Sunday, July 13, 2014

Summer Beauty Essentials

The summer heat can be brutal, but the warmer months are the perfect time to show off some skin and make a statement!
When it comes to the summer time, a golden glow is key. I will admit, I tan very easily so I haven’t struggled in this department. But, for those of you coming from areas where you don’t get the chance to sunbathe often, or those that worry about burning due to fair or sensitive skin, I’m here to offer suggestions.
By now, I’m sure almost everyone has heard of Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer. It’s the must-have lotion that you can use year-round to keep that tan you work so hard to achieve during the sunny days. There are a few varieties of the lotion depending on your skin tone and whether or not you want it to contain firming ingredients. I have used this lotion for a few years now and absolutely love it. The moisturizer has golden specs in its formula, which makes your legs look hydrated and silky in the sunlight. There is also a face formula to keep that skin matching the rest of your body. Try it out if you haven’t already!

The summer time is a great time to perfect your skin routine – in order for your makeup to look the way you want, you have to fix what’s underneath it first! Long work days or stressful exam weeks can be draining, which makes those dark circles under eyes even more noticeable. I’ve recently started using BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener and am loving it so far! It’s a light formula that blends well under any makeup and can completely transform your look. Don’t believe me? Use this eye brightener on one side of your face and look at the difference in your eyes. I’m pretty sure you’ll be just as shocked as I was to see how awake and refreshed you can look with this one simple product. Makes me wonder why I was never using it before!

Since most people achieve a golden glow in the summer, it’s time to put down the bronzer and add a bit more color. For some, like myself, with olive skin tones, a boost of bronzer on our cheeks can look great. But, I like to use the summer time to be a bit more playful with my makeup. Find your favorite shade of blush (I use NARS Torrid) and try swiping that on your cheeks. A little bit of color goes a long way – and it’s something new!

Brighter colors aren’t just for the cheeks! This is my favorite time of year to sport some bold pink and coral lip colors like these (MAC Coral Bliss and Milani Flamingo Pose)! These lip hues are so fun to pair with the white hot trend that’s taking over this summer. Take a look from drab to fab with the swipe of a lipstick!
Don’t forget to grab your favorite pair of sunnies and accessories before taking on the day – they always complete my look!
So much fun stuff coming to the blog this week! Make sure to check back on N2N for more!
xx, B

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