Are you counting down the days until summer like I am? I’m getting ready by planning out summer vacations, finding things to keep the kids busy, and picking out some new summer clothes. (Hello, rompers and sun hats!) But prepping for summer isn’t just about getting my summer clothes, activities and vacations planned. It’s about feeling like it’s summer, the smells of summer, the look of summer and the attitude of summer. That’s why I’m so excited to share my favorite summer beauty products with you!
Not only are these products amazing, but you will feel like an island beach goddess – even when you are using them in the middle of December. So, without further delay! Here are my favorite summer beauty products that ever lady needs this summer.
I’m a HUGE advocate for sunscreen. Please, please, please use sunscreen. Even if you don’t burn. My son has beautiful skin that he definitely gets from his father’s side. He’s never burned, only gets an easy and deep tan. I on the other hand have fair skin. I used to go in the tanning bead all through high school and in the sun I would lather on baby oil. I would spend every minute I had in the sun. Now that I’m
older smarter, I know that sunscreen is the way to go. Just because you are wearing sunscreen doesn’t mean you can’t get a tan. Which is why I love Australian Gold spray sunscreen with instant bronzer. It goes on smooth, works awesome and smells good! Triple win! This sunscreen comes in SPF 4, 15 and 30. I personally go for the SPF 30. 🙂
2. Nail Polish
Normally I am a French Manicure basic type girl. But in summer, I just want fun and bright colors. I’ve been a Julep fan for probably the past year. Each month, they send fun polishes and other beauty products. The boxes are fully customizable, but I like to just be surprised. The colors are great and some of them are ones that I would never have bought myself but I ended up loving them. In fact, if you looked at my polishes before Julep, you would notice they were all pretty much slightly different shades of the same color! The colors in the photo above are Carmen, Carol and Carolyn. We will just call them the 3 C’s.
(Bonus tip: If you end up subscribing to Julep – this is the holder that I have for my polishes! It’s under $5 and perfect for organizing your polishes!
3. Hair Ties
Amazon is THE place to buy hair ties. I am a bit obsessed with the ribbon ties – no creases, no pulls and they are cute. You can get them cheap too. Amazon sells packs of up to 100 making them awesome if you are sharing packs with daughters, friends or if you are like me and they just go missing. Check out all of the awesome combinations here.
4. Deep Steep Coconut Lime Argan Oil Body Wash
Let’s do a quick checklist:
- Argan Oil
- Shea Butter
- Organic – 100% All Natural
- Cruelty Free
- Made in the USA
- SMELLS AMAZING!!
Basically, I love this stuff! Deep Steep has a variety of scents, but I’m obsessed with the coconut lime.
5. Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut
If you want to smell like you just stepped off a tropical island where you spent your days sipping fruity drinks with umbrellas then a spray of Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut is all you need. Smells like summer!
6. Victoria’s Secret PINK Sun Kissed Lotion
This lotion is so creamy and amazing. It’s a mix of coconut water and vanilla. Sweet and luxurious – the perfect summer beauty lotion.
7. Urban Decay Beached Bronzer
I’m a big Urban Decay fan. Their products are ridiculously amazing and as a bonus, they don’t test on animals. I recently purchased this Beached Bronzer and it’s awesome. I use it everyday! Along with their foundation and highlighter. I told you I’m a fan!
8. Bumble & Bumble Surf Infusion
Love the beached waves look? I do too. Actually I have two texture sprays in my list because I love the look so much! Both of them work great and I couldn’t pick a favorite! This Bumble & Bumble Surf Infusion spray works wonders, even in my stick straight hair.
9. Sun Bum Cool Down Lotion
Did you get a little too much sun? Sun Bum Cool Down Lotion is a life saver. Not only does it help heal your skin, but it cools down the burn to make you feel comfortable. Plus, the smell is so good! It may not be a summer beauty item, but it’s a summer skin must for sure!
10. Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
The Bumble and Bumble spray is awesome, but a bit pricey. Not Your Mother’s line is more affordable and works just as well. This whole line rocks. If you haven’t tried their products yet, what are you waiting for?
11. EOS Sweet Mint Balm
Would it really be a beauty round up without EOS on it? While I love all of their balms and it is hard to pick a favorite, I really love this Sweet Mint flavor. It has a cooling sensation so if you don’t like that you may want to try a different flavor.
What are your favorite summer beauty products?
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