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While shopping for the perfect bikini can be stressful because finding the combination of “fits me well, won’t cost an arm and a leg, and wouldn’t give my father a heart attack” is tough to find, beauty products are different. There’s nothing more relaxing than grabbing a cute new shade of lipstick or a delectably nourishing body lotion, and when we think of retail therapy, skincare and makeup are what stand out as truly relaxing.

It makes us think of pampering and stress-free beauty days, and every summer usually means we’ve got a bunch of hot new products to try. If you’re eager to grab a few things before your vacation and treat yourself like a queen, check out what the beauty world has to offer.

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Simple Cleansing 

A regular cleansing routine is very important during summertime, especially if you have oily or combination skin. Not removing all the sweat and dirt at the end of the day can clog up your pores and make you break out and get even oilier. But here’s the trick, if you use a cleanser that’s too harsh it can irritate your skin, so it’s better to find a product that’s gentle on the face and that does its job without causing flare-ups. Simple Skincare refreshing face wash is pretty much perfect for that purpose, and we love it because it will suit any skin type. It won’t cause that tight feeling on dry skin, and it won’t irritate oily skin and lead to the overproduction of sebum.
Triple duty sunscreen 

During summer, you often just want to be up and out in under ten minutes, and no one has the time nor desire to fuss around with too many products. The Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen will not only give you good UVA/UVB protection, but it’ll hydrate your skin and it has a tint that will cover up redness and minor imperfections and keep your face looking naturally radiant. 

This probably won’t work if you need a lot of coverage and have a very fair skin tone, but it’s a good option for someone who’s in a rush and wants to minimize the number of products they need in the morning. If you want sunscreen without a tint, then La Roche-Posay Anthelios Activewear Lotion Sunscreen Sport is good for active people and workout days, or maybe pick Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion SPF 50 if you need some extra moisture. 

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Bronzed Goddess Glow

Our style goddess Rihanna blessed us once again with her incredible Fenty Beauty products, and for this summer she launched the Beach, Please! set that contains three products – Body Lava, Fairy bomb Glitter Pom Pom, and Face & Body Kabuki Brush 160. The Body Lava is a highlighting body lotion that is absolutely perfect for beach days, and you only need a tiny, tiny amount that you can spread over your shoulders, collarbone, and down your arms. You can use the little kabuki brush to do it! You can use the Fairy bomb Pom Pom on its own or dab it over the lotion for some extra illumination. 

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No Cake Makeup

The real star of this summer is Napoleon Perdis because all of their products are high-quality, lightweight, and won’t give you a cake face that tends to be such a frequent problem during summer. If you have dry skin, you’ll be happy because you can easily find a good foundation that applies smoothly and will give you a moisture and elasticity boost. Our top pick would probably be their Sheer Genius Liquid Foundation because it’s good for everyday use. 

Besides foundation, you can also find a great concealer in their range to cover up those dark circles or blemishes. Their Pro Palette Concealer is a great choice because you can mix and match colors and that way makes sure the product suits you even when you get your summer tan.

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Lush Lip Care

Summer calls for glossy lips, but besides the high shine, why not make sure they are kissable and moisturized as well? The Nooni Apple Water Moisturizing Lip oil will deliver a high dose of hydration even to the driest of lips, and it’s full of vitamins and minerals that will nourish them and keep them smooth. Not to mention that delicious gloss!

Festival Brows

Experimenting with crazy hair colors? In case you decided to dye your hair pink for one of the numerous summer music festivals, then make sure your makeup matches it to make it all extra fun. Kat Von D’s 24-hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade comes in a variety of bright shades like red and magenta.

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Summer Eyes

Want some summer spice on your eyes? Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions is a gorgeous little palette that is great for warm-tone lovers because it has great orange, coral, peach, yellow, and brown shades. If you don’t want to splurge on a full-blown palette, then grab NYX’s mono eyeshadow in the color Golden Peach – gorgeous and flattering for every skin tone!

Ready for shopping gals? Grab yourself something nice and let the fun products make your sun even better!

Lots of love,