For us Seattleites we have had one HOT summer! We all have our go-to everyday beauty products but this summer heat requires a little less makeup, and a little more protection.
I've listed my top 6 summer must have's!
Bare Minerals Prime Time Original
WHY I had never used primer prior to college is beyond me. For those of you who do not, you are seriously missing out. This primer does NOT cause breakouts (yippee!), goes on clear, weightless, and dries quickly. Best of all it will keep your makeup in place from morning until night. Perfect for the summer heat!
Fights against: fine lines, flaky/dryness, uneven texture, oil, and pores. No irritants or preservatives!
Extra Virgin 100% Coconut Oil
Oh coconut oil, I love you.
I have very sensitive skin and during the summer being out in the sun makes my face feel dry, tired, and in need of a little pick me up. At night I apply coconut oil to my hands, eyes, and feet; it helps revamp my skin and leave it feeling brand new in the morning. Coconut oil is also great for relieving and healing sunburns!
St. Tropez Mousse Self Tanner
I tan easily, but lose my tan quickly so I have tried just about every self tanner in the books. From tan towels, to Neutrogena, even sally's airbrush leg in a can and can honestly say this is the first self tanner I will never go without. It's a very lightweight mousse with strong bronzing power that goes on BROWN not that nasty orange color.
For me personally, my face does not tan very easy so this is a great product to apply to my face at night so I wake up with a golden glow.
Bumble and Bumble Sea Salt Spray
Who doesn't want natural beachy waves? Spray a little of this all over your hair or apply in the palm of your hand and get scrunchin'! This spray is lightweight but will get the job done and hold the waves. I also love to apply after using my barrel curling iron to get even bigger, more texturized waves. Great summer product to use during the day and at night!
Neutrogena Clear Face spf 15
The name says it all. This is one of my top favorite face sunscreens because it isn't oily, dries quickly, has a nice scent, and doesn't break you out. Please don't ever forget to use sunscreen, especially on your face!! It is so important for preventing premature aging and keeping your skin youthful.
Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder
Summer is a time to wear less makeup so that our skin can breathe and have a natural glow! This is a very natural powder that is build-able and can be used over a light BB Cream to give your skin a summer glow. I also use this for my neck and chest to give me a little extra color!