My Summer Essentials

Temperatures are rising and it’s time to get excited for summer! Whether you are enjoying your day at a sunny beach, lounging by the pool sipping on some rosé, or enjoying a staycation at home, today I’ve rounded up some of my Summer Essentials that will gear you up for some fun in the sun! Let's begin!

SUNGLASSES

You can’t forget your a nice pair of sunglasses this season. Your eyes are the most sensitive part of your body, and are most prone to the dust, pollution and heat during summer. My favorites sunglasses are the Ray-Ban Clubmasters. I love the shape and how light they feel on my face. Not only do these sunglasses keep my eyes safe but they also give my outfit a stylish lift. Remember keep eyes safe and use a pair of sunglasses.

BB CREAM

If you’re still using the same creamy, full-coverage foundation you swore by all winter, I think it’s time to lighten up. Luckily, there are many BB creams out there that can help you get a flawless light coverage with SPF. One of my all time favorite BB cream is the Rimmel London Perfection BB Cream with SPF 15. It has great coverage, its light, and it makes my skin feel very smooth. However, recently I've been using the Pur~lisse BB Tinted Moist Cream with SPF 30. I want to give a shout out to Ipsy for introducing me to this BB Cream in my May Ipsy Glam Bag. I've been loving it so much and it's been a new summer essential! Remember gals, keep it light!

LIPSTICK

Since I tend to go pretty natural and light with my face during summer, I like to use a bright red lipstick for that pop of color. My favorite red lipstick is the MAC Russian Red matte lipstick. It's been my go-to red lipstick for years! I want to say almost 7 years. A close second red lipstick I love is the NARS Cruella velvet matte lipsticks pencil. It's such a beautiful red and I love that it does not dry my lips. I definitely recommend those two if you haven't tried them before. 

PERFUME

For perfumes in the winter, I like woodsy scents. Once the temperatures starts to rise, I tend to lean toward cleaner scents, with citrus and floral bases. My all time favorite perfume, especially during summer is the Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb. This floral explosion is a garden in a bottle with Sambac jasmine, roses, orchids, and ballerina freesia bloom on a base of patchouli. It's the perfect scent! It lasts for hours and people always ask me what I am wearing when I wear this perfume. I call this perfume the "head turners," you'll definitely get a lot of compliments.

SPF

Wearing SPF in summer is so important! A good sunblock is like oxygen to your skin. Not only does it keep your skin safe against the harsh damages of the sun, but it also keeps your skin PH balanced. For summer I used the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 55. I wear this everyday during summer time. What I love the most is that it's light and it does it's job. I have put it to the test many times and my skin always stays protected from the sun. Protecting your skin against the harmful elements of the sun is a must!

SANDALS

I don't know about you but I seriously hate socks during summer! I like to have a pair of very comfortable sandals since I try to avoid wearing socks as much as I can. My all time favorite and probably my #1 essential for summer are my Birkenstock Milano Sandals. These classic Birkenstock sandals come with an adjustable back-strap, are made with smooth leather straps, antiqued buckles, a suede soft footbed, and a cork midsole. In my opinion, Birkenstocks are the most amazing sandals ever! I wish I can have them in every color! A second pair of sandals I recently got and I am also loving for summer are my Steve Madden Kimmie Flatform Sandal. I love that I can dress them up more than my Birkenstock and they are very comfortable to wear. So, let your feet breathe and invest in a good pair of sandals. 

There you have it, my summer essentials! I would love to hear your thoughts or some of your go-to summer essential. Leave me a comment below and lets connect!


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  1. Ah, I love club masters, but they don't fit my face. )): & The red lipstick looks good and which BB cream do you recommend?

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    1. Have you tried the oversize clubmaster? I first bought the oversize and I love them but I realized in pictures they looked a bit too big for me so I ended up buying the normal size and they've been my favorite to wear.
      I love the two BB creams I talked about above but another good similar products are the bareMinerals Complextion Rescue Tinted Cream and the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Cream.

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  2. Red lipstick is my favorite to wear and red-orange is a very close tie. I think I might just like them both the same haha. I also love how red lips looks on you. A lot of people may think Birks are ugly and dorky but they are ridiculously comfy. I love them so much!

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    1. Thank you! ❤ I want to try a red-orange lipstick. I love one that you wear I'm not sure if it the ABH one, I might be wrong but it look beautiful on you.
      And yes! My coworkers always give me weird looks when I wear my Birks, they think they are weird.

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    2. Thank you! And yes its 'Spicy' from ABH I love it so much. That new red-orange I got from turning in the empties to Mac is really good too, I love it. I have enough to get another lipstick and I'm eyeing another red-orange shade haha.

      That was totally Rudy too first when I started liking the sandals. He would always call them my Jesus sandals but I didn't care cause comfort before anything!

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    3. Okay, I'll have to check 'Spicy' out it looks beautiful.

      OMG, yes! My brother called them Jesus sandals when he first saw them.

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  3. Yeah I have. My face is just so big that it doesn't fit! *sad face* &I For the BB cream and I know which one you're talking about. My mom has the BareMinerals one.

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    1. Awww. Well keep rocking those color shades you've talked about on your blog, they look great on you!

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