Summer Beauty – My Favorite Finds
It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer around here and with that comes a sensation of lightness that takes over everything — your schedule, your wardrobe…and definitely your beauty routine. It’s time to embrace the airy, buff and bronze more than usual and lighten up a little. Here are my favorite beauty picks for the hot months ahead:
Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub, $15. Are you paying attention to this line? Because you should be. It’s good and affordable. This strawberry face scrub smells like an indulgent berry milkshake and gently exfoliates your skin to a soft finish. Yummy.
Frédéric Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist, $25. My beach-bound tresses need a little extra TLC this time of year and Fekkai does it like no other. This easy spray-on shine mist smells lovely and light and gives my brunette locks a little extra boost under the sun. Watch out, blondies.
essie Bikini So Teeny, $8. I usually keep my polish picks pretty neutral, but there is something about the summer of 2012 that has me comfortably straying outside my comfort zone. First up, this light but bright cornflower blue from essie. It’s just enough pop without losing the cool, classic polish look I love. But here’s a tip – stick to one coat on your fingers, it tones it down just enough.
L’Occitane Verbena Salt Body Scrub, $36. Mama always knows best, doesn’t she? This was no exception. A recent birthday gift from my mom, this salt scrub is so luxe and simple and amazing, it instantly became a must-have. Take the cute little wooden spoon and stir it up then breathe in deep and pretend you are in the South of France. With mom. Drinking a bottle of rosé.
Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation, $38. I swear part of me has been waiting for summer just so I can pick up a new bottle of this. It’s so light and dewy with just a hint of shimmer and gets me compliments for miles come summertime. It’s important to swap out the heavier foundations of fall and winter for something more breathable once the temperature rises and this always rises to the occasion.