So the week is coming to a close, so I decided to finish off my summer beauty week with my top ten products that every girl (or boy) should keep in their arsenal to look trendy, fresh, and gorgeous this summer!
1. FEKKAI Beachcomber Leave-In Conditioner
Overexposure to the sun's damaging rays, combined with salty air can wreak havoc on your gorgeous locks. With Fekkai's leave in, you will never have this problem again! Fortified with marine peptides (protein) and algae, it adds softness and strength without weighing hair down.
$23 - Sephora Stores www.sephora.com
2. O.P.I. Brights Collection Nail Lacquer
These fun and funky colors are perfect for brightening up your summer, with the quality that only O.P.I. provides. With colors like "In My Back Pocket", "Shorts Story", and "No Room For The Blues", you certainly won't get bored!
$8.50 - Ricky's NYC www.rickysnyc.com and Drug Stores Nationwide
3. LALICIOUS Brown Sugar Vanilla Souffle
From sun exposure to temperature changes, avoid chalky skin by keeping your body exfoliated and moisturized with this luxurious sugar scrub. There is a continuous debate between sea salt scrubs and sugar scrubs and the choice is up to you. I like this one because it contains coconut oil, vitamin e oil, and almond oil to nourish and replenish the skin's moisture (with a decadent scent). Whether you choose this one or another, a body scrub is a MUST for smooth summer skin!
$32 - LaLicious www.lalicious.com
4. MENAJI Glycolic Skin Toner
A perfect repair treatment to tackle those signs of aging caused by the sun! This toner features glycolic acid, as well as a rich blend of nourishing botanicals including aloe and lemon. It helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and enlarged pores while releasing ingrown hairs and preventing blemishes. The complexion becomes smoother, brighter and younger-looking.
$26 - Menaji www.glow.com
5. YSL Touche Eclat
A MUST-HAVE for EVERYONE!!!! If you wear no other makeup or buy no other product this summer, buy this product. This highlighter is your INSTANT cure to tired, puffy eyes, and is an instant 8-hour night sleep! Simply apply a line under each eye, the bridge of the nose, and across the forehead for a refreshed, bright, clean look!
$40 - Sephora Stores www.sephora.com
6. PHILOSOPHY Supernatural Gloss
Beauty experts are finding that lip gloss is harmful to the delicate skin of your lips because it MAGNIFIES the suns rays! If you are a gloss addict as I am, you don't have to compromise. This gloss has SPF 15 to protect your lips from the harsh rays.
$17 - Sephora Stores www.sephora.com
7. TARTE Naural Cheek Stain
Tarte cosmetics use only all natural ingredients that nourish the skin. Available in several shades to complement any skin tone, this stain gives the faces a healthy glow while avoiding the caked on look that many powder blushes can leave.
$30 - Tarte www.tartecosmetics.com
8. URBAN DECAY Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion
For those summer evenings when you just need that little extra glamour, this nourishing moisture lotion has micro-gold shimmer to leave you looking like a million bucks! Pay extra attention to shoulders, collarbone, and top of breasts to really emphasize that dewy summer glow!
$28 - Sephora Stores www.sephora.com
9. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes
These waterproof eyeliner pencils come in 25 colors to enhance any mood or outfit! Its summer, so get creative, especially at night! My favorites for summer are taupes, blues, and gold. Combine colors for an even more extreme effect! Go aheah, go swimming...this eyeliner will not budge!
$20 - Sephora Stores www.sephora.com
10. DIOR DiorShow Waterproof Mascara
Dior set the standard for fierce catwalk lashes and is now available in a waterproof version! Whether you are swimming, splashing, or sweating, this mascara gives you all day glamour. Try brown for a fresh daytime look, and switch to black for that smokey lash every girl dreams of!
$24 - Sephora Stores www.sephora.com