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8 Summer Beauty Favorites

July 27, 2016 0 Comments

Styled Seasons | 8 Summer Beauty Favorites

I have always been a product junkie, and each new season brings another excuse to purchase and try new products.  Now that we are about halfway through summer, I figured I would share some products, old and new, that I have been using to beat the summer heat.

  1. Dr. Jart BB Cream – Somewhere along the way I received a sample of this and fell in love.  I knew I wanted to be sure my foundation had an SPF for summer and this BB cream just fell into my hands at the perfect time.  It is perfect for everyday wear; lightweight, easy to apply, SPF 45 and stays all day.
  2. Diorshow Waterproof Mascara – I have used this mascara for years and probably always will. Since I wear contacts I have always struggled with watery eyes and summer always increases the potential of smudged mascara. This stuff can definitely withstand the rubbing and tears throughout the day.
  3. Dior Addict Lip Glow – What I like most about this lip product is that it has SPF but still gives a little color to the lip.  It can be difficult to find a product that protects and has a nice subtle color.
  4. Shiseido Sun Protection Lotion – I used this for the first time when I was at the beach and I was shocked by its staying power.  I was at the beach for two hours and when I got back to shower, I had a little trouble getting it off.  I am not complaining though, I like my sun protection to be durable.  I would definitely recommend it for a day that you might be at the pool or outdoors exercising.  It will last for its claimed 80 minutes and is super lightweight, you wont even know its on.
  5. Boscia Blotting Papers – I don’t think these need too much of an introduction.  I will never forget the first time I used blotting papers, I had no idea a face could be so oily and was embarrassed it was just sitting on my face (thanks middle school). I use these year round, but definitely go through more in the summer.  Dewy finish = trendy, shiny face = not.
  6. Klorane Dry Shampoo – While this stuff is fantastic for second day hair, in the summer it is more of a midday pick me up for me.  My hair usually falls flat halfway through the day with the humidity (if you have fine hair like me you know the struggle). I use this on just washed hair as well as a boost for my hair and to hopefully prevent oiliness throughout the day.
  7. Ouai Wave Spray – I don’t even know where to start with this product.  I had no idea what I was missing until we met.  It defines my natural curls and holds my beachy waves made by my curling iron without leaving a residue.  I have been waiting for this since 2006.
  8. Replica Beach Walk – Every time I put this on I am shocked at how much it smells like the beach.  I really just like to wear it to pretend that I am by the ocean relaxing.  It’s like my beach in a bottle.

So these aren’t really “beauty products” per say, but I think are just as important and I had to talk about them as well.  A hat and sunglasses do wonders to prevent sun exposure.  I love the look of summer freckles, but sun damage I am not a fan of.  If I know I will be in the sun for any amount of time I am sure to grab my sunglasses so my face can relax – aka no wrinkles.  If I do not want to potentially mess up my hair from a hat (usually I need a hat anyway to cover my 3 day old hair) I am sure that I have an SPF on my face.

What are some of your summer beauty essentials?