Summer Essentials

Even in the peak of summer I always have a full beat. I wish I could be one of those girls who adds a little concealer and mascara and is good to go but here we are. Here are my absolute must haves for the summer. Let me know what you love!


Bronzer: My favorite step in getting ready! This is what warms up my face after I cover it in concealer. My favorites are two classics: NARS Laguna and Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil.

SPF. The only way to avoid premature aging and wrinkles is to take preventative measures. Bring a mini spray can of sunblock with you when you’re out and reapply. I use a CeraVe moisturizer in the morning with SPF and Urban Decay Urban Defense primer.


Highlighter: I wear highlighter all year round but summer is my favorite time to wear a shimmery gold highlight. My favorites are Burberry Rose Gold and Mary Loumanizer from the Balm. I’m oily so I only apply it to the top of my cheekbones and sometimes on my eye lids.

Self tanner: I am a self-proclaimed self tanning expert. I’m going to do a separate post on it but my current fave is Loving Tan in Ultra Dark. Make sure you are exfoliating and moisturizing with fragrance free lotion to help prevent it from looking janky!

BB creams. I love a very full coverage foundation but if I’m going to the beach or the pool I like something that isn’t too heavy. Right now I’m really loving the Smashbox BB Cream.  It’s great coverage, doesn’t feel as heavy as a normal foundation, and lasts me a v. v. long time. They have eight shades from Fair to Dark; my current color is Light/Neutral.



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