It’s summer time and that means we’ve officially shed the winter clothes. These days we can be seen wearing short sleeves, shorts and sandals. Summer is the perfect time to be spending lots of time outside, soaking up the sun. Additionally, with all the sun you’re sure to be getting its never been a better time to step up your beauty routine. The warm weather calls for lighter colors and more moisturizing products to keep your skin from taking the brunt of the heat.
In addition to keeping your skin moisturized and looking great during the summer months, now has never been a better time to step up other parts of your beauty regime as well. Hair, nails, skin and even your legs can be shown to their full advantage from now until the fall weather hits, so, be on the lookout for the awesome products that are hitting your local stores. I’ve always been a firm believer in taking care of your body to the best of your ability and this includes every aspect, not just your health. So, when I was given the opportunity to test out some new beauty products over the course of the summer, I was thrilled at the chance.
Salon Airbrushed Legs by Sally Hansen makes tanning a thing of the past. Now you can achieve that perfect glow from home in just seconds. Skip the harmful sun rays, tanning bed and even those pesky panty hose and enjoy flawless, tanned legs. I love this product because I can use it last minute. Perfect for any day or night, and any occasion, as in seconds you have nice tan legs.
I love pretty nails, and sometimes visiting a nail salon isn’t in the budget, or in the schedule when one is busy like I am. So, I opt for doing my own nails at home. Here are some great products I keep on hand so I can rock my own manicure, when I want, how I want, and also a lot cheaper!
Diamond Strength Instant Nail Hardener is the cure for those cracked and splitting nails. When using the Nail Hardener you’ll experience harder, stronger and healthier nails in just 5-7 days. I love this product and use it all the time. It is my go to when I don’t feel like having a color on my nails.
Salon Gel Polish Start Kit in Back to the Fuchsia by Sally Hansen gives you the ability to enjoy up to 10 manicures at home all while skipping the high cost of the salon. You also get the benefit of a lasting 2 full weeks of coverage. The kit comes with everything you need to enjoy the perfect manicure at home. It might take a bit of practice to get this perfected, especially doing it yourself. But, once you get the hang of it, you totally can rock your nails and be creative too.
Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Cinnasnap and Flashy Fuchsia covers in just one coat. It comes with the perfectionist brush that allows you to contour to your nails for full coverage that goes on flawlessly. I use this over my nail hardener and love that it dries fast. I am busy and have no time to wait for my nails to dry.
I never leave home without my face on. Sometimes maybe not a full face, but always some kind of makeup on. I just feel naked without it. I love many products but here are some of my top picks for this summer.
Lash Accelerator Serum by Rimmel London will help you achieve longer, fuller eyelashes. It also aids in making your brows look fuller and filled in. I have been using this at least 4 nights a week. I do notice fuller lashes so that makes me happy. But, one thing I do also notice is that if I put it on, and then try to watch TV before bed, my eyes water. I have very sensitive eyes, so most things make my eyes water. But, I do like the fuller lashes.
Lash Accelerator Mascara in black by Rimmel London makes your lashes look up to 117% longer in just 30 days. The advanced lengthening formula will help you achieve the long lashed look you’ve been looking for. The one thing that I never leave home without is my lashes, being bold. I will put mascara on to step outside! LOL! This is a great one as it helps your lashes grow too.
Brow This Way Styling Gel in clear by Rimmel London will help tame and style your brows to perfection. This is great for during the day, just to make your brows look nice. But for at night I love the Brow this Way Sculpting Kit by Rimmel London. I can really make my brows pop!
HD Color Trio Eye Shadow in long beach sands by NYC is extremely long lasting as well as richly pigmented. It glides on silky and smooth while providing the coverage and look you’ve been looking for. The little shadow brush in the kit is pretty much useless, so I suggest you use an eye shadow brush brush, not the one that comes with this. I love the colors in the kit I got, as I generally wear neutral colors, it suits me perfect.
Big Bold Gel Intensity Eyeliner in Black by NYC provides a rich gel pigmented product for the bold look everyone is raving about these days. It’s retractable for easy application and storage and applies smoothly. I am really working hard at learning how to make the cat eyes! I love having bold eyes!
My summer essentials are ones that I actually can use year round. How about you? What are your summer essentials ? Drop me a comment and tell me what you can’t live without.