InTruBeauty: Summer Essentials

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Essentials

Summer Essentials

Getting ready for a graduation party, I was thinking of all of my favorite products I use to get ready to meet my friends on a lovely summer day (I'm ignoring the stormy weather today). I love the beginning time of summer when its not too hot and not too cold and there's a soft breeze wafting through your hair and your sun-kissed skin is subtly shimmering in the light. So here are some of my favorite Summer Essentials picks to help you prepare for that perfect summer day out with friends and family.

My Summer Skincare Picks:

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil with Radiance for shimmery gorgeous looking skin, with nourishing antioxidants, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Limited Edition. $48, 1.7fl oz.

Riiviva Skincare MD Serum for hydrated anti-aging effects, with Vitamin C and peptides to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $40, 1 fl oz.

LUSH Ocean Salt for baby soft summer skin, with sea salt minerals to scrub away the dirt and dead skin for a bright smiling face. $21.95, 4.2 oz.

Mama Mio OMega Body Oil for cuddle worth soft skin, this un-greasy formula with argan oil will leave your skin luminous and dewy. $35, 5 oz.

My Summer Hair Picks:


Curly Sexy Hair Curl Reactivator for lightweight gorgeously formed curls that smell like a fresh summer breeze, reactivate and reshape curls without the need for a diffuser, $17.50

Alba Botanica® Hawaiian Colorific Plumeria Shampoo and Conditioner for soft "run your hands through" worthy hair, with vitamin rich Plumeria, Pineapple and Papaya, and conditioner with Jojoba, Kukui and Macadamia. Free of Parabens, Pthalates, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Myreth Sulfate. $10.50 each.

Shu Uemura Hair Fragrance, Essence Absolue for lightweight delicate floral scented hair, with radiant shine and nourishment and a light finish. $68, 3 fl. oz. Limited Edition.

My Summer Makeup Prep Picks:

MAKE for We See Beauty Glossing Powder for lightweight brightened skin, with a multi-mineral complex and vitamins to smooth your skin and diffuse imperfections, with a subtle lightweight shimmer. Feel good with 33% of sale going to We See Beauty's foundation to support cooperative development. Not tested on animals, cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, fragrance-free. $22, .3oz

Mally Beauty's Everclear Poreless Face Defender for the softest smoothest skin ever which will not budge on a hot summer day, this clear product sets makeup, reduces shine, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leaves skin matified. $40.

VERIA ID Hydrating Toner for hydrated refreshed skin on hot summer days (over and under makeup), with a fine refreshing mist for your moisture seeking skin. Contains Amla extract, coconut juice, sugar cane and a peptide rich regenerating complex. 100% natural fragrance blend including Organic Vanilla, Ginger, Cardamom, Clove and Orange Oil Extracts. $20, 8 fl oz.

And last but not least is my pick for nails. I've got another collection from LCN I will be sharing with you shortly which is perfect for wedding season (Yes I Do Wedding set). These two collections have been getting some serious love on my nails lately! LCN is also "3 free", free of DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde and Cetyl Alcohol!
Vintage Rose – a rosy pink‐coral
     SoftDaisy – a delicate, happy yellow
                     I Love Mint – an invigorating pop of blue‐green
Lilac Blossom – a flirty lavender

Did you like this kind of post? I'm working on some other Summer Essentials picks for makeup, wedding season and gifts/shower season! Comment and let me know! 

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Post contains Press Samples provided for review. All opinions are honest.
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