Ah, summer. I don’t know about you but it feels like it took forever to get here.
One of the biggest factor I look forward to summer is getting a tan…or in my case, a faux tan.
You see for me, getting a tan is tough! First there is the fact that when I tan, I first turn red…peel….and then get that perfect golden hue only to loose it within 2 weeks. And then there is the factor of harmful UVA/UVB rays and putting myself at risk to getting the C word. You know what I’m talking about.
Last week I stocked up with my favorite brands on everything and anything I could possibly need to get that perfect summer glow. Even better…you can get all of these products at the comfort of your own home on my favorite platform – Amazon.ca! Plus, become an Amazon PRIME member to get the items fast….sometimes even overnight fast!
I want to share my favorite summer must have beauty finds that are in high rotation for this season.
Guerlain Terracatto Sun Trio – As soon as I got this product, I opened up and used it asap. I cannot stop raving about how amazing this bronzing contouring palette is. If you scroll up and see the photo above, it’s the very same bronzer I used on my forehead, cheekbones, nose and chin. Yes, it’s a lot of money but trust me…it is worth every single penny and expect to become hooked on it.
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Mist – OMG doesn’t even come close to this! If you are going to be wearing shorts or skirts this season (raising my hands waaay up high) you need this to give your legs a sun kissed glow! Seriously, need it!
Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Slimmer Shimmer Shape Hydrate & Glow – First impression when I got this product…there is no way that I am going to look amazing like a supermodel when I put on this product. Well I am going to admit it, I was wrong. I first came across this product last year when I was at my low point. Like serious low point because my body was packing on some weight because I was pregnant and in the process of creating two human beings…and I could no longer fit in my boyfriend jeans. This product was amazing at giving me this shimmery sun glow that somehow played with my camera lens and mirror to make me look 5lbs lighter. Obsession doesn’t come close to how much I love this product!
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise – You know a mascara is good just by looking at the wand. If you saw some of my unboxing stories, you know I always analyze what the wand looks like for any mascara I get in order for me to get an idea if it’s any good. This one is phenomenal! I recently got mascara and I found myself wearing just this on my no-makeup days. I’ve become addicted to seeing myself in the mirror with sooty thick long lashes.
L’Oreal Pure-Clay Exfoliating and Pore Refining Mask – Every Friday I have a ritual. I take 20-minutes of me-time soaking in the tub with this mask on my face. This mask helps revive my skin by sloughing off the dead skin layer hovering on top PLUS minimizes my large pores around my nose and cheeks. And at under $13, you seriously cannot go wrong with that price tag!
Velour Lashes Whispie – I was introduced to Velour lashes by a style blogger who had the most amazing lashes I have ever seen. Ever since I tried them, I have completely switched over to Velour Lashes and that’s all you will find in my drawers. For days that I have time to do my makeup (like a shoot), I will make sure I will have these lashes on.
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo and Conditioner – I have processed my hair so many times that it is one away from breaking. The only thing that’s preventing it is this Shampoo and Conditioner I have from Shu Uemura. It litterally is my salvation in protecting my locks that has been bleached – wait for it – 3 times and gets gloss treatment every month to keep my grey vivid and strong. If you have colored your hair and find that it’s extremely dry and your scalp is starting to itch (which usually happens if your hair has been processed multiple times), these two products are your salvation. Oh, and did I mention that I wash my hair every 4 days? So this shampoo and conditioner combo is great to help me stretch long between washes and I got loads of volume.
Other items I cannot live without…
Smashbox lippe (Mauve Squad) – It’s the only squad goals I am aiming to achieve this summer. This color looked amazing with my semi-fair skin, can you imagine how much even better it will look when I get that glow!!
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Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Brozen & Glow Mask – Confession – I have two tubes of this! No jokes! Last week I tried it on arms and I was in love. I pretty much finished up the tube that I had to buy another one so I could use it on my neck and face and the results are amazing….now all I need is to get a new foundation because my old ones are too light >_<
Elizabeth Arden Dare to Bare – I’m sure you saw some bloopers from my most recent shoot how my photographer caught me rubbing this on. Secret’s out, this is how I can get my arms to look like they are glowing with a copper shimmer.
Elizabeth Arden Bronzing Powder (Tropical Escape) – I don’t know about you, but when I get a tan…I am so confused on what color blush I need to get that looks perfect. Not to peach and not to pink. Elizabeth Arden totally takes care of this for me and I love how I can just swipe this on my cheekbones for a flawless smooth finish. Mom, I know you tend to help yourself to all my Elizabeth Arden proucts…this one is going into hiding on your next visit >_<