Since my monthly favorites posts never got done over the summer I decided it was time to throw together all of the summer months into one post. Don’t worry, it isn’t too long. I’ve been busy traveling for most of the summer, so there hasn’t been enough time or money to go truly crazy every month. Instead, I want to show you the products that I have been using all summer long. Each one of these has been a beloved piece of my daily collection for the last several months and my summer was made just a little bit more awesome because of it. It took a lot of effort to earn a spot in my summer beauty favorites list, but these 10 items made the grade.
Smell Bent St Tropez Dispenser
I hauled this in the one Popsugar Must Have box that I treated myself to back in May, and I’ve been addicted. Basically, it is the scent of a perfect summer day all bottled up. It smells like sunscreen and the beach with notes of jasmine, aloe, coconut and summer breezes. I wore this basically every day that I wore a fragrance all summer long. It’s summer perfection in a little glass bottle.
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face SPF 30 Sunscreen
I always hesitated to put straight sunscreen on my face and looked for makeup products with SPF in them instead, but for my honeymoon cruise this summer I knew I was going to have to suck it up because I’d be out in the sun all day. Thankfully, this product was exactly what I needed. Hawaiian Tropic came up with an oil-free facial sunscreen that actually has a light, matte finish! I wore it daily and it kept my skin hydrated, sunburn free and it didn’t break me out. Amazing product for my annoying, acne prone skin.
Bath and Body Works Shower Gel in Endless Weekend
Here’s my shower gel of the summer. The shea enriched formula of the Bath and Body Works shower gels are rich, lathering and leaves skin silky smooth. Their summer scent “Endless Weekend” was another perfect summer scent for me. With notes of raspberry lychee sorbet, magnolia, and vanilla, this was a great summery ( but not overwhelming) scent to wash with.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub
Tree Hut scrubs are wonderful. With ingredients like shea butter, avocado oil, safflower oil, and whole grain sugar, they are thick and incredibly exfoliating, smell amazing and leave your skin feeling great. The summery smells made them a great addition to my shaving routine, as I like to exfoliate before I take a razor to my skin. The best part is the price: $7.49 at Ulta, and I found mine on BOGO 50% off sale. Great value and a great product. Win!
Whish Body “Flawless” Ingrown Hair Serum
Okay, so summer is the time for really keeping that bikini line in check. As if the problem skin on my face wasn’t enough, I happen to have a very sensitive bikini area too, which means one wrong move of the razor and its red bump city. That’s not comfortable, nor is it attractive, and it seemed really difficult to find something that would actually help relieve the problem. I happened to find “Flawless” on clearance at a local shop, and after trying it, I ended up going back and buying 2 more while it was still on sale. Willow Bark, papaya, wheat germ and yeast extract all combine to make this serum a natural and effective way to beat the bumps. It smells like cucumber and it doesn’t sting. This is an epic find in my book.
Zoya Nail Polish in Dillon
Zoya’s nail polish in Dillion has easily been what my nail color was for at least half the summer. This minty green with shimmer sums up one of my favorite colors ever. While mint green is a more springy color, I happily wore this all summer long feeling bright and beautiful. I also would put Zoya Monet (a multi colored cellophane special effect polish) on my “bling finger” (aka my ring fingers) to add a subtle but awesome pop of something special to Dillon.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation
I’m obsessed! I love how evenly this wonderful powder goes on and how natural it looks. Just yesterday, in the middle of my crazy breakout session that my face is going through, I actually had a friend compliment how great my skin looked. This foundation is completely to blame because without it my face is a nightmare. Amazonian clay, Tourmaline, pearl powder, and Camellia leaf extract are the ingredients that turn this foundation into a full coverage skin saver. Application is so easy and it looks really natural. The packaging is also genius. There’s a net over the opening that keeps product from spilling out. Brilliant! I’m loving this and recently repurchased it because I don’t want to run out. Highly recommended!
Sephora Bronzer in Los Cabos
I went into Sephora trying to find a matte, light bronzer to add a little glow to my summer look. I’m really picky with bronzers because most make me look fake and orange. I wanted to try the Chocolate Soleil by Too Faced, but I couldn’t bring myself to put the $30 into it. The woman at the store led me to Los Cabos instead, and it was just what I needed: lighter, matte and a price tag of only $17.
Pixi Shea Butter Balm in Pixi Pink
Thank you, Birchbox, for this one. This hydrating balm has a great (but not overwhelming) bright pink pop of color that is perfect for summer. It kept my lips hydrated and in style.
TheBalm “How ’bout Them Apples” Lip and Cheek Palette
I did an entire post on this product, so I won’t bore you with the details again. This palette was a go to for me this summer with its wide variety of sheer and beautiful shades for the lips and cheeks. Buildable coverage lets you go anywhere from super natural to bright and bold by slowly adding more layers of whatever color you choose. I loved this all summer long.
Those are the products that I have been loving all summer long and many of these I plan on taking with me into the fall season as well. What products did you love this summer? Let me know in a comment below 🙂
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