Finally! It is truly summer and I could not be happier. The sun, the heat, and of course the new line of beauty products. This summer I am determined to make it all about natural and effortless looking beauty. Now, don’t think for a moment there will not be days of straight glam in there, but for the most part I am aiming for simplicity in my beauty routine. Here are some of the products that are going to make that happen.
|| SKIN ||
If I am being honest here, I have been quite lazy when it comes to skincare. For the past month my pattern is to stay up late and then end up ‘too tired’ to take my makeup off and my weekly exfoliation routine is pretty nonexistent at this point. As expected, I am starting to see the effects of my lazy habits and now it’s time to get back on the bandwagon. This means giving as much time, care, and money to my skincare as I do my makeup. I make sure to take my makeup off as soon as I am home for the night to avoid rolling into the bed with it on and I have committed myself to the Tatcha brand. Her skincare line is perfection in so many ways and this rice enzyme powder exfoliates in the most gentle way. I also live for a good hydration spray during the months filled with heat and humidity and Herbivore Botanicals has me smitten with this Rose scented coconut water spray.
|| BEAUTY ||
When it comes to makeup, I am Team Summer Glow. Bronzed skin that has as much highlighter as you can pack on with soft touches of pink is life and my goal is to achieve this look all summer long. Products like this highlighter from Benefit and the lip rouge from Becca are staples in my makeup lineup all year long, but a few products are making a star appearance this year. When I tell you that this Kevin Aucoin bronzer is everything, I mean it is everything! The blend of the bronzer and blush make for the perfect cheek color and how perfect that you can have the benefits of both in one compact?! In fact, you will get a similar benefit from this sunkissed eye shadow quad from Bobbi Brown. The shades are perfect for a neutral summer look and they will look great on any skin tone/eye color.
|| HAIR & NAILS ||
I pretty much keep the same routine when it comes to hair and nails – simple and effortless. While it has never been easy for an oily girl like me to use second or third day hair, I have been doing my best thanks to products like dry shampoo and wave sprays. The new release of the haircare line Ouai (from the hair goddess Jen Atkin) has been all the range these past few months and it is for good reason. This wave spray from the collection is (in my opinion) one of the best styling products on the market right now. It gives your hair incredible volume and texture without weighing the hair down with residue. I also share this same amount of love when it comes to the line of polishes from NARS. I have been rocking lots of pale pinks and neutral tones, but I am sure that there will be some pops of bright colors in there too.Pin It