Beauty Products Summer

Who is ready for summer to be over?!
Oh…it’s just me?  No…it can’t be!  I really like summer, but I hate the hot weather.  When I can walk outside and immediately break into a sweat, it’s no bueno for me!
But…give it a few months and I’ll be complaining about the cold weather too.  In North Carolina, we actually seem tohave a very short Spring and Fall season…it’s typically more like you go from wearing your cute Ugg boots to flip flops in the same week!

This reminds me of a frequent post that I see floating around Facebook in December…it is extremely true, believe me!


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So, with all my complaining about summer, I have for you today my 5 favorite beauty products for summer!
I own every single one of these products, and when I do my makeup, you can bet that I’m using every one of them!

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder


Believe me when I tell you.  THIS. STUFF. IS. AMAZING!

When I first bought this, I actually bought this during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale where it was half price ($12) dollars!  I had done no previous research
on this product, but I was looking for a great transluscent setting powder, so I thought at this price, I should just give it a shot.

When I got into my car, I put it on my face with the applicator that was provided in the packaging and I immediately went back and bought myself another.
My Mom was with me that day and she also made me go back inside and immediately buy her 2! HA!

This powder is super lightweight and feels like silk (literally) once it goes on your face.  It does a great job of smoothing your fine lines and says “bye bye” to pores – hmm..hence the name?

It is infused with collage, vitamin K and pure silk which creates a perfect airbrushed finish.  It also contains vitamins A, C & E which just means that this powder is amazing for your skin.
It also sets your foundation FLAWLESSLY.   Another perk is that this powder is transluscent and colorless, so it makes it perfect for any skin color.

My only complaint is that of typically every loose powder in that it can be kind of messy.  They provide you with a sifter on top, and the girl that was there at the It Cosmetics counter that day suggested
that I leave the sticker that’s originally covering the sifter on, and only open it about a 1/4 way so that the product doesn’t get everywhere.
Currently it’s my holy grail powder and keeps me from getting super oily!  So it’s definitely a win for me!

Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara


If you see me out any this summer, most likely, this is the mascara that you will see me wearing.
In the past, I have not been a huge fan of Mary Kay makeup.
(I am in no way knocking Mary Kay at all – it just doesn’t work out too well for me and that’s just my own personal opinion – everyone is different)
I kept seeing posts about this new mascara that Mary Kay was launching and the before and after pictures were great!
One thing that was touted is that you can achieve full lash results without the look of fibers (which has been super popular in the past), so I was like “sign me up”!

This mascara has quickly replaced all of my other favorites and I take this everywhere I go!

Here’s a comparison of my lashes with one side with nothing, the other side with ONE COAT of the mascara!


I have absolutely no makeup on in this picture at all.  I am truly amazed at how well this mascara applied, and the results I got after just one coat!

The mascara is said to magnify and maximize the look of your lashes – and I’d definitely say that it does the trick!
Believe me – I have tried MANY mascaras also from Benefit, Make Up For Ever, Tarte, Loreal, Revlon and so on, and this one is by far my favorite!

TOO FACED Hangover RX Face Primer



If you’re not a stranger to this blog, then you’ve already read about my love for this product!
I raved about this in my primers post, so I’m not really going to elaborate much on it here, but follow this link to find my post about the Hangover RX Primer!

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer


This bronzer is my jam right now!  It smells super summery (like a combination of coconut and suntan lotion) and gives you the perfect
amount of summer glow without looking “dirty” or too orange!  Another plus, it’s a DRUGSTORE product – woohoo!

The name for this is perfect because it does truly apply like BUTTER.  It is so smooth and creamy, but just the right about of pigmentation.

This product is infused with three different butters – murumuru, cupuacu and tucuma butter – all products from the Amazon!
Try it out – you will love it!!

FRESH Cosmetics Sugar Tinted Lip Balm



If you’ve never tried any of the Sugar Lip Treatment products from Fresh cosmetics – you are really missing out!  Now…I will be honest – they are pricey for a lip balm, but once
you try them, you won’t want to go back to any other brand!  I decided to take the plunge and buy one a few years ago and I have been living
for them ever since!  I always like to watch for the sets that Sephora gets around Christmas because they typically have two or three products for less than the standard price!

This specific color, Rose´ is what I’ve been loving lately because it gives my lips just the right amount of color and is SUPER hydrating!  This product
contains SPF 15 which is great for being out in the sun, and is blended with sugar and oils including meadowfoam, black currant seed and grape seed oils!
Also, watch for Sephora free gifts with purchase – I recently received two of these (in an itty bitty size perfect for your purse) by spending $25 dollars!

What beauty product can you not live without this summer?  Leave me a comment!

Interested in some of my other summertime essentials?  Click here!


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