With Spring all ready here and Summer rapidly approaching its time to get our beauty butts in gear! As the seasons change so do our beauty regimens. Your hair, skin and make-up react differently as the weather heats up so now is the time to change your beauty routine from head to toe. Below is a list of my top ten beauty products that will keep you beautiful all summer long.
The added sun exposure, wind, saltwater and chlorine can wreak havoc on your hair. You need something that will protect your hair and shield it from becoming brittle, unmanageable and discolored during the spring and summer months. Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil is made with sunflower extract, white lotus flower extract, sweet almond and illipe butter. These ingredients work together to provide a protective filter for the hair fibers, maintain moisture, restore volume, shine and suppleness.
As the weather warms up many of us kick our usual foundation to the curb and go for a light weight tinted moisturizer instead. Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 is the perfect solution. It is a moisturizer, sunscreen and luminizer all in one! The formula blends perfectly and the subtle shimmer and pigments work well to even the skin’s tone. Easy to apply, and a great way to achieve a quick overall look in one simple step.
For those that really can’t live without going the foundation route I highly recommend using Bare Escentuals I.d. Bare Minerals Get Started Kit. The kit contains two shades of bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation, Mineral Veil, Warmth All Over Face Color, Full Flawless Face Brush, Flawless Application Face Brush, Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush and a How To DVD. I have been using this kit for years and it really conceals all of my facial flaws while adding depth and dimension to my face. I can’t live without Warmth or the Mineral veil. In my opinion the only thing missing from the kit that gives an all over radiant glow is Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Radiance Clear Radiance I love the way that it brightens my face and gives it a soft glow. I am continually told that I have great skin when I know that the secret isn’t great skin but great mineral make-up.
Spring and Summer eyes are all about the shimmer! Urban Decay Metallic Glitter Eyeshadow Intense Shadow is just the thing to do the trick! Urban Decay’s eye shadows are rich in pigment and loaded with color. There are very few binders so it blends easily and lasts for hours. They can also be applied wet for a more intense color. The trend this season is to apply a bright color underneath the lower lashes for a punch of color that is different from the upper lid. Urban Decay shadows can be applied wet with a fine tipped brush just like liquid eye liner for this dramatic look.
Lip gloss is a staple of summer and one of my all time favorites is Lancome Juicy Tubes Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss Lip Glosses. There are tons of flavors and colors to choose from and they are all pretty yummy! My favorite is Dreamsicle. The application is smooth and simple with the tube tip applicator – no messy wands, easily applied on the go. This ultra shiny gloss glides on for the most perfect pout.
The perfect manicure is a must have! I absolutely adore the OPI Hong Kong Spring/Summer 2010 Tiny Takeouts Mini Nail Lacquers. This great sample set is features the hot and modern colors for the Spring and Summer seasons. This tiny little four pack of nail polish mini’s feature three colors and a top coat. The colors in the set include: Red My Fortune Cookie, Dim Sum Plum, Suzi Says Feng Shui and the RapiDry Top Coat. All perfectly packaged in a cute little faux take out box!
One thing is certain, as the temperature rises we tend to drop our clothes. You know what that means – bathing suit time is a comin’! Getting prepared to show off your goods has just gotten easier. The Bliss-Philips Bikini Perfect Deluxe HP6378 Spa-At-Home Grooming System is exactly what you need to get your bikini area ready for show time. This deluxe set features convenient cordless wet and dry operation that offers super precision and less irritation. The set includes six different attachments and blissful spa salves so that grooming is a breeze and your body stays soft, smooth and soothed. The ultimate combination of function and glam all in one!
If you are at all like me, your legs haven’t seen the light of day since last summer. To keep from blinding anyone with the whiteness of my legs I like to use Bare Escentuals Faux Tan to make it appear that my legs have a gorgeous summer glow. The light coconut scent is great smelling and not overpowering at all. Simply apply it dry skin and you will be amazed at how smooth it feels, leaving no spots or streaks, this is the best self tanner that I have ever seen.
Flip flop and sandal weather mean showing off your perfect little piggies. It can be very embarrassing if your feet are rough and dry. To get your toes in tip top shape use the Tweezerman Pedicure Solution Kit for the perfect pedicure. This upscale kit includes a clipper, cuticle nipper, stainless steel pushy/cleaner, callus stone, pedicure files and a wooden pedicure stick all rolled up in an attractive embroidered storage case. Great for home or on the go.
Once you have spent the time clipping, trimming and filing you will want to maintain those smooth and soft sexy feet with some Philosophy Soul Owner Exfoliating Foot Cream. This overnight foot treatment provides immediate results for dry and cracked skin. The cooling formula also relieves tired, puffy feet. Using this exfoliating foot cream on a regular basis will ensure that your feet remain supple and sexy through out the summer.
My top ten head to toe beauty products for Spring and Summer are sure to get your hot bod ready for all that hot weather fun. I know that these products will help you feel confident, glamorous and sexy inside and out. Honestly, what could be more fun than that?