Saturday, September 8, 2012

Summer Essentials

With summer coming to an unofficial end (WAHH) I decided to make a post dedicated to my most grabbed items!

 Essie Turquoise & Caicos
There is probably no surprise here whatsoever. Essie has been my go to brand for the last year & this color is my spring/summer favorite. Whenever I was unsure of what color to paint my nails, or just too lazy to really look & decide on a color, this was the one I ALWAYS came back to! It’s such a nice shade, I’m obsessed with it. Unfortunately I think it’s safe to say it will be going into retirement until next spring! Thanks turquoise & caicos for being my go-to shade this year!

Laura Geller Tinted Moisturizer
I’m all about minimalistic makeup in the summer, and Laura Geller’s tinted moisturizer was the one for me. I used to use Revlon Photofinish but come summertime my face just felt so cakey and heavy with that on. So I tried out Laura Geller’s Tinted Moisturizer and though it was ten times better than the Photofinish. I’ve used it everyday as my go to for a light summertime look! It was light coverage which is what I was looking for in 90 degree weather. My only problem with this product was that it contained shimmer. It wasn’t very obvious but after touching my face I would notice some shimmer on my hands! Not what I was looking for, but it got the job done!

TRESemmé Dry Shampoo (full review here)
If there is one thing I hate, its having to shampoo my hair all the time. I have pretty long hair and I see washing my hair as a chore and something that takes up too much time. So to avoid having to deal with that I reach for my Tresemmé Dry Shampoo! This wasn’t the BEST product I have ever used but it did get the job done for those in between washes. Especially considering the hot and humid weather we have been experiencing over here!

The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub
I was hoping to feature this product in a monthly empties post but this was actually the only product I did finish! I love this scrub. I’ve had it for a while but I really only use this during the summertime when I’m looking to get a nice glow. It smells so good and it makes my skin feel so incredibly soft and shiny.

EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet
I love love love chapstick! So when I saw my sister with one of these little guys I was so intrigued! The next time I was at Target I picked one up & then I became obsessed. I use this every day & my favorite part about it is the smell. It smells so good and actually makes me a little hungry!

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume
As already mentioned, I like to keep my makeup to a minimum in the summer. So I really like to make my eyes pop, and what easier way to do that than with mascara? This got the job done and I might even go as far as saying its one of the best mascaras I have ever used. I often pick out high end mascara’s in my Sephora samples but none of them have truly compared to this one. This is a product that I’m sure will continue to use well into the fall.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart
So I only just recently purchased this item but I am obsessed and I wish I would have gotten it sooner! When I was younger I use to purchase drugstore brands often (mainly because I didn’t have the money for highend products) and Revlon used to be one of those. Over the years I’ve found myself drifting from Revlon because I didn’t like the quality anymore. But this absolutely surprised me! It goes on so smooth and the color payoff is amazing! Its bright and lasts for such a long time. I like the minty smell too! I’m sure that I will be purchasing a bunch more shades soon enough!


  1. You're just like me when it comes to summer makeup. The less the better! I love the revlon balm stains, best thing ever!

    1. Ah yes! I much prefer not wearing that much makeup in the summer but I'm also super lazy when it comes to my early mornings. The less I have to put on means the later I get to sleep ;)

  2. I was contemplating buying the Body Shop Coconut Scrub the last time I was at the mall, but opted not to. I think I'll have to go back now haha :)

    By the way, I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award if you're interested in checking it out:

    1. Yes, its so great & smells divine!

      Thanks :) I'll check it out!

  3. Cool post:) If you liked the coconut scrub you should try out the Yves Rocher Coconut bits it literally has the most amazing smell!

    1. Oh I'm always tempted when it comes to amazing smells!! Thanks! :)