Top Ten Tuesday – Best Summer Beauty Products

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Today we are sharing our favorite Summer Beauty products with you. It was hard to narrow it down to just ten, but here’s what I have been reaching for often in the hot weather. I’ve chosen items that are easy to use, hold up to heat and humidity, and give me a polished look in a flash! Let’s face it, Summer around here is hectic and the kids are always doing something, so I don’t have as much makeup time as I normally would!

L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime lip balms – These balms have spf, shea butter and peony extract to moisturize for 8 hours. They have a soft and smooth texture, and you can easily apply them on the go, without a mirror. The balms come in clear, Rose Nude, Rose Amber, and Rose Plum shades. They have a soft floral scent, so just beware if you are very sensitive to fragrances.

I use my IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination year round, but it’s especially great for summer. It’s  full coverage, applies quickly and doesn’t melt in the heat.

Pacifica Beauty Solar mineral palette – This palette has the perfect mix of summery shades and portable convenience. It contains 6 creaseless coconut infused eye shadows, 3 creamy highlighters, a blush, and a bronzer. It also happens to be cruelty free, and vegan. I can do a quick face look, with minimal brushes. I love all in one palettes for summers on the go!

butter LONDON Iconoclast mascara – This ultra black glossy volumizing mascara is my new favorite. It’s got a firm brush applicator that banishes clumps, and a ball tip to lift and separate lashes. The formula doesn’t smudge or run, and doesn’t irritate my eyes. It comes off relatively easy with my HG makeup remover, Clinique’s Take the Day Off Balm.

I’m having a moment with purple cosmetics this summer. Urban Decay’s Bittersweet is one of the gorgeous new Revolution High-Color lip glosses. This shade is a full coverage bright purple cream.

Two purple hued nail polishes I’ve been loving are: FingerPaints Pop Art Purple and KB Shimmer We Be Jammin’.
I tend to reach for lighter scents in the summer, and lately I’ve been using The Body Shop’s Indian Night Jasmine and L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Blanc.

I’ve also recently found a gradual self tanner that has super moisturizing power, and gives a nice color. I’m not sure about you, but the majority of gradual self tanners either don’t have enough moisture, or enough color. This is a new line from the makers of Vita Liberata, called NKD SKN. It’s sold at ULTA and you can get an 8.45fl oz tube for $14.50. Right now they are BOGO 50%, so if you want to try it, now’s the time!

Be sure to check out what my blogger friends chose for their Top 10 Summer Beauty products in the link up below. We’d love to know your summer favorites as well!


  • Beauty411

    Such pretty picks! That nail polish shade is perfect for summer!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Thanks!! I love it too. :)

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    L’occitane has some pretty awesome scents. Great list.

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Thanks Kim! I’m having a crush with L’Occitane right now. The Iris and Peony scents are so light and feminine, perfect for summer!

  • http://www.crazybeautifulmakeup.com/ Heather

    The UD lipgloss I need it, gimme!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Isn’t it gorgeous!! It was hard to pick just one, because I want most of them LOL

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    The more I see the Pacifica palette the more appealing it becomes to me – definitely great summer shades. And I’m wearing Iconoclast right now. I like it a lot!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Glad you are loving the mascara as well!

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    Great suggestions! I am thinking about picking up that new UD lipgloss as well.

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Can’t wait to hear if you get one!!

  • http://www.beautifulmakeupsearch.com/ Beautiful Makeup Search

    I love that It Cosmetics Foundation and use it a lot – it’s perfect for summer!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      It is! I never thought I’d love a powder foundation so much, but it’s amazing for most skin types!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    I love your nail polish picks!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Thanks!! :)

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda | Slashed Beauty

    The eye palette is so pretty!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      It’s really handy to have a nice selection in one palette!

  • marciaf

    So many pretties. I don’t think I’ve seen that Pacifica e/s palette before. I love the KBShimmer polish.

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      I’m crazy about the KBShimmer polish too Marcia!

  • http://PerilouslyPale.com/ Perilously Pale

    I have been resisting ordering that Celebration Illumination foundation for EVER. I need to try it!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Don’t resist!! The Celebration Illumination is my HG foundation. I never thought I’d say that about a powder foundation (my skin is dry), but it’s FANtastic!!

  • http://www.katstayspolished.com/ Kat D

    I love your picks! Definitely have to give some of these items a try!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Kat, let me know what you try and how you like it! :)

  • Kimberly Purcell

    I think that is a very well-rounded collection you shared with us.

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Thanks!! <3

  • http://www.confessionsofasarcasticmom.com/ Destany

    NIce picks!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Thanks! :)

  • FabZilla_Kath

    L’Occitane lip balm is on my must-try list. Great reco’s by the way

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Thanks Kath!! The balms are amazing!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    That KBShimmer is gorgeous! I’m also having a purple moment this summer. I wore a purple matte lippie today (BH Cosmetics Passion) and got lots of compliments!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      oooh, sounds gorgeous! I’ll have to look that color up!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    That KB Shimmer polish looks so pretty and I have to try that Butter London mascara.

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Leelo, you will love this mascara!!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    My eyes went RIGHT to that L’Occitane Lip Balm. Sweet heaven I need it.

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Brooke, you need all 4. NOW. Seriously though, they are so smooth and hydrating with a hint of color. I’m obsessed.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    Those L’Occitane lip balms are awesome.

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      They are my favorite!!

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    Ooh – I want to try some of those L’Occitane goodies… definitely think KBshimmer is rocking out some great shades too :)

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      The KBShimmer summer collection is epic!!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I just got Iris Blanc and I’m in HEAVEN with it!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Isn’t it great Lisa? I was surprised I like it so much. It’s so fresh and light, perfect for summer!

  • http://www.beyondbeautylounge.com/ Beyond Beauty Lounge

    I love the L’Occitane Iris, such a nice scent for summer.

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      It’s perfect!

  • http://www.stephanielouiseatb.blogspot.com Stephanie Louise Telford

    The new L’Occitane lippies are lovely!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

      Aren’t they great? I love how they feel, and look!

  • Deb Clem-Buckert

    I need to try the mascara!!