Aloha! I’m back from my (oh-so-freaking-amazing) escape from reality to Kauai! It was just what the doctor ordered after a year of non-stop working! I’ll give you this tidbit that about sums up the trip:
Yep. Drank beer, read The Hunger Games (like whoa!), and did a LOT of relaxing! Until my next break from reality…my pictures will be my get-away!
While I was in Kauai, I wore makeup ONCE. Don’t even know why I packed it, since I NEVER wear makeup while in Hawaii! Anyways, the day (or night rather) that I did put makeup on…it felt so unnatural, and completely unnecessary.
–>That being said, the moment I got home and decided I should step out the door without it, I felt a bit TOO naked!
My point is, sometimes…especially in the summer…it feels amazing to free your face from heavy makeup. And let’s be honest; who are we really wearing it for in the first place?! It’s hot dammit! The last thing I want to do, while sweating like a pig, is blow-dry my hair and slap a layer of paint on my face! Check these beauts out…minimal to no makeup IS gorgeous!
I’ve done some research and compiled a list of basic products that should get you through the summer while both protecting, and enhancing your lovely mug!
– SUNSCREEN! Like everyday. In every season. All over your body. At least SPF 30.
-Tinted Moisturizer. I don’t know who thought of this, but dayum. Brilliant.
-Lip Balm. Tinted or not. Don’t care.
-Waterproof Mascara. For those of you who don’t have eyelashes without it 🙂
-Beachy-Wavy-Texture- Spray for your hair. Victoria’s Secret. Duh.
For the budget-friendly gal:
Neutrogina SPF 40 all over spray- $8- Amazon
Sephora tinted moisturizer- $21- Sephora
Rosebud Salve- $6 – Sephora
Maybelline waterproof mascara- $5 – Amazon
Alterna Bamboo Boho Waves (LOVE!)- $22
For the BALLER babes:
Murad sunscreen – $19 – Sephora
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer- $42 – Sephora
Sheseido balm- $21 – Sephora
Lancome’ waterproof mascara- $26- Sephora
Bumble & Bumble sea spray- $25-30- Amazon
And if you want to stay healthy, fresh, dewy and pretty for yeeeeaaaaars to come…better use some of these:
Soap & Glory Night Cream- $30 – Sephora
Yu-Be’ daily moisturizer (LOVE!) – $25 – Sephora
Arbonne Lip Saver- $10 – http://www.Arbonne.com
I suggest the Cadillac of skin products;
Dr. Jart+ BB cream- $39 – Sephora
So go on…wash that beautiful face, throw on your bikini (don’t forget your sunscreen!) and hit the beach! One day we’ll look back and go “I wish I had worn less makeup when I was younger!”. Take a cue from Miss Monroe-
Doesn’t get more beautiful than that!
Ciao For Now!