Happy Friday everyone! The summer heat is officially here for the long haul. As we all start our battles with oily skin and frizzy hair, I would like to share my favorite summer beauty essentials! Whether you’re trying to find the perfect summer makeup, skin routine, or hair care, I have you covered! Is there something that I’m missing on my list? Let me know so I can add it to my favorites! Enjoy! xo
With summer in full swing, we tend to put a lot of wear and tear on our hair. First off, I suggest a shampoo and conditioner that are specific for the summer. Ion Summer Shampoo/Conditioner is perfect because they replenish dry hair, remove build up, and also repairs hair from the damaging effects of summer. Second, an anti frizz spray; apply to your hair before styling and you’re good to go! Next, if you want that perfect beachy look – Bumble and Bumble’s beach waves spray is perfect for you! Lastly, dry shampoo and a compact detangler brush for post gym or beach are must-haves!
A bonus haircare product I’ve been using the past couple of months is évolis! It’s a Reverse Hair Care System that has a blend of natural actives and antioxidants to decrease hair fall and improves the overall hair health. I had really damaged hair a couple of years ago (Flashback Friday to my red hair!) and then chopped it off and went back to my more natural brunette/blonde hair. I have been since trying to grow it out and make it healthy and since I started using évolis, I have noticed my hair growing (and I’m also sprouting some new baby hairs!)
Two of my favorite summer hair products are the Got2be hairspray and sculpting gel! I typically don’t use much styling product in my hair on a daily basis, but these two products really save my day, and hair styles, with the humidity and hot weather! I am a firm supporter of Got2be and have been using their products since I was little. I really like their products and think they work well – this hairspray is no joke – but they’re not damaging either to your hair!
Other Haircare Essentials:
For me, I am always battling my skin during the summer season! However, I found the perfect products to help end this battle! First off, a good skin routine is essential to have good skin, so find a good face wash! I love the idea of the Dermalogica washes, cleansing water, face masks, or the Olay DUO. Second it’s all about the moisturizer and sunscreen! I moisturize morning and night, and I also put on sunscreen before applying makeup. Also, don’t forget to put on ‘After Sun’ to help your skin after sun exposure!
Next, I think self-tanner is an essential! If you’re like me, I don’t always have time to lay out, plus it’s so damaging to your skin, so using a self-tanner gives a natural glow with no sunburns or time wasted! Lastly, deodorant, body wipes and blotting sheets are always in my purse during the summer season – use the body wipes when you’re feeling gross, or need a quick face-freshen-up before a meeting or date. Feeling a little shiny? Just pull out a blotting sheet and blot away the shine!
My three favorite skincare products are from Tone and Vaseline! I have fairly dry skin (I blame Arizona) so I’m very particular about my skincare products. I love the Tone Brazilian Glam body wash with Brazil Nut Oil and Maracujá – it’s moisturizing, smells great and keeps my skin feeling super smooth!! Also, after the shower, I religiously apply a thick body moisturizer, and then Vaseline’s Lip Therapy is my lip balm of choice! While other brands tend to dry out my lips, and since I also wear a lot of lipstick, I have found that Vaseline is the best product to use! I apply the original jelly at night, and then I love carrying around my Lip Therapy in my purse. Also, isn’t this new tin the absolute cutest?!
TONE: BRAZILIAN GLAM WITH BRAZIL NUT OIL AND MARACUJA
VASELINE: LOTION | LIP THERAPY
Other Skincare Essentials:
The key to good makeup during the summer is a good primer! Primer helps your makeup stay in place instead of melting off as usual. As for foundation, opt for a light-weight one so your skin doesn’t feel heavy. And to nix that unwanted shine, use a good powder foundation.
And whether you’re swimming or sweating profusely, waterproof mascara and waterproof eyeliner are no brainer essentials for summer. Lastly, top off your perfect summer look with a great highlighter, eyeshadow or lip! Pinks, neutral roses, and oranges are really big this summer!
My three favorite makeup essentials are the Glossier Boy Brow and Super Bounce! I LOVE the Boy Brow because it’s light weight, has full coverage and doesn’t feel thick or gross like some other eye makeup. Also, this Super Bounce is great for replenishing your skin before and after wearing makeup! And last, but not least, I was just introduced to this insane beauty tool called Beautility. It’s a wand / scoop that helps you get out your make-up, lotion, etc. when you’re near the end of the bottle. I always have a hard time with my foundation but I started using the scoop and it’s lasted me an extra 3 weeks so far. It’s crazy!
BOY BROW | BEAUTILITY | SUPER BOUNCE
Other Makeup Essentials:
A bright and fun color on your nails is perfect for this summer! My go-to are black or red nails year-around, so for summer I try and switch it up with a nice pastel or bright color that pops!
Thank you Tone Skincare and Got2b for collaborating with me for this post!