The sun actually came out today! It’s been dark and stormy the last few days, but it’s still June and June means summer! Let’s talk about what we can’t live without.
1.Keep your grooming bright and sunny with Urban Beauty United tools. From lash curlers to mkeup sponges, it’s a cute way to keep summer in your makeup bag. My favorite eye shadows are this L’Oreal Paris HIP duo, the New York Color HD trio in Long Island Sands (from influenster) and deep rich choclatey Nars Mekong shadow.
2. Summer looks are so bare, every stray hair register! Tweezerman sells this Purple Reign tweezer duo, with a slanted and pointed tool to keep your brows (and anything else) in check. You can also still get the Isaac Mizrahi tweezer in splatter from the same company. Make the most of your lashes with bobbi brown everyhing , Rimmel London scandaleyes (thanks, influenster!), and benefit ‘they’re real!, mascaras.
3.Keep lips looking naturally lovely with fresh Sugar Petal tinted lip treatment sunscreen in SPF 15, keep it quiet with Makeup Forever’s Rouge Natural lipstick, or soften and shine with Origins Drink up lip balm in Cherry Pop. Add a slash of color with Illamasqua’s lipstick in matte Immodest.
4. Keep feet lean, healthy, and cute with the Solemates foot file and smoother duo. File your nails with the cute Isaac Mizrahi buttons nail file and paint your nails with polish from OPI, essie, and Illamasqua.
Get the look- basic pirate! be a cute Captain Jack in this wildly patterned bikini from Desigual (Vir top and Many bottom). Wrap hair in a cscarf with te ends fluttering down your back. Lovoe these Iconic Aviator sunnies from Primadonna– so rock star. Use Dry Idea Stain Clear deoderant not only keeps you from smelling like a seafarer, but you don’t have to worry about crumbly white bits in your pits. Red Door Spa Professional Olive Oil & Mint Cooling Gel brings your temperature down while flirting with scallywags. Arrgh! LOL!!!! This is actually my own look- I like to keep it simple. Just remember to shave wherever neccessary, ordinary bic razors will do- summer is too naked to be sloppy with yourself!.
Moms like the beach, too. Here’s an easy look that works for chasing toddlers while you get some sun. These pants are my fave- I love the electric blue color, it’s an instant mood lifter. The zosia sandal from Cat Footwear is one I’ve been talking about since Mother’s Day. Super comfortable, and easy to walk on the sand in. This Ann Taylor sweatshirt is comfy and has a roomy front pocket, and slides loosely over this Katherine one piece from Wet Swimwear. The no tie halter leaves you worry free about wardrobe malfunctions, and it’s a fun, colorful suit- easily seen across the beach just in case kids get loose and need to find Mommy quick. Perfekt Beauty Skin Perfectionconcealer under the eyes and a spritz of Fudge Urban Sea Salt spray texturizer gives you a fresh, beach ready look with no stress.
This retro look is based on the pretty pink dress that I found thrifting. It fits like a glove, and is an easy summer dress to wear to the beach, and then to dinner after a walk on the boardwalk. I paired it with the Lucy swimsuit from Wet Swimwear– a frilly, feminine, floral confection with cloth covered self belt- so cute. Imagine yourself holding up a giant beach ball and saying ‘Hey, Boys! Wanna play?’
I accessorized with the retro tortoiseshell Roma sunglasses and a sweet Giverny floral painted straw hat from Primadonna, thrift store bangles, and lace up loafers. I love the Makeup Forever Aquamatics eyeshadow pencil that I found in my The Makeup Show goodie bag, and have been pampering my face with the fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion and Jurlique Purely Bright mist (I also adore their Soothing Foaming Cleanser– I use it every day). Spray yourself with a litlle Joy Forever before you go to dinner and enchant yourself…
Summer scents are always light and somewhat playful. The sunshine doesn’t really lend itself to heavy fragrances. Keep it light with this portable rollerball of fresh life eau de toilette in your purse for touchups. Going to the Hamptons? Buy two of these Molton Brown Pack & Pamper cases– one for you and one for the hostess. How can you not love a perfume called ‘fun’? Desigual’s light happy citrus scent is sunshine in a bottle!