Our Desert Island Beauty Picks
11 summer essentials
Let us guess — you get that same feeling walking into a Sephora that you did when you walked into a Toys-R-Us as mini-you, right?! Heart racing, cheek-to-cheek smile, pigtails bouncing (PS congrats if you can still pull off pigtails!).
Just like those Polly Pocket accessories, there’s no way you could ever get enough of your top beauty products. But, as Mom mentioned more than once, you can’t get everything in the store! So, we’re breaking down the summer essentials. We’ve got you covered from the top of your highlighted hair to the tips of your pedicured toes with our fave products of the summer!
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Gel $50: This miracle eye gel is designed to de-puff and refresh those pretty peepers. The light, gel formula goes on cool, and instantly soothes tired eyes. It’s gentle enough for sensitive eyes, and strong enough to have noticeable results.
Malibu C B5 Face & Body Moisture Mist $24: This vitamin-rich spray is a lifesaver for skin that has been affected by those beautiful but harsh summer elements. It’s infused with B5, aloe, and other beneficial phytonutrients to get your skin back to its gorgeous, hydrated state. Bonus for our Meatless Monday lovers: the company follows a vegan philosophy!
Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Lip Gloss $9.95: Ever spent an hour in the beauty aisle trying to find that perfect shade of lip gloss? Those days are over. This amazeballs new lip gloss analyzes the pH of your skin, and nearly instantly adapts to your unique hue. Users were also impressed with the longevity of its wear. Plus, the super cute brush lights up, so you’ll be able to find it in that black hole of a purse!
Kiss Eyelashes with Applicator Strings $3.99: A face full of smudged mascara is the perfectly imperfect way to ruin a fabulous beach ensemble! These false eyelashes are a convenient and glamorous alternative to mascara. The string applicator makes application a breeze, even for beginners! At this affordable price, stock up on a few sets!
Jouer Mattifying Translucent Powder $30: Flaunt a flawless complexion in spite of the summer wear and tear! This paraben-free powder hides skin imperfections and reduces shine. It goes on light and smooth to create a natural texture, and contains vitamins A and C to hydrate skin. Perfect for a steamy night out (or in)!
Bikini Zone Medicated After Shave Spray $7.99: This brilliant formula, perfect for use after hair removal, includes a mild, topical anesthetic to eliminate irritation and redness. It comes in a portable container for the beachgoer on the go, and is super simple to use. This spray leaves you feeling smooth and bikini ready!
Laundry by Shelli Segal $55-$80: If the California sunshine could be bottled, it would smell like this! This breezy, cool perfume is the fragrance of the summer. Shelli Segal uses notes from her own West Coast backyard to create a delish scent that can be worn casually during the day or to spice things up during a night out.
Bioelements RayDefense SPF 30 Sunscreen $42: This sunscreen steps it up a notch! It’s complete coverage for the active girl, but doesn’t add that greasy shine that other sunscreens do. It’s hydrating, lightweight formula make it easy to wear every day!
Plus White’s 5 Minute Speed Whitening System $11.99: The best accessory this and every summer is that dynamite smile! Play up your pearly whites by ridding them of surface stains. This whitening system takes a mere five minutes for you to see some results, so it’s an easy addition to any primping routine!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils: Relaunch $19 each: Forever on our fave list, these perfect eyeliners are undergoing a relaunch with even more uh-mazing colors! They glide on smooth and creamy, and are long lasting. With tons of shades to choose from, from your basics to shimmery to those fab Ke$ha-esque hues, your eyes will never have a dull moment!
Laura Mercier Summer Nudes – Lip Glace: $24:
As the weather heats up, it’s time to strip down with these gorgeous subtle lip glosses. We love the sheer, pretty colors that are perfect for your next mid-summer night beach-side bash!
xx, The FabFitFun Team