How’s the weather in your part of the world? It’s blazin’ hot as I write this post. Summah-time, well almost. I have this love-hate feeling for summer. Hate the headache the extreme temperature gives me but uber-love this whole carefree fashion spectacle.

Do you switch your beauty routine for summer? I sure do. For one, I wear less makeup. Here are some of my beauty staples, majority of them have been reviewed already so clickety-click the link for more details.

What good is a summer without tan. I mean glowy-tan minus the harmful effects of sun. I fake mine with Clarins Self-Tanning Instant Gel. It’s colorless and has a nice caramel scent. As with other self-tanning lotions or creams, it’s important to exfoliate and moisturize first before using it to avoid streaks.

When out and about, I skip foundation and opt for a tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 like Korres Tinted Moisturizer. It’s lightweight, natural, and oil-free. Sometimes, I just wear powder mineral foundation like Skinn. Skin ‘gotta breathe baby.

Bronzer rules! ’tis the time to rock this beauty. Some of my personal faves are from Korres, The Body Shop, and Lorac Tantalizer. I use matte bronzer to contour and shimmer ones (Lorac) for that extra sun-kissed punch.

Don’cha forget the puckers. I prefer a lip balm that has SPF like Jack Black Intense Lip Therapy with SPF 25 and a coral-ish lipstick (like the one in the photo) from Yves Rocher.

Ready to soak up the sun? This song by Sheryl Crow is top-of-mind.


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