Favorite Summer Beauty Products

My bathroom is overflowing with beauty products from gift bags, events, and PR teams sending us products to try over the last year. Here is a list of my favorite beauty product discoveries in 2015; many are perfect for summer! Makeup, sunscreen, lotions, perfume, hair help, Oh My!

Hourglass Ambiant Lighting Bronzer (Photo credit: http://www.thebeautylookbook.com)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer 

This product features Photoluminescent Technology which produces a balance of pigments of two shades. The airy powder looks natural and makes you glow. I discovered Hourglass at their Abbot Kinney opening in Venice.  I use the Radiant Bronze Light with the soft brush that comes in a velvet pouch.

MAC (Photo credit: http://www.polyvore.com)

MAC Creme Colour Base 

This creme can be used on  your lips, brow bones, or rubbed on your cheeks. They are a perfect pick me up to look alive and healthy. I love Desert Roadtrip (with shimmer) and Puttin on the Spritz. Thanks to the Coachella MAC party for helping me discover these creamy secrets.

Photo credit: Facebook.com/Kiehls

Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence

Splash some on your face, shoulders and chest before using lotion. This Iris Florentina Root Extract liquid penetrates the skin to boost radiance, reduce fine lines, and improve dullness. I noticed a significant youthful glow shortly after using this liquid. Dr. Geoff Genesky, Head of Kiehl’s Skincare Lab said, “It’s highly concentrated liquid texture not only allows for more swift absorption of the formula’s key ingredients, it also better prepares the skin to receive the subsequent anti-aging and hydration benefits of other products in a customer’s regimen.”

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate

I use the oil before bed since this elixir made from distilled botanicals visibly restores your skin by morning. It’s like a Save Me Skin drink! The pore tightening concentrate made with micro-filtered yeast extract changed my skin’s appearance in a week.

RM DNA Renewal (Photo credit: http://www.dermstore.com)

RM DNA Renewal 

Developed by Dr. Ronald May in Beverly Hills, this intensive renewal is perfect for the day since it includes sunscreen and doesn’t feel thick when applying. It comes in a fun green test tube bottle. The doctor offers other tubes for DNA Eye Renewal, DNA Night Renewal, DNA Regeneration Serum, and DNA Foaming Cleansing Gel. His lovely daughter was promoting his line at a gifting suite.

Photo credit: www.sephora.com
Photo credit: http://www.sephora.com

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 40

Fragrance free, the non-pore clogging formula feels weightless and absorbs fast, unlike most sunscreens. Ingredients include Shea Butter, Colloidal Oatmeal, and more. Available at Sephora.

Flower Fragrance Mist by Drew Barrymore

It’s always nice to smell like a sultry flower especially when you are on-the-go. This mist is light, sweet, and delicious smelling, perfect to spray all over. Drew Barrymore’s FLOWER line is even affordable.

Estevia Parfum

Estevia Perfume (Photo credit: www.westchestermagazine.com)
Estevia Perfume (Photo credit: http://www.westchestermagazine.com)

Being no stranger to luxury, Estevia has origins in Dubai, where fragrance connosieur Mushmoom Kahn and her family curated Estevia Parfum. From the Souqs of Dubai to the Walkways of France, Estevia Parfum’s fragrances transport you to places you’ve dreamed of. The line has a wide range of different scents that will intoxicate you.

0.2 Perfume

This airy scent sends compliments my way often with its sweetness thanks to Italian Bergamot, Spearmint, Tunisian Amber and Oakmoss to replicate the feeling of excitement, mystery, and desire. Maybe you will meet your destiny in 0.2 of a second.

Joico Tint Shot Root ConcealerTintShot-lightbrown_ProductInfo-page

Conceal your roots in light brown or blond, especially when you want to let some time go between coloring or highlights. Formulated with unique micro-pigments that attach to hair and cover regrowth and create visual density, the little spray can it like painting your hair.

Photo credit: www. shop.thedrybar.com)
Photo credit: www. shop.thedrybar.com)

100 Proof Treatment Oil from the drybar

This oil from the drybar creates shine on towel dried or dry hair and seals ends to eliminate frizz, dryness, and flyways. I use regularly on my ends out of the shower.

Matis Paris Magnifying Gel or Response Soleil

This glittering radiance gel for face and body is my go-to splash for my legs because it leaves you with a bronzy sheen.

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This anti-aging creme from Paris feels so good on your skin before bed that I believe in its miracle powers.

Young Living Essential Oils

Put Lavender, Orange, or Joy in a mister to diffuse and calm yourself before bed or leave the Stress Away oil

Photo credit: www.youngliiving.com
Photo credit: http://www.youngliiving.com

near your bed to dab under your nose, on your wrists and ankles, to lull you to sleep. My aunt and cousin swear by these oils to cure or alleviate any symptom you may have.

Vaseline Instensive Care Spray MoisturizerVaseline_Spray_Go_CocoaRadiant_large_tcm2858-777609

The easy way to keep your body soft with this fun spray that comes out in mist form. Non-greasy, the cocoa radiant absorbs in seconds to help heal dry skin.

Essie Nail Polish Bridal Collection  

The perfect honeymoon shades that would match any bouquet.

Essie Bridal Nail Polish Collection (Photo credit: simplenailsandbeauty.com)
Essie Bridal Nail Polish Collection (Photo credit: simplenailsandbeauty.com)

Flash Tats 

My jewelry now consists of alternating my silver and gold flash tats on my tan skin. From gold and black bracelets to gold arrows shooting across my hand to little gold hearts and triangles in unexpected places. The best is you never get bored because they are not permanent and you can alternate your style each week.


























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