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So it’s summertime! My favorite season. And I wanted to share a few of my summer beauty must haves with you, because that’s fun, right? My M.O. in the summer is minimalism and keeping things natural. I don’t use any heat products on my hair, I use natural makeup on my face, and I lather up on the sunscreen, all day every day. Best thing you can do for your skin, people! Best. Thing. Since I like to keep things pretty natural and “sun-kissed” on my face, I definitely love adding pops of color here and there, like a fun bright nail, because, helloooo, it’s summer! And what other season is as fun, carefree and wild as summer? Exactly. So, without further ado, let’s get into my summer beauty favorites.
Sunscreen. Gotta protect your precious skin! Plus, it makes for a great moisturizer and skin primer! ;) I’m loving the Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion with SPF 30 (that’s key!). It smells like coconut. ‘Nuff said.
Bronzer. Any bronzer, it’s all good. And a little goes a long way! Just brush on enough for that perfect sun-kissed glow.
BB cream. Foundation can feel too heavy for a hot summer day. I love BB or CC cream. It covers just enough to even out skin tone without caking up yo’ face. Nobody wants that.
Mascara. My favorite beauty product, in case that hasn’t been made clear around these parts. (Spoiler alert: I talk about mascara a lot, because I love it so). I just tried this Maybelline one for the first time and I’m a fan! Not my favorite, but it definitely makes the eyes pop!
Fun nails. Bright colors are my favorite for summer, in shades of coral, pink and blue! My current fave? Essie’s “Haute as Hello.”
And that’s it! My ultimate list of summer beauty essentials. Now all I need is a good magazine, a big pair of sunglasses and a pool and I’m good to go! Oh, Summer, how I love thee.
And now for my summer uniform:
bralette: c/o riffraff (here)
shorts: c/o riffraff (here) [Get 10% off your Riffraff order with code KATIEDIDWHAT]
sandals: target (this year’s style here)
Cute shorts, a tank top, a pretty bralette and some fun sandals. Boom. Easy, peasy.
And when you shop at Walgreens between 6/29-8/30, you get a coupon by texting a code or visiting this link for a free travel-size makup brush set, with any $20 beauty and personal care purchase (excluding baby).
What are your summer must haves?
What’s your favorite season?
Summer is by far my favourite season too!
I love the #newmom next to ‘Concealer’ haha! I love the effect that it has under the eyes :)
My summer must haves however don’t extend far beyond a pile of reading material; tank tops, denim jeans that aren’t too sticky…a camera and lots of sunshine…do these count? although bronzing oil is a good shout too B-)
Have a fab week,
Concealer is a MUST for all new moms! ;) YES, those are all great summer essentials! Definitely need them all!
Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
Completely agree about the BB/CC creams, I don’t know what I did before those existed! They are my lifesaver!
Right?! BB/CC creams are the besttttt! I’m so addicted!
I want to try that age rewind! And your shorts are super cute!
Maybelline Age Rewind is really great! Really brightens up the under eye area! :)
Cheri @ Overactive Blogger
I LOVE you at Walgreens with the baby in the sling! So so cute! He is lucky to have such a stylish mom!
Hehe I love Sam’s little head sticking out of the wrap :) You’re so sweet!!
Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne
BB cream lover for life!! I use that all year around haha. And mascara with my inner top lid lined with some liquid liner has been my go to lately. And always always always chapstick, EOS has my heart forever.
YES, girl. You and I have like the saaaaame makeup going on! I was just nodding my head to everything you said!
i am right there with ya girly!!! i always adore your style! i wanna dig right in your closet all the time! :)
Aw you’re so sweet!! If we were neighbors, we’d totally share clothes! I always love yours! <3
You are the cutest!! I just bought that mascara a few weeks ago and I like it – I don’t love it…I feel like it’s really wet (does that make sense?) and it clumps on me…boo. Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to use it up, but I might try something new next time :) Summer must haves are flip flops, tank tops, and hair ties :) I do have a love for all things spring and fall though…summer is great but sometimes the humidity here in VA just kills me.
I agree!!!! It’s definitely wet- totally get what you mean. But it does make the lashes look pretty good- definitely not the best mascara, though. Not by a long shot! And I am sooooo not a fan of humidity! I visited my brother one summer when he was living in Ohio- ugh it was SO humid! I couldn’t stand it!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
I LOVE BB cream for the summer. It’s perfect for when I’m teaching fitness classes too since I want to look decent, but don’t want to look like I have a bunch of make-up caked on my face.
What kind/brand of mascara is your favorite?
YES, I love bb cream for working out!! My favorite mascara, I have two! Drugstore: Cover Girl Lash Blast (in the orange tube! The waterproof is best but the regular is good too, since waterproof is such a hassle to get off!) Higher end: Benefit “They’re Real!” Both are amaaaazing. And I have tried like every mascara ever haha ;)
Mascara is my favorite beauty product, too! And you look adorable! I need you to come dress me. Um, that sounds really creepy and I don’t mean it that way. :)
Hahaha nooo that’s not creepy at all! OMG I would have SO MUCH FUN dressing you! haha okay, nowwww how’s the creepy one…? ;) But seriously.
Leslie @ With Love, Leslie
My summer must haves include sunnies, a hat to keep the sun off my face, EOS chapstick and tank tops! I hate, hate, hate being hot so I try to avoid it as much as possible ;) My favorite season is FALL! I love the changing colors, the crispness in the air.. Mmmm I’m already excited about it!
Yes, sunnies are a must in the summer! Actually, all year round, shoot! ;) Girl, I hate being too too hot, too! Totally agree! Fall is so lovely!
Such a cute and simple summer look, I love it! Especially the sparkly detail on your sandals, so pretty :)
I love your summer uniform– so simple, yet so cute!
And summer is totally my favorite season. ;)
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
I adore Hawaiian Tropic sunscreens. They smell amazing and absorb so quickly! #client
I’ve been totally skipping foundation this summer which is funny because it is one of my CAN’T BE WITHOUT makeup products. But I replaced it with CC cream and I have liked it a lot. Since going blonde I have also being doing more natural eye makeup which means rarely any eye liner. It just looked weird with my light hair. Plus I’ve discovered the light eye makeup actually makes my eyes stand out. Who knew?! haha