Summer Must Haves: Beauty Products

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Hi Guys! Today’s post is about my must have products for the summer! If you would like an in depth review on any products shown, leave me a comment down below! Enjoy!

1. Tinted Moisturizer/BB Cream

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I really do not like wearing full coverage foundation in the summer, so I like to wear a nice tinted moisturizer or a bb cream! The one in the jar is my homemade tinted moisturizer, (see post below) and then the other is Revlon’s BB Cream in light. Both feel very light on the skin, contain SPF, and you can build them up to medium coverage!

2. Bronzer

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I like to use bronzer in the summer for contouring, and also all over my face to give a nice glow. The bronzer shown here is Tarte’s Park Avenue Princess Mineral Bronzer. This Bronzer gives a nice glow to the skin without any glitter or shimmer.

3. Lipstain/Lipbalm

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I love these Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. The color shown here is “Lovesick” and is a true hot pink color, which is really on trend for the summer. These Balm stains give a sheer wash of color, with the staying power of a stain. The other product shown here is the Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit. It contains SPF and will help those dry, chapped lips.

4. Makeup Setting Spray

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Makeup setting sprays are a must have to ensure that your makeup stays looking fresh all day. The one that I use is MAC’s Fix Plus. This is a multi-use spray that is made with rose water and glycerin, and it can be used after your makeup to set it, and take away the powdery look, and also be used as a refresher spray. Sometimes i keep it in the fridge and spritz a little on my face after I come in from outside.

5. Fun Summer Nail Polish

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You gotta have a fun summer nail polish! The color shown here is Essie’s Bikini So Teeny. This color was part of the Summer 2012 collection, but you can still find it online. I searched everywhere for this color last summer. It is a pretty, periwinkle colored polish with a subtle shimmer. It looks really pretty on the fingernails or toenails! And how cute is the name?! 🙂

6. Gradual Self Tanner

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This is the Jergens Natural Glow Gradual Self Tanner in Medium to Tan. Obviously, I am not Medium to Tan, but when buying self tanner, something in my head always tells me, “Yeah go for the darkest one!!!” What I like about this self tanner is that it is gradual. You don’t notice a big change after one use. I only use this product on my legs, because my arms and neck are usually darker from just being outside, and it takes a couple of days to see a difference. Now, if you have ever used self tanners, you know that they smell really bad. This one doesn’t smell bad at all after applying, and it doesn’t turn you orange. This product has been around a long time, so if you haven’t used it in a couple of years, give it another shot, they have changed the formula.

7. Sea Salt Hair Spray

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You know that look that your hair gets at the beach after swimming in the ocean? Those texturized, beachy waves? Well, now you can get the look at home, and you don’t even have to go to the beach! This is Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray. This is a texturizing hair spray made with sea salt that you spray all over your hair, and it gives you pretty beachy waves. I like to use this spray after I comb through wet hair, and just spray this in and let my hair air dry. You don’t need much, just a couple of spritzes and it doesn’t leave your hair crunchy. I also like to use this spray after I curl my hair, just to give it texture and volume.

8. Cute Hair Ties

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These are cute little jewel-toned hair ties I found at Sephora. They come in packs of 8, and they just look so much cuter than just a plain old rubberband. They have a whole bunch of colors to choose from.

So those are my Summer Must Haves! I hope you enjoyed this post, and thanks so much for reading. Hope you have a great summer!

Products Shown:

Revlon BB Cream in Light – $9, drugstores
Tarte Mineral Bronzer in Park Ave Princess – $29, Sephora
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick – $7, drugstores
Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Grapefruit – $4, drugstores
MAC Fix Plus – $20, MAC
Essie Bikini So Teeny – $8, Ulta
Jergens Natural Glow Gradual Self Tanner in Medium to Tan – $7, drugstores
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray – $25, Sephora
Sephora Ribbon Hair Ties – $8, Sephora

DIY Tinted Moisturizer

Since its super hot already here in Texas, I don’t feel like wearing heavy foundation all day. I came up with an idea on how to make my own tinted moisturizer, using my favorite concealer, and my everyday moisturizer. I thought I would share it!

What you will need:
your favorite liquid concealer
daytime moisturizer (night cream would be too heavy for this)
A small empty sample jar or container
Tiny spoon for mixing

Here’s what I used:

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MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW15 ($18, MAC)
Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer ($14, drugstores)
An empty sample jar

Ok, now that you have all of your ingredients, take one pump of concealer, and one pump of moisturizer (equal parts) and mix them together in your sample jar. After you mix it really good, you can use your fingers or whatever you normally apply foundation with. I apply it to my face with a stippling brush.

It’s that simple! This tinted moisturizer will give you medium coverage, and feels so light for the summer. I really recommend this concealer, it is awesome for covering up dark circles under the eyes, and it blends out nicely for this tinted moisturizer. I have tried other concealers and moisturizers, but these are the best products that I have came up with. Hope you try it out!

Happy mixing!