Summer Beauty Must-Haves | July 2019

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There's something about makeup in the summer that I have a love/hate relationship with. It's too hot to always wear a full face but you still want to look put together... there is a fine balance that we all must find.

Every summer I go back to old faithfuls like a cream eyeshadow, cream blush, and tinted moisturizer but like clockwork, I do find new favorites that become staples in my routine.

This year I've been focused more on fresh, warm weather items that protect me but also make me look like a beach goddess!


Supergoop Shimmershade Eyeshadow SPF

After a few trips to the dermatologist, I learned that I am susceptible to abnormal moles. I knew in my heart for a few years that it was true because I am covered in moles and beauty marks. Now I have to go to the dermatologist every six months for a checkup so it was sort of a wakeup call. It forced me to take my SPF health seriously and I've been stocking up on so many different SPF products.

When I saw Supergoop release this at the beginning of the summer, I jumped on it. The Shimmershade is a cream eyeshadow that has SPF in it, making it the first SPF for the eyelid. I've definitely gotten some sort of sunburn on my eyes before and since the eyes are the most sensitive part of your body, this is a no brainer. You can wear it alone or use it as a base for an entire eyeshadow look. It's super shimmery in the best way possible and is very creamy, but doesn't move around a lot. It's such a cool, innovative product and I've been loving it!

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops

This is probably the hardest to find beauty item ever. They are constantly sold out on every retailer and once it does come back in stock, it lasts for a few minutes and then it's gone again. I don't remember the last time I've seen the hype around a product the way I've seen the hype around the Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops.

These drops are meant to be mixed with your moisturizer and will give you a natural self-tan. Most self-tanners cannot be used on the face so this is the perfect solution to that. While you may not think these are good for the summer because everyone has a #natural tan, they can be used to amp up your look or if you're more of a faux tan kind of gal, use these to match your face and body.

I've used them a lot, haven't had any streakiness, patchiness, or breakouts. I do wish I would've gotten the 'light' instead of the 'medium' shade because sometimes the medium is just a little too dark but otherwise I have no complaints.

Ouai Wave Spray

This wave spray has been a staple in my summer hair for at least two years and this summer it is no different. Whenever I want to leave my hair naturally curly/wavy, this is my go-to. It creates the most beautiful beachy waves without being overly done or crunchy. It doesn't make my hair oily or greasy, and simply gets the job done.

Maison Replica "Under the Lemon Trees" Perfume

At the start of the season, I was searching for the perfect summer scent. I wanted something fruity or floral so that's why when I saw this new fragrance from Maison Replica I jumped on it. "Under the Lemon Trees" is exactly what it sounds like... a lemon fragrance. I've been obsessed with lemon scents recently and this one is just utter perfection. It's citrus and lemony without being overpowering or 'too much'. It's not the most long-lasting fragrance but it makes a statement and gives that summer feeling to any look. I have rarely used anything else this summer and it shows because I'm halfway through the bottle.

What have been your summer beauty favorites this year?
xoxo
B

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