SUMMER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

Editors note: Please welcome A Stylish Moment’s latest contributor, Ina Jalil– a blogger from Canberra, Australia. Ina also runs her own blog, Chic Tales and enjoys writing about beauty, style travel and lifestyle.  


In less than a month, Summer will be here and we cannot wait to have more warm, sunny days especially since it’s been rainy and wet the past few weeks! I love spending sunny days outside enjoying the warmth, and warmer weather also means that it’s time to transition beauty products to reflect the new season!

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I usually have a long list of my summer beauty essentials but I’ve narrowed it down to my Top  10 Summer Beauty Essentials.

1. BB Cream: La Mav Organic BB Crème

I love BB creams and I tend to use this for my everyday make up rather than using foundation because it tends to be lighter. I like this La Mav BB Crème because it is organic and also contains natural sunscreen. It still provides a bit of coverage and evens out my skin tone, and is great to use as an everyday base for your makeup. You can find a review on this BB cream at http://chictales.com/2015/06/skincaremakeup-review-la-mav-organic-bb-creme/.

2. Nail serum: Revitanail Keratin Strengthening Serum

I love wearing bright nail polish in summer, but my nails easily break and tend to get brittle. So that I can keep wearing fun nail polish without damaging my nails, I like to massage the Revitanail Keratin Strengthening Nail Serum into my nails before applying the nail polish. This serum works wonders and really does help strengthen my nails.

3. Highlighter: theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

This highlighter is gorgeous and brightens up your face – perfect for warmer weather. The honey/champagne tone is oil free and suits most skin tones. A swipe of this on top of your cheekbones gives a nice glow to your skin. Works as a highlighter, eyeshadow and shimmer in one.

4. Perfume: Marc Jacobs Oh Lola

Summer time calls for floral and fruity scents. My current favourite is Marc Jacobs Oh Lola perfume. Oh Lola has a fruity floral scent with notes of sweet fruits like Raspberry, Strawberry, and Pear.

5. Cream eyeshadow: Elizabeth Arden Shimmer Cream Eyeshadow in Beach Girl

Cream eyeshadow gives a nice dewy look and it’s easy and quick to apply especially when I am rushing around in the morning. Beach girl is a great shade for summer – it’s a slightly pinkish champagne colour, perfect to use on its own or as a base.

6. Lipstick: MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires

Bright sunny days are the perfect time to wear bright lip colours. One of my favourite shades is Crosswires from MAC Cosmetics. It’s a gorgeous coral pink shade – with a hint of nude.

7. Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

This powder is essential because it gives your skin a flawless look. Just a brush over the skin with a big fluffy brush is all you need. To find out more information and to read a review on this product, visit http://chictales.com/2015/07/makeup-review-hourglass-ambient-lighting-powder-dim-light/

8. Body Lotion: L’Occitane Ultra Rich Body Lotion

Warmer weather can unfortunately make your skin dry, so it’s always good to apply body lotion every day. I love this body lotion because it’s not too thick but still moisturising and soothing for the skin. It sinks into the skin quite quickly, and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy.

9. Sunscreen: La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a must in summer time, especially since the sun in Australia is so harsh. I always apply sunscreen everyday, especially on my face, and even on gloomy days. This sunscreen is really good as it is SPF 50+, fragrance and paraben free.

10. Bronzer: Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Airbrushing Bronzer SPF 30

Lastly, bronzer is an essential makeup product all year round. It’ll give you that glowing sun-kissed look in summer, and can add that extra sparkle on a warm summers night. This bronzer is great as it also contains SPF 30. A sun-kissed look whilst being protected from the sun – who doesn’t want that!

So there you have it, my Top 10 Summer Beauty Essentials. I could go on and on listing more products, but these are some of my absolute favourites.

What are your summer beauty essentials?

InaAuthor BIO: Ina is a local Canberra girl who is passionate about beauty, fashion, travel and photography. Blogging is an outlet for her to write and share her passion on these topics. Chictales.com is a blog with fresh inspiring posts on all things beauty, style, travel and lifestyle. It is written by 3 writers all located around the globe, Jakarta, London and Canberra. 

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