Summer Beauty Essentials

 
 

I'm so excited to present a new series to my blog—The Beauty Edit! Once per month, I'll be rounding up my favorite beauty products to share with you all. I know how hard it is to find honest, real reviews that aren't swayed by brand endorsements or sponsorships, so I'm making it my mission to only post about products that are tried & true parts of my actual beauty regimens. 

Now that we're officially in the swing of summer, I thought it'd only be right to kick off this series with a post all about my summer essentials. If you have any questions or requests for posts to come, be sure to leave me a note in the comments below!

for your hair

Living Proof Prime Style Extender

 

Wanna know a style secret? When my hair is straightened (it's naturally curly) I only wash it once per week. Before you think "ew, gross" —other curly heads will know...blowing out & straightening my hair (a 2 hour process) every single day is not the way I want to live my life. So I need to stretch my hair as long as possible between washes to preserve my sanity. What I love about the Living Proof Prime Style Extender is that it does is exactly what the name implies—makes your hair last longer without feeling oily or dirty. I don't know how they do it or what type of magic is bottled in this product but I'm here for it, especially during the sweltering summers in Sacramento. 

 

for your face

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20

 

If you aren't using SPF on your face (especially during summer) I'm going to need you to re-evaluate your life and skincare priorities. As a gal with combo skin that is oily on most days, I love this tinted moisturizer because it is lightweight and doesn't make me feel like an oilier mess than usual—which is a problem that I often run into with most moisturizers. The tint in this moisturizer is light enough to wear on it's own while still providing a bit of coverage from blemishes and uneven skintone. I also wear it under my foundation for extra coverage and moisture. This moisturizer has been a staple in my makeup bag for years and I hope it stays that way forever!

 

for your body

Luna Bronze Tanning Moisturiser

 

As someone that works from home and spend about 90% of my existence indoors—pale legs are a very real struggle. This Luna Bronze tanning moisturizer is designed to give you a subtle, natural glow—without the sunshine doing all the work. I actually picked this up after my first time getting a spray tan over at Mist Custom Tanning but was introduced to the brand through my client Blushtan. The natural ingredients had me sold and I was definitely impressed with the subtle glow it gave me without having to step a foot outside. While this is one of the newer products to my summer routine, it's definitely safe to say that this will be an essential for seasons to come.

 

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xo, Christina