12 July 2012

Things I Like, V. 9 (Summer Beauty Edition)

Pictured here are the items I can't live without during these sticky summer months. Aside from the elephant bag--something I just like a whole lot--I own and love all of these products and use them almost daily.

1). The perfect red lipstick for summer (and year round). Revlon's "Love That Red" is my favorite and one of the best "bang for your buck" lipsticks ($7 at any drugstore). It stays on while moisturizing and is universally flattering.

2). Panama Hat: I know, super trendy right now, but for good reason. It protects my skin from the sun and looks cute. I own this one from JCrew.

3). St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Facial Scrub. Budget-friendly version of my other favorite facial exfoliant (discussed here). I use it in the mornings--makes my skin feel baby soft.

4). Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock. Confession: I hate how sunscreen feels on my skin (sticky, greasy, gross). This is one of the best out there, leaving literally zero residue behind while simultaneously preventing sunburn (trust me, I've tried a lot).

5). Travel Bag. I adore it, and wish I owned it to schlepp all this other shiz around. (Price is listed in Swedish currency. I converted it, and it translates to $220).

6). Saltwater sandals in red. Comfiest shoes ever. I live in them.

7). Essie's "Jelly Apple". I treat myself to a pedicure every few weeks throughout the summer months and enjoy trying different bright colors on my toes, but also hold the belief that you really can't wrong with a classic red.

8). Well-fitted, rolled demin shorts. Along with my saltwaters, I live in these. Durable enough for biking, comfy enough for lounging. Sold. I have this pair from Banana Republic.

I'd love to hear your summer beauty essentials. What gets you through the heat?


  1. Love the elephant pattern from that shop! I've been wanting their elephant tray for awhile.

    Still looking for a good pair of denim shorts - thanks for the tip.

  2. Just last night, I gave myself a Jelly Apple pedicure–no joke.

  3. Apparently I'm the only one without a panama hat. I love it...I need one! :)

  4. As a new reader (came from Becca's site) I have to admit I love this little list of summer stuff that you enjoy.

    Who doesn't love a good elephant print? I'm smitten with the one you posted about. Too bad I'm unemployed or else I might be temoted to get it for myself! I live in my red saltwater sandals too. So much so that I went and got myself a pair in navy this summer as well. Both are ridiculously comfy too.

    Have you tried the dry touch sunblock in spray formula? I love that too.


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