beautyNow with the summer heat starting to kick in, I have been rocking the "au naturel" look pretty much everyday and focusing more on skincare. It has been blazing hot with temperatures in the high 90s here in South Carolina, I guess that's why Columbia known for being "Famously Hot". For the month of July, I discovered new favorites as well as rediscovered old favorites.
July Beauty FavoritesAugust 4, 2014
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15
This is probably one of my favorite beauty discoveries this year. I have been debating on whether to switch from liquid to powder foundation for quite sometime because I used to love my HG Neutrogena Mineral Powder Foundation. I like the easy of application because the superfine loose mineral powder blends seamlessly onto the skin. The color that I used is Natural Beige - warm beige for light/medium skin tones. Whenever I wear this foundation, I usually forget that I'm wearing foundation (which is perfect for the scorching summer weather). And not to mention, the SPF 15 is a nice added bonus.
Marc Jacobs Fragrance DAISY
This fragrance is prefect for anytime of the year. I especially love using it during the warmer months. Daisy is the original fragrance from the entire Marc Jacobs Daisy Fragrances, now I feel like there's a new Daisy Fragrance that comes out every season. According to the fragrance description, it has notes of strawberry, violet leaves, ruby red grapefruit, gardenia, violet petals, jasmine petals, musk, vanilla and white woods. Daisy is fresh/light and not too heavy for the warm weather.
CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
"Moisturizing gel" just sounds like perfection for my combination skin. I started using this product over a year and a half ago and have not found anything that compares. This moisturizer is perfect for any weather, anytime and anywhere. I love using it in the morning and night after washing my face. The light gel texture works really well under makeup as well.
Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42
Shiseido is one of those glamorous brands (or at least in my opinion). Their products never fail me, and it doesn't stop with this sunscreen. The Shiseido Suncare product line is one of my favorites, so I decided to pick up this Urban Environment Oil-Free Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42. The super runny consistency makes it easy to apply and dries flawlessly in seconds. It is definitely one of my summer must haves!
Evian Mineral Water Facial Spray
This ultra fine pure mist is so refreshing during these warmer months. I love the travel 50ml size because I can take it with me literally everywhere. I bought pack of two from Sephora for $14.00 ($7.00 each). Yes, I do realize that it's kind of pricey for a can of water, but it's so much more than that! The Evian website says, "Its unique mineral balance and neutral pH makes Evian Facial Spray the perfect freshen-upper for all skin types. The millions of tiny micro-droplets are instantly absorbed, moisturizing the upper layers of hot thirsty skin, any time anywhere." It is the perfect skin treat whether I'm out and about or chilling at home with little Casper.