We still have a few weeks left of summer and we need to take full advantage and make the most of the hot temperatures. With this comes a lot of beauty prep for the hard days ahead and what comes with it (excessive heat, humidity, funky feet, bugs, gorgeous sunny days, difficult hair days, etc.).
See my beauty must haves to help you enjoy these last days of summer.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN!
This double-duty formula shields delicate skin from the sun while repelling insects like mosquitoes and deer ticks. DEET-free and formulated with Vitamin E and soothing Aloe, Expedition is available in an Aerosol Spray* and Pump Spray and effectively repels mosquitoes, deer ticks, black flies, sand flies, gnats, and more for eight hours.
Where to buy: www.Avon.com
Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer glides onto wet skin and instantly absorbs for twice the moisturization in half the time*. There’s no need to wait for skin to dry before applying or to rinse away sticky residue. The revolutionary formula goes and stays on your skin and not down the drain. With this one-of-a-kind lotion, just apply the product before you dry for a quicker way to moisturize. The unique formula blends effortlessly with the water from your shower to instantly lock in essential hydration. This helps you take advantage of the peak moisture moment, when your skin is damp and most receptive to hydration.*2X the moisturization in a single application clinical study; ½ the time vs. ordinary lotion.
Where to buy: Grocery, mass retailers and drugstores nationwide
In Brazil, beautiful feel are just as important as beautiful hands. Keep feet flirty with the Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care. The surf-inspired board keeps skin silky, while the non-slip cream is filled with soluble super-nutrients that offer deep hydration. It’s the ultimate duo for irresistible catch-me, kiss-me feet. The rich cream is formulated with cupuaçu butter, a thick and nourishing butter taken from the fruit of the tropical cupuaçu tree. Native to the Amazon, the tree cannot be farmed—instead, it grows wild in the jungles, where the native women tend the precious plant and collect the sweet and fragrant fruits that drop from its branches. Blended with coconut oil, the butter hydrates and softens skin while delivering a boost of nutrients.
Where to buy: Discover the collection online at www.soldejaneiro.com
SUMMER HAIRSTYLE DILEMMA SOLVED!
It’s always a challenge to make sure your hair look great while battling the hot and humid summer months. So, instead of blow drying and flat ironing your way to straight silky locks only to have them frizz up in the heat, fashionably surrender to a summer friendly style! Follow these steps to a casual, romantic braided up-do that will keep your hair completely off of your neck and back, avoiding any sticky weather worries! I’m not a styling queen so I enlisted the help of Glam Squad in order to beat the heat with a braided up-do that screams cool girl chic!
Step 1: Start off by gathering your hair into a pony just above the nape of your neck, holding it in place with one hand. Using the other hand, carefully brush your hair backwards John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Full Volume Hair Brush (amazon.com) deep-shine silicone bristles will smooth away flyways and frizz!
Step 2: Secure your low pony with a hair tie. Wrap your hair clockwise around the hair tie into a low bun. Using Scunci No Slip Grip Bobby Pins (drugstores) secure our bun into place making sure it is tight and secure!
Step 4: To complete your summer style, slip on a Hair2wear by Christie Brinkley Fish Tail Headband (sallybeauty.com) making sure the elastic band sits closely under your bun!
Give your hair a rest from styling with this deeply repairing treatment that nourishes your hair from the root to ends to undo unwanted damage and prevent it in the future. Strengthening your hair is the only way to lengthen it so you can do whatever you want with it. To really fortify fine, fragile or chemically treated hair requires major nourishment found in the Monoi Repairing Hair Mask. Added to the rejuvenating Monoi Oil is rebuilding Bamboo Water and protective Hydrolyzed Silk. PLUS, No Parabens, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors Where to Buy: Ulta & Carolsdaughter.com
THE PERFECT SUMMER NEUTRAL COLOR FOR NAILS
With Nail Envy Colors, your nails can be harder, longer, and stronger – beautifully! Samoan Sand by O.P.I is my fave! Original Nail Envy is renowned for strengthening natural nails with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium. Now Nail Envy is available in three favorite, classic OPI shades plus one new exclusive shade to add a tint of color to nails while strengthening them. Where to purchase: click HERE