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Top Ten Summer Products

After browsing the new products, possibly buying them, or shuffling through your stash, have you come across products that you're using often for the summer?  I figured by now some may have an idea of the top ten products for summer.  Here are mine:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought the drugstore gems needed their own closeup lol.

 

 

1.  Urban Decay Naked palette:  I've worn the mattes in it a lot!  My love for neutrals really did return lol.

 

2.  Urban Decay Deep End from the UD 15 palette: Although blues can be scary, I apply it lightly and build up.  I love using it with neutrals and Freelove.

 

3.  Urban Decay Freelove:  It's kind of a peachy/light orangish color.  It reminds me of a tropical paradise lol.  And it makes my eyes look more blue than green.

 

4.  NARS mini bronzer in Laguna: Jxw200 started my addiction to bronzer lol.  I believe I'm applying it correctly since I don't turn out orange lol.  However, I'm still iffy about using it with blushes like some do.  I'm still new to the bronzer and blush world lol.

 

5.  TheBalm BalmShelter TM in Light/Medium: I'd say it'll be finished off after this summer or fall.  It's a really good TM, but it does not apply well with a foundation brush.  Other than that, it'll be sad when it is finally used up.

 

6.  Neutrogena 3 in 1 Concealer for Eyes in Light: Blends well, covers the evidence of my sinuses, and has SPF!  I've been trying to use SPF items more.

 

7.  Maybelline Volum' Express Plush (Waterproof): I needed a waterproof formula, and I like how light it feels.  I've not had any smudge issues with it.

 

8.  Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Underground:  I use it a LOT! lol  I love using it just on my bottom lash line for a "more awake" look.

 

9.  Revlon Lip Butters: I couldn't decide which of these two I use the most, so I went with both and counted them as one lol.  The two in the picture are Sugar Frosting and Strawberry Shortcake.

 

10.  Bath and Body Works Signature Fragrance Mist in Peach Sparkle:  Although I don't like the taste of peaches, I love the smell of them lol.

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sephoramusthave - No problem. Sorry that was the longest explanation/thought process ever, haha. Lucky you not to have issues with your lips! I used to love Rosebud (and actually when we have terrible winters or I have terrible colds, I use it on my nose and my knuckles to prevent cracking!) but I always seem to lose them and I have no idea why. Come to think of it, I think the first one I ever had I used up, or at least was very close to it before I lost it. Hmmm I didn't realize Lavanila had one - what flavor is it? Or do they have multiple? and I saw the Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips at Sephora the other day and thought it was interesting but didn't try it. Definitely have nuxe reve de miel and sara happ lip slip on the list for the next two nice ones to try, though. Thanks for the tip about the Josie Maran - every once in a while I become very interested in those products and then realize I wouldn't love most of them :/ 

 

melissa - I've thought about trying the st tropez self tanner, so thanks for sharing your opinion of it! Actually, come to think of it, I have a sample bottle at home! Exciting. Anyways, I think you've made some great picks for summer! Smiley Happy

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jxw200---I'll add those on my list, thanks! I only tried the Lavanila one once in store and I fell in love with it. Its thick and creamy and I think it had a minty taste/smell/flavor but Im not sure because its been awhile. Some of the pricier lipbalms that I really dont like are Josie Maran and Korres, both leave an awful aftertaste that I just cant handle.

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@beautytester and @jxw200  Thank you for the info on the Essie polish!  I may have to pick one up from Walgreens to try.  I've been getting into using glitter (polish and loose) and it seemed like something neat to try. 

 

@sephoramusthave  Since you use lip balm at night, have you tried the C.O. Bigelow My Favorite Night Balm from BBW?

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kimmi---Nope never tried it. I only have one lipgloss from BBW that I got for Christmas, I think its a cinnamon flavor and its nothing special.

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@sephoramusthave  It seems to be hit or miss with their lipgloss lines.  Some of them kind of remind me of the Philosophy ones.

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Kimmi----Yeah I know. Is the night balm that you talked about really good?

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@sephoramusthave  The night balm has made a huge difference for me.  Sometimes, the corners of my lips will crack open, and it hurts like heck.  I then have to use a prescribed gel on it to get it to heal up faster.  This usually happens because I wear a retainer when I go to bed, and if I breathe through my mouth when my allergies are bugging me.  Since using the night balm, I don't have the cracking corner problem as often as I did.  The only time it happens now is when I forgot to use the night balm like 5 nights in a row or something like that.  Forgetting a few nights doesn't bother me, though.  Although it's a small tube, it lasts a long time.  I'm on my second tube of it now.

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@kimmi: I have always had this problem (corners of mouth cracking) since I was a kid! I was originally told it was due to a vitamin deficiency (maybe it still is?) but I have no idea. I have never worn a retainer. I do always keep a tube of Polysporin with me when this is an issue, though, and that seems both to soothe it and to help it heal faster.

 

Re: The original topic -- there is no "summer" for me, since it's consistently about 55 -- 65 degrees where I am -- haha. I kind of have the same year-round skincare and makeup routine, but when I've lived in places that did have 0 degree winters and 95 degree summers, I definitely switched moisturizers, etc. I will be heading home for a week soon, though...I'm sure that will be a shock. Smiley Happy

 

My current favorite 10 products at the moment are:

 

1. Avène sunscreen;

2. Shiseido eye cream;

3. NARS Larger than Life gloss in Odalisque (it's summery...right?);

4. NARS lipstick in Heat Wave (my favorite evening red); and

5. Burberry Blush in Tangerine (peachy but subtle);

6. Lotion I randomly became addicted to at a hotel: Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Orange Ginger -- it's not even that moisturizing, but it smells so good I can't get enough;

7. Labello Fruity Shine chapstick;

8. Sachajuan Hair Repair (used as a treatment conditioner);

9. NARS Pressed Powder in Snow; and

10. Burberry eyeshadow in Rosewood.

 

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@katie1724  I've not heard of it being from a Vitamin deficiency before.  That's interesting.  My mom has the same problem, and she does have to take vitamins.  I may have to do some Googling!

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@Kimmi: I have no idea if this is true or not; it's just what my pediatrician said (keep in mind this was like 25+ years ago). I just looked it up, though...apparently common causes are excessive licking of the affected area, sleeping with your mouth open (drooling), having braces / dental work, can be from a chronic yeast infection (to this area), or systemic conditions like iron-deficiency anemia, B vitamin deficiency (or diabetes, or cancer...)..so, in short: I guess it can be attributed to many different things (!). Smiley Happy

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