Summer Loving

I took a bit of a break in May and June from buying makeup and skincare products. I realized I had gone a bit mad and bought more stuff than I needed. I made packed with myself that I'd use up the makeup and skincare items I had before going to buy more. Well it didn't last long and this time when I went to the store, I went all in. I bought items that were far too expensive and now my wallet is feeling the effects. All these products are perfect for summer (so I keep telling myself), so wanted to share the kinds of products I have been using during these hot months. I know there is less than a month left of summer, but it's better late than never! 

The It's Potent Benefit Eye Cream. This is quite the product. I have tried a lot of eye creams, but no matter what, I always go back to this. I love the consistency and my eyes always look refreshed when I wake up in the morning, no matter how much sleep I've gotten. This is a brightening eye cream, that helps fade dark circles and smooth the appearance of fine lines. You are never to young to start using eye cream. This one is about $34 at Sephora. It's a bit expensive, but in the long run, your under eyes will thank you. 

My next obsession is the Urban Decay Naked Beauty Balm with SPF 20. I love, love LOVE this product. It is my most favorite for summer. Many times, I find myself going for walks with friends at the beach or going out for a quick bite too eat. I don't want to look too made up but I also want to hide some of my spots. I put this baby on and instantly it matches my skin tone and gives me the coverage I need. It looks like you have nothing on plus it feels so light and airy on your skin. It also has an SPF so you can protect your skin during those sunny days. This is oil free as well so you don't have to worry about it clogging up your pores. Its magic in a tube. 

I splurged on this product. I wasn't going to do it, but I couldn't resist. It's so beautiful. This is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I have actually never tried Hourglass products before and after I bought this palette, I realized I need to go back for more. These are amazing highlighters that brighten up any makeup look. In the summer when you have a tan, you usually don't need to much makeup. Using one of these after a day at the beach just enhances that beach glow and brightens up your whole complexion. If you're looking for a great highlighter, I would seriously consider getting this palette. 

Too Faced is also another product line I had never tried before. This is actually a free sample I received from Sephora, but when I am done with this one, I am buying the full size version! This is the Hangover Replenishing Face Primer. It is an instant cure for beauty hangovers or nights when you didn't get much sleep. Put this on before applying your makeup and it will help revive your skin. This will help your makeup last longer all day as well. In the summer it is hard to keep your makeup looking fresh all day in the heat, but this will help hydrate and boost your skin's radiance for a more flawless look! A definite must after a fun night out! 

So recently, I discovered an all natural skin care shop that is 20 minutes from my house. I work in Boston and was introduced to the skincare products one afternoon on my walk at lunch during a Farmer's Market. The place is called Lighting Willow Farm and they sell everything from lotions, to serums to deodorant!! These are two of my favorite items I bought. On the left is the Mango Whipped Body Butter. The smell is so lovely and it hydrates my skin like no other lotion I have tried before. On the right is the Green Tree and Thyme Toner. This is to die for!! My skin looks absolutely incredible after using this. It also feels soft and hydrated. I don't think I can live without out. You can check out more of their products on their website at: www.lightningwillow.com

Enjoy the rest of your summer!