Summer Beauty Bag
Here in Charleston it is HOT + HUMID. I almost feel as though the second August gets settled in we get a second summer. One that consists of 90 degrees and rain. Let's just say it's not an ideal situation for your hair and makeup.
However, if you are experiencing this ridiculous weather with me, or traveling somewhere tropical, I have a few products to get ready with.
SKIN + BODY
A good skin routine is essential over the summer! I have encompassed a few steps to my summer routine that have been a game changer! When it comes to my face I do the following:
1. cleanse using Osea Malibu's Ocean Milk Cleanser
2. I use a new tool that (for about 1 1/2 months) I have been using an at-home Microdermabrasion tool from PMD Beauty- this tool is absolutely AMAZING. I have suffered from hormonal breakouts and acne scaring over the last year and a half and have noticed a dramatic change in my skin after using this tool. I use Personal Microderm 3x a week and have seen my skin absorb my products better, have shine and bounce, and a decrease in my scaring! I cannot rave enough about this! *You can get $15 off your order when using my link, click here*
When it comes to body, I like many others am doing my best to limit my sun time. That being said, I still need my summer glow. My favorite self tanner products this summer are Luna Bronze + Dr. Dennis Gross tanning wipes!
HAIR + MAKEUP
This summer I feel like I have finally found my holy grail hair and beauty products (truly this is a joyous accomplishment because it makes the GRWM process a hell of a lot quicker). I have listed below all the products I use for my natural daily look!
Juice Beauty + YSL. I use Juice Beauty concealer first before foundation. I love the consistency of this concealer and the coverage it offers alongside the skin benefits of the formula! I add my Juice beauty foundation on top, then add the YSL Touche Eclat is has an absolutely gorgeous finish and has become my favorite step!
I mix it up between Laura Mercier + Juice Beauty. I love all the skin benefits Juice beauty offers but Laura Mercier is my forever and always. I absolutely LOVE the tinted moisturizer (I wear the color Sand). It is lightweight, buildable, and perfectly glowy! For the humid days, opt for the Oil-Free version!
Eyes + Brows
When it comes to eyes and brows I keep it pretty simple. I have been using the Morphe 9A eyeshadow pallet this summer becuae it is the epitome of a perfect summer golden hour, it is such a gorgeous warm pallet! For mascara I have been using Laura Mercier for almost a year now and have been loving the brush of the Long Lash Mascara wand. Last, but certainly not least...brows. My go to for a perfectly full and messy brow is the Tarte Busy Gal Brow.
Ahhhh to have thick wavy hair in the south. It is a match that should never, ever, happen. Let me tell you it is rough out here. To be completely honest 99% of my days my hair is slicked back in to a sleek low bun because I truly have no other option. But, on the off day that I am able to wear my hair down I use these products!