Temps are rising (finally) and summer is right around the corner. My favorite thing about summer is less everything – clothes, worries, and especially make-up. I love being able to throw on a summer dress and apply minimal make-up and be ready for the day. I have picked my summer beauty essentials that will give you an effortless look that lasts all day.To get GLOWING SKIN, you must use a good moisturizer. This gel cream from Clinique is perfect because it continues to moisturize all day long leaving you with a smooth, fresh look – perfect for long summer days.
To gain a NATURAL BRONZE that makes it look like you just got off the beach, use one of my favorites – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder. I have used dozens of bronzers (including the cheap ones) and Bobbi Brown is at the top of my list. I prefer a matte bronzer but if you like a little sparkle, try this one for a little extra glow.
For most of my eye shadows (which I rarely wear), I normally turn to Urban Decay. If you feel like having a night out on the town but want to keep it natural – Naked Eye Shadow Palette is the best. Urban Decay makes a few versions of these and they last forever.
Past summer looks have always been about the nude lip, but this summer I am prepared to be rocking every shade of pink imaginable. For the perfect PINK LIP, try NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. You guys, I am not joking about how good this product is and for only $6 a pop! I find myself throwing my NYX colors in my bag more often than my more expensive brands. They are just that good. And you can get a million different colors for the price! (P.S. – doesn’t the picture above make you so happy and excited for summer?!)
Another surprise Kate Spade sale – another charge to my credit card. This is really nothing new, but that is because you just can’t pass these sales up when they come around! Almost all of the sale items are listed at 75% off – so that $400 bag you have been eying drops down to around $150. You really can’t beat that! I picked some of my favorites that I immediately put in my cart. You have to hurry because this sale only lasts until tomorrow!!! Oh also, you get free shipping if you sign up for the Kate Spade Saturday emails (which you will not regret!). Can you say best sale ever?!Clockwise, from top left: // Cobble Hill Leslie Bag // Kiki Wedge // Ikeda MalinDress // Barry Skirt in Mondrian // Carroll Garden Studs // Queen of the Nile Clutch // Checkered Myrna Top // Off the Beaten Path Bangle //