My Summer Beauty Essentials


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I’m not saying this to brag, but I rarely wear makeup. I can go weeks without applying a bit of it. Lip balm is my go to “beauty” item usually.  But I am trying to change that. Normally I stick to a red lipstick and a cat eye that can be minimal or dramatic depending on how steady my hand is.

Growing up as a teenager I was spared the “gift” of acne and only used acne wash when companies sent me products and I had a small breakout. I’m a twenty-something now and my skin is starting to change. I get acne breakouts and my skin is more oily than usual. I decided to start taking more care of the skincare and beauty side of the spectrum. I’m trying to remember to take off my makeup before bed, and making my own beauty routine.

Since my beauty laziness is still a strong characteristic of mine, I’m taking baby steps. Here are some of my favorite products that I plan on using for the summer and beyond.

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Black Radiance pressed powder-Golden Almond

This is a pressed powder from Black Radiance in shade “golden almond”. I picked this up at CVS after doing a photo shoot and realizing I didn’t own a foundation. I like a pressed powder better because it’s light and I don’t feel like I have to go through a long and exaggerated foundation routine. It works for my lifestyle.

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Wet n Wild-Sugar Plum Fairy

Lipstick is my love. I own quite a few of them. I own one expensive brand and the rest are drugstore brands. I love Wet n Wild and I always pick up one of their lipsticks when I stop in CVS. I’m trying to gravitate towards more colors than red, so I fell in love with is berry color. Its a great pop for the summer and is matte without drying out my lips.

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Chanel Chance

I love Chanel, my dream bag is a 2.55 bag but until then I have to settle for fragrances. This bottle was a gift from friend Alex from perryrosereport.blogspot.com. I also have another Chanel fragrance but this is my favorite.

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Nirvana Nude lip gloss

This beauty was a gift my my closest friend Madison from  chicandchai.com. It’s apart of a set actually from Elizabeth and James aka the Olsen twins. I’ve only had this for a couple of days but it has already been made into an essential. The gloss is a true nude only giving a shine and anything but sticky consistency. I’ll probably wear this daily.

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Elizabeth and James black Nirvana

I actually owned this perfume last year but ran out of it. Madison surprised me for my birthday with this and the lip gloss. This is a warm vanilla, violet, and sandalwood mixture that makes me fall in love with it every time I put it on. I love the rollerball because of its ease to carry around. I switch between this and my Chanel.

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These sunglasses were a birthday gift to myself. I needed some new ones and I’ve been hearing for years that it’s important to protect the skin around your eyes. The Sun can cause wrinkles and the sunglasses block it from happening. These black and gold cateye beauties were picked up from Amazon ( my addiction). I feel like such a badass wearing them, even though the most rebellious thing I do is add way too much cream to my tea.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. Expect to see more posts like this!

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4 thoughts on “My Summer Beauty Essentials

  1. I love your blog, your posts are beautiful! I just followed you, it would be great if we can support each other 🙂 I am so glad I got to discover you ❤

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