As the days start to get warmer and longer, and we find ourselves in the middle of Festival Season, it is so important to look and feel our best! In So-Cal our Summers are HOT so I like to keep my beauty routine simple, fresh, and moisturized! Most of the time I shop online, but when it comes to beauty and skin care products I love to make the trip to Sephora and see all that this season’s products have to offer first hand. So! Now that I have stalked up on all my must-haves, I’m ready to share them with you guys and hope that you love them as much as I do! P.S. I’m working on getting my YouTube channel up and running so I can start making videos for you guys, but be patient with me! I’m such a perfectionist and want it to be perfect for you!
Face & Body
Coconut Oil has become so popular in the last few years and for a good reason (read about it here). Kopari Coconut Melt is 100% pure, organic, and unrefined coconut oil that melts into your skin to hydrate from head to toe. It’s ideal for all hair and skin types and is loaded with fatty acids to seal in moisture while the lauric acid combats inflammation.
I’m obsessed with the Kopari products, but can you blame me?! This baby right here is a spray tan’s best accessory! Not only do you get the hydrating benefits of coconut oil, but this amazing formula gives you that sexy shimmer! It smells like vacation and can double as a highlighter over your makeup. Thank me later.
This travel-sized set right here is perfect to put in your gym bag or purse and I love it’s versatility! It includes everything you need to stay refreshed while on the go. Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 sets makeup, controls oil, and delivers UV photoaging protection with a matte finish. The super-lightweight City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 counteracts visible signs of aging by repairing, protecting, and priming the skin for the rest of your daily regimen. The all-in-one Daily Correct CC Cream targets signs of aging, while covering imperfections and correcting uneven skin. And the multitasking Perk-Up Lip + Cheek Treat in one universal shade blends barely-there color with skin care benefits and UV protection for healthy-looking skin.
I love me a good summer night, but sometimes if it’s a late summer night, I need a little extra help the next morning. These eye patches are a life saver and give your eyes just the hydration and plumpness that they need. I also love that they are so easy to pack in your purse or overnight bag.
This 5 in 1 Face cream from First Aid Beauty is the perfect summer moisturizer. It’s super hydrating has SPF 30, soothing and evens out your skin tone. The best part about this face cream is that when you go on vacation, you don’t have to pack a bunch of beauty products when you have five products in one!
I’ve talked about this CC cream before here but it has honestly been my go-to since it first came out. I love the light-weight formula and how it comes as both a regular CC cream and as an illuminator. It gives you that flawless and dewy look without being cakey AND protects your skin from harmful UV rays – doesn’t get better than that.
I’ve ranted and raved about this concealer before (and love the Maybelline Fit me dupe) because of it’s light-weight and creamy formula. It has been my go-to concealer for years now and I haven’t found any other one that quite compares. In the hot summer sun, I need a concealer that doesn’t crease and this one does the trick.
During the Summer my hair gets a little dry due to being outside so much more, so I try to keep the heat off it and embrace my hairs natural waves. The Ouai Wave Spray is perfect for this. Just spray it to damp hair and use your hand (or a difuser) to scrunch it and air dry.
I’m a sucker for anything rose gold, but honestly, who doesn’t want luscious & natural-looking beach waves? Get them by using the T3 Making Waves wands (without having to get all sandy at the beach)!
This little travel kit is essential for trips to the beach or over your tropical summer getaway. The shampoo replenishes moisture and fortifies breakage-prone strands—leaving hair strong and shiny, while the conditioner is a mega-moisturizing hydrator that feeds damaged hair without adding weight. Not only do you get the shampoo & conditioner combo, but you also get a treatment mask and some hair ties. What more could you need?
If there are any products that you love this season and want me to try, please feel free to leave it in the comments below!