It is without a shadow of a doubt that summer is here! The temperatures are rising by the day, which makes life a bit difficult in the glam department.  As much as I HATE to admit this, summer time often requires a new collection of beauty products, which equates to time, money, more time and more money. So in hopes of helping you avoid hours upon hours of researching the “Must Have Products for Summer 2014”, I’ve done the work for you!  Here’s the inside scoop on the summer products you oughta know…


  1. Bliss Body Butter – During the summer months we all want that fresh, dewy skin! Well, Bliss Body Butter is one way that you can achieve that.  This lotion smoothens, softens and hydrates the skin. Also, it has an incredibly rich texture that does not leave the skin greasy. It is definitely a bit pricier than most lotions, but totally worth it! If you are lucky, you may find it at TJ Maxx for a discounted price.

  2. Flora by Gucci (Eau de Toilette) – Finding a summer fragrance can be a bit troublesome, considering the vast array of options! But I am here to tell you that Flora by Gucci is pretty dang awesome! It’s light, yet amazingly fragrant and long lasting. Not only is it a great summer perfume, but it can also be used as a transitional fragrance for fall.

  3. Heritage Store Rosewater – Do you ever find yourself needing a little “facial pick-me-up” during the day? Well, rosewater is your answer! Rosewater (in a spray bottle) is the easiest way to freshen your skin during the day. It sits on top of makeup nicely and provides you with that little boost you were looking for!


  1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Nothing is worse than wearing heavy foundation in the summer. It literally just slides off your face as soon as your skin meets the sun, creating this oily/greasy look. So to avoid that all together, I would recommend that you pick up either a BB Cream or Tinted Moisturizer for the summer months. The biggest hesitation that most women have with either of these products is the coverage. Naturally it has minimal coverage, which kinda freaked me out, until I discovered this tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier. The coverage is incredibly long lasting. Also, this tinted moisturizer is illuminating, which gives the skin a sun-kissed glow. For best results apply with a foundation brush.

  2. Benefit They’re Real Mascara – The best mascara ever made. You just need to try it.

  3. Laqa & Co. Sheer Lip Lube – I absolutely love lipstick, but typically it is just too hot to wear in the summer time (I find myself reapplying way too frequently.) So I usually just keep it simple with a tinted chapstick or gloss. Laqa & Co is known for creating the most convenient lip products possible. Not only do they have an array of soft-pigmented shades, but their products also focus on moisturizing the lip, while giving it the best possible shine. This lip lube contains shea butter and is infused with refreshing mint.

  4. Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream –  As you may notice, I’m pretty serious about having hydrated and healthy skin! This is the 4th product I’ve recommended regarding moisture. Lol. But on a more serious note, having  daily moisture in your summer skin care regimen is beyond imperative! This tri-radience complex by Benefit Cosmetics provides both immediate and long-lasting hydration for the skin. For $42 this moisturizer can provide you with a refreshed complexion. For best results, I recommend that you use it once in the morning and once at night before bed. Per my usage, product will last approximately 5 months.


And there you have it my friends…a couple of summer products you oughta know!

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