OMG, who is loving the weather lately??? I finally feel like we’re hitting some summer temperatures and I’m beyond happy, which is why I’m sharing 5 beauty essentials for summer.
If we know ANYTHING about me, it’s that we very much DISLIKE cold temperatures. But who doesn’t?
Do you guys have summer plans? Travel plans? I have a bit of both. But overall, just planning on really enjoying the summer weather, getting out on a lot of hikes and outdoorsy stuff. Speaking of which, Andrew and I are in need of good hiking spots around Toronto. If you know any, leave them in the comments!
Ok, let’s get into this blog post. I’m always sharing skincare/beauty products that I absolutely LOVE on Instagram-stories, and you guys are always DM-ing me your questions. HOW FUN IS INSTA-STORIES THOUGH?? I feel like I can share SO MUCH with you guys instantly as I’m using them. Come hang out: @thechicconfidential.
Anyways, here are my 5 beauty essentials for summer:
ALWAYS. I never leave the house without sunscreen on. Like, hit me with SPF50 please, and thanks. Especially on my face and neck. I have written multiple blog posts on the importance of sunscreen, so if you aren’t on board yet, I don’t know what to tell you. The sun is the most aging thing ever!! So if you’re into wrinkly skin, then go without it.
My favourite sunscreen is the Alumier MD Tinted sunscreens that have SPF 40 in them. The reason why I love this so much, is because you almost don’t need any make-up once you’ve got this on. It gives you that nice dewy, glowy skin that we all love. It’s not super thick and clumpy on your face either, and most importantly, it doesn’t give you that white, scary, pasty look. THE WORST. It has great coverage, and in my opinion is one of the best brands out there for sunscreen.
I did an entire post on it a while back, so read it if you haven’t! It’s worth a read, TRUST ME.
Okay, so you know when it’s the start of summer, and you haven’t quite got that “glow” on your legs yet? As in you’re still a little…pasty but it’s already dress weather. (Yes, even this Indian girl can be a little pasty after the winter) BUT, I’VE GOT YOU COVERED. Let me introduce you to the ultimate fake tanning product. LOL. No, but really. This product is a game changer! Because not only is it organic (!!!!) but it also gives you that like, celebrity flawless look to your skin. I feel like Kendall and Kylie use this on their legs every time we see them on the red carpet.
The best part is the organic ingredients. It’s also free of Parabens, Harsh chemicals, Perfume /Fragrance, Alcohol, Animal derivatives, Petrochemicals, Sulphates, and Silicones. Like, how much do we LOVEEE this??
So, you put this all over you legs/arms, wherever, wait 4-6 hours, and then wash off for a sexy, glowy, flawless tan. Who care that it’s fake.
I use this all the time, and pretend that my legs are always flawless. It’s great.
Oh, and if you’re fake tanning in a tanning bed, we legit cannot be friends. That shit causes cancer!!
Have you ever gone searching for the perfect nude/pink combination in a lipstick before? Obviously you have, and obviously we all know it’s actually the hardest thing to find. WELL, SHIT, I happen to find one. Thank me later. Or now…
Because, Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk is ITTT!! Head to their online store and order and just order like 5, because it’s THAT good. Yes, it’s expensive, but when you find perfection, do you put a price tag on it? Yea, I didn’t think so.
I have been using this one all spring, and now summer. It’s just the perrrrfect combination of pink and nude. There’s actually nothing better out there. Trust me on this one. I’ve tried and tested hundreds. Okay, maybe not that many, but you get what I’m saying. It’s also very creamy, and doesn’t dry out your lips.
And we’re continuing with the GLOW theme for the summer. This highlighter palette is ALL YOU NEED for that summer, J-Lo glow. To be very honest, I have no idea how to use highlighters. But I feel like you really can’t go wrong with them. A little on your cheekbones, a little on your brow-bones, and all of a sudden your entire face is lifted. All you gotta do is watch a couple of make-up Youtubers do it.
When I’m in a pinch, I slather on my Alumier MD tinted sunscreen, highlight my cheekbones, and throw on some mascara. Oh, and obviously Pillow Talk on my lips. It’s such a simple but effective (glowy) look. Do you guys want to see this look on Instagram-stories?
Okay, this is TOTALLY off topic, but I need to share…
ON BRAND SUMMER PLATES:
Obviously when you’re having a BBQ, you want to make sure you’re fully “on brand”. Andrew doesn’t quite understand why my stuff needs to be cute and on brand over functional…
Anyway, I found these plates at Metro, and I died over how cute they were! Pineapples and flamingos? YES PLZ. They’re also dishwasher safe, which is awesome. I feel like because they were super cheap they will only last me a season, and that’s totally fine. A few of you were asking on Insta about these plates, so I thought I would share them.
Ok, so do you guys want me to share beauty products with you monthly? Or should I just stick to sharing them on Insta? Or maybe you want to see them in action on a vlog? YOU let me know! I’m open to ideas.
Also, share your beauty essentials for summer!
Bye for now!
Photography by Victoria Jmourko.