Top 5 Summer Beauty Essentials

I love summer for so many reasons, but one of my favorite parts of the season is the low-key look that is always in style. A dark tan, mascara, some highlight & lip color & you’re set. Below, I’ve outlined the essentials I use to create the perfect, laid back look that we all want this time of year.

The first product I swear by is Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer. It’s a self tanner that can be applied straight out of the shower & takes the place of your regular body lotion. It creates a gradual tan that doesn’t smell & leave any orange residue or streaks. I did some research on self tanners because I’ve been reading a lot about skin cancer & how tanning increases the risk, so I decided to try the more artificial way of adding color!

My second favorite product is a Charcoal & Black Sugar face mask. It feels so cool on my face & exfoliates my skin as I apply it. It’s super easy to take on & off & leaves the skin feeling so soft. A must try for your next spa night!

Another product I’ve been using for awhile now, but continue to love, is the Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist. It comes in a cute glass bottle & takes only a few sprits to refresh all day makeup & hydrate. I’m all about hydrating from the inside & out!

For summer makeup I don’t like applying a full face unless I’m going out because I usually end up just sweating off what I just put on! I’ll usually start with sunscreen & primer & then just add a bit of highlight to the cheek bones. I use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector  because it has just enough subtle shimmer to not look too glam, but add a glow. I tend to use the lighter colors so the color looks more natural.

The last product I can’t live without is Burts Bees Lip Shimmer. It adds a tint of color, but isn’t overwhelming like most lipsticks. I apply it over regular chapstick & then again throughout the day. There are so many color options & I usually stick to neutrals, but feel free to experiment!

Those are my beauty staples for this season & all year around as well! The Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer is great for adding some color in the dead of winter & the Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mask is perfect for using mid-day to freshen up makeup. I’ve linked all the products below:

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

Charcoal & Black Sugar face mask

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mask

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

Burts Bees Lip Shimmer

Let me know what your favorite summer beauty products are in the comments! 



Fashion Trend I’m Currently Loving: Off-the-Shoulder Tops

Spring is hands down my favorite season. Not only do I love warm weather, but everything just feels so fresh. Wildflowers are in full bloom & iced coffee is finally an acceptable beverage choice all hours of the day (& who doesn’t love that). But along with the fresh flowers & coffee comes spring fashion. And that is probably my favorite thing about this bright season.

I own my fair share of floral tops, dresses & tanks, but while floral is always in style, 2017 has proven that off-the-shoulder tops can be just as playful & bold. I love the way they can be dressed up or down, from class to a night out. Pair with jeans & converse for your 8 a.m. & then take them to nighttime with sleek white pants & wedges. 

Another reason to love off-the-shoulder tops? They will keep you cool. And while not everyone lives in a 115 degree climate (hello, Arizonians) the season is hot no matter where you’re at. Find a top that has a flare & a flowy fit that allows for movement.

Not everyone loves talking fashion like I do, so I’ll leave it at that. But I suggest heading to the mall to find your own perfect, off-the-shoulder fit.

What do you love most about spring? Let me know in the comments! 

P.S. It pairs best with an iced coffee in hand.