I feel like summer time is a time to be a minimalist if there ever was one. You play outside, you read books, you watch less TV, you wear less makeup, and kids can be entertained with simple things instead of toys.
I wanted to share my summer essentials with you!
I don’t like wearing much makeup in the summer time. I don’t have much time these days to apply makeup and I sweat a lot and I don’t like the feeling that I have on tons of makeup and then it’s covered in sweat. It makes me feel like a big break out waiting to happen. I also like to be able to wash my face as much as possible after being outside. So I just don’t wear a ton of makeup. These are the essentials. (I always always always wear eye liner, but feel like it’s too heavy looking on a sweaty, hot day, so I haven’t been wearing it this summer.)
Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer with SPF- This goes on after my regular moisturizer. It has SPF and just enough tint to even out my skin tone. But it feels light.
Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer- I use this in the morning and at night after I wash my face.
Smashbox Soft Lights in Shimmer- I brush this over my face for some shimmer and to get a little bit of a summer glow.
Diorshow Mascara- My favorite!
Urban Decay Naked Palette- All of these colors are so natural and beautiful. I think they add just enough color in the summer time without looking too “done.”
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Blonde- I use this color to give my eyebrows some help. I have the lightest eyebrows you’ve ever seen!
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes- These are perfect for removing eye makeup. I still use all my Bliss products for washing my face.
I have a lot of hair and it takes forever to dry. And then I go outside and things get all frizzy because I have naturally wavy hair. So in the summer, I just use these products, let my hair air dry, and then do the curl down. I also use my Olivia Garden round brush to dry my bangs or they’d be ca-razy! Nina first told me about Olivia Garden brushes a couple of years ago and I bought a couple of different sizes. Then she recently told me about the Olivia Garden bamboo brushes. I love mine!
Olivia Garden Bamboo Brush in 3.5 inch- It makes my hair dry so fast. When I do dry all of my hair it cuts the time down by so much!
Aveda Brilliant Damage Control- This is a great detangler and heat protectant.
Aveda Phomollient- I put this on last and scrunch. Then I let it air dry. It is very light!
I read the most in the summer time. There aren’t may great things on TV, so I would prefer to just read. This is what’s left of my summer reading list! I kind of fell off the reading wagon at the end of my pregnancy and when Hayes was first born. I’m getting back on track though.
TV on DVD
Again, there’s nothing great on TV, so I’ve been using my Netflix Instant to watch all of Friday Night Lights this summer. I’m obsessed. TC and I just love every single character– well, almost all of them! My mom watched this show from the beginning and I’d catch the occasional episode with her. But I’m weird about TV shows. If I’m going to watch them, I have to watch them from the very first episode.
What are your summer essentials? Make up and hair routine? What are you watching this summer? If you say you spend every day at the pool with no one around, I’m going to be extremely jealous and ask if we can trade places for a day. I’m just kidding…