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How To Stay Fabulous All Summer Long


Let me just say, you are already FABULOUS! I felt like I needed to reiterate that since the title may feel a bit off putting. The things that I worry about! Happy Tuesday gorgeous – well, at least I think it is Tuesday. Today is my first “real” day back from being away for 10 days and, while I always keep my finger on the pulse with work (which is a blessing and a curse at the same time), I am feeling just a tad bit out of my element. It’s all good though; I am getting it back. Yesterday, it took me a good 2 hours to unpack and organize all of the stuff I took to North Carolina – uh huh, I packed WAY TOO MUCH – and managed to get in 3 loads of laundry. The one thing that was put on the back burner, but will be happening today, is going to the grocery store. Who doesn’t love going food shopping? While I continue to put my “to-do” list together, let’s get back to more pressing matters – how to stay fabulous all Summer long!

FYI: If you want to see me talk about all of these products, make sure to tune in LIVE at 7:00 pm EST on the Shop Lit Live app where I will be giving you the 411 on all!

It’s been a LONG time since I went on a beach vacation for longer than a week. I grew up going to the beach all the time but, as I got older, and schedules/life changed, Summer vacations turned into Winter vacations and so on, and so on. While I LOVE the beach (and the sun), the sand, salt water, and rays can do quite a number on your skin, hair, and nails. You have no idea how happy I was to get a manicure/pedicure on Sunday! It just makes a world of a difference; that coupled with an eyebrow waxing and a little face love (no, not botox) later this week!

Anyway, I am deviating. Well, not really, but I could go on and on about my beauty regime. I will stay on point with that, though, and give you the details on all of my favorite products to help you stay fabulous all Summer long!


How to Stay Fabulous All Summer Long

Sun Bum Revitalizing Shampoo & Conditioner: While there is nothing like bathing in the glorious ocean salt water, it can do a little damage to the hair. This, coupled with being out in the sun, and you may feel like your tresses need a little extra love. Sun Bum’s Revitalizing Shampoo & Conditioner is a blend of coconut oil, banana, and sunflower seed oil that provides deep nutrition and intense moisturization. Perfect for all hair types, it is safe to use on color treated hair (a win for those who color/highlight like myself) and it helps to tame frizz and unruly hair that the heat and humidity can often do a number on too. Yes, this would be me again!

Maestro UV Makeup Primer: Newly introduced to this primer and I may never go back to anything else! In addition it is an SPF 50 so you can wear alone or prior to putting on your favorite tinted moisturizer or foundation! Oh, and the antioxidants it is made up of gives your skin an incredibly smooth look!

Bobbi Brown Face Base: Another amazing skin primer, plus moisturizer, that is vitamin enriched and great prior to makeup or sunscreen application (or alone). It’s citrus smell just screams Summer, which is an absolute win too!

Dermalogica Antioxidant HyrdraMist: A perfect mist after your moisturizer, throughout the day, or even when you need a little pick me up at the beach. This is a great product if your skin feels overly dry, appears dull and uneven, and if it is feeling less then “plump.” Ha, I don’t know if I like that description but I am going with it. Here is what makes this product an all around winner:

  1. White tea, licorice, and Vitamin E antioxidants supplement your skin barrier and protect against free radical pollution
  2. Highly active Vitamin C and collagen stimulating peptides boost elasticity and firmness
  3. Glucosamine aids in hyperpigmentation
  4. Hyaluronic acid reduces inflammation
  5. Rose & clove extracts soothe skin

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration: Whether you use as an extra moisturizer on your face, or as a hand cream, this cream is a must to have in your rotation of products. I have even used it as a primer for makeup too! Great to use for all skin types, it provides smoothness and hydration to dull, flakey, and parched skin. Here are some of it’s awesome ingredients:

  1. Oatmeal
  2. Shea Butter
  3. Ceramide 3
  4. First Aid Beauty (“FAB”) antioxidant booster

WOW Dream Coat: Yes, when the heat, humidity, and salt water come together, it can make for a “big hair, I may care” kind of look. This product as as a humidity guard to provide a sleek, smooth look and eliminate frizz. The bonus is that it last for up to 3 or 4 shampoos.

Now, are you ready to stay fabulous all Summer long?