As the Spring forges on, my hair gets a little frizzier, my skin starts to go haywire, and I need a little pick-me-up more often during those trying sweltering hot days than I would any other day. When it comes to getting that summer easy sexy look it can be annoying (to say the least) to go lurking for your go-to bathroom product that you’ll want to use every day. It’s not rocket science guys! Here’s a little guide to show you what I’ll be indulging in this summer.
Nix the Shine
There’s a thin line between glowy and oily skin. If you have oily skin you know exactly what I’m talking about! We have to protect ourselves from the strong ray with sunscreen but it can aid our over oily faces. So after you wash your face, use Avene Cleanance Anti-shine purifying lotion ($16) then apply your layers of sunblock and tinted moisturizer or whatever you use. See here’s how it works: it uses spring thermal water and mattifying powders to reduce shine and excess oil throughout the day.
Kick summer bumps and humps
Fact is when the sun is beaming on me it makes me sweat (profusely) which later I’ve determined caused gross pimples that I for one can’t stand! There’s nothing like a bump on date night that angers me more. So I pulled an old trick out of the bag and snagged St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub ($4). If you aren’t familiar with this prod I think you should get acquainted as soon as you can. Its oil free and gently scrubs to prevent blemishes and cleans pores. If your skin is dry use this prod only twice a week if you have oily skin (like me) use every other day.
Ante up your Nectar
As a kid summer days meant reeking of that odd outside stench. Those days are long gone! I try to get a yummy scent that he can’t resist. It smells very grapefruity but doesn’t over power the senses. I feel instantly happy when I sprits Thymes cologne in Agave Nectar ($32) on me.
Drench Your Curls in Cashmere
My hair has a mind of its own which isn’t quite conducive to my lifestyle (or any of ours). When the heat makes me sweat my hair gets dry and curly. There’s nothing worse than brittle curls. I debunk the crisp and tighten curls by using Curls Cashmere Curls ($20). The smell is just delightful but more importantly my hair is moisturized without the crumby build up! I just wet my hair about 20% and apply a small amount of the prod to my mane. Then use a diffuser for extra volume or let dry normally and go!
I’ll admit I’m not an eyeshadow girl. But when the summer months come in I live for awesome hints of electric. I stumbled across Givenchy Le Prismissime eyeshadow in acid lights 9-colors ($62) at Sephora. Yeah it’s a bit pricey but the colours are to die for. Just swipe one of these shadows on your eyelids for a quick pick-me-up!
Ready SET Go
Don’t you hate that halfway through the day your makeup looks less than best. Fight the 5 pm less-than-best face with Avene Thermal Spring water ($7). Here’s how it works: spray onto face, be sure not to get to close to your face, as its drying fix foundation with fingers, sponge or brush. Not only does it set makeup it soothes sunburn and razor burn. Also refreshes.
Buff it up
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a nail polish fanatic. Problem is after a couple days the nail polish goes dull. Instead of applying so many layers of top coat I use Revlon’s Crazy Shine nail buffer ($3). Its such a great buy! It revives nail polish luster in seconds. On bare nails use the other side to even nails out.
What are your go-to prods this summer?