9.10.2013

TOP TEN: Summer Beauty Products


Summer is winding down and we are {finally} approaching fall again. Before summer is completely over, I wanted to share with you products I found myself using pretty consistently this summer. 

First of all, these smell incredibly clean and fresh. Second of all, in the summer when there's a little more perspiration and you're typically outside a bit more than usual, your face can pick up extra junk. I find that giving my face a gentle wipe with these before actually washing my face really helps out. 

This stuff. I've re-purchased this stuff three times already this summer. My first experience with a BB cream was through Birchbox last year. I was instantly in love. But as I ran out of the product, I realized I didn't want to spend $30 on a small tube. So I decided to try out a drug store brand BB cream. This happened to be the first one I saw, so I bought it. Much to my surprise it was equally as impressive as a product that was more than three times expensive. I know a lot of people say BB creams are just tinted moisturizers, but I beg to differ. BB cream is magic. I don't know how, but it does amazing things and I like it. I've been giving my foundation a break and wearing this cream with a bit of eye concealer and finishing powder. It's quick, easy, and great quality. 

I've come to realize that stains work best with my lips; however, the thing with lip stains is that they can be extremely drying. Problem solved. Theses balm stains give me the stain I like and the moisture I need. 

The smell of grapefruit is so clean and refreshing. I typically use ProActiv as my acne defense, but lately I've been incorporating this scrub. I love the smell, the foaming action, and the scrubbing beads. 

Spoiler Alert. I didn't actually use this product for my spray tan, but I didn't want to mess up my collage with a picture of a Palm Beach Tanning Salon. This summer I decided to purchase a membership to get spray tans as needed. I really only needed some color twice this summer. Once when I went down to the beach and again when we had a summer pool party at our house. So was it worth it? Mheee... probably not, but I'm not a fan of excessive sun bathing or tanning beds. I'm also not a fan of blinding people with my lily white skin color, so I did what I had to do. 

I could put this stuff in any beauty top ten list I make. I've been using it for over two years now. I've gone through who knows how many bottles. And I will continue to purchase it. I've tried other high end dry shampoos as well as drug store brand dry shampoos and I can never find anything comparable. In the summer, when our hair collects a bit more oil and dirt, this stuff takes care of business.  It can get me through four to five days without having to wash my hair. Some may call that gross, I call it really convenient. 

I've used this every day this summer. It's my go-to product for contouring or just adding a hint of color to the face. Being in scrubs all day, I can dust a bit of this on and fool all my co-workers into thinking I'm super active and that I spend a lot of time outdoors when I'm not at work. 

Maybe I'm weird, but I feel like I tend to get a bit dry during the summer. Right before bed I lather this all over my face and neck and let my skin drink it in throughout the night. 

During the summer, my typical go-to nail color is some form of coral; however, this summer I have been obsessed with hot pink. This color satisfies my hot-pink cravings. 

I fight a never-ending war with finding the perfect mascara. I can pay $5 or $30 for a tube and see no difference. A lot of finding the right mascara depends on matching up your eyelash type to the right mascara consistency - and right now, this is what I'm liking. It's lightweight, it's does all the separating and lifting I want, and it stays in place all day - which can be pretty annoying at the end of the day when I just want it all off. But, beggars can't be choosers. 


3 comments:

Hannah said...

Two posts in two days?! YAY!!!

Linley said...

Yes!! I'm getting back into it. Finally!!

Annie Clueless said...

Great list, thanks for this. I have to try the dry shampoo and the night cream, because I am super picky about both. So picky in fact, Johnsons baby powder is my current dry shampoo, and I have no night cream! -gasp-!
I'm going to subscribe to you. :D I look forward to reading more!