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Summer 2019 Favorites

Sweet Summer time! I cannot believe the summer heat is finally here. I love the summer time because it mean it's time to get the bikinis out and get our bronze goddess look going on! Since the summer season is here, I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you guys a few of my favorite summer time beauty products including makeup, skincare, and other random favorites.

So let's start with skincare first. I'm not going to go through my entire skincare routine, but I did want to share with you guys a few staple products that I use.

1. Neotrogena Hydrating Serum

Neutrogena recently came out with a new line of skincare products, and I tried a few of the products This bad boy right here caught my eye. This product is so moisturizing for the skin and it really gives your face a dewy look. This can be used as a moisturizer after you cleanse your face, but it can also be used as a hydrating primer. I keep this in my makeup kit and use it on my clients. This product retails for about $15 at your local drugstore. 

2. Mario Badescu Facial Spray

In the summer time, your skin needs all of the hydration it can get since the sun's rays can be so drying on the skin. I love the Mario Badescu facial spray as a refreshing mist for the face at any point in the day. This product is really good to keep in your on-the-go makeup bag. I also like using this spray as a hydrating primer as well as a setting spray. This product retails for only $5 at Ulta, Sephora, & Nordstrom.

Quick tip: If you go throughout the day and notice your makeup is starting to crease or cake up, just spray a few pumps of this facial spray and take a small sponge and blot your makeup. This small step can transform your makeup back to looking fresh!

3. Buff City Soap's Activated Charcoal Cleansing Bar

Bluff City Soap is a local shop here in Memphis, TN where I get most of my skincare products. They make all of their products in house, and everything is paraben-free, gluten-free, & vegan. I discovered this product recently at one of their blogger events, and I'm so in love!!I think this product may be my favorite skincare product that I'm sharing with you guys. This activated charcoal cleansing bar, has helped me so much with my acne breakouts. This cleansing bar dries every breakout right up. You do have to make sure you moiturize heavily after becasue it can dry your skin out. I use this twice a day, and it retails for $12 at Bluff City Soap

4. Buff City Soap's Toner

 In the summer time, we all want to achieve that no makeup look with dewy and bronzey skin. In order to achieve this look, you have to have really great skin, and this toner has helped me out with that! I've never really used a toner in my skincare routine until now, and I've definitely noticed the scarring and hyper-pigmentation on my face has brightened up and just made my skin look really smooth and seamless. This product retails for $9. 

5. Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water

In the past, I have always just used makeup wipes to clean off my makeup and then proceeded with my skincare routine. However, recently I bought some of Simple's water boost micellar cleansing water, and it really helps to get all of the remaining dirt off of my face before my skincare routine all while hydrating my skin. This product is amazing, and it retails for $8

So now that skincare is out of the way, I want to jump into a few of my favorite makeup products right now. 

1. NYX Born to Glow Liquid Highlighter

I know you've heard me say it enough, but I love dewy skin in the summer time! The NYX born to glow liquid highlighter really illuminates the skin and gives it a natural glow. Product retails for $6

Quick Tip: I apply this product right after primer and right before foundation to the high points of the face such as cheekbones, temple, and chin.

2. Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer

 Recently, one of my clients introduced me to this face primer by Tatcha, and I have never been so in love with how a primer smoothes the pores and skin. "Pore Professional" by Benefit and Smashbox "Photofocus" primer has nothing on this one! If you have huge pores and have trouble smoothing them, then try out this primer I promise you won't regret it! The small container retails for $22, and the big container retails for $52.

3. Kaleidoscope Skinblush