Summer Beauty

Happy Monday!  Did everyone have a good weekend??  Mine was super low key (per usual).  I did go eat the BEST pizza last night…if you’re in Charlotte, you have to try Luisa’s!  It was SO good.

When the temperatures rise, I tend to switch up my beauty routine.  What’s the point of putting on a bunch of make up just to have it melt off when I walk outside??  Today I’m sharing what I’m currently wearing and some of my other favorite summer beauty essentials.  I’m also really concentrating on my skin so that I don’t have to wear as much make up…stay tuned for more details on that in another post!  Click on any of the images to shop.

Coola Sunless Tan Anti-aging Face Serum

The face serum smells so good and feels amazing!  It’s a great way to keep a little color on my fave since I don’t get sun on it any more.

bareMinerals Original Foundation SPF 15 // bareMinerals Supreme Finishing Brush

For the summer I haven’t been using concealer, but just applying bareMinerals mineral powder foundation.  I wear the color Golden Beige, which is not too dark but gives me a nice glow.  I wear this foundation year-round, but in the summer I switch to a fluffier brush and use less product to get a more sheer coverage.

IT Cosmetics CC Cream SPF 50

If I’m going to be out in the sun, I use this CC cream as my foundation.  It has great coverage for a CC cream and I love that it’s SPF 50!  It’s definitely more of a dewy finish, but I love that in the summer.  I wear the color Medium.

bareMinerals Bronzer in Warmth

I use the same fluffy blush to apple bronzer to my cheekbones and hairline.  I use a lighter bronzer the rest of the year, but I love this darker bronzer for summer!

L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara

I’m PICKY about mascara.  I have watery eyes, so mascara typically doesn’t stay on (especially in the heat of the summer) and I don’t have super long or thick lashes, so I need all the help I can get.  This drug store mascara is AWESOME!  It’s as good as any high-end mascara I have used.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Brow Pencil

Y’all know I love a nice, dark brow.  I really like the look of a penciled brow, and I love that this has a brush on one end…super convenient for travel!

And that is it for my summer make up routine!  It’s super simple and takes 5 minutes.  Here are some other things I’m loving for summer.

Schmidt’s Deodorant

Let me tell you.  I’m a person who sweats and who smells LOL.  I am NOT a good candidate for natural deodorant.  I have tried a few in the past and they DID NOT work.  I saw this at Target and it smelled SO good that I had to give it go.  And guess what?!  Even in this heat, IT WORKS.  Sure, I might sweat a little, but it really does control odor.  I am obsessed!

Ursa Major Deodorant

I just got this natural deodorant and it’s great, too!  This one is mint scented, so it feels cool and tingly on your skin which I love.

Fresh Life Lotion

I love this lotion all year long, but I especially love it in the summer when I have more skin exposed.  It’s light and easy to apply, yet really moisturizing.  And the scent…it smells SO good.  When it’s hot out I find that perfume is usually too heavy, but this scent is perfect for the summer!

Bobbi Brown Beach

If I am going to wear a perfume in the summer, I love this scent.  I ALWAYS get compliments when I wear it!

Supergoop Setting Mist

Sunscreen is a MUST for me in the summer.  I do not like ANY sun on my face!  This setting spray is SPF 50 and SO easy to apply quickly when I’m running out the door.  And I have used it for full days out in the sun and it works like a charm!

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion

If I’m going to the beach or the pool, this is my sunscreen of choice.  First of all, it’s thin so it’s easy to get it all rubbed in.  It smells yummy, and my favorite part is that it has a slight radiance to it (but not overly sparkly), so it makes your skin glow.

Up & Up Sunscreen Spray

I like to go over my whole body with lotion before I even put my bathing suit on and then I reapply with a spray on areas that seem to be getting too much sun.  I haven’t found any spray I like as much as the Up & Up brand from Target.  I love that it isn’t sticky at all!

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What are your summer essentials?  Have you tried natural deodorant?  I am SO surprised by how happy I’ve been with it!  Have a great week, babes!

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