Summer is finally here. Even though we’d all like to drop everything, grab a glass of rosé and relax, life doesn’t just stop when the weather gets warm. If your schedule is anything like mine, summertime is busier than ever. I look forward to weekends in the city, because weekends away involve packing, prepping and a list full of errands. (Look at me… I make traveling seem so stressful and I don’t even have kids yet. Yikes.)
As for the packing, it’s not the clothes that stress me out – it’s the endless amount of beauty products that I somehow can’t seem to part with. This summer, I vow to make my life easier by packing lighter (plus, I know my bf would be really happy about this).
Regardless of what kind of woman you are or where you are in your life, we’re all after the same thing when it comes to summer beauty. We want to feel fresh, effortless and confident. Minimalism is where it’s at, plus a nice pop of something to celebrate days in the sun. Forget perfect skin (I’m looking at you contouring) and primped hair. The goal here is to look like the best you. Find products that get the job done in as little time as possible.
Milk Makeup’s Oil Lip Stains are so innovating and give that perfect bitten look. RMS Beauty Master Mixer is this season’s alternative to bronzer and creates the warmest rose-hued glow. MD Solar has launched a safe SPF 50 that makes using sunscreen easy. Lastly, please give your hands a break and treat them with Margaret Dabbs hand serum. I promise, you will thank me later.
Thick hair, hydrated skin and an effortless glow, this is all you need this summer for your weekend beauty game and beyond.
Mason Pearson Extra Small All Boar Bristle Hairbrush – Every hair stylist will tell you this is the BEST brush, so never leave home without it. White is their newest color so get it while it’s hot.
Skin Inc. Pure Serum Mist – If you can’t swing SK-II’s Facial Essence, this is the best alternative. It conveniently comes in a spray formula so you can spray all day.
Milk Makeup Oil Lip Stain – Milk’s Oil Lip Stain is exactly what you think it is, except way better and way prettier.
Lanolips Tinted Balm – Straight from Australia comes the most luscious and comforting lip balm that comes in the prettiest shades and nourishes with the help of lambs wool.
RMS Beauty Master Mixer – The best thing that’s happened to me this year.
MD Solar Sciences Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50 – This sunscreen is free of all the crazy scary stuff often hiding in SPF formulas and doesn’t make you breakout of leave you pasty white. Score.
Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Bicostal – Something a bit more luxe, but hey, you deserve it. It’s summer!
Fendi Monster Eye Embellished Leather Cosmetic Case – The easiest way to spot your beauty bag in that crazy oversized summer tote.
Bb. Thickening Crème Contour – The best thickening hair care line, hands down.
Ilia All Your Gold Beauty Balm – Just slap this all natural BB cream on your face for an instant warm golden glow and SPF protection. It’s not called beauty balm for nothin’.
Margaret Dabbs Anti-Aging Hand Serum – I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: protect your hands NOW. They’re the first place you show signs of aging.
Moon Juice Sex Dust – No explanation needed here.
Givenchy Mister Gentlebalm – AHH I love this ph balanced lip balm. All you need is perfect skin – and this.
Kypris Cleanser Concentrate – Pollution, makeup, grime and dust melt away with this completely natural and lovely cleanser. I love a balm cleanser and this is my new obsession.
Fendi Cat Eye Glitter Sunglasses – You can throw on your boyfriend’s dirty t-shirt while wearing these are still look fab.