Be it tried-and-true or new to the market, I love reading up on beauty products. Better yet, I love hearing what my girlfriends are using, and listening in on what’s working for them. Today, I’m sharing a few beauty products that I am a big fan of right now. Some are new, others have been in my make up bag for years. During the summertime, I pair my beauty routine down quite a bit. 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. Looking for more fab finds? This week, a few blogger friends and I decided to write about our summer favorites…so after you check out mine, hop on over and see what they all have to share. THEN, 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!
Note: this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. As always, all opinions and selections are my own.
1. FAVORITE SHEET MASQUE
Prestige Masque d’Escargot | Before you go out for the evening, 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 feel my make up goes on 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 what our skin may do! I have tried many sheet mask and hands down this is my favorite. It takes a few weeks to arrive on your doorstep – but 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. FAVORITE SUMMER COMPACT FOUNDATION
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact | How I lived without this I’m not sure! Natural look and feel Nordstrom | HERE
My sales person at Nordstrom recommended this product to me early spring. I have been using it for about 4 months now and I have to say I love it! With a great color match, you feel like you are wearing nothing – yet better than nothing, because my skin feels hydrated and comfortable when it’s on. I recommend having a sales associate color match your skin and show you how to apply it if you are new to this type of product. And one more tip: when you think the product has run out, flip over the sponge and you’ll find you still have product! Refill sponges are available to purchase to your do not need to re-purchase the entire compact.
Why it’s different: It’s infused with skin care benefits to help replenish skin’s natural energy and stave off environmental damage. It boosts skin’s glow with skin brighteners and soft-focus pigments and goes from sheer to medium coverage with just a few dabs. It also replenishes skin’s natural energy with energizing caffeine and lychee, while pink silk tree extract and SPF 35 help soothe skin and stave off environmental damage. A unique capsule infuses foundation into the cushion with each dab, so you can control how much product you get. Plus, the airtight compact helps minimize dryout – Nordstrom.com
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 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. MASCARA I ORDER AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
Mamey Mascara | A light feel for the hot summer months, plus moisturizing to boot! On regular re-order in my Amazon account | Amazon | HERE
6. BEST BEAUTY BLENDER
7. BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK AT WALGREENS (3/$4.00!)
Studio 35 Beauty Dead Sea Mineral Deep Cleansing Mask | So I have tried quite a few of the Walgreens Brand Face Masks and I 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 todays post. That said, I found this particular mask did add radiance to 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 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. BUDGET FRIENDLY BODY LOTION THAT SMELLS AS GOOD AS IT WORKS!
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Lotion | Wonderful smelling, moisturizing and easy on the budget. AMAZON | HERE
10. I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT MY….
Lip Slip | Wear it alone, overnight or over lipstick…THE BEST! AMAZON |HERE
Robin from www.helloim5oish.com and Julie and Lori from www.fashiontrendsandfriends.com have a cool new find you may love—but you’ll have to hop over to their blogs to learn more.
Nina from www.SharingAJourney.com and Valerie from www.mapleleopard.com are also sharing their favorites and let me say, there are a few surprises.
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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Julie Augustyn says
Some great recommendations suzanne! I love the r& d sErum! Might have to check out some of your others!
Hi Julie! Thanks for the visit! Yes, the R and F serum has been great for me. I have really dry skin, have tried TONS of products and this one is a real winner! Love you top post BTW!
Have a wonderful Weekend!
tina (spence) lepage says
Hi Suzanne, Based on your recommendation, I’m going to give the R & F active Hydration serum a try. i’ll let you know how it goes!
Thanks for the great tips
Suzy Lester says
Ti Tina, my name is Suzy Lester and I am a dear friend of Suzanne‘s. I am also a Rodan And Fields Consultant .
If you are interested in purchasing the hydration serum I would love to help you. The best way to reach me is my cell phone 650 245-8352 or my email Suzy4rodan@gmail.com
Love to chat with you about Active Hydration Serum.
Hi Tina! I do love the R and F Hydration Serum, I have reordered it twice since I first discovered it! I use it in the AM but I believe you can use it PM or AM and PM..depends on your skin needs. If you don’t already have a beauty consultant you know to purchase, here is my friend Suzy’s contact info and she can help you with any questions you may have. R and F backs their products so in the event you don’t like it, you can return it within 60 days for a full refund. Suzy and I were store managers together at Nordstrom for years so we have similar backgrounds. Here’s her info if you need it:
Cell phone 650 245-8352 or
Have a fabulous weekend! xx Suzanne
Always love these kind of posts! Have a great weekend!
Thank you Nancy. I love following these type of posts on blogs I follow as well. I always learn about the best products and I appreciate all the honest reviews. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! xx Suzanne
Helen james says
Hi Suzanne my fav at the moment is a product from Lush, i know we have stores both in AusTralia and the us bUt don’t know if iur Products are the samE, it’s called Dream cream and is For both body and hands, at my end of winter it is just a luxurey! And i love the smell! ?