Friday Five {Summer Beauty Edition}

Friday, June 20, 2014

Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of summer??  I am planning on swapping out some winter threads for my summer wardrobe this weekend.  There is also hope of getting in a good hike, laying out while reading the latest Martha Stewart Living, and taking a giant nap.  Actually, several giant naps.  It has been a long and exhausting week!!!

It is highly probable a few beauty treatments will happen to help prep for my summer look.  A summer look that is based on some really amazing beauty products!!

In the summer, I have a very hard time matching my foundation to my ever changing tan.  The Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Foundation is amazing for those in between shades.  The coverage is buildable and never orange or strangely tinted.  It is also really moisturizing and is void of any unpronounceable chemicals!

While I used to LOVE tanning beds, I have come to realize skin cancer, age spots, and oompa loompa status aren't my friends.  While I have gotten out of the beds and am much more diligent about sunscreen, I still love being tan.  I have tried many sunless tanners, but St. Tropez Tanning Mouse is by far the best self tanner on the market!  It is foam base with a green under tone, meaning flawless application and never appearing orange.  It is applied with a mitt for a streak free look that helps keep your hands clean.  While this isn't cheap, the bottles last for a long time!

One of my favorite summer looks is a really great tan paired with a nearly nude nail polish; both on the toes and fingers.  It really pops, without being too garish or in your face.  My all-time, when-in-doubt, couldn't-love-it-more polish is Sugar Daddy by Essie.  It is the little black dress of nail polish.

In the summer, I really struggle with chapped lips.  EOS, my favorite chap stick, has a really amazing citrus lip balm with SPF 15 in it.  Not only does it have a great scent/flavor, it also protects and nourishes your lips.

Outside of foundation and lip balm, I don't wear that much makeup during the summer.  Except for my eyebrows; I never leave the house without them being filled in.  I look about 12 years of age and really tired if I don't.  The only brow product I have found that holds up to the summer heat is Benefit Brow Zing.  A mixture of powder and wax, this product is really easy to control and sticks with your hair, it doesn't just rest on the skin.  Meaning your face doesn't melt off!


  1. I like all of these! I still haven't tried the st. tropez. This inspired me to do so.

  2. I would love to try that foundation! Her argan oil is just the best!

  3. That Josie Maran Foundation sounds awesome, I'll have to check that out! And I'm a huge fan of the eos lip balms too! I'm looking forward to napping this weekend too, I'm exhausted haha :)