Summer Beauty Survival Guide

Bust out the bronzer, ladies – summertime is approaching! Seasonal changes often bring beauty obstacles, but my roundup of must-haves will keep you fresh, glowing, and protected in the summer sun!


Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Perfect for creating sexy, windswept waves, this cult favorite is formulated with sea kelp extract to bring the essence of the beach to your strands. It adds body and texture with a light hold and matte finish. Just work through damp hair and blow dry with a diffuser for sun-dried summer locks.


Image Prevention+ Daily Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

I’m a longtime Image Skincare fan, but I just recently discovered the Prevention+ Daily Tinted Moisturizer. The vitamin enriched moisturizer provides an even complexion while protecting against the damaging effects of the sun. It is light, non-greasy and – my favorite part – it doesn’t smell like sunscreen! Wear the fresh scented moisturizer alone for a day in the sun, or use under foundation for more coverage. Either way, this one’s a keeper!


NARS Beach Lover

This makeup set is packed with essentials required to create a bronze summer glow. Iconic NARS shades in the batch include the duo of Hungry Heart (a golden ivory shimmer highlight powder) and Orgasm (a peachy pink with golden shimmer blush). The duo is a staple in my makeup kit. This five piece travel set also contains the limited-edition Laguna lip gloss, matching illuminator in Laguna, and a Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Skorpios, an iridescent copper.


MAC Temperature Rising Powerchrome Eye Pencils

I checked these babies out at a MAC preview event earlier this week before the Temperature Rising collection officially hits the shelves May 23rd (more on the full collection later!) and fell in love. The texture is AMAZING, super creamy and blendable. The metallic gold shade of Rich Glance is my fav, but all four highly pigmented pencils are worth a look.


Sephora Collection Cocktail on the Beach Palette

Who can resist a cocktail on the beach? This complete shadow and liner palette is packed with expertly coordinated shades of summer. Cocktail on the Beach features a quad of shimmering bronzes, corals, and golds, paired with a deep brown matte liner. Sephora even includes step-by-step instructions for different eye looks on the back!

Endless Summer

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipsticks

These soft, nourishing, ultra glossy lipsticks are perfect for a pop of summertime color! The lipstick queen herself, Poppy King, found inspiration for the shades in the iconic surfing movie of the same name in which two surfers travel the world in pursuit of an endless summer. Not only are these lip treats bright and stylish – they are infused with Vitamin E and sheer enough to wear anytime. My favorite color in the collection is Perfect Wave, a punchy pop pink.


Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray

Avoid makeup meltdown with this hydrating makeup setting spray. It mists on to keep makeup from smudging while allowing you to keep that dewy complexion. The weightless, moisture-resistant setting spray utilizes cooling time-release technology that works for up to 12 hours.


Arrojo Protective Thickening Lotion

Protect your strands with amazing stylist Nick Arrojo’s thickening lotion. This light spray deflects UV rays, humidity and the drying effects of salt water and chlorine. It prevents breakage, adds body, and is the perfect size to throw in your beach bag.

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