Summer Beauty Suggestions


Jergen's Natural Glow Lotion
I was a little hesitant about using this lotion that is supposed to gradually give you color. I'm quite fair and never go out in the sun without a healthy dose of sunscreen. (I never tan, you see. I just turn red and then fade back to fair.) But I decided to give this lotion a try and picked up a bottle of the kind designed for fair skin. I've been using it for about two weeks and my skin is noticeably a little tanner. It is very gradual. I've only been using it once a day... so maybe it would darken faster if I used twice a day. Anyway, I'm very happy with the results. Plus, it makes my skin verrrrry soft. :)

Clinique Happy In Bloom
When walking through Herberger's one day, I stopped at the perfume counter and spritzed on the perfume in the prettiest bottle. It happened to be Clinique Happy In Bloom, Clinique's limited edition fragrance that is only available in spring and early summer. Well, after spraying some on... I fell in love. Or, more accurately: infatuation. I couldn't stop smelling myself. Every time I went in that mall, I could resist paying a visit to the perfume counter to give into my cravings. I came and went, came and went... unable to bring myself to spend the money on a bottle. But then I gave in. I bought some. And now I smell deliciously lovely every day.

Soap & Glory Glow Lotion
I've been loving this stuff for almost a year now. The simple bottle comes packaged in a fabulously retro-inspired box. The lotion itself squirts out a pale, silky pink. It smells yummy and leaves skin with a very soft shimmer.

Burt's Bees Lip Gloss
Burt's Bees has been my go-to lip product since I discovered their adorable little tins of lip balm back in my junior year of high school. I still use that lip balm daily, but I've also become smitten with their other lip products... especially the nude gloss. It's not sticky. It's not thick. It goes on smooth, pretty, and feels great on the lips.

Physician's Formula Blush & Physician's Formula Eye Shadow
I love Physician's Formula mineral make-up. I'm hooked on their blush and eyeshadow and will not use any other brand. The colors blend so well and feel light, smooth, and fresh on my skin.

Lash Blast Luxe
The bigger, thicker, and longer the lashes... the better. I love the big fat orange tube of Lash Blast and ramble on about it to everyone from girlfriends to my grandma. Then I spotted a big fat pink tube. An oh! It's the "Luxe." It comes with a hint of shimmer in the mascara. I'm not sure if it's entirely noticeable by anyone... but I do feel a little extra glamorous knowing that my eyelashes are shimmering if you get close enough to look. ;)

I don't think anything could bring an end to my love affair with aviator sunglasses. I just wish they wouldn't get so bent out of shape at times.



a girl with a smile said...

I'm so tempted to try the Lash Blast Luxe mascara from covergirl. When it comes to mascara, I only use Revlon but your review makes me want to commit infidelity with Revlon!!

And I'm so buying Soap & Glory Glow Hydrating Shimmer Lotion!

Unknown said...

Try it, try it! It's inexpensive and so worth it. :)