My Favorite Products for Summer


Summer weather is officially here! With warm weather and sunshine, comes a change in beauty routine. I, for one, am so excited to get some much needed Vitamin D after this long Wisconsin winter, and I have a few basic product that I use all summer long for a fresh look.

1. bareMinerals All-Over Face Color – Warmth

I have been using bareMinerals since I was 16 and love their products! One of my favorite products, especially for summer, is their All-Over Face Color (in Warmth). This is a great bronzer and perfect for giving your skin that sun-kissed glow! Put some on your cheeks, chin, forehead and nose for a subtle summer glow. I also put a little on my neck and chest if I’m wearing something low cut. (I haven’t tried their other colors yet, but the Natural Finish – Faux Tan is definitely next on my list.)


2. NARS – Orgasm Blush

I bought this after I got my make up done for my boudoir shoot a few years ago. The make up artist use it on my cheeks and I have been obsessed ever since. It’s a perfect pop of pink for summer, with a little bit of gold hue for shimmer. Great on its own, or over your bronzer.


3. SPF 30

Don’t forget to give your beautiful skin some love this summer! I was born a pale German, and after years of trying and damaging my skin, I have officially given up on trying to get a tan. I will typically sit out for 5-10 minutes before putting on sunscreen, just to get a little Vitamin D, but then lather on the SPF 30. I typically buy a sport sunscreen because I have found it works better with sweat and water. I also love the spray on sunscreen (sorry environment!) because it’s easy and quick to apply. Honestly, buy whatever sunscreen works for you and whatever makes you actually put it on! I know I won’t sit down and lotion up for 10 minutes, so the spray bottle is what I buy to make it easier for me to keep my skin healthy.


4. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

I got this as a Christmas gift a few years ago and love it! It will spray this on my face and body (and even my hair) for dewy, fresh skin. It smells like roses and is a great refresher on a hot summer day, or a great way to wake ourself up in the morning. I have also sprayed it over makeup in the afternoon and haven’t had any issues of it coming off.


What are some of your favorite summer products? Any items you can’t live without?

  1. allthingsalexyss says:

    I agree 100% with the face spray. It just feels so refreshing in the warm weather and keeps that makeup flawless. Love this post!

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