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Summer Beauty Essentials

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{Kai and Viva La Juicy - compact, light and floral}

One of the things I didn't realize about make-up until recently was that your beauty routine should change with each season (I used to use the same tinted moisturizer shade year-round). It's not to say that every product has to be switched out consistently, but just that certain colors, formulas and scents are simply more appropriate in warmer and/or cooler months. I learned a lot about true summer weather this past week in Costa Rica, with the humid air (hello, frizz) and hot afternoons. It helped cement my beauty philosophy for this time of year (simple, dewy and hydrated) and here are the products that help get me there.


Maybelline Lash Stiletto (lengthening, but not over-the-top)

Revlon Lipstick - Persian Melon (a punchy pink)

Estée Lauder - Bronze Goddess (a shimmery bronzer)


Essie - Haute As Hello

Chanel - Orange Fizz

Essie - Cute as a Button

Orly - Terracotta

Estée Lauder - Hot Coral


John Frieda - Straight Fixation (great for blow outs)

Loreal Elnett Hairspray (I spray it on my hands to smooth fly-aways)


Chanel - Vitalumiere Aqua (light, dewy coverage with spf)

Time Balm - Concealer (perfect for subtle spot treatment)

Nars - Orgasm Illuminator (adds a nice glow)


Bliss - Energizing Cream (moisturizes and brightens)

Neutrogena - Dry-Touch Sunblock (blends easily and doesn't clog pores)

Olay - Wet Cleansing Cloths (refreshing and easy to use)


Korres - Jasmine Lip Butter (hydrating with a barely there pink)

Aquaphor (great for dry areas)

P.S. See my favorite spring beauty products



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