5 Summer Essentials / Beauty

5 Summer Essentials Series / Beauty

Hi guys! I’m starting a new Summer Essentials series on my Blog AND over on my YouTube channel! I’ll be talking about my Summer Essentials broken down into a few different categories (ie: Beauty, Lifestyle, Fashion etc) and I’ll be sharing 5 here and 5 over on my channel! (ie: 10 Beauty Summer Essentials).

When it comes to summer, there are certain {Beauty} essentials that get me through the long, hot days (not that I’m complaining about the beautiful temps! HA), and the many outdoor adventures.Summer is a time to get out and explore, enjoy a drink on the patio and try some new things. The last thing I want to worry about is putting on loads of makeup and really anything overly fussy when I just want to get up and go! That being said, I do still want to look fabulous and the following are 5 of my Summer {Beauty} Essentials!

 

1. Body Oil (Nivea Q10 Firming Body Oil)

Body oils are perfect for thirsty skin that’s been in the sun all day.I also love

applying body oil when I’m wearing a dress to give my legs a sleek and slimming look. Makes your legs look Ah-Mazing! This one, from Nivea, has avocado and macadamia and leaves my skin soft but not greasy feeling. *I received this product complimentary from Influenster for review purposes.

 

2. Bronzer (Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Bronzer -Ticket to Brazil, Temtu S/B Shimmer Bronzer, e.l.f Bronzer -Golden, Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder, tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer)

I love a bronzed, glowy look for summer! And whether you’re already got a bit of a tan or you’re straight up pale, bronzer is a wonderful way get a bit of colour on your face (without the sun!). With a tan (ie. bronzer) I don’t feel like I need a lot of other makeup to feel “done” and I love using bronzer as an eyeshadow for a simple and monochromatic bronzed look.

 

3. Glow! ie: Highlight (baby phat Golden Goddess by Kimora Lee Simons shimmering body lotion- similar here, Ofra Rodeo Drive Highlighter, Maybelline Facestudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter, e.l.f Baked HighlighterToo Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo)

Did I mention that I love to glow! I think I did! Hah! But in case you missed it, highlight is ALSO a summer essential for me! Paired with bronzer, highlight gives you the perfect summer glow, no makeup, makeup look. You can turn that dial on the shine as much (or as little as you like) which makes highlight the perfect summer essential for everyone who loves to glow. Highlight also looks stunning when you pop just a little in the middle of your bronzed eyelid. And highlight is not just reserved for the face! Pop a little shimmering body lotion + powder highlight on your shoulders and collar bone for that extra glow! Insta-approved 😉

 

4. Multi-purpose products (stila convertible color, treStiQue Color & Contour Blush Stick)

For just a pop of colour I love to add a bright blush. It gives a beautiful, youthful flush for an easy everyday makeup look. These cream products are easy to apply on the go or after you hit the gym. They can also be used on the lips so you can carry less makeup in your purse! (I would even use them on the center of the eyelid for a easy monochromatic look.) The cream formula makes them easy to travel with. (No broken powders or spills here!) Totally multi-purpose and a perfect summer essential!!

 

5. Easy, wearable lip (Mariposa Lip Crayon-similar here, Maybelline Maybelline BabyLips Lip Balm)

Come summer I’m (mostly) over the matte lip look. I want something that’s easy to apply (sans mirror if need be), that’s moisturizing AND adds a hint of color. Tinted lip balms and lip crayons are easy to throw into your purse or your pocket. (Or your gym bag, or your weekend bag, or your carry on…) They’re perfect to wear to work or the beach! And easy to apply on a roadtrip or sitting around the campfire! They’re pretty without being high maintenance, which is a perfect summer essential for me!

 

I would like to add a couple honorable mentions to this beauty category of Summer Essentials. The first being BROWS! They’re at the top of my list of “won’t leave the house without” and the only reason I didn’t include them is because I haven’t found the perfect (and easy to apply) brow product for summer. I LOVE my ABH Dipbrow Pomade but find it’s not the quickest to apply and takes a little extra precision. I’m looking for something that will fill in my brows quickly with a more ‘natural’ (but still full) feel, when I just want to get out the door! What do you guys love? A pencil? Powder? I have a couple on my list that I would like to try out but I would also love your recommendations!

The second honorable mention would be eyelash extensions. They’re perfect for the summer to give your lashes a full look without having to apply mascara (or false lashes)! One less step in the morning! Hah! You also don’t have to worry about mascara flaking off or sliding down your face when you’re say, floating down the river or enjoying an outdoor festival.

Well that’s it for my 5 Summer {Beauty} Essentials! Head here to check out my other 5 Summer {Beauty} Essentials on my YouTube channel (don’t forget to Subscribe while you’re over there!) And let me know what your Summer Beauty Essentials are in the comments below!

xo

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