[ Wearing Blackbough Swim's Willow Top & Maui Bottom in Cotton Candy // use code "caitlinelizaxo" to save some $$ ]
Sweet summertime, I love you.
What's not to be obsessed with honestly? Skin gets darker, hair gets lighter & my heart is HAPPY.
With sun exposure, humidity, swimming and everything else that comes with this beautiful season, I find myself using the same handful of products every day. SO I decided to share my 10 beauty MUSTS with you.
These are the products that I swear by and use constantly in the summer ( and even year round! ).
Let's dive right in shall we?
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10 Summer Beauty Must Haves :
1. IT Cosmetics CC Cream
Talk about a magic skin-perfecting cream.
Seriously, I have yet to find a foundation that's as perfect as this cc cream. It's the only foundation I use, seems like it last forever, has SPF 50+, contains an anti-aging serum and is clinically shown to hydrate skin. 10000% worth the price. I mean, what more could you want?
This will change your face in the best possible way. I use shade "Light" for reference.
2. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream
I use an under eye cream every single day. It wakes up my eyes, reduces inflammation and just feels amazing / refreshing. Plus, it's a creates a perfect base for my concealer.
Too pricey? Here is a more affordable option from Dirty Works that I also own and love.
Eye cream is such a MUST for me.
3. Ice Roller
I ice roll my face.
I thought the idea was weird too, until I tried it. It's incredibly refreshing, reduces facial inflammation and completely wakes up my face. I'll get up, wash my face, put on eye cream and ice roll my face. I feel totally awake, de-puffed and ready for the day!
Give it a try, I promise you'll love it. Plus, it's only $10 bucks on Amazon!
4. Becca Cosmetics Highlighter
It's summer so it's time to pack on the GLOW. I am obsessed with shade "Moonstone". I use it on my cheek bones every day for a perfect summer glow.
5. Ecru New York Texture Spray
This is the perfect spray for beachy waves or a textured ponytail. Anytime I curl my hair, I use this spray! It also works like a dry shampoo, which is amazing for 'Day 2' hair. A MUST.
6. IT Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel
I love when my eyebrows look 'brushed up'.
It creates a lifted look and helps to open my eyes. This eyebrow pomade holds my eyebrows in place, exactly where I want them, all day long.
7. Tarte Skin Mist
I use this mist to set my makeup and also throughout the day, whenever I want to feel refreshed / rejuvenated.
WHAT'S INSIDE :
"- Cucumber extract: Soothes & refreshes skin with anti-inflammatory benefits
- Apple extract: Supplies vitamins & nutrients to act as an antioxidant & toner
- Tea seed oil: Serves as a gentle skin antioxidant to protect from daily aggressors
- Eucalyptus leaf oil: provides hydrating & healing benefits with a refreshing cooling effect" - ulta
I actually first started using this product because it came in my Boxy Charm Box, which a monthly beauty subscription service where you receive 5 FULL SIZE beauty products every month. I am a huge fan and get so many goodies from these boxes. I even wrote an entire blog post on Boxy Charm called 'Best Beauty Box'.
If you are a true beauty lover, this subscription service is definitely for you!
8. Dp Hue Cool Blonde Shampoo
I know there's already an entire blog post dedicated to this shampoo ( read it HERE ), but I just had to mention it again. It is something I truly rely on to keep my hair light and bright all year round.
Blondies, if you want white blonde hair without brassy or yellow tones, this is the shampoo for you.
9. Suave Revitalizing Lotion
This is truly the only lotion I use. It's the only one that doesn't leave my skin feeling oily after I use it at all. It absorbs completely, leaving my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. I even bought a 3oz travel bottle and fill it with this lotion so I can have it with me at all times. Obsessed!
10. Dirty Works Face Scrub
I use this face wash every morning because it completely wakes my face up. The menthol in it creates this insane cooling effect. Honestly, you're skin will never feel more revived, awake and refreshed than after using this scrub!
Beauty products aside, summer also calls for AMAZING SWIMWEAR.
So we HAVE to talk about this cotton candy bikini from Blackbough Swim. Could a swimsuit be more cute?!
My Blackbough suits are BY FAR the best swimsuits I own - flattering, trendy, comfy and so adorable.
I am wearing a Medium in both the top and bottoms. If you decide to treat yourself to a perfect lil suit, use code "caitlinelizaxo" to save some money on your order!
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+ Check out 8 Things on my Summer Bucket List