional. One of best products that meets both of those requirements is the S’Well Stainless Reusable Water Bottle and you’ve got several styles to choose from.
There are several brands to choose from for excellent water that stays cold for hours, but I love S’Well and Manna brands the most for their highly-constructed bottles that keep my water ice cold for hours even in the hottest weather. The price range depends on how big of a bottle you want but all are pretty reasonable for what you end up with.
I don’t have clear skin. I wish I did, but I don’t but I know what to do about it when I want to look polished and clear-skinned. I grab my Smashbox Studio Skin 24-Hour Wear Waterproof Concealer to put it to work to ensure my skin is even and blemish-free. I love how they have enough colors to blend well with several skin tones and it works well under and over foundation.
Well under $30 for each concealer that lasts longer than your foundation will, this brand is worth checking out ASAP.
You can never run out of choices for makeup, especially lipstick. The market is full of choices with every hue imaginable but not every brand is the same. One of my favorite lines would have to be the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick line. This line is full of bold brights, dark, sexy shades and super-versatile neutrals.
Urban Decay’s huge assortment also includes more finishes than ever before:
Mega Matte (MM): super-intense matte
Comfort Matte (CM): the creamiest matte
Cream (C): the original: creamy luxury
Metallized (M): cream with a high level of pearl
Sheer (S): a punch of color with a sheer, shiny finish
Sheer Shimmer (SS): slightly transparent finish with floating pearl and a smooth texture
With such variety in colors and textures, one would expect to pay a lot for these lipsticks but each one is under $20. With that amazing price, you will want to possess as many as possible!
2-in-1 types of makeup seems to only benefit a few but you’ve got to check out the MILK MAKEUP Lip + Cheek Swish because it really does work on your cheeks and your lips. Get a hydrating, multi-use lip and cheek color stick that gives you creamy cheeks and lip color in a single stroke. Easy-to-apply, Lip + Cheek Stick provides buildable, blendable blush and lip color with Milk Makeup’s Milk Melt Technology for instant and seamless absorption. Mango butter, peach nectar, and avocado oil intensify its richness—just layer on for bolder color.
BEAUTY PRODUCTS, FAVORITES FROM SEPHORA
I LOVE this idea and wanted to share how this under $30 makeup miracle can work for several skin tones with the video below.
I’m a big fan and love cute ideas that make makeup fun. I really think you will end up loving this little doodad!
I have totally embraced healing clays this spring and summer for my face, skin and especially my hair. Bentonite and Rhassoul clays are excellent as facial masks. They include no additives or chemicals and when applied directly to the face, the clay will absorb impurities and leave your skin feeling tight and clean.
Rhassoul clay is known for its brightening and balancing benefits, this clay is great for oily and combination skin. Bentonite clay is known for its cleansing and soothing benefits, and perfect for acne prone and sensitive skin.
Both clays can be found just about anywhere and they are quite reasonable. SheaMoisture Beauty Hack Face + Body + Hair Moroccan Rhassoul Clay is just under $10 while the Rise ‘N Shine Bentonite Indian 16 oz. Healing Clay is well under $15. Both are great clays and brands so try either one and tell me what you liked about it.