Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Beauty Essentials

It’s almost summer and about that time to give our beauty routines a facelift. I don’t know about you, but as soon as the warmer temps hit, I’m ready for flip flops with pastel pedis and glowing skin.

Here are some of my beauty besties for summer:

Summer Beauty Besties

MAC Cremesheen Glass in Fashion Scoop – I love the Cremesheen formula from MAC because it’s not sticky and this is the prettiest pale pink that looks good alone or on top of lipstick.

Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Golden Light – This is a great all-around bronzer and the matte finish works really well for me on my lighter skin.

Essie Nail Polish in Turquoise & Caicos – Just about any pink or pastel will do, but I especially love this color from Essie. It’s the prettiest shade of blue and reminds me of a tropical getaway. I love it on my toes.

EOS Lip Balm in Lemon Drop w/SPF 15 – These balms are not only fun because of the shape, but they also work really well at keeping lips soft and protecting against the sun.

Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect After Sun Moisturizer in Coconut Papaya – This lotion is great after a day at the pool or the beach. It hydrates, smells amazing and gives a nice sheen. It looks especially good on your legs with summer dresses.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock, SPF 30 – This is hands down the best SPF I’ve ever used. It doesn’t have that typical sunscreen scent and it applies evenly and lightly.

Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves Wave-Enhancing Spray – Want summer beach waves? This is your new best friend. I love this and have been using it for two years. It gives natural looking waves like you’ve spent a day at the beach.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Perfume – This seriously smells like summer in a bottle. I can’t even describe it. It’s somewhere between an exotic beach, coconuts and citrus/floral. If you see this in your local department store…smell it. It’s amaze-balls and already sold out online (last time I checked).

Bare Minerals Glimmer Eyeshadow in Nude Beach – Mineral products are great in the summer because they give a sheer wash of color and don’t feel too heavy. This is a beautiful, universally flattering shade for all over your lids. Just throw on some mascara and you’re good to go!

Do you love any of these products as much as me? Are there some that you’d like to add to the list?


Gwen said...

I had written off Turquoise & Caicos after wearing it on my "claws" for a week. Until this week when I saw it on my girlfriends shorter nails. It looked awesome and I'm defintely going to wear it again. :) I love EOS lip balm too!!! It's my favorite for Summer with Carmex being my winter savior. Love you girl!

Lindsey said...

I need to check these out, the lemon drop lip balm looks awesome!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I don't have any on my list - I'm so bad, I just use pretty much whatever. The one thing I do love is Miami Beach blush by Cargo. That's my summer must have beauty product!

Looks like I should look into these products as well!

Miss K said...

yes! i've been wearing less and less makeup as the days go by, today i'm not even wearing eye makeup, just face. on the weekend, powder,lipgloss and blush only! lol and pastel pedi for sure! right now i have essie's nice is nice and i LOVE it!

Kristin said...

I just became an Essie and Bobbi Brown addict this year!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

I love the EOS lip balm! I have the lemon one too, and it is so yummy! I mean, not like I eat it, but you know what I mean...

I need to try that wave-enhancing spray, but I'm guessing you have to have semi-wavy hair to begin with? Mine is stick straight.

I'm sorry about your package not arriving yet! C was supposed to go to the post office for me last month, but forgot and didn't tell me....I asked him when I got your email and he was like, ooops...boys! I'm so sorry, but it's officially on it's way now via USPS! At least summer isn't over yet :)

Alyson said...

the essie and garnier are mine, too! try garnier's shine spray, too... LOVES! will need to check out your others. thanks for the tips!!

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect After Sun Moisturizer in Coconut Papaya is my absolute favorite. A little goes a long way. The smell is so refreshing

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

How did I miss this post??? stupid Blogger dashboard :-(

anyhoo-great list! I've been wanting to try that shade of Essie :-)

Carly said... I have to hit the drugstore and get all your suggestions...
particularly loving the turqs and caicos polish (that would be a fun departure of what I usually wear) and also love the estee lauder..summer in a bottle as you described..I have a fall signature scent (white musk from body shop) but always like to take a break and experiment during the summer months.
Thanks for sharing.