Hello my friends!!!
First I wanted to say thank you for reading my last blog! For those of you that shared it, thank you so much! It was definitely a little personal but I had to get some stuff off my chest. I must say it was quite liberating. I can’t believe how many people commented and private messaged me saying they went through the same things and could relate. I got some common questions so I will do a Vlog on my YouTube channel covering those questions. So make sure and subscribe to my channel.
On another note, I am so excited that Spring is now here!! That means we are close to Summer (favorite seasons)… Summa Summa Time heheh. Kidding kidding. When I think of Spring and Summer, I think about fashion, makeup, hair, tanned skin, etc. I am going to share with you some of my spring favorites!
Hair- I love keeping it more natural. During the summer, I usually wear my hair wavy. Without great products, my hair looks like Tina Turner. Let me share with you what products I am using to get my hair to have the perfect beachy look.
Hands down my favorite product for my beachy waves are Paul Mitchell’s Twirl Around Crunch-Free Definer. I got it from the Best Curls website. This site has everything for curly hair or if you want to manipulate your board straight hair to achieve curl! How many of you have used hair mousse and it left your hair crunchy? Ugh I hate that!
Another favorite for beachy hair is Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray! This gives it that tousled look. This helps those of you with straight hair achieve more of that tousled look. Think Blake Lively’s tousled hair. If you’re on a budget, you can create your own sea salt spray by combining- water, conditioner, and sea salt into a spray bottle.
The Result of these two products =
Fashion- During Spring and Summer … Rompers and Spring/Summer dresses along with wedges are staples in my closet! I love wedges because they are surprisingly comfortable and it’s a plus that they give my 5ft tall frame some added height hehe. I really don’t spend a lot of money on it either. I usually grab stuff from like H&M or Forever 21. Every once in a while I will splurge on it, but I am definitely NOT one of those girls that has to be labeled in designer clothes. If I like it I don’t care where it’s from:)
Nails- I love getting mani’s. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook ,you know I always post photos of my latest Shellac manis. I always say “Once you go Shellac, you don’t go back” lol but it’s true! For my toes though, I love Essie nail polish! Have you seen the new spring line for both lines? Check it out!
The lighting from this photo doesn’t do these nails justice. In person it looks like a pastel pink. It is so gorgeous! The color is Cake Pop and it makes me want to get one from Starbucks right now lol.
Makeup- I love makeup! When it comes to the summer I like to keep it natural unless I am going out of course I love me some drama. Tinted moisturizer or BB cream, Tinted lip balm/gloss, bronzers, and peach blushes are staples in my makeup bag.
*Favorite Tinted moisturizer – Laura Mercier , if you’re on a budget I would get the Aveeno tinted moisturizer from your local drugstore.
* Favorite current BB cream– Mac Prep+Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact, I especially love this because you can use it as a BB cream during the day and for more of the evening looks you can use it as a primer. Plus it has an SPF 30!!! SAFETY FIRST 🙂
*Favorite Bronzer– Too Faced Bronzer Compact
Blush– Mac Blush in Peaches …. love love love!
Sunless Tanner- Rodan+Field’s Essentials Foaming Sunless Tanner . This stuff is amazing and it’s streak free! How many times have you tried getting one of those drugstore sunless tanners only to wake up looking like an orange zebra? This formula is lightweight, oil free, and dries quickly! I like to shower and exfoliate at night before applying it, letting it soak in my skin overnight, and then rinse it off in the am. This product is so amazing that we promoted a Flash Deal on it yesterday to end tomorrow and withing a day our BOGO free deal sold out. It’s on high Demand! In one of my previous posts from over a year ago I mentioned I used tanning beds. Not anymore! I haven’t entered into a tanning bed since September 2011. The last thing I want is to age and/or get skin cancer. I supplement my body with vitamin D that I get from Bodybuilding.com!
SPF- Rodan+Field’s Essential SPF 30 Body Sunscreen . I cannot stress this enough! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE wear your SPF and at least an SPF 30! Your skin should be protected.
Now that you have seen some of my favorite goodies, I hope you get to try them out! I hope to be doing a lot of outdoor stuff this Spring so I will be sure to wear a lot of sun protection.
As for my Vlog, post your questions below or private message me on my Facebook and I will work on it. Stay tuned for a giveaway as well!
Until next time
i tlove the hair and as you said in summer its always better to keep it natural
I love natural hair:)