5.08.2015

Lifestyle- Summer Must haves!

ITS FINALLY BASICALLY SUMMER! Where I live its been really cold until this week. Now its 80 so I’m sitting outside writing this.
Here are some of my summer must haves!
  1. Sunglasses- Sunglasses are like sunscreen for your eyes. Just like your skin, your eyes need protection from UV rays. My favorite sunglasses are the Ray Ban aviators. They are super cute, and are perfect for everyday use.
  2. Sandals- Sandals are so cute and some are actually comfortable (unlike heels!) My current obsession is the Lauren by Ralph Lauren Arima Patent Flat Sandal in gold. I bought these at DSW last year for around $50. Unfortunately I can’t find them in gold anywhere online, but I did see them recently in store. http://www.dsw.com/shoe/lauren+ralph+lauren+arima+patent+flat+sandal?prodId=293874&utm_campaign=bazaarvoice&utm_medium=SearchVoice&utm_source=RatingsAndReviews&utm_content=Default (this is the exact same sandal but there are limited colors and sizes). I wore these all summer last year, and they are still in great shape! http://www.dsw.com/shoe/lauren+ralph+lauren+adrian+flat+sandal?prodId=dsw12prod5970467&productRef=CROSS: (similar to the ones I own).
  3. Heels- While these aren’t the most comfortable, they are great for night and any formal events. I just got these and I absolutely love them. They aren’t expensive and definitely the most comfortable pair of heels I own. http://www.dsw.com/shoe/moda+spana+qwin+sandal?prodId=303214&productRef=SEARCH
  4. Shorts- Because its hot! I recommend having both cotton shorts and jean shorts. If its really really hot (100 or something like that) i’ll wear cotton flowy shorts because it keeps you cooler, but If i’m going somewhere a little more nice, or if it’s cooler, I love wearing jean shorts.
  5. Dry shampoo- Because it’s hot, you get more sweaty so your hair will get oily quicker. I have been loving the Not your Mother’s clean freak dry shampoo. It doesn’t leave any residue in your hair, and leave you feeling really clean.
  6. Razor and Shaving cream- When I wear shorts I love having hair free legs, so this is a must for me. I love the Schick hydro silk razor, and the skintimate shave gel. (not sponsored!) Between these 2 items, I eliminate razor burns and cuts and my legs aren’t dried out!
  7. Simple Micellar Cleansing Water- I love this stuff! Its super gentle but does a great job as a morning cleanser. When its really hot, I love to use this after sweating to clean my face.
  8. SPF- Unfortunately, I get really bad reactions to many many many sunscreens and I’m currently on the hunt for one that won’t irritate my skin! I am currently using the Laura Mercier foundation primer protect. I really like this stuff and would highly recommend it, but I wanna find one that is meant to be used everyday (not as a primer)
  9. Lipgloss- During summer, basically all i wear makeup wise is lip gloss! My absolute favorite lipgloss is the Buxom full on lip cream in creamsicle. Its a beautiful pinky coral color that really brings out your tan! It also has an amazing plumping effect and is pretty pigmented!
  10. Highlighter- With tan (ish) skin, highlighter looks BEAUTIFUL! My favorite is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector liquid in Opal. During the summer months it looks soo pretty!


I hope you guys are as excited for summer as I am!
Let me know what other summer themed post you want to see!

XOXO
Shadow

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