Five Summer Beauty Favorites

Growing up I never really had specific summer beauty ‘must haves.’ I just used whatever was in the house or what my friends told me they liked. However, in the past few years that’s certainly changed. I love picking up and trying new products (cute packaging always gets me!) but now I have summer skin and hair care staples that I love and always replace when the last drop runs out.  I keep multiple sizes of these products around (for travel) and believe in them so much I love sharing with friends and family, and now you! My can’t-live-without summer beauty products are below.

1. Bumble and Bumble Texture Hair (Un) Dressing Crème- It took me a while to figure out how to get my hair to be wavy by air-drying, and this product helps in a major way. Less is more with this and I learned that it helps to rub a small amount with water before you put it on your hair. When you use it correctly the results are amazing, and it gives perfectly undone tousled waves. I’ve tried my fair share of hair waving products and this takes the cake.

2. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek- This product goes perfectly with the B&B Texture crème to keep frizz away from your waves. It’s perfect for the humid summer days we have in NYC. The lightweight Moroccan argan oil instantly absorbs into hair to prevent frizz (when using on wet hair) and to make frizz go away (smoothing the oil over dry hair). It’s also a great price compared to other Moroccan hair oils on the market.

3. Mario Badescu Honey Moisturizer- Mario Badescu is my favorite skin care line and this face moisturizer is my #1 beauty must-have. I’ve been using it for years and swear by it. The formula is super light and greaseless, which is great for the hot summer months. The moisturizer smells amazing and makes my skin feel incredibly soft.  

4. Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum- Continuing with my Mario Badescu love, this product is another favorite of mine. Vitamin C helps to reduce discoloration and brightens skin. I use the serum a couple times a week before the honey moisturizer and always notice my skin tone looks more even and dewy in the morning.  [Side note: Mario Badescu has a spa in Manhattan! They offer affordable facials, and bonus, if you get a treatment done they let you stock up on samples before you leave!]

5. Essie Nail Polish- With cute sandals and more skin showing in the summer, I love to have a bright pop of color on my fingers and toes. I always gravitate to Essie polishes and love the wide range of colors they offer. My two favorites for the summer are Muchi, Muchi (very light pink) and Bachelorette Bash (fuchsia). Clambake is always a favorite of mine, if you’re looking for a nice coral shade!

The makeup pouch pictured is from the Lilly for Target collaboration. If you're looking for something similar, I love this option on Lilly's website.


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