I thought that it was high time to start doing seasonal highlights on this blog, and I realized I’d better get this summer list up while the products are still available! These seasonal lists will be more casual and less thorough than the annual ones (in fact, I’m saving some of the products that were originally going to appear here for the yearly roundup).
Starting off with Sunglasses!
can’t shouldn’t apply sunscreen on your eyeballs, so remember to protect your peepers with sunglasses. I tend to buy inexpensive ones for everyday wear, just in case they run off and disappear. I liked the cheery orange frame on this pair from H&M, and I’ve been throwing them into my bag all summer long.
Bioré UV Aqua Rich Water Mousse SPF 50+ PA+++
Don’t forget sun protection for your face and body! Also remember to cover the backs of your hands and tops of your feet, since it can be easy to forget about those two areas. My favorite find for face sunscreen this year is this light-as-air version from Bioré. For those of you who don’t live in Asia, try AdamBeauty, which seems to be a popular source for bloggers from the UK and US.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (on the right)
This dirt-cheap powder from Rimmel has been a Makeup Morsels favorite for nearly three years now. I wish the packaging was a little nicer, but for $5, I can forgive them, especially since one pan lasts forever and ever (that’s still my first pan in the picture). It tones down my oily t-zone without looking too matte, gives a subtly airbrushed look, and never irritates my skin.
Edy’s Goji White Grape Popsicles
I was recently introduced to these delicious popsicles by Larie of Eye Heart It. They come in a box with two other flavors, both of which are yummy, but can’t compete with this one. Plus they’re sort of healthy, especially compared to the other cold summer treats I eat. My only wish is that Edy’s would make an all Goji White Grape flavored box. I bought mine at Ralph’s.
Lavera Sunless Tanner*
If you want to get nice and glowy for summer, do it right with a sunless tanner. I was impressed with this all-natural offering from Lavera, which smelled pleasant and delivered beautiful, streak-free color. Best of all, I’ve used it on both my face and my body with excellent results. I’m still halfway through my tube, but I’m adding this to my repurchase list as soon as I run out of it.
Aerosoles Bora Bora Wedges
I’ll be sad when school starts, and I have to step out of these wedges, and back down to earth. Into flats. Which, ironically, are supremely uncomfortable, and make me trip and fall all over the place.
Burberry Summer for Women 2011*
I was pleasantly surprised by this refreshing summer fragrance from Burberry. To my nose, it’s a splash of icy lemonade mixed with white florals. While this is too light for me to wear year-round, I’ll continue breaking it out every time it gets warm outside. If you’re tired of overly fresh and watery fragrances for summertime, give this one a sniff. (P.S. It’s available at Sephora right now, and qualifies for free shipping).
That about wraps it up! What were your summer favorites this year?
Press samples denoted by asterisks (*). For more information, please see my disclaimer.