Summer Essentials







Summer has officially started and it’s time to think of your key items that will help you through the season.  You’ve heard it before, and I’ll say it again, “protect your skin.”  When you protect your skin (and you should start at a very early age) you decrease the signs of aging (sunspots!), and you’ll look younger longer.  If you read some of my posts a while back you’ll see some of my most highly recommended products for sun protection.  Here in this post, I have included Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense Sunscreen, $38.  I have been reaching for this so much lately because it is amazing.  You can easily apply it to the skin before your makeup app and you won’t feel greasy or sticky.

Another thing we always try to achieve throughout the summer is color.  Clarins Golden Glow Booster, $30; is the perfect product for adding a natural bronzed color to the skin.  All you do is add a few drops in your night time moisturizer and by morning, you are a bronzed goddess.  The best part, you can reapply every night until you get the results you want.  Some of us really want a deep dark tan, and some of us are okay with a light sun kissed glow.

Nails are not to be forgotten, as they are the minor detail that ties everything together.  Right??  While stopping in at Ulta the other day I briefly scanned the nail polish section.  I fell in love with Essie Bikini so Teeny, $9.  It is a pale blue color that looks so pretty on anyone’s tanned or pale skin.  You can’t go wrong.  It’s also that pop of color which is what caught my eye in the drugstore.  I always look for that in a nail polish color.

My summer scent – Fleur Moneï Eau De Parfum, $24

(they have discontinued the Eau de Parfum but the hair & body mist smells exactly the same.  It may not last as long on the body, but the scent is beautiful.  Perfect for summer!)

Essential Lip Balm with SPF 25 – Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm in Lemon & Chamomile, $8

My go-to pool speaker – Bose Soundlink Colors Speaker, $119

My summer thriller read – The Cellar by Natasha Preston, $10

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