Some of My Summer Staples

Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 11.26.56 AM _DSC80101. Shiseido || 2. Rodial X-treme Hangover Mask || 3. Origins Charcoal Mask 

_DSC80041. Aveda Volumizing Tonic || 2. OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water || 3. La Mer Eye Cream


Finding summer beauty products that work can be hard. I have rounded up some of my favorites that really work! I LOVE facial masks in the summer. Sometimes my skin gets too oily or burnt from the sun and I love to open my pores and brighten my skin with a good face mask. I recently went to Sephora and wanted to try some new products and came across the Shiseido retinol mask. It has two sheets soaked in a solution that brightens and helps clear skin…each half is placed on the face. You leave it on for 15 min and then pull the mask off and rinse with warm water. I love using this mask when I feel a breakout coming or after a long week of work.

Next is my FAV product right now. I use it at least 1 a week. The Rodial X-treme Hangover Mask (yes hangover mask) is a life saver. This is a perfect product to use after a night out (when you forget to take off makeup) or after a grueling day. You apply a thin layer to the face and after 15-20 minutes roll it off by moving two fingers in a circular motion. This ensures that your skin is rid of all the dead skin and bright new layer reveals itself after the mask comes off. It’s amazing!!

The last mask I swear by is Origins Black Charcoal Mask. This mask draws out deep clogging pores. The Mask absorbs all the toxins and then allows the skin to breathe.

Along with masks I also must use a dark circle, puffy eye gel because some nights I don’t get enough sleep! I have been through so many eye creams and none have really worked for me, but I recently read reviews on the La Mer Eye Gel and decided to try it. I’m so glad I did because it is one product that actually works for me. Though I don’t have the darkest circles, the puffiness is apparent in the morning. So I put a dot (pea size) underneath my eyes morning and night and get great results!

Now, skin isn’t the only thing we have to worry about in the summer. I spend plenty of time in the pool, beach and in the sun! I don’t like my hair drying out or getting flat so I like to spray some coconut water from OBX in my hair to keep it hydrated (plus it adds great texture!). I don’t blow dry my hair all the time…but when I do I love to add VOLUME! I have found this Aveda works best for instant volume without adding any unwanted roughness. It is a light spray that keeps your hair looking clean and shiny.

Hope you try some of these products!


Summer Pouts

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1. YSL Rouge Pur Couture 10 || 2.  Tom Ford 03 Casablanca || 3. YSL Rouge Pur Couture 01

I never experiment with my lipstick enough…and what better time to do that than the summer! I am sharing all my favorite colors today from reds to pinks. It is so hard to find lipsticks you love especially when you don’t know what brand to try. I have always been a YSL Beauty fanatic, from eye makeup to lip wear they have been a trusted brand for me. I have been collecting so many colors that I want to share my favorites with you!!

I love the idea of red lipstick but it is always too risky for me. Instead of purchasing a true red I opt for a pinker red, though it may look red that hint  of pink makes all the difference for me and the YSL 10 does that for me. I also love to balance my bright lipsticks with more neutral tones that are still bold. Both the Tom Ford and YSL 01 have that perfect shade to wear when you have more eye shadow or cheek color.


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ROUGE VOLUPTE (From Left to Right)

1. YSL 3 || 2. YSL 12 || 3. YSL 103 (Perle) || 4. YSL 2 (Shine)

This is my absolute favorite line by YSL Beauty! The lipsticks go on like butter (literally) and they last throughout the day or night. I love the Shine for this line because it is a lipstick form of a lipgloss (WHICH IS JUST GENIUS). I wear the darker ones at night and 1 and 3 during the day because they are lighter but they can all be worn whenever!

Hope you love these finds as much as I do!!

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