SUMMER ESSENTIALS – Summer means pool side soirées, floral mini dresses, sweet iced tea, oversized sunglasses, and, my personal favorite, a slew of hot new beauty products! From no-fuss lip oils and SPF primers to hydrating masks and anti-frizz hair products, summer is one of the most innovative seasons when it comes to beauty.
So being the all-things-beauty-and fashion-obsessed girl I am, I decided to put together the ultimate trend-focused summer shopping list. Because who doesn’t want a fresh glow and some beach waves to kick off the season?
St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan
Everyone feels better with a little sun-kissed glow, no matter the season. Which is why I love St. Tropez’s in-shower gradual tanner. This crazy-fast formula allows you to get tan without interfering with your routine. Slather on the lotion while your skin is still wet, wait three minutes, then rinse!
Available at Sephora, $25
Leah Chavie Skincare Daily Replenishing Broad Spectrum SPF 30+
Protecting your skin from the sun’s harsh UV Rays is ALWAYS in style and Leah Chavie Skincare’s Daily Replenishing SPF +30 is perfect for the summer. The tinted moisturizer and primer is chemical-free and enriched with antioxidants. Apply this three-in-one formula before putting on your makeup and keep your skin protected all day long.
Available at Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique
Lancôme Juicy-Shaker Pigment Infused Lip Oil
A dual lip gloss and stain with a non-sticky hydrating formula? Yes, please! Lancôme has given the beloved Juicy Tube a makeover with their new Juicy Shaker Pigment Infused Bi-Phased Lip Oil. The tinted oil eradicates flakiness and leaves behind the perfect tint of color.
Beauty Tip: Try ‘Mint To Be’ – a pale blue that fades into a warm pink on lips with teen whitening trompe l’oeil benefits.
Available at Macy’s, $21
Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches With Soothing Cornflower
The Parisian girl’s best kept secret has finally made it stateside. French Brand, Klorane’s smoothing and relaxing eye patches will soften and revive tired skin. Store them in the fridge until peak chill, leave them on for 20 minutes, and remove to find newly rejuvenated eyes. Ooo là là!
Available at Dermstore.com, $24
Shiseido Sweat & Oil Blotting Paper
With the summer’s unforgiving heat, sweaty and oily skin are inevitable, which is why I adore Shiseido’s sweat and oil blotting paper. The thin sheets of paper are designed to absorb perspiration without stripping your skin of moisture and your perfectly applied makeup. Whether at home or on the go, the Sweat and Oil Blotting Paper will keep your skin fresh and dry against the summer sun.
Available at Nordstrom, $12
Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry
A foam spray for blow-drys? What? Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Foam Spray creates the perfect amount of texture and volume, without the frizz. Apply a (very) small amount of the aerosol foam to wet hair, blow dry, and wand it for seemingly effortless and lackadaisical beach waves.
Available at Sephora, $32