Beauty

My Summer Beauty Essentials

July 1, 2020

Long time no beauty post on my blog, I do share quiet a lot of beauty and skincare reviews on my instagram, so make sure to follow me there. Anyway, as the seasons change so do my skincare, make up and beauty routines, I switch between products and add or exclude some specific ones. I decide to share with you my summer beauty essentials from make up products, skincare to hair and body. Some products I’ve recently discovered, some I’ve been using and loving them for years.

Starting off with skincare. In the summer months I am focused on keeping my skin hydrated and nourished. Focusing on nourish serums, hydration, masking and protection. My skincare essentials for this summer are:

Viva Ster Active Oxygen– use this in both my am and pm routines as well as throughout the day whenever I feel my face needs to be freshen up a bit. The ingredient is pure active oxygen, hence the acid like smell. Apart from freshening up the skin it also disinfects the skin which is great.

Drunk Elephant Vitamin C Serum– Vitamin C is an essential in my skincare routine, ever since I started using my skin tone has become significantly less uneven (I don’t even have to wear concealer or foundation most days), it also brightens the skin and gives a healthy glowy look. The DE Vitamin C is definitely worth the money.

Revuele Nourishing Serum– in the summer time I love to nourish my skin as much as possible, two months ago I got this drugstore nourishing serum and I love it! I use it in both my am and pm routine and I mix it with my moisturizer.

Purito Comfy Water Block SPF 50– probably the best SPF cream I’ve tried so far, I love that it is water based, therefore it is very light (not like most SPF creams), absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a white cast or make the skin oily.

Sephora Pomegranate face mask– sheet masks are life in summer time. I love this one from Sephora it gives perfect hydration to my skin. Tip: before putting on a face mask leave it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

Continuing with make up, I started taking make up classes recently, so I am more into make up right now. For summer, I go with very little almost no make up looks and lots of highlighters and colored lipsticks. My essentials are:

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (shade St Moritz)- love this lightweight tinted moisturizer, I don’t like wearing heavy foundations especially not in summer time. This one is super light, doesn’t feel like you have sticked something on your skin, has a light coverage which is perfect for what I need and also has SPF 30.

Benefit HOOLA bronzer– I mean pretty much everyone knows this bronzer, I love it. Gives a lovely tanned/glowy effect, super easy to apply as well.

Benefit DANDELION blush– love to wear pink blushes in summer, this one from benefit is great. Only downside is that unless you use the brush from the compact you will have to dip in the brush quiet a lot of times.

Pixi x Rachh Loves Highlighter palette this highlighter palette is what I’ve been using the most recently, love the shades and the pigmentation of it. I also use it for my eyes it gives a wonderful glow.

Glossier Boy Brow (shade brown)- this is my favorite eyebrow product, it is definitely worth the hype. Perfect for styling and shaping your brows and giving it a bit of extra color.

EOS SPF 15 lip balm– I love EOS lip balms, they are my favorite ones. In summer time I use the balm with SPF since our lips can also get sunburnt.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick (shade 058 Drop of Sherry)- super light and hydrating lipstick, doesn’t dry out my lips, love the satin finish of it.

For body care, I’ve been using the same products for years now and those are:

Your Secret Crush Coffee Scrub– Been using this body scrub for almost 2 years now, and I absolutely love it. I’ve written a whole post about it with a detailed review, click here to read it.

Dr Bacheff Pigment Plus– this one is a family favorite, the tan you get from this lotion cannot be achieved with any high end or super expensive tanning creams. Also, the ingredients are amazing and natural.

Lush Sleepy Body Lotion– the smell of this lotion is divine, I love putting it after I shower at night before going to bed, the lavender smell takes me to dream land.

And lastly we go to hair, products I use to keep my hair healthy and shinny in the summer months. Those products are:

Garnier Hair Food Mask Coconut & Macadamia– the Garnier Hair Food masks have been a favorite product of mine for the past year or so. Lately, I’ve been loving the Coconut and Macadamia one. Besides the divine smell, it hydrates my hair and gives a wonderful shine.

Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray– for the perfect beach waves, when you are nowhere near a beach. I’ve been loving this spray for more than 3 years now and I keep repurchasing it.

Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil– quiet expensive hair oil, but definitely worth it. Lasts for a very long time, hydrates the hair and makes it glow, also it smells AMAZING!

 

This summarizes my current beauty essentials for this year, what are your summer beauty essentials?

Photography: Keti Talevska

 

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