Summer Essentials

Hey guys,

Summer is my favorite time of the year, and since we’re finally experiencing summer weather, I want to talk about my summer essentials.  You know those products that you need to make it the best summer yet.  These are just some products that make summer easier
The first, and in my opinion the more important is sunscreen.  I am obsessed with sunscreen and carry several different ones from continuous sprays to lotions, and from SPF 4-50.  It’s pretty obvious why sunscreen is important. Between painful sunburns, aging skin prematurely, and raising the risk skin cancer sunscreen is definitely as must have product.  My favorite is this one from Hawaiian Tropic; it weightless, smells amazing, and doesn’t leave the oily greasy feeling like others do.  Plus this has added moisturizer so it keeps your skin hydrated while protecting it from the suns harmful rays.Dry Shampoo, you might wonder why I think of this as a summer essential and not just an everyday favorite item. During the summer, it gets humid, hot and sweaty, which means my hair gets greasy fast. Like by the end of the day (especially if I am at the beach that day) it looks like I haven’t showered in a week.  I’ve tried a few different dry hair shampoos and I didn’t like them, I could never get them to work properly. Until I’d tried Batiste Dry-Hair Shampoo, it’s a real life saver if you over slept and don’t have time to wash your hair.
WaterProof Mascara the best beach beauty product ever! I’ve gotten to the point to where -most days- I’m comfortable going out with out makeup. However I look like I’m dying when I am not wearing any makeup, so a little bit of mascara makes a big difference.  The only problem, is I don’t like waterproof mascara.  It always makes my eyes itchy and my lashes feel weird.  This one from NYX is amazing! It makes my lashes look long and natural.  It didn’t leave my lashes itchy, or sticky and was completely waterproof.
Since summer gets so hot humid and sweaty, the last thing I want to do is cake my face with a bunch of foundation.  Which is why tinted moisturizer is on my list of summer essentials.  This one from Cover Girl is my favorite.  It isn’t full coverage but it’s enough to even out your skin tone, and give something for my concealer blend with.  It also has a sunscreen and moisturizer as well.  I definitely recommend this.

In my last post I said I wanted to start featuring other bloggers, because who doesn’t want a little support.  The first blogger I am featuring is Natalie from  Her blog is amazing! It’s full of anything a beauty lover would want to read about.

I do want to keep featuring you guys, because if nothing else I am loving getting to read so many amazing blogs.  So if you want to be next weeks “featured blogger” the make sure you link your blog with your comment.