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Monday, May 30, 2011

Makeup and Muses: Summer Essentials

Makeup and Muses: Looks for Summer

Tarte Smooth Operator: The Tarte tinted moisturizer is oil-free, which is great during the hot summer months. It contains SPF 20--and I think we all know by now just how important it is to truly protect our skin, especially our face, from the sun. You can get this light-coverage, tinted moisturizer at Sephora for $36, and it comes in a variety of shades!

Julie Hewett Camillia lip balm: This lightweight lip treatment smells like a creamsicle, which only adds to its appeal in the summer. For only $14 you can get this wonderful lip balm that comes in natural, ruby or rose with UVA protection. The balm is made of Oleic oils and anti-oxidants, and is actually good enough to use on your lips or your entire face.

Sally Hansen insta dri nail polishes: I happen to have the Sally Hansen insta-dri in pink and it's beautiful! But you should get it in every color as it's really inexpensive and actually dries instantly. The brush is really different from other brushes, which some people may or may not like, but the quick dry makes it ideal for the summer. You can also try out the Sally Hansen Salon Effects if you can master the strips! I have a pair of these that I have yet to use, but I promise I will give them a go this summer for sure!

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo: I recently bought this dry shampoo, which I mentioned in a makeup and muses post back in April. I've used it a couple of times so far and I actually like it. Some people are wary of dry shampoos, but they are actually great if you are going a day or two without washing your hair. FYI - people with really curly hair usually don't need to wash their tresses as often).
Neiman Marcus Filtered Water Bottles: For $24 you get 24 ounces of pure, filtered water that is contained in an eco-friendly bottle from Neiman Marcus. The bottle filters for taste and potential contaminants and is clearly reusable.

Now I know this isn't a makeup product or a skincare item per se, but when it comes to the summer, it's always great to have a water bottle with you so you can keep hydrated. The fact that these are both cute and good for the environment are just added bonuses.

What are some of your makeup essentials for summer?



  1. Ooooh amazing nailpolishes!

  2. Will give those nail polishes a try! :)
    Love the Dry Shampoo too though

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  4. Great choices! I need to try those insta-dri polishes! What a cool water bottle as well!

  5. I really want to try out the Sally Hansen stuff! My summer essentials are Avon SPF 30 tinted moisturizer and Batiste dry shampoo.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  6. love this post!

    xo-Kayla Marie

  7. i actually used the oscar dry shampoo smells really good and yeah for the dress is gonna have to wait until god knows when hahah because it dont fit right at the moment. it sux because i have so many awesome things ive been buying and im still preggos hahhahah
    soon ,hopefully!@

  8. i want those nails! super cute. im a big fan of doing your nails up for the summer..

    mmm my make up tips for the summer... is not to wear make up and have a great bronzer! haha


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  9. Omg, these nails are stunning! Happy Monday babe x

  10. I love Tarte products so much!! They are the best AND all natural haha.

  11. Great post ! I love those bottles ! So cute, and of course the nail polishes :-)
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  12. I really want to try that NM filtered water now. The bottles are adorable! The only water that I drink is filtered or SmartWater. I hatehatehate tap water. Ew.
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  13. Really fun post, darling!
    Love those nails!
    Happy Memorial Day!


  14. That camilla lip balm really caught my eyes. As it is Autumn here (a very cold autumn at that) I am doing every thing to protect my lips!


  15. For the LONGEST time I have been telling myself that when I get some play money I'm going to go all out and buy a bunch of fun Salley Hansen nail products (all the polishes and tools). That day hasn't come yet but I'm waiting! ;)

  16. def love spf moisturizer, so important for summer! and also the sally hansen nail polishes are so lovely, i love the fun bright colors!
    p.s. thank you so much again girl for the feature! it means a lot! :) and added a screenshot of the feature to my sidebar! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

  17. the nails are so pretty! i agree with these essentials.:) they are must haves for summer! =)

  18. Want, want, want everything. I love the dry shampoo and the neiman marcus bottles especially!!!

  19. loved this post!!
    my summer essentials would be..
    1)coconut oil first of all!!
    2)sunblock (again coconut )
    3)vivid coloured nails
    4)mineral water!!!!( ideal with holidays by the sea! )

    kisses <3

  20. i never tried dry shampoo... but i think I'll buy some this summer.

  21. Ooh those nail polish colours are GORGEOUS!

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  22. im so excited about all the colors for summer! :D

  23. The Salon Effects always intrigue me - I need to try them out someday! :)

  24. OMG I was just at CVS the other day and was totally looking at the Sally Hansen nails!! I may go back today to get them.
    I use the Rockaholic dry shampoo, but I'm almost out. I may have to pick one of these up as well. :)

    My Summer essentials are definitely Sunblock and Sally Hansen Airbrush legs!!


  25. Neon nails please! Never thought I'd be into something like that, french nails were a must at Catholic school, but now I'm all about bright neons!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  26. love nails!!! the colors and prints!!! :D


  27. yes yes and yes.
    i have a few sally hansen insta dry nailpolishes as well as the sticker nails.
    love 'em
    i've been meaning to try that dry shampoo since i heard about it. next purchase!
    nice post :)

  28. That quick dry polish sound good to me! I'm the worst about smudging my manis.

  29. salle hansen nail polish is one of my summer essential too! and thanks for your lovely comment, yeah after visitng cambodia and seeing some people's living conditions we are really lucky to be living where we are today!

  30. I wanna try those quick dry polishes. I still have yet to use the strips but I already know they're great. I just can never seem to find the prints I want at my store. :(

    Hope you guys are doing well xoxo's

  31. Those nail polish colors and prints look fun to try!

    Eternally yours,

  32. I love Sally Hansen nail effects ! I wish you could buy them here!


  33. i want to try those nail strips so bad!!

  34. the leopard design for the just very bold...I wish I will have the guts to wear those...


  35. I'm totally into bright colored nails these days!!! Oh yeah :D



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