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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

Skin care

Makeup Remover- BB liquid

Cleanser- Eve Lom Cleanser

Exfoliator- Exfolikate by KS

Toner- none


Moisturizer- Eve Lom Day Cream or TLC (Night Cream)

Treatment- none

SPF- Sun Bum



Shampoo- Eva NYC (Just got it and hate it), so Oribe

Conditioner- starting Oribe

Styling Product- Verb Ghost Oil

Treatment- Don't Blow it by BB

Tool/Accessory- comb

Hair Style- shoulder length, natural wave, long bangs swept to the side

How often are you washing your hair?- daily

Body Lotion- Liquid Freud by Not Soap Radio

Body Wash- Molton Brown Orange Bergamot

Body Exfoliator- just a scrubbie

Body Treatment- none

SPF- sun bum stick

Scent- lately it's My Burberry Black or Creed Artemis for Her 

Re: Summer Favorites

Love this template! Now that summer is officially ending (sob) it's interesting to think back and reflect on what my favourites of the season truly were! 



Lip productNARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg Lip Tint in Double Decker Laneige Two Tone Lip Tint in Juicy Pop (I've been absolutely loving the gradient lip trend, even though I haven't quite perfected it yet) 

Eye shadowBite Almond Multistick (this has been absolutely the perfect one and done eyeshadow look for summer, and surprisingly doesn't crease at all) 

Eye liner-  Haven't really been wearing eyeliner. 

MascaraMarc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara

FoundationGuerlain Lingerie de Peau (although actually, I've been wearing the heck out of just concealer--NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard--and powder) 

BlushNARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm Glossier Cloud Paints in Dusk/Haze 

Bronzer- I don't wear bronzer! Though I'd like to get into it. 

PrimerBecca First Light Priming Filter

Finishing powder/sprayNARS Pressed Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Setting Powder 

Makeup LookSuper lightweight base + minimal eyes + healthy flush on the cheeks + glossy/semi-translucent or attempted gradient lips + HIGHLIGHTER 5EVER 

Nail polish colorFormula X polishes (bought way too many when Sephora listed them all on sale, so I've just been slowly testing my way through the lot, regardless of seasonal colours lol) 


Skin care

Makeup RemoverBoscia Makeup Breakup Cleansing Oil 

Cleanser- Boscia Black Thermal Cleanser 

Toner- Erborian Yuza Double Lotion 

SerumBanila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Essence Oil

MoisturizerBelif The True Cream Aqua Bomb The Ordinary Marula Oil 

TreatmentDrunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum 




Hair Style- waves!! (Haven't done this a lot this summer, but normally I LOVE the loose wave look-- I am terribad at using a curler/straightener and almost never do so, so I prefer a no-heat look using a bunette + sea salt spray.) 

How often are you washing your hair?Every day. This is probably damaging to my hair, but unfortunately if I go any longer than 1-2 days without washing, my scalp turns into grease city (gross). 

Body Lotion- I have barely been lotioning this summer... bad, bad me. 

Body WashSoft Soap Pomegranate and Mango Body Wash (this just smells so ridiculously amazing I can't) 

Body ExfoliatorHaus of Gloi Bubbling Scrub in U-Pick (Haus of Gloi is an indie bath and body brand that does absolutely wonderful bath products. U-Pick = fluffy apricot delightfulness in the shower. 10/10 would recommend.) 

ScentPhilosophy Pure Grace Summer Surf 


For Fun

Song you can't get out of your head"How Far I'll Go" from Moana & "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John (man who knows how in the world that second one happened, and I literally only know the chorus, but it's burned into my brain nonetheless) 

Book/Magazinetoo many to list hahahah (books, not magazines) 

Exercise Activityswimming (unfortunately not something I did a lot of this year) 

GameSmall World (a slightly complicated but super entertaining board game) 

Highlight of your summer so far- Getting those special glasses and watching that eclipse. 

What are you looking forward to?The perfect in-between weeks of slightly cool but not too cool weather before Canadian fall (aka winter) hits. 

Summer Activity- Hiking (unfortunately didn't engage in a lot of summer activities this year because I was so busy with work Smiley Sad but I did hike quite a bit) 

MovieMoana (did not release in the summer, but it's totally a summery vibe movie and I rewatched it recently, so it counts) 

VegetableTomatoes!! (ya science friends I realize this is a fruit but it tastes like a vegetable and is used in vegetable recipes okay)

FruitWatermelon <3 

Meal- lol I'm going to quote you directly @DTalksAll and go with "any kind of meat"; not just grilled, BBQ definitely = summer in my mind. Close runner up is the food truck tacos I've had many many times for a quick lunch though. 

DessertWatermelon again (I weirdly haven't been eating a lot of dessert this past summer) 

Drinkice cold Coke (alcoholic runner-up: Kronenbourg beer

Beach or Pool?Beach! (as much as it feels like I'm betraying my years as a swimmer, it's the scent that's the deciding factor for me; fresh salt air >>> chlorine, alas) 

Re: Summer Favorites


Lip product- Givenchy Boyish Pink (holy grail) or Clinique Black Honey

Eye shadow- Aucoin Featherlights or BB cream

Eye liner-  A tiny bit of BB cream liner in espresso

Mascara- Clinique waterproof

Foundation- MJ Genius foundation

Blush- BB Pink and Bare duo palette

Bronzer- never, makes me look like my face is dirty

Primer- Guerlain

Finishing powder/spray- none

Makeup Look- natural with an emphasis on eyes

Nail polish color- wild on toes, neutral on hands (Marc Jacobs Petra is a fave)


Re: Summer Favorites


Lip product- Dior Lip Balm

Eye shadow- Nars and God Created the Woman palette

Eye liner- Dollywink Liquid Liner or Stila Waterproof Liquid Liner for the top and Mac's Teddy on the bottom or MUFE Aqua eyes 2L

Mascara- Benefit They're Real

Foundation- Nars Sheer Glow in Barcelona

Blush- Nars Deep Throat

Bronzer- Dior Nude Glow

Primer- Clarins Beauty Flash

Finishing powder/spray- Scandinavia Bridal Setting Spray

Makeup Look- Full coverage foundation (have to hide the acne scars), focus on eyes, a bit of bronzer and blush, and only lip balm on the lips

Nail polish color- Shades of red/pink on toes and neutral colors on nails


Skin care

Makeup Remover- Bioderma Cleansing Water and Simple Wipes

Cleanser- Murad Clarifying Cleanser

Exfoliator- Origins Modern Day Friction

Toner- Caudalie Beauty Elixer

Serum- Caudalie Vinoperfect

Moisturizer- AM- Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Fluid, PM- Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate

Treatment- Origins Clear Improvement Mask

SPF- From my AM moisturizer



Shampoo- Total Repair 5 Loreal

Conditioner- Total Repair 5 Loreal

Styling Product- Kenra Hairspray

Treatment- Macadamia Deep Treatment Mask

Tool/Accessory- Tangle Teezer

Hair Style- Down. 85% of the time straight, 10% in a messy bun/ponytail, and 5% in waves

How often are you washing your hair?- 4x a week

Body Lotion- Bath and Body Works Pink Chiffon

Body Wash- Bath and Body Works Pink Chiffon

Body Exfoliator- Origins Ginger Scrub

Scent- Depends on the day. I have been alternating between Burberry Brit and Issey Miyake Florale


For Fun

Song you can't get out of your head- Blurred Lines

Book/Magazine- Ender's Game

Exercise Activity- Um... no? I go to dance class and since it is fun, I hardly think of it as exercise

Game- Do drinking games count? Lol... we make everything into a drinking game.

What are you looking forward to?- My husband and I one year wedding anniversary in 2 weeks!

Summer Activity- Going to the beach and going to music festivals with friends. Plus farmers markets!!!

Movie- I went to see Despicable Me 2. My husband and I went and we were one of the only ones there without a kid...

Vegetable- Corn on the cob or fresh green beans with garlic

Fruit- Rainier Cherries

Meal- Love grilled steak and hamburgers/brats for the summer!

Desert- Sprinkles Cupcakes

Drink- My friend introduced me to Lavender Lemonade! It is amazing! And a bit of vodka in it is awesome!

Beach or Pool- Both! Pool is usually for just relaxing with a book and Beach is usually fun time with the girls!

Re: Summer Favorites


Lip product- Kat Von D – Bow & Arrow

Eye shadow- benefit bikini tini cream shadow & benefit thanks a latte powder shadow

Eye liner- usually a brown shade of which I have a selection

Mascara- benefit – They’re real mascara

Foundation- Benefit Oxygen Wow

Blush- Benefit Sugar bomb

Bronzer- Benefit - Hoola

Primer- E.L.F. brand

Finishing powder/spray- Urban Decay De-slick make up setting spray

Makeup Look- natural or neutral

Nail polish color- Essie Bobbing for Baubles

Skin care

Makeup Remover- baby oil I have to skimp somewhere

Cleanser- Origins checks & balances

Moisturizer- clean and clear

SPF- it’s inside my moisturizer

Tools – Mia2 in emerald green


Shampoo- Herbal Essence the orange bottle

Conditioner- TIGI Bedhead ego boost

Styling Product- Charlotte Ronson Perfect Beach Mess styling spray

Treatment- Frederick Fekkai shea butter hair mask

Tool/Accessory- Tigi Rockstar hair dryer

Hair Style- beach mess style

How often are you washing your hair?- once a day

Body Lotion- Taylor Swift wonderstruck

Body Wash- Suave Wild Cherry Blossom

SPF- Alba Green Tea SPF


For Fun

Song you can't get out of your head- “Crawlersout” By Purity Ring

Book/Magazine- George R. R. Martin’s “Game of thrones”

Exercise Activity- wii fit + balance board lame I know but if you pick the right ones you actually can get a decent work out if you play long enough. They even have a personal trainer option on there.

Game- Final Fantasy 7 but I haven’t played it in a while now

Highlight of your summer so far- Seeing my friend Kristin whom I have seen only a handful of times since high school

What are you looking forward to?- Possibly buying a condo this year!

Movie- older one but still my favorite, Equilibrium

Vegetable- yellow squash zucchini squash & cherry tomatoes all baked in a little bit of olive oil

Fruit- Nectarines

Meal- jalepeno poppers, yes I’m guilty!

Desert- Ben & Jerry’s Half baked (half brownie/half cookie dough with chocolate & vanilla ice cream)

Drink- LA Croix sparkling Coconut Water

Beach or Pool?- Pool but I haven’t gotten to go to either this year L

Re: Summer Favorites


Lip product-  Clinique Longwear Lipstick- Runway Coral, Tarte Complexion Enhancing Lipstick Medium/Tan, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine- Pygmalion

Eye shadow-  Tarte Aqualillies palette is saving my behind this summer, Chanel Stylo Sticks

Eye liner- UD Mainline, MUFE 0L (tightlining)

Mascara- Too Faced Better than Sex or Chanel colored mascaras- Blue or Aqua

Foundation- Bobbi Brown Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer in Alabaster

Blush- Sephora Collection #13 Peach Fusion

Bronzer- Tarte- Park Ave Princess, for my legs- Charlotte Ronson A Summer's Kiss

Primer- Laura Mercier

Finishing powder/spray- Guerlain Meteorites compact

Makeup Look- Neutral eye with a pop eyeliner, trying not to overheat and just embracing bright red cheeks from being too hot

Nail polish color- You name it, I'm an equal opportunity lover


Skin care

Makeup Remover- Laura Mercier Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover, Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Water

Cleanser- Shiseido Benefiance Creamy Cleanser

Exfoliator- Clinique 7 day scrub cream

Toner- Shiseido Benefiance Enrinched Toner

Serum- Dior Capture Totale

Moisturizer-  Shiseido Benefiance Night Cream/ Day Emulsion

Treatment- Glamglow Supermud Mask, Shiseido Benefiance Firming mask

SPF- The PTR that was in the Sun Safety Kit, Shiseido

Eye Cream- Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist



Shampoo- Tried to love B+B, but I'm back to Aveda Color Conserve

Conditioner- See shampoo

Styling Product- Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream

Hair Style- Same as always- down and sleek

How often are you washing your hair?- 3-4x a week- depending on how much I've sweated the day before

Body Lotion- Sephora Collection Bronzing Lotion

Body Wash- Philosophy Fresh Peaches with Cream

Shaving Cream- Whish Blueberry, once that's done I'll try Orange Cream or Lavender

Scent- Rotating between Acqua di Gioia, Escada Cherry in the Air, and Marchesa


For Fun

Song you can't get out of your head- Blurred Lines

Book/Magazine- I should've looked at my iPad...

Exercise Activity- Walking in the air conditioned mall

Game- No comment.

Highlight of your summer so far- No comment.

What are you looking forward to?- Dunno.

Summer Activity- Hiding in the AC and praying for the heat to break

Movie- Haven't seen one recently

Vegetable- Asparagus

Fruit- Any

Meal- Grill, baby, grill!

Desert- Fresh fruit with Cool-Whip

Drink- I'm a simple cold beer girl in the summer. Or anytime.

Beach or Pool?- Neither, I'm almost allergic to the sun

Re: Summer Favorites

Fun! I loved reading everyone's answers <3



Lip product- Dior addict lip glow

Eye shadow- KVD Ludwig palette

Eye liner- Diorshow liner, purple

Mascara- Diorshow, black

Foundation- using Sephora Collection CC Cream

Finishing powder/spray- Caudalie Grape Water

Makeup Look- pinkish lip, eyelashes, nice brow, plus my freckles

Nail polish color- "How Cute is That?" Sephora by OPI


Skin care

Makeup Remover- Lancome

Cleanser- Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief

Exfoliator- FAB Facial Radiance Pads

Serum- Dior Capture Totale AM, Caudalie Vinexpert Firming PM

Moisturizer- Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream

Treatment- Caudalie Vinoperfect Enzymatic Peel Mask

SPF- Clarins UV +40



Shampoo- Living Proof Full most days, Bumble & Bumble Surf for clarifying

Conditioner- Living Proof Full or Bumble & Bumble Surf Creme Rinse

Styling Product- Living Proof Full Mousse

Tool/Accessory- Drybar Detangling Brush

Hair Style- usually in a ponytail

How often are you washing your hair?- every day

Body Lotion- L'Occitane Extra Gentle Lotion

Body Wash- L'Occitane bar soap (milk)

SPF- Coppertone Sport SPF 50

Scent- Gucci Flora - Glorious Mandarin (but my sample is gone! Smiley Sad)


For Fun

Song you can't get out of your head- "Sweetness" by Jimmy Eat World

Book/Magazine- currently reading "Remember Me?" by Sophie Kinsella

Exercise Activity- yoga, plus running on the treadmill

Highlight of your summer so far- getting good data at work

What are you looking forward to?- September! I'm going home to see my family

Summer Activity- shopping is all I've done this summer

Vegetable- green beans

Fruit- peaches

Desert- cheesecake

Drink- margarita

Beach or Pool?- beach

Re: Summer Favorites


Lip product- too many glosses to list out, but my staple is Dr. Weils for Origins Lip Balm with turmeric 
Eye shadow- just received my order of Pop Beauty I Love Palette in Purple, sooooooo happy with it! 
Eye liner- Estee Lauder Eye Pencil in Plumwood
Mascara- Lancôme Hynoses Doll Lashes in So Purple when I feel like getting feisty, otherwise in So Black
Foundation- BareMinerals Matte Mineral Powder
Blush- Lancôme Blush Subtil Aplum
Bronzer- BareMinerals
Primer- BareMinerals Prime Time
Finishing powder/spray- BareMinerals Mineral Veil
Makeup Look- natural face with dramatic eyes
Nail polish color- none, I hate it when they get chipped and I ALWAYS chip my nails


Skin care
Makeup Remover- Pacifica Coconut Water Wipes
Cleanser- just started using Peter Roth Tomas Anti-aging Cleanser so lets see how it goes
Exfoliator- whatever free sample I have lying around
Toner-Lancôme Tonique Radiance
Serum- Lancôme Visionnaire and Genifique AM, Estée Lauder Advanced Repair Night Serum PM
Moisturizer- Elizabeth Arden Day Wear AM, Lancôme Renergie Lift Multi-Action Night PM
Treatment- Nude Miracle Mask
SPF- Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50


Shampoo- I alternate between Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo and Phyto Phytheol Intense Anti-Dandruff Treatment Shampoo
Conditioner- I actually don't use a conditioner ever time I wash my hair, but I do love using a nice hair mask in the shower on the weekends
Styling Product- Ouidad Moisture Lock Define and Shine Curl Styling Gel-Cream
Treatment- once a month I like to use Josie Maran Argan Hot Oil Self-Treating Hair Treatment
Tool/Accessory- comb and brush, no particular brands
Hair Style- ponytail or loose bun for everyday, might bother to blow dry and flat iron on rare occasions 
How often are you washing your hair?- twice a week usually unless I've been outdoors and getting super sweaty, yuck
Body Lotion- Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honey Drops
Body Wash- Lancôme Savon Fraichelle
Body Exfoliator- Lancôme Exfoliant Fraichelle
Body Treatment- Pacifica Coffee Scrub, messy but absolutely worth it when I want to feel extra soft and pretty
SPF- Coppertone SPF 50
Scent- varies from day to day, but I have been turning to Clean Warm Cotton a lot this summer since it's been so muggy in FL, when it hasn't been raining buckets!


For Fun
Song you can't get out of your head- Well now I've got Kylie Minogue's song stuck in my head!
Book/Magazine- Almost done re-reading The Three Musketeers, I love revisiting the classics
Exercise Activity- yoga, Pilates, Envy Girls for muscle toning 
Game- any and all card games
Highlight of your summer so far- Going to Orlando and Daytona, so much fun!
What are you looking forward to?- weirdly enough I'm looking forward to school starting again and seeing all of my students, especially since I want to congratulate all of the kiddos that passed their AP exams! I am beyond proud of my students!
Summer Activity- cleaning/organizing my home
Movie- my hubby and I really liked The Awakening on Netflix, but we're not gig movie theater goers anymore
Vegetable- spinach, broccoli, any and all peppers, mushrooms, they top my list but I enjoy most veggies, except for cauliflower. Cauliflower weirds me out for some reason.
Fruit- pineapple, watermelon, melon, Granny Smith apples top my list, but I'll anything if it is in pie form Smiley Wink
Meal- tough call but I am partial to burgers, especially fresh off the grill
Dessert- vanilla ice cream on angel food cake drizzled with balsamic fruit reduction, and stout beer floats!
Drink- coffee, Cuban preferably. Alcoholic beverage of choice would be New Age White Wine, so refreshing!
Beach or Pool?- beach all the way, I love the smell of the ocean

Re: Summer Favorites

@poshified- Oooh that turquoise color sounds so pretty!

Re: Summer Favorites

It's absolutely GORGEOUS! Smiley Happy



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Ohhh! That color is sooo pretty!

<3 Melissa

Re: Summer Favorites

I blame my Sephora store for being sold out because all of the associates and makeup artists were constantly wearing it (and thus selling them like hotcakes! lol)

Re: Summer Favorites

What!! I never got to even swatch it. Its such a unique shade. Hopefully more companies will come out with this color.

<3 Melissa

Re: Summer Favorites


Lip product- YSL Glossy Stain #27

Eye shadow- NARS Skorpios

Eye liner- Maybelline Bad to the Bronze as Liner

Mascara- Maybelline Mega Plush

Foundation- Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Blush- NARS Orgasm

Bronzer- Chanel Bronze Universal

Primer- Smashbox Photo Finish Light

Finishing powder/spray- LM Translucent Setting Powder

Makeup Look- Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua B20, MAC Naked Lunch and Satin Taupe on eyes, MAC Well Dressed Blush, NYX Beige Lipgloss

Nail polish color- Essie Fiji on nails and Essie Ballet Slippers on toes


Skin care

Makeup Remover- Bioderma

Cleanser- Kate Sommerville Detox Daily Cleanser

Exfoliator- Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Toner- Tie between Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Michael Todd Blue Green Algae Toner

Serum- Peter Thomas Roth VIZ-1000

Treatment- Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask and Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask



Shampoo- Fairytales Lifeguard Shampoo

Conditioner- Morroccanoil

Styling Product- Morroccanoil Curling Moose

Treatment- Morroccanoil Hair Mask

Tool/Accessory- Goody Spin-Pins

Hair Style- Topknot

How often are you washing your hair?- 2-3x per week, depending

Body Lotion- Body Shop Body Butters in Strawberry and Almond

Body Wash- Philosophy Peaches and Cream Milkshake that came in a set

Body Exfoliator- Sugar scrub my mom made (I don't know what else is in it though).

Body Treatment- Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Cooling Gel

SPF- Shiseido Urban Defense for the face

Scent- Jo Malone Earl Grey and Cucumber, and Fresh Vanilla Lemon


For Fun

Song you can't get out of your head- Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker

Book/Magazine- Haven't read anything recently, but my all time favorite book is Never Le Me Go

Exercise Activity- Horse back riding

Game- Jenga

Highlight of your summer so far- Spending time reconnecting to my oldest friend because she's moving from Los Angeles to Louisianna

What are you looking forward to?- Anniversary trip to Puerto Vallarta in August

Summer Activity- Not that I do it a lot, but I wish I did...boating

Movie- The Way Way Back

Vegetable- Fennel

Fruit- Watermelon!

Meal- I just had an arugula salad that was to die for (red quinoa, fennel, nectarines, in a sunflower vinnaigrette) and goat cheese stuffed squash blossoms in a pepian sauce.

Desert- Fruit Tart

Drink- Margaritas. Always.

Beach or Pool?- Both please! Smiley Happy

Re: Summer Favorites

By default, I'll be contributing to the makeup section Smiley Wink



Lip product- Dior Jelly Lip Pen in Carioca

Eye shadow- Tom Ford and Tarte Cream Eye Shadows, Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

Eye liner- Physician's Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner in Brown

Mascara- Cover Girl Lash Blast 24 Hr

Foundation- Missha BB Cream, FairyDrops BB Cream

Blush- MAC Royal Sunset, Kat Von D Blush in Wish, NARS Orgasm

Bronzer- Kevyn Aucoin Medium Sculpting Powder, MAC Nude On Board Pro Long Wear Bronzer

Primer- Hourglass Mineral Veil, NARS Smudge Proof Eye Primer

Finishing powder/spray- NARS Pressed Light Reflecting Powder

Highlighter- Chanel Poudre Signee Illuminating Powder

Makeup Look- Fresh look: Keeping my focus on the base and face makeup while going light of the eye makeup

Nail polish color- Deborah Lippman Mermaid's Dream

Re: Summer Favorites

@poshified- mind telling me your thoughts on the Fairydrops BB Cream? I was absolutely in love with their Scandal Queen Mascara!

Re: Summer Favorites

I'd be glad to! It's a really mattifying BB cream; I can go without powdering if need be. The roll on applicator is strange, so I end up just squeezing it straight from the tube. Also, there's no SPF so it's great for photography. I'd say I'm a MAC NC25 at the moment, and the shade Light Ochre matches me to a tee! The shade range is definitely more suitable for folks with light-medium to medium skin tone, unlike a lot of BB creams that only cater to the NC0 and below crowd Smiley Very Happy


Any other questions, let me know!

Re: Summer Favorites

It sounds like we have similar coloring in skin tone! I think most BB creams haven't worked for me because they're targeted for really light skin, and while not dark I have some color to my face! What color do you use in the Misha BB cream? I know everyone and their mother loves that one!

Re: Summer Favorites

For the Missha Perfect Cover BB cream, I  mix shades 27 and 21 to get my perfect coloring Smiley Happy. Shade 23 is supposedly the universal shade, but it can pull a little gray and look unnatural. Seriously, I haven't bought a foundation ever since I discovered Asian BB creams.

Re: Summer Favorites

Foundation doesn't do it for me! It's too heavy no matter what >_< I'm going to need to find a way to get some samples of those!

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