Sunday, 13 July 2014

Beauty Must-Haves for Summer

Hello beautiesss ❥

"The moment you compare yourself [to another woman], it weakens you, and I'm not here for that. Once you know that reality and claim your space, your life becomes easier"

You know what I've realized about summer? Everyone prays for it to come and once it arrives we all kind of can't help it but resent it. Okay, okay that might have been an over-exaggeration. Specifically I was referring to the excessive heat and sweat that summer brings. Although this means bringing out the cute summer clothes - crop tops, high-wasited shorts, bathing suits - you know basically everything that every girl loves right now for the summer season. But because of the excessive heat and sweat, we have to use extra products that can keep our makeup on that can last all day long. 

Here are the products I most recommend for summer:

Batiste Dry Shampoo: Greasy/sweaty hair is a big no no. Its just simply no bueno. Thank goodness for dry shampoo to prevent cases such as these. This Batiste dry shampoo is great and really does wonders for second day hair to get rid of the grease and sweat that our hair builds up after some time, especially in the summer season. This dry shampoo in specific also give great volume for the roots of your hair, which is always a great bonus! 

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs: Summer also means everyone craving having a nice and even tan more than ever. Having a nice tan really does just make your skin look so much better while wearing those short shorts and bathing suits. This one is great because its affordable and not permanent. So if you just need something for a night out or laying by the pool, this is great and so easy to use. (I do prefer my St. Tropes Self-Tan compared to this one though - let me know if you would like to see a review on that product on the comments below!)

Velvet Sugar Body Spray: Smells wonderful and perfect for summer. 
(read more about it here)

MAC Prep + Prime: Less makeup, the better (when referring to summer makeup, that is). One product I highly recommend when using minimum makeup is an eye brightener because it just makes you look so much more awake and put together. 

Loreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara: all I have to say about this is: WATERPROOF! A waterproof mascara is literally going to be your best friend for the summer season. It stays on all day and also keeps your lashes curled. Also, waterproof mascara helps fight against the sweat and all that swimming you're most likely going to be doing. 

Urban Decay All Nighter Spray: I cannot stress enough how important this product is for the summer season. This spray will allow your makeup to stay on much much much longer than it would without it. Seriously, you just have to buy it and try it out. 

EOS Lip Balm: This has such a great taste and smell and better yet, its actually moisturizing. Plus its just super cute packaging. What else could you want from a lip balm right? 

Naked Basics Eye Palette: This eye palette says exactly what is great about this: basics. It is perfect for an everyday eye look. Like I said earlier, less makeup, the better. This eye palette is perfect for summer because it adds great definition to your eyes, while not appearing like you're wearing a lot of makeup.

*swatches below*

Artistry Lipgloss: I love this lipgloss because it has a flashlight when you open it and comes with a great mirror on the side. Also, it gives my lips that tingling feeling because it is suppose to give a plumping effect. Although I do not feel like it plumps my lips (I naturally have pretty big lips already anyways), it feels refreshing on my lips. 

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brule: Amazing, amazing, amazing! The formulation of this lipgloss is so phenomenal on your lips. And I love the colour. 

Stila Stain Lipgloss: This is the most long lasting lip product I have ever used. Seriously, put it on and it won't come off even after you have eaten, drank, or even some kissing ;) 

Hope you beauties enjoyed this post!

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XO Janina 


  1. Lovely post. I am obsessed with my NYX buttergloss as well! I have creme brulee and it's amazing!

    Enclothed Cognition

  2. Me encantan los potingues,y utilizo todo jajaja , besos.

  3. thanks for sharing these :) i'm also a big fan of the naked palettes,they're brilliant

  4. Thanks for sharing! You have a great beauty rut!

  5. you have so many great products!
    i wanna want to get the naked eye palette

  6. LOVE ur blog :)

  7. Love the Urban Decay spray. Use it all the time! =)

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  8. great post! :) I wait for new posts :)

  9. Ooh! I've been dying to try the NAKED Basics palette! Thanks for the recs!
    xo Kat

  10. Fun products! Definitely want to try that Stila Lip Stain! The color looks so pretty!


  11. Can't live without my EOS lip balm. I keep one in my purse at all times.
    I'd love to hear your thoughts about my latest post and giveaway!

  12. Beutiful colors lipgloss ;)

  13. Great post! I've been wanting to purchase the naked basics palette the colours are simple yet you can do so much with them and now there's a naked 2 basics coming out, how exciting.. I think I'll have to purchase that one :)

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