A few weeks ago I shared my Early Summer Beauty Essentials list, but as you would expect from a beauty product hoarder like me, the number of my “essentials” is slightly larger than average. I simply could not squeeze all the products I wanted to feature in only one post, so here you have part two. I also included some of my favorite sun care products, which many of you have been asking me about.
Facial Mist – Maya Water Facial Mist. This is old news: I cannot go without a facial mist and lately I have really been enjoying the Maya Water face mists. I have actually already used up two full-size bottles, two travel-size, and I have another one coming in (a Green Tea one this time) with my latest order from Spirit Beauty Lounge. I like to spritz my face multiple times a day to hydrate my skin and especially when I spend a long time indoors in an A/C environment, which is very drying and de-hydrating (but so necessary when it’s so hot outside!). They are also part of my skincare routine, as I like to spritz my face before and after cleansing, alternating Maya Water with a few other of my favorite toners, (at Spirit Beauty Lounge).
Sunscreen for the Body – Suntegrity Natural Mineral Sunscreen For Body, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – A good sunscreen for the body is a true necessity, especially when planning to spend time at the beach (and I am such a Beach Bum so I must always have a good one with me). The Suntegrity Body Sunscreen is one of my favorites because while it looks like a scary thick, white product in the tube, it actually spreads easily, does not leave any greasy/sticky film on the skin, and provides great protection with 20% non-nano, uncoated zinc-oxide, (you can find it at The Detox Market, Spirit Beauty Lounge).
After Sun Body Lotion – Blissoma Amend Antioxidant Soothing Body Lotion*. If you do happen to spend some time in the sun or if your skin simply needs some extra hydration and soothing, Blissoma Amend is an excellent, antioxidant-packed body lotion. It contains Pomella pomegranate extract, aloe, and other healing herbs that promote healing and regeneration. It leaves the skin feeling silky smooth with no greasy film at all. It is highly hydrating and very refreshing, so If you plan to have a vacation somewhere warm and sunny, this is truly a must-have. This lotion feels so light, comfortable, and moisturizing that it could be used as an all-year-round, body moisturizer, (at Abe’s Market).
Beautifying Body Lotion – Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion*. Whenever I am showing a little skin I like to apply some Prtty Peaushun (pronounced like “pretty potion”) to get a subtle sheen and a little color. It is subtle, yet it makes the skin look so much better. The product does not contain any dyes, only finely milled minerals that give the skin a pretty, golden glow. It’s perfect on legs to make them look a little slimmer and smoother and to slightly mask imperfection like scars, veins, etc. Basically, your skin but better, (at Eco Diva Beauty).
Bright Nail Polish – NCLA I’m with the Band. I usually stick to nude and red shades for nails, but I love this bright coral/red shade and the formula is very good. Perhaps, one of the most long-wearing nail polishes that I have tried (I’m talking about 5-6 days with minimal tip-wear). Opaque in one coat and quick-drying. And of course, 5-free, (at Dermstore, Cult Beauty).
Bronzer – Alima Pure Sombra Contour Powder/Bronzer. I may occasionally opt for bronzer-free days during Fall and Winter, but I would never do it in Spring and Summer because I love a soft bronzed look. Being completely matte and with a subtle, ashy tone to it, the Alima Pure Sombra Contour Powder makes a lovely product for contouring and doubles as a non-orange-y bronzer, (at Alima Pure, and it is currently on sale).
Bright Lip Color – Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Sweetness or Ilia Beauty Shell Shock. Bright lipsticks are a sporadic event for me, but these two bright peachy/coral/pink lip colors are flattering, comfortable and fun to wear during Summer, (at Spirit Beauty Lounge)