How do you pair your beauty routine down during the summer months? I up the sunscreen, lighten up the makeup and focus on keeping my skin hydrated. Today’s items range from a serum to splurge on to my favorite $1.99 face mask from Walgreens. Once you browse my favorites, I would love to hear yours! Drop us a line in the comments down below and share one or 10…we’d love to hear!
1. PRESTIGE MASQUE D’ESCARGOT | AMAZON PRIME | HERE
Prestige Masque d’Escargot | Apply this sheet mask, put up your feet (if you don’t gravity will pull the masque down) and relax for 20-30 min – your mind and body will feel rested and your skin will glow. I believe my make up applies better after a Masque, which is why I like to apply it prior going out or before a big presentation. That said, for your first go around, try the masque at a time when you DON’T have to be anywhere in the event you have a reaction – we never know how our skin might react! I have tried many sheet mask and hands down this is my favorite. It takes a few weeks to arrive on your doorstep – but it’s so worth the wait! | Amazon | HERE
PS SUJA green juices are pretty awesome as well! I enjoy drinking a glass of green juice in the morning while my Escargot Masque goes to work on my face.
2. Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist | SPF 30 | BEAUTYCOUNTER | HERE
My pal Christy had me sold with, “it’s a sunscreen mist that covers blemishes”. I have yet to try this new-to-market product, but I do have a can headed my way to try out over the 4th of July week. So what is it?
Safer sun protection—made in two new shades.
Guard against the sun’s damaging rays with this innovative, continuous-mist sunscreen. Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and California poppy extract, this physical SPF 30 formula provides an effective shield from UVA and UVB rays while the tint helps camouflage imperfections and even out skin tone.
Read more by visiting Christy’s website | HERE
3. FANTASTIC SERUM FOR DRY SKIN
Rodan and Fields Active Hydration Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin | So this is a product I choose to splurge on. This super serum claims to raise the skin’s hydration level 200% for younger-looking, younger-acting skin. My dry skin looks forward to drinking in this super serum every morning. I know it is fabulous because when I run out, I am scraping the container to get out every last drop. To purchase, link (HERE) to take you to the R+F website of an independent consultant and best buddy of mine, SuzyLester.myrandf.
4. AWESOME DRUGSTORE LINE SMOOTHER
L’oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother | I wear this daily for a smooth look under tired eyes and to blur crows feet. I apply it over my eye serum, before concealer | AMAZON | HERE
5. PRO CORE DIFFUSER FOUNDATION BRUSH #94 | SEPHORA | HERE
No more blending your tinted moisturizer or foundation with your fingers. This foundation brush from Sephora is hands down my favorite. Clean it with Citrus Brush Cleaner | Sephora | HERE.
What it does:
This brush features a new, innovative brush design with a dense-bristle core to deliver medium-buildable coverage, while the outer bristles diffuse and blend product into the skin for an even finish. These unique brushes minimize the look of large pores and roughness. Gently buff and stipple cosmetics into skin for a medium-buildable, flawless, smooth look. The brush is designed to work with liquid, serum, and cream foundations.
6. BEST BEAUTY BLENDER
7. BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK AT WALGREENS (3/$4.00!) | HERE
Studio 35 Beauty Dead Sea Mineral Deep Cleansing Mask | I have tried quite a few of the Walgreens Brand Face Masks and cannot say I like them all. And when it comes to sheet masks, I say splurge on the Escargot Mask listed at the top of today’s post. That said, I found this particular mask did add radiance to my dull skin, and the smell was relaxing as well. Pour yourself a cup of green tea, put your feet up and enjoy 20 minutes of calm! My daughter likes it as well! | 3/$4.00 or $1.99 each at Walgreens | HERE.
8. BEST SHOWER SCRUBBER FOR THE BODY | SALUX BODY TOWEL | AMAZON | HERE
SALUX Nylon Japanese Beauty Body Towel | I can’t live without this multi-tasker scrubber! It lathers up far more than my regular sponge which saves on pricey body wash. Hold it horizontally, and you can scrub your backside to your hearts content. Great from removing sunscreen! Get the 3-pack. As soon as my kids and husband used mine, they claimed the extras as theirs! AMAZON | HERE
9. BANILA CO Clean it Cleansing Balm Original (AMAZON | HERE)
I am always looking for beauty shortcuts, and a cleansing balm is just that. Not only does a cleansing balm remove makeup and stubborn mascara in one swoop, but this type of cleanser also leaves my skin soft and hydrated – ready for the next step in my skincare routine. I like to gently massage the balm onto my skin with my fingertips, then gently wipe it all away with a muslin cloth soaked in warm water. However, you can simply rinse your face well with warm water and pat dry.
Highlights: Clean it Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm Original is a hypoallergenic cleanser that transforms from sherbet-like texture into smooth oil when applied onto your skin. Developed to remove even waterproof makeup and all of your skin’s impurities in just one step.
Why Ordered It: It is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Alcohol, Artificial coloring. For my complete review of Cleansing Balms – Budget to Splurge, visit 5 Cleansing Balms to Try | HERE.
10. I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT MY….
Sara Happ Lip Slip | Wear it alone, overnight, or over lipstick…THE BEST! AMAZON |HERE
NOTE: I prefer the Lip Slip which is packaged as below. I have tried the wand as well as the tube, and I come back to this packaging every time. For dry chapped lips, I also like Sara Happ Lip Scrub. Amazon | HERE.
Now you know mine, what are yours? Drop us a line in the comments down below and share one or 10…we’d love to hear!
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Sounds like great products! I need to invest in brushes and Blenders! Happy weekend Suzanne!
I need a new blender, mine is about to fall apart 🙂 What I loved about this particular foundation brush is that the bristles were dense if that makes sense. Works like a charm! xx Suzanne