Start packing your bags, summer is almost here! From vacations to the beach, barbeques and fruity drinks, these makeup, hair, and skincare necessities (and sweet treats) are something you don’t want to forget! Whether you’re heading to the beach or working by the pool, these will keep you looking flawless!
Be bold and daring with Avon’s Big and Daring Mascara ($9, avon.com). Simply sweep on from root to tip for 24-hour explosive volume. It’s water-resistant and perfect to keep your lashes looking lovely even at the pool!
Long day at the beach? Try the Avon Extra Lasting Cream-to-Powder Foundation ($12.50, avon.com) It’s gives you a full 18 hours of worry-free wear. Not only is it fresh, lightweight and comfortable but it also allows for medium buildable coverage.
No more dry skin thanks to Burt’s Bees Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Towelettes – Peach & Willow Bark ($6, burtsbees.com). A gentle face towelette to exfoliate skin and remove dirt, oil, and makeup is all you need. You don’t even have to rinse, you’re good to go!
Kiss the cold weather goodbye with Clark’s Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint in 24k Kiss ($19, burtsbees.com). This tinted lip treatment is an evolution of the petrolatum-free and paraben-free bestseller. With the same delectable Vanilla flavor, it’s a sheer gold hue featuring gold flecks for just the right touch of sparkle.
Bite into summer with the featured macaroon flavor of the month for June, the Dana’s Bakery Strawberry Rhubarb ($30, danasbakery.com), which features a pair of light, crisp red and green meringue shells. Yum! Encased within the shells is a soft filling that perfectly showcases the sweet and tangy flavor of both fruits.
As we approach June, you know what that means? Wedding season. You can avoid deodorant fails at all the upcoming weddings with Secret Outlast Clear Gel, $4.59. It offers 48-hour odor protection and no white marks, so you can leave wedding ‘white’ to the bride and stay protected on the dance floor long into the night. It’s the #ClearlyBetter choice for wedding season. Secret Outlast Clear Gel gives you the best of both worlds, keeping you looking good and smelling fresh to outlast even the longest of ceremonies, receptions and after parties. It’s a water based gel, meaning Secret Clear Gel works on contact by providing fresh fragrances and dries in seconds!
The REN Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil, $60, will definitely be a staple in my beach tote! The exquisite dry oil is silky and lightweight leaving skin deeply hydrated with a beautiful subtle glow. Formulated with 100% naturally derived actives from Moroccan Oil and precious Rosa Damascena Oil, it nourishes, conditions and protects skin all summer long. Tip: Apply after shower to lock in moisture and maximize hydration. Re-apply as desired on to dry skin for that added glow.
Want to be “flawless all over”? Of course you do! Well, Beautyblender‘s latest innovation, the Bodyblender, $28, is large enough to cover the curves of your body and contoured enough to sit perfectly in the palm of your hand. It ensures controlled, even coverage and super-soft, streak-free blending of self tanning lotions, bronzers, and more. Made from the same Beautyblender material but in a sleek and stain-resistant black.
You know you’re going to need stay-put, melt proof makeup and hair tools! Here are some much-needed items for a melt-proof and weather proof summer. With these you’ll have perfect skin and never have to worry about having makeup slide off of your face.
The classic Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, $36, creates a perfect canvas for foundation application with a silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, this best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish. Apply a dime-size amount to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation.
Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation, $42, has special effects of Light Filter Technology and the performance of long-wear Photoset Polymers blend together to make this powder foundation magic. Not only does it act like your favorite photo filter on your phone, but it also stays true all day. In today’s super social world where everyone’s a photographer, this product couldn’t have come at a better time. Availabke in 10 shades.
Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Cream SPF 20, is a light, moisturizing and conditioning cream that helps to even out the skin’s natural tone and correct small imperfections. SPF 20 protects against the harmful rays of the sun, helping to prevent premature aging of the skin. Your skin will have a natural, even tone. It is suitable for all skin types. Use as day cream on clean skin, under foundation or on its own.
Westmore Lasting Effects Coverage Perfector Coverage Perfector features it’s proprietary Tri-Effects Technologie which leaves an airbrused “effect” to your skin with a natural glow that will last all day – or until you take it off. It’s unique texture allows for easy layering so it can be used as a light coverage – or a medium to high coverage foundation – and with a few “dabs” it can be used as a sheer to opaque coverage concealer.
Now, how can you keep your hair healthy and damage-free during the scorching summer months? We’ve got you covered!
Sun Bum 3 in 1 Conditioner, $14.99 has conditioning, detangling and UV Color Protecting formula. It instantly penetrates into the hair shaft without weighing the hair down and protects hair against heat appliances and chemical damage. In addition, it delivers instant repair and adds elasticity to dry, damaged and frizzy hair, slows color fading and extends healthy luster. Want more protection? It even prevents split ends and shields hair from sun and wind damage. This lightweight formula is humidity resistant and perfect for all hair types.
Touchback Color Depositing Shampoo and Conditioner will provide you with instant color renewal!
NIOS Shield Leave in Conditioner, $26 offers year-round color and texture protection with a light, natural hold combined with SPF 15 sunscreen. Vitamin E and B5 hydrate and nourish your hair, while the built-in SPF sunscreen protects hair color and texture and scalp sunburn. The Moroccan Argan Oil helps tame frizz and leaves a healthy, shiny glow. All the benefits of multiples products in one!
When you step out of the ocean water, the last thing you want is tangled hair. Your best bet are CONAIR Detangler combs and brushes. They prevent breakage, knots and tangles with a variety of brushes and combs for any hair type and texture.
There has never been a better time to explore the great outdoors with family BBQs, camping, and picnics in the park. However, spending time with Mother Nature also brings unwelcome visitors like bugs and flies. Don’t fall victim to bug bites! Shield your skin with products from Avon Bug Guard Collection.
With Vitamin E and Aloe, Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535 SPF 30 Gentle Breeze Lotion, $14, effectively repels mosquitoes, biting midges, and other flies from the skin. This non-greasy lotion also provides protection from the sun UV rays.
Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535 Expedition SPF 30 Pump Spray, $14, provides 2-in-1 protection by shielding you from the sun and fighting off certain pesky insects such as mosquitoes and deer ticks for 8 hours.
Traveling with bug protection just got easier. Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Towelettes, $14, is perfect for tossing in your bag, and applying when needed for extra security against mosquitoes.
When Summer winds down and Labor day approaches, it’s time to get your hair and skin back in tip-top shape for the upcoming Fall season. With days spent lounging by the pool and relaxing by the beach, the sun can wreak havoc. But fear not, we’ve products that will have you stepping into Fall with smooth skin and luscious locks!
Philip B. Peppermint and Avocado Shampoo, $28/7.4 fl oz; philipb.com, refreshes your scalp and deep-cleans your hair to keep it bouncy and gleaming. With a generous dose of pure, crisp peppermint oil and 16 plant extracts, it creates a tingly-cooling sensation, invigorating your scalp and your senses. It adds lift at the roots while the rich lather clears away scalp oils and styling product residue to get your hair and scalp super-clean without stripping. Your hair will feel absolutely refreshed. It’s even safe for color-treated hair!
Philip B. African Shea Butter Shampoo, $27/7.4 fl oz, is a mild cleanser that drenches strands in light-weight moisture, protecting color and taking hair to a whole new level of softness and shine. Ingredients including Panthenol (Vitamin B5) to restore elasticity and bounce.
Skin feeling dry? Turn dry Summer skin into a Fall glow with Lumene Bright Now Blur Line & Pore Minimizer (lumene.com) which makes skin instantly more beautiful and even-looking. It helps to control shine and provides a natural-looking, all day matte finish. The beautifying effect is based on the fact that the product optically diminishes the appearance of fine lines and pores. Skin looks and feels instantly more soft and supple. The innovative texture of the product helps the skin look flawless even longer and keeps skin shine free all day long while delivering a brighter and more radiant look.
Repair your skin with DDF Blemish Foaming Cleanser, $39; ddfskincare.com – a gentle cleanser to remove oil without over-drying. Excellent for normal or oily skin types, it helps prevent acne blemishes, helps keep pores clear, and removes excess oil.
The DDF Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel, $39, is a gentle water-activated sudsing cleanser for dry, sensitive or mature skin. Ideal for individuals who like the feeling of soap and water without drying. It leaves soothing hydration to alleviate the feeling of tightness and/or dryness after washing.
Treat your hands with Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Replenishing Hand Cream, $15; moltonbrown.com.This intensive hand cream is an instantly absorbed daily treat for delectably soft and luxuriously moisturized hands blended with white truffle and spicy pink pepperpods.
Even though summer seems over, bugs – especially mosquitoes are still plentiful outside. In fact, bugs will be in your area until there are consistent 50 degree-temperatures. With Labor Day BBQs and football tailgates around the corner, stay protected with OFF! Experience OFF! protection in a low DEET formula combined with a refreshing, light scent. OFF! FamilyCare Tropical Fresh provides just the right level of protection for spending shorter amounts of time outdoors. And it’s specially formulated with a light, tropical scent so you can stay protected and smell good every time you use it.
Ideal for use when:
- Relaxing in the backyard
- Entertaining outdoors
- Going to the playground
What’s better than one product that acts in two different ways? Nothing! Try Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil, $18; josiemaran.com. Apply a small amount to the lips or the apples of the cheeks for the perfect pop of hydrating color. The tinted treatment starts as a cream and melts into oil for sheer, natural-looking, never-greasy color. In addition to 100% pure argan oil, it’s packed with natural oils and butters from sunflowers, tangerines, oranges and more!