Oh, summer. You little devil, you. You creep up on me every year like a sneaky little pervert. Good thing I like sneaky little perverts because I am very happy to have you back in my life! The beginning of summer is always the same for me. I enter my vault of favorite summer products and take inventory. Heading to the store with my list of summer must haves in my hand puts a little pep in my step and makes me feel like I’m walking on sunshine! Listed below are my absolute favorite, must have, cannot survive the summer without, summer products. My amazon order has been placed.
Nars Body Glow. I literally cannot wait until summer arrives so I can use this product. I am in love with this body oil. The frigging smell? The shimmer? The texture? The packaging? This product is straight up sexy. Monoi de Tahiti Oil is what makes this luxurious body oil so beautiful. It is a combination of pure coconut oil and Tiare flower, the Tahitian Gardenia. Sold, right?!? Here’s a little tip. This stuff can coagulate. Have no fear! Nicole is here! Run some warm water over that bad boy and boom! She is back to her old self in no time. Make sure the cap is on tight. You’re welcome.
Hawaiian Tropics Shimmer Effect. Sunscreen for the fancy bathing beauty. I use it everyday in the summer as my moisturizer. Yep! Moisturizing, shimmering, and sun protection all in one. Oh, and it smells amazing!
Laura Mercier Bronzing Gel. This product is brilliant for summer. Especially for the girls like me who like to get a little sun on their face. There is no need to go out and buy your favorite foundation this summer a shade darker when you start sporting a tan. Instead keep on using the foundation you have and add a little bronzing gel to it. And for you natural ladies with armpit hairs and no mascara, a little dab of this stuff’ll do it for you. You don’t need to wear a full face of makeup to enjoy this bronzer. She works perfectly all by her lonesome on your pretty little face, giving you a killer boost of color. Not too much, though. Oompaloompas aren’t really in season.
Nars South Beach Stick. I have whored this product in other shades so you know I love the stick. Here is my favorite summer shade. South Beach is a bronzed, shimmering beach given glow that leaves your cheeks sun kissed and perfectly blushed. I have been using this shade for probably 15 years. Cross my heart, you’ll love it.
Michael Kors Leg Shine. Yep. It’s that blessed time again, sisters! RISE! Get on your feet TSPeepers! Raise your hands to the heavens and praise big brother Jesus because this stuff right here is a gift from his dad! If you buy one thing on this list let it be this. Seriously. I used to want to donkey punch those girls with beautiful, shiny gams. You know the ones. The ones that don’t look like wooden legs. Mine look like wooden legs. Speaking of wooden legs, have you ever smelled the inside of one? You can leave your answer in the comments. Any who, here you have a flipping roll on leg shine. It basically looks like a deodorant stick with a bronzish, shining, shimmering, sheer stick you glide onto your wooden legs making them shine like the top of the Chrysler Building! Leg Shine gives your legs a healthy glow. It is scented with Micheal Kors fragrance consisting of deep, rich florals. It is very romantic.
Bobbi Brown Beach Roller ball fragrance. This roller stick goes back and forth from my purse to my beach bag all summer long. It is soft and summery. Perfect for hot summer days.
Bain De Soleil Orange Gelee. If you are one of those chicks who I wish I could be who avoids the sun at every cost because it is so effing bad for you then go ahead and skip to no. 6. However, if you are like me and you once in a while enjoy a little relaxation in the sun, click here and buy this sun loving gel right now. My mom used to slather this stuff head to toe back in the day. Her tan was legendary and her skin? At 63, hardly a wrinkle in sight. I am not telling you this product will get you tan as hell and prevent you from damaging your skin. Nope. Not saying that. I am saying it is amazing and it gave my mom killer color and homegirl has great skin. Orange Gelee is loaded with luxurious emollients that leave your skin GLOWING and the signature Bain de Soleil scent is totally sniff worthy. And for the record, I am not a complete butthole. We got SPF 4 up in here.
Caudelie Grape Water. Imagine this. Sitting outside all day with the kids and friends. Laughing and loving life. Swimming, sunning, drinking, what have you. You feel your face shriveling up like a frigging California raisin. What gives? Hello! Grab your bottle of Grape Water and mist this all over your face! Raisins be gone! Made up of 100% organic grapes, this magical mist soothes, refreshes, and moisturizes your skin on the go, anytime of day. It is like a friggin spray on misting moisturizer. I never leave home without it.
Yankee Candle Sun and Sand. There is no candle on the face of this earth that embodies the scents of summer more perfectly than this candle right here. Yankee Candle describes the scent as “A tropical beach breeze of sweet orange flower, lemony citrus, fresh lavender and powdery musk.” I describe it as summer in a jar with a wick. Run. Don’t walk.
Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain, Charm. This is my all day everyday lip color of the summer. It is peachy and perfect. Sheer enough to wear to the beach and pool but significant enough to make a little statement. It is on the lighter, nude side of the shade spectrum so if your skin is on the darker side, this may not be the shade for you. Don’t cry. Dry your eye. Revlon Colorburst has a ton of killer colors for all you girls.
Nars Laguna Bronzer. I will push this product all day, everyday. Now that summer is here I need it more now than ever! Best. Powdered. Bronzer. Ever. Summer Must Have.
One last thing! It is time to switch out your fragrances for summer! Check out this killer list of summer scents.
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