Hot enough for you yet? Summer is going strong! I have put together a collection of products from makeup, to hair care to fragrance to get you through the last month of Summer.
For flawless-looking skin, the anti-aging BSB Culminé Glow & Go Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen ($45 USD) with daytime sun protection delivers the whole package: SPF protection, superior hydration, a hint of tint for a beautiful glow while being sheer enough to wear under makeup. Oxybenzone, Titanium Dioxide and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate protect the skin from sun damage by absorbing UV rays while the anti-oxidant blend reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration.
What I think: I really like this tinted sunscreen. It is a perfect product to apply and go. It matched my skintone and gave me a subtle glow. I am going to use this as my foundation for the rest of the summer!
Available at www.labelledayspas.com
Follow foundation by applying Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch ($4.99) to the apples of your cheeks. This lightweight, ultra blendable mousse formula gives an instant touch of radiance and illuminates the skin giving it a healthy summer glow.
What I think: I have tried this in Radiant Rose. So pretty. It is a highlighter and blush in one.
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Mascara ($6.99), for achieve beautiful, voluptuous lashes! For lashes so big, it’s almost criminal! Scandalous false lash volume. MaxDensity Brush: 50% larger*. Captures & plumps every lash. Supersize formula with 3x collagen + 3x keratin.
What I think: This is an affordable mascara that gives huge volume. It’s like a lip plumper for your lashes.
Rimmel products are avaialbe at mass market retailers near you.
Lipstick Queen’s Chinatown Glossy Pencils ($20 each) The three new shades are pictured below from left to right:
Cameo – a soft nude
Catalina – a flirty, fun yet subtle pink
Pink Bluff – an earthy nude pink
What I think: I love these soft colors! I have tried this pencil before in a burgundy, but I love lighter nudes and pinks more and I love all three of these colors. I think they will work well for fall, too. Especially the nude. Wear it with a smudgy black eyeliner on eyes. Cool!
The new shades are now available for purchase at Space NK and ULTA stores nationwide, as well as on lipstickqueen.com.
Lancome Vernis in Love in Aqua Blue ($15 USD) Inspired by the new trendy Rouge In Love lip collection, Vernis in Love is a high potency nail lacquer perfectly themed to compliment every woman’s mood and style. With ultimate brilliance, intense color, and a mistake-free application, your nails will love the lasting shine and pop of color that stays put for days.
What I think: This blue is perfect for the end of summer. I am planning to wear beautiful blues all month. It reminds me of water and that we need to have as much summer fun as possible!
Purchase at www.lancome-usa.com.
Chlorine, sun and frizz oh my! If you’re like most women, summertime stress is largely due to your hair. Vein, but true. Elegantly scented and made with oriental herbal extracts, Sensai by Kanebo’s Intensive Hair Mask ($57 USD) offers extra care and repair while giving your locks a smooth shine.
What I think: Deep moisture treatments are a must for summer hair repair. This one smells fantastic and leaves hair so soft!
Although this is the last month of summer, with Lavanila’s Vanilla Summer you’ll feel like you’re on vacation all fall and winter! The scent will evoke the calm, soft breeze of the ocean; allowing you to feel the sand beneath your toes every time you spritz.
Vanilla Summer is available in:
The Healthy Fragrance ($58): This all-natural Eau de Parfum is hand crafted using the highest quality essential oils and vitamin-rich botanicals from all over the world. Completely free of chemically laden alcohol, petrochemicals and phthalates, this body beneficial fragrance is uniquely packed with a healthy dose of anti-oxidants.
The Healthy Roller-Ball ($19): Housed in a slim, spill-proof bottle, this tote-able scent lets you dab on Vanilla Summer whenever you feel the need to escape to your own private oasis.
What I Think: This may be my favorite Lavanila scent yet! It is soft and pretty, perfect for all year long!