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Summer Favorites

I thought it would be fun to play a little game & see what everyone is up to & enjoying this Summer! 

For the novelists out there, feel free to explain why...



Lip product- Dior addict lip glow for day, YSL glossy stain &/or a NARS lip gloss for night

Eye shadow- Tarte Aqualilies shadows or MUFE/UD shadow sticks

Eye liner-  I tend not to wear liner in the summer except to tight line & that's with the Too Faced 3-way lash liner

Mascara- Givenchy purple

Foundation- Dior airflash (recently learned it was long-wear) or the Diorskin compact 

Blush- Tarte Aqualilies or NARS orgasm

Bronzer- Tarte Aqualilies or Hourglass waterproof

Primer- Murad Hybrids for Acne or Hourglass 

Finishing powder/spray- UD all nighter with Guerlain meteorites 

Makeup Look- minimal foundation, full countered, minimal eyes, lipgloss 

Nail polish color- any shade of neon or holograph on toes, light pinks or blues on hands


Skin care

Makeup Remover- NUXE rose water

Cleanser- Ren calm3 clay

Exfoliator- AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel

Toner- Kate Somerville 

Serum- OH truth serum AM, Perricone Blue Plasma PM

Moisturizer- OH sheer transformation AM, Korres wild rose Vita C sleeping facial PM 

Treatment- DDG A/B Pads or OH lemon peel

SPF- PTR SPF brush, or Boscia self defence



Shampoo- Just got a trim last week & my salon started carrying Kerastase. Phasing Clear scalp out and using bain force architecte to control frizz. It's only been 3 washes but I like the change.

Conditioner- Phased out Clear scalp & using ciment anti-usure with really nice results. 

Styling Product- Alterna dry oil mist

Treatment- Bumble & bumble Tonic

Tool/Accessory- wide tooth comb. Haven't touched my mason brush in almost a month. 

Hair Style- down with no heat waves (braids), or in a messy bun (with a braid to the side, or underneath) 

How often are you washing your hair?- 3x a week. 2 was not enough with the the heat we've been having Smiley Sad 

Body Lotion- Soap & Glory Righteous Butter Body Lotion or Fresh acai age delay

Body Wash- PTR blemish buffing beads for chest/back/arms, Caress for the rest

Body Exfoliator- OH loofa scrub 

Body Treatment- Perricone Cold Plasma Body on arms & dry spots 

SPF- Neutrogena cooling spray 

Scent- Fresh lychee 


For Fun

Song you can't get out of your head- Pontoon by Little Big Town 

Book/Magazine- none at the moment, but I have a bunch downloaded on my nook waiting to be read

Exercise Activity- Hot Yoga in our loft (it's like 90 degrees up there when the AC isn't running), hiking, or kayaking. 

Game- Bocci ball during the day, nails or corn hole at night

Highlight of your summer so far- Spending a week in upstate NY with international friends I haven't seen in 2 years. Even though I was busy helping run the tournament, I still got to enjoy myself and make some new memories. 

What are you looking forward to?- A friend's wedding in Ukraine at the end of August, going hiking/camping in the Carpathian Mountains for 4 nights after the reception. 

Summer Activity- Going to lake houses/cabins upstate; fishing, hiking, bonfires, grilling, tubing... 

Movie- haven't had time to see any yet Smiley Sad 

Vegetable- Squash or Jersey Corn

Fruit- Rainier Cherries 

Meal- any meat grilled

Desert- frozen yogurt

Drink- White wine sangria, mojito, Magners Irish Cider on ice

Beach or Pool?- Pool to relax & read by


Write in- anything I forgot, that you would like to add Smiley Wink 



Re: Summer Favorites

This was fun thanks! You have good taste!


Lip product- YSL Rouge Shines. Mmm
Eye shadow- Keeping it basic with the Naked Basic palette
Eye liner- Stila Stay All Day 
Mascara- Diorshow waterproof 
Foundation- NARS TM or Boscia's BB cream
Blush- Tarte Blissful or NARS Gina
Bronzer- Benefit Hoola
Primer- Benefit's Porefessional or Hourglass
Finishing powder/spray- LM loose setting powder 
Makeup Look- Natural with coral or fuscia lips
Nail polish color- Sally Hensen Miracle Grow


Skin care
Makeup Remover- Neotrogena oil-free 
Cleanser- Murad Timeless and Soap & Glory's 3-1 facial soap
Exfoliator- Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
Toner- LUSH Tea Tree water
Serum- none (eyeballing Tarte Maracuja oil)
Moisturizer- Clinique Dramatically Diff. Gel 
Treatment- PTR Sulfur masque and Byebye Blemish spot treatment
SPF- Sun Bum

Shampoo- L'Oreal sulfate-free for volume
Conditioner- L'Oreal sulfate-free for volume 
Styling Product- Kendra #25 hairspray
Treatment- It's a 10 spray (light edition)
Tool/Accessory- Shower comb and round brush for styling
Hair Style- Messy pony tail with short side bangs
How often are you washing your hair?- Every night. Shhh*
Body Lotion- CeraVe
Body Wash- LUSH Twilight (night) or LUSH Slammer (day)
Body Exfoliator- Tree Hut Hawaiian Kukui (fav smell in the world lately)
Body Treatment- Murad body spray for bacne.
SPF- Sun Bum
Scent- BOND I love NY for all or Burberry Brit


For Fun
Song you can't get out of your head- None at the moment.
Book/Magazine- None
Exercise Activity- Fishing, hiking, and yard work. 
Game- Treibball (training game for bf's border collie)
Highlight of your summer so far- Weekends at the beach.
What are you looking forward to?- My bf and I's annual trip to the Smokies in the Fall. Hiking Mt. Leconte! AHH! Just booked the cabin yesterday, so excited! Smiley Very Happy
Summer Activity- Anything involving water, mainly fishing though.
Movie- Haven't seen any this summer yet..
Vegetable- Cucumbers! Mmm...pickling!
Fruit- Watermelon with salt (its a southern thang)
Meal- Grilled pineapple teriyaki chicken 
Desert- Blueberry crust-cobbler with vanilla ice cream
Drink- Rum Runners or lemonade
Beach or Pool?- Beach most def.


Re: Summer Favorites

I need to try the Stila liquid eyeliners! I picked up the Turquoise Smudge stick one a while back and it was amazing Smiley Happy

Re: Summer Favorites

I don't have new Summer Favorites for nearly all of the categories you do but I'll answer what I can!



Foundation - Kiehls BB Cream - SPF 50 and dark spot correcting! 

Nail Polish - Coral on my tips and Turquoise on my toes.



Tool - The Dry Bar yellow clips.  How did ever get by without these?

Body Wash - Shea Terra African Black Soap Body Wash.  My chest and back are so clear!  

Body Treatment - Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil.  No razor bumps since I started using this!


For Fun

Song -  We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus

Book - City of Bones

Exercise - Only my treadmill right now.  When the kids are back in school I'll start P90X again (they watch me and make fun of me the little jerks!)

Highlight of Summer so far - Going to Adventurland.  I forgot how much fun the Tilt A Whirl is!

Movie - Despicable Me 2.  If I ever find a genie lamp I'm wishing for Dave.

Drink - Palomas - Tequila Reposado, Grapefruit Juice, Club Soda, and Lime.  With a squirt of agave nectar for sweetness.






Re: Summer Favorites

Kiehl's has a BB Cream?! Need. To. Check. It. Out.

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Lip product- oh lord I feel like this changes by the week... tie between Too Faced La Creme Lipsticks, Bite Beauty Library and Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment!

Eye shadow- MUFE and Benefit Cream Shadows... they stay put!

Eye liner- never wear! sometimes I shadow line

Mascara- UD Cannonball

Foundation- Wei To Go CC Cream

Blush- Tarte Natural Beauty & Frisky, CARGO Waterproof in Bali

Bronzer- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

Primer- Tarte Brightening

Finishing powder/spray- UD De-Slick and MUFE HD Microfinish

Makeup Look- less foundation, bright lips or cheeks!

Nail polish color- blues, greens and purples


Skin care

Makeup Remover- Clinique Cleansing Balm

Cleanser- The Body Shop Tea Tree Cleanser

Exfoliator- been using Shiseido Pureness Scrub, but still prefer The Body Shop's Vit C Microdermabrasion

Toner- The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner

Serum- The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum

Moisturizer- I have too many- Body Shop Tea Tree Night Fade Lotion, Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream, Tarte Maracuja Oil, Korres Greek Yogurt Sleeping Facial, Nude ProGenius Oil

Treatment- a million masks? right now using Origins Charcoal, Body Shop Vitamin E, Body Shop Tea Tree, Boscia Black,

SPF- Neutrogena Sheer Touch for body, Sheiseido for face



Shampoo- Fekkai Glossing

Conditioner- Fekkai Shea Butter

Styling Product- Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls

Treatment- ermmm I'm not sure I have one?

Tool/Accessory- wide tooth comb- I too refuse to use brushes anymore, and it is hugely helping with my split end problem! Smiley Happy

Hair Style- ponytail or half-up with twists... I don't know how to describe hairstyles guys! I'm pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair

How often are you washing your hair?- At least every other day... some times I've been having to do every day which I hate... dries my hair out.

Body Lotion- The Body Shop Body Butters (mango and cocoa butter top favs)

Body Wash- working my way through massive stash of B&BW products... using Berry Vanilla right now

Body Exfoliator- Body Shop Body Scrubs- once again, love cocoa and mango

Body Treatment- don't think I have one? I'll put tea tree oil on any acne that pops up

SPF- Neutrogena sheer touch

Scent- Coach Signature or Hanae Mori Butterfly


For Fun

Song you can't get out of your head- Cruise- Floride Georgia Line

Book/Magazine- currently on Fragments by Dan Wells

Exercise Activity- always martial arts

Game- Cards Against Humanity... its the 'adult' version of apple to apples and hysterical

What are you looking forward to?- Myrtle Beach Trip!

Summer Activity- BEACH. Grilling outside, steamed crabs on porch

Movie- I don't think I've seen any either sadly. Been so busy!

Vegetable- corn on the cob

Fruit- blue/black/raspberries

Meal- shrimp or steak on the barbie!

Desert- coldstone

Drink- currently on a Kahlua kick Smiley Very Happy

Beach or Pool?- beach!

Re: Summer Favorites

I love the new packaging on the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows Smiley Happy

Re: Summer Favorites

I do too! I do get slightly worried that they'll dry out slightly faster that way though!

Re: Summer Favorites

Good point! I've had my old packaging Birthday Suit for more than a year now and it's still going strong.

Re: Summer Favorites

I'm not sure I can wrap my head around all this but I'll try:


1. Makeup-

MAC Studiofix powder AlwaysSmiley Happy

Nail Polish - I have jumped into the Essie pool and loving it.

Hair/ Body products:


For Fun- Water parks

Exercise- Running

Movie- Monsters University

Drink- Sprite0, Water, and low calorie Gatorade.

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