Hi Beauties 🙂
So I couldn’t decide what to write about for my first post!! Yes you read that right, this is my FIRST post on my blog and I’m so excited!! This blog has been a vision of mine for a very long time, but always found excuses to put it on the bottom of my TO DO list! Well this year I tossed that list out and made a new one……TO DO list for 2015….. get this darn blog up and running 🙂
HERE WE GO………..
Summer is just around the corner and I need to get my essential Summer products ready!! I thought, why not share my list with ya all! Instead of doing a long blog post, I wanted to break it down to 3 parts – Skin Care – Makeup and Clothing /Accessories-.
First Image is Summer skin care essentials that I constantly use and repurchase . The second image are Summer skin care essentials that I had heard so much about from other bloggers / friends and I wanted to find out what all the hype was about. Let’s just say I’ve been missin’ out on some awesome products.
Keep reading to find out if you’ve been missin’ out too!
Skin Care Products
2. Clarins Sunscreen for Face SPF 50+
I can’t stress enough how important it is to wear sunscreen!!! I have sunscreen in my moisturisers , my makeup and I also wear added sunscreen protection in the form of Clarins 50+ Cream. This sunscreen is creamy and spreads really easily. It’s also provides broad-spectrum sun protection ( think anti-aging) and works well for all skin types. This is the best, I would even say I found my HG of sunscreens!
3. L’Oreal Sublime GLOW
This product is unique in 2 ways . 1st way is because many people think of it as a full fledged tanning lotion… but it’s not. It’s supposed to be used everyday to give your skin gradual colour. Sublime glow is a daily moisturiser to be used all over your skin, it’s enriched with mango butter , sweet almond oil and vitamin E. These ingredients condition and hydrate the skin. These ingredients work with you skins chemistry to give it a natural deeper tone and glow.The longer you use it, the more it enhances your natural skin tone. Don’t go thinking that your Snow White skin will look like supermodel IMANs’ skin after 2 weeks of use…it won’t! It will , however , give you a nice gradual colour and glow 🙂 2nd reason this product is unique , is because it’s extremely hard to find it in Canada. Actually before Target closed down in Canada, that was the only place left where I could buy it. No other pharmacy that I have seen in Ontario sells it 🙁 When I travel to the Red, White, and Blue I stock up! I am not sure if L’Oreal is replacing this product therefore not restocking the shelves but if you do get your hands on it, give it a go…..you won’t be disappointed. If you want a similar product I would try This! I like This product and it does a good job.
4. Avène Thermal Spring Water
1. Tarte Amazon Clay BB Tinted Moisturiser
Tarte is an amazing brand. I would say I love 80% of their products and this one is at the top of my list. It’s a BB cream so it falls into skin care category but because it adds a bit of colour to your face it also can be considered makeup. For those new to BB creams, it’s a moisturiser that hydrates, primes, protects, and camouflages your skin. Simply put it’s a foundation and moisturiser in one! Being a busy mom with 3 kids and a full time job I never sometimes don’t have the time for my usual skincare/makeup routine ( post coming soon!!!) so I depend on BB creams to hydrate my skin and give me a bit of coverage and colour. If you are a full coverage kind of gal, this won’t work for you. This is a lightweight oil free moisturiser ( think Summer heat!!) so it won’t clog your pores. I love that it also contains SPF. I first used this product when I took the kiddies out for a picnic. I was really impressed by the longevity of it and how it gave my skin even coverage. I don’t need to wear full coverage foundation but I still need a bit of coverage , so BB creams are life savers to me. The price point on the Tarte BB cream can be a bit steep so if your looking for an alternate BB cream, try my other favourites , Here and Here
2. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
I never wear foundation without a primer, NEVER EVER EVER. I’m extremely loyal to my Benefit
The POREfessional primer on myself and my clients until……I ran out and needed primer for a client. I couldn’t‘ make it to Sephora so I ran to my local drugstore and grabbed the Maybelline Baby Skin. Wow ! I was blown away. It’s really silky and it definitely blurs the pores away giving you smooth skin. Plus you can’t complain about the price! I still love my Benefit The POREfessional primer but in the summertime I’ll defiantly be switching to Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Eraser.
“Over sized, luxurious, super-saturated with special M·A·C cleanser infused with protective vitamin E. Hydrates and nourishes highly efficiently. Extremely refreshing. Totally addictive. Slickly packed, re-sealable, ready to go!..” and I AGREE!!! LOVE THEM! One swipe and the makeup is off. They ARE over sized and do not tear if your a bit rough with your face taking the makeup off. You don’t have to wait for Summer time to use these babies, use them all year round!