Ahhhhhhhhh, sweet summer. A time for flip flops, beachy hair, and sun kissed skin. It’s my favorite time of year and isn’t around long enough here in Connecticut! Which is why I take advantage of every minute of it!
I always try to find new products in the summer time that make my beauty routine a little more simplistic (so I can get outside and enjoy the weather more!) Ideally, I try to cut my beauty routine in half. I don’t worry about my hair nearly as much, and I try to wear minimal makeup. Today I want to share with you my favorite summer beauty products that help me do just that!
Lulu Organic’s Hair Powder: This isn’t a new product for me, but it’s still holding my top spot for dry shampoo. I cannot be bothered with washing my hair every day in the summer…I just can’t. I know that doesn’t really make sense seeing as we sweat more in the summer, but I honestly believe my hair looks better the dirtier it is! This stuff let’s me go, no joke, 4 days without washing my hair. It never looks greasy or oily, and I swear it gives it volume. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend. I always try other dry shampoos per recommendations of other bloggers and this one STILL beats them every time.
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray: Even though I’m not washing my hair every day, I’ll still style it if I wake up with major bed head the next morning (tip: whenever I sleep with my hair in a loose ponytail, I barely have to touch it in the morning!). Lately I’ve been loving this sea salt spray for an extra beachy look. On day 1, I’ll let my hair air dry and use my curling wand to style the beachy waves you always see me wearing. On day 2-4, I’ll sometimes touch up with the wand, but I’ll always use this spray. I swear it instantly gives that beach look I love so much…perfect for the summer!
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+: I’ve been searching for the perfect CC cream because I’ve been wanting lighter coverage in the summer. After doing some research, I found the reviews on this brand were killer. I recently started using it myself, and I LOVE it. It seriously looks like your skin, but better! The perfect amount of coverage for summertime, plus the added SPF 50+ makes me feel confident that my skin is protected. A little goes a long way with this product, so I know it will last me the entire summer.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish: So, nail polish lasts like 2 minutes on my nails…I’ll paint them in the morning and they’re chipping by that night. I have no time to get professional gel manicures anymore, so when I passed by the Miracle Gel Polish at the store, my interest was peaked. Guys….this stuff dries SO QUICK. And lasts me a week! Nothing ever lasts that long on my nails (oily nail bed problems)! So not only does it save me time from repainting them every other day, but the dry time is quick too. I’ve been loving Get Mod and Malibu Peach lately.
St. Ives® Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion and St. Ives® Smooth & Glow Apricot Spray Lotion: Okayyyyy first, can I just say. Oh my word do these smell AMAZINGGGGGG. I tend to hoard lotion and if they smell amazing? Even better. Anyways, I’m loving these spray lotions because they go on so quick and are easy to use. They leave your skin so soft (and smelling SO GOOD) without a heavy residue, which no one wants in the summer. Not only are they made with 100% natural moisturizers, but they also absorb quickly and leave your skin refreshed! They help me minimize my “primp” time every morning, and that’s my whole goal here!
Anything that saves me time is helping me live radiantly! How are you living radiantly this summer?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of St.Ives. The opinions and text are all mine.