Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer Essentials

There are always those few summer products that seem to be staples year in and year out.  Here's a list of my summer essentials when it comes to beauty:

1.  Facial Spray.  I love this one by Mario Badescu.  It is light and refreshing on those days when it is so hot and humid outside and you just need a little relief.  It's gentle, smells nice and is a good value for money.

2.  Sunscreen.  I don't care who you are or what your skin is like, you need to be wearing sunscreen.  I've tried the Shiseido Urban Environment one and found it was really nice and light without being greasy (as most of the drugstore ones are...unfortunately).   

3.  Bronzer.  Not Jersey Shore bronzer but just a nice slight glow.  I switch between a couple but NARS Laguna is a cult favorite.  It is a little dark for fair skintones but if you use a light hand it is just fine. 

4.  Chapstick.  Chapstick/lip balm is really a year round staple, but in the summer it's nice to have one that has some SPF in it.  Nothing is more annoying than burning the shiz out of your lips.  Seriously.  Chaptstick and Nivea carry ones with SPF 30.

5.  Bright Nail Polish. Bright polish is a fun accessory for summer.  Put away all the plums and deep reds and bring out the beachy, neons!  The colors in the Essie 2013 Summer Collection are particularly fun and summery!

What are your summer staples? 


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