Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer Beauty Favorites

Hey Gals! Whenever the seasons change, I tend to switch up my beauty routine a bit, and swap in some new items that work better based on the elements. Now that summer is upon us, I love changing up my fragrance to something crisp and fresh, and also lightening up my beauty routine. Today I’m sharing some of my summer beauty essentials – a mix of tried and true favorites, along with some new discoveries I recently added into the mix.

1. Cedrat Enivrant Cologne

As I mentioned above, my fragrance is one of the first things I like to switch up once the seasons change. My usual go-to is Marc Jacob’s Daisy, but last summer I discovered Atelier Cologne's C├ędrat Enivrant and it’s now taken the top spot! After B raved about Atelier Cologne, I couldn’t wait to check them out myself, and finally got the chance during last year’s weekend away in NYC. After trying literally every fragrance in the store, I kept going back to this one and now I can’t get enough of it. It has a slightly masculine smell to that, without being overpowering, with notes of citrus and mint.

2. Dove go fresh Cool Moisture Body Wash

Dove Cool Moisture Body Wash is a drugstore favorite of mine for the summer. I love how moisturizing it is, while providing a little cooling effect thanks to the cucumber. I also can’t get enough of the clean scent and love that it lingers throughout the day leaving you feeling fresh even on the hottest of days.

3. Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray
Sea Salt Sprays are always a favorite of mine in the summer, especially on those scorching hot days where even the thought of using a blow dryer makes me sweat. I recently discovered the Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray from Dry Bar and it’s now become my go-to for perfect beach hair. It does a great job of helping you achieve those beachy waves without leaving your hair too gritty – plus it has that signature Dry Bar scent that all of their hair products have, which I can’t get enough of. (Side note – if you’ve never tried any dry bar product, you must, for the smell alone! At B’s birthday party both of us separately received multiple compliments from different people that we smelled amazing – since we didn’t have on the same perfume, we realized it was our hair that smelled so good!)

4. Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colors

I pretty much love a bright lip all year round, but when the summer rolls around, I go for more ‘popsicle’ brights, versus the classic brights (does that make sense?!) – I love these sheer brights from Bobbi Brown. They give you a perfect pop of color without being too sticky or heavy.
5. Essie Borrowed & Blue
I love a good chalky pastel polish for the summer - it's the perfect against tanned skin. My current favorite is Borrowed and Blue from Essie, though you really can't go wrong with any of Essie's pastels. And for even more summer polish goodness, check out last years favorites here.

6. Bronzer Love
 I’m not shy about the fact that I love to sport a sun kissed look (see above!), but in the Summer, I take it up a notch and layer 2 different bronzers on my face. I start with Nars bronzer in Casino all over, and then add a dusting of Bobbi Brown’s Bronze Shimmer brick to the apples of my cheeks and my nose.

7. Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Mousse

And speaking of sun kissed (told you I was a tan junkie!), this goes for the rest of my body too! I love to sport a tan in the summer, but don’t love all of the harm it can do to your body, which is why I’m all about the self-tanner option! I was recently introduced to Cocoa Brown, and was instantly hooked! I love their 1 hour tanning foam and apply it weekly to give me that natural bronzed look. (And stay tuned – we’ll be posting full review of this product and a couple other winners from Cocoa Brown in the coming weeks!)

What are some of your favorite Summer beauty products? Any major items I'm missing out on?


  1. I will have to check out those sheer lip colors and I have heard so many good things about that bronzer. Thank you for sharing your favorite picks!! I hope that you ladies have a great day today and FYI I sent you an email yesterday. :-)

  2. I need that dry bar spray!!

  3. You have some awesome stuff here! I really want to try the sea salt spray!

  4. love a good pastel blue for summer!!

  5. I seriously need to try all of these!!! That body wash would make me feel like I was at the beach and with the sea salt spray I really could pretend I was! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. Haha I didn't even have to read your review on the sea salt spray before I KNEW I wanted it. Totally sold on the "Mai Tai" part haha! Oh and YES to that Essie polish!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. These are all great sounding products! I need to get some new body wash, so I'll definitely be picking up the one that you mentioned here, and I'm intrigued by this tanning mousse. Can't wait to hear what you think!

  8. That fragrance sounds heavenly! Ahhh...all your recs are making me so excited for summer :)

  9. I have never heard of that fragrance before but since Daisy is one of my faves I have a feeling I would love it as well! I am going to check it out! Thank for sharing!

  10. Great Summer favorites. I love wearing bright colors on my nails and toes and will switch up the scents to floral and fruity.

  11. I’ve got to try a sea salt spray – this is the second time recently I’ve heard of it and it sounds fantastic! I also love a good popsicle bright lip color!

  12. Ohhhhh that blue is so pretty!!! I am going to pick up that dove soap next time I am at Target. I am just about out of my current shower gel and I need something that has a cool, clean scent. I love the fact that it is cooling, it will probably feel amazing after my work outs!

  13. Love that Essie nail polish color and I need to look into that sea salt spray :)


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