Summer Beauty Must Haves

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L'Occitane Jenipapo


Summer weather calls for a simplified beauty routine, along with extra sun and sweat protection! I have a few new summer essentials that have made their way into my summer beauty must haves!

L’Occitane Au Bresil Jenipapo sunscreen collection - I have been using the Protecting Body Jelly Milk, Body Oil spray and Face Protection Veil. I love how light and moisturizing these sunscreens feel. They don’t leave me with that icky skin coated feeling that so many spfs do! All items in the Jenipapo line contain extracts of the Native South American fruit. The L’Occitane Jenipapo fragrance is a lovely green fruity floral with notes of watermelon, pina colada, citrus and jenipapo fruit.

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil has been my go-to for a long time for super soft legs when I shave. I’m currently using the Jenipapo Shower Oil, which is just divine!

For keeping my skin soft and exfoliated this summer, I am relying on my newest obsession, Belle Scents. I use the La Vie En Rose body scrub and body cream. They are loaded with Babassu Oil, Aloe Vera juice, Moroccan Argan oil and essential oils. The scent is lovely, not just an unadulterated rose, but rather an earthy, slightly herbal sultry rose scent.

Belle Scents La Vie en Rose

Summer makeup has to be quick and easy. I have been using a new spray makeup primer from Skindinavia. Their Makeup Primer Spray is silicone and paraben free, and helps reduce redness, uneven skin tone and large pores. This spray is meant to be applied before your foundation or CC cream. It will help reduce the amount of blotting you’ll need to do even in humid summer weather!


I always use my IT Cosmetics CC+ cream due to its ease of application, great coverage and sun protection. I can even put it on without a mirror in a pinch. I love the coverage (it’s nearly full coverage, with a satin finish) and if I set it with my Bye Bye Pores Powder it will last all day, no matter how hot and humid the weather.

I rely on Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Sticks for quick and fuss free eye makeup. These fabulous sticks are super easy to use, and you don’t even need brushes. They can be used as an eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, and liner. They look great smudged on and slightly blended with my finger. They last all day, and don’t crease or rub off. If I’m going to use eyeliner, I tend to reach for my Mally Luminous liquid eyeliner in Amethyst. It’s a gorgeous combo, when paired with my Twilight and Brown Evercolor sticks! I will top it off with a coat of Instant Impact Mascara.

For lips, I’ve been loving the extra moisture I get with my Pur Minerals Chateau de Vine lipstick and lipgloss. I like A-Lister for a bright pink lipstick, and Foxy for a bright coral gloss.  The age defying formula contains Resveratrol, a powerful anti oxidant.

summer beauty essentials

Do you have any beauty favorites that help you stay fresh and beautiful in the summer? I’d love to hear what your choices are!