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Top 10 Tuesday: My Favorite Summer Products

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Best Summer Beauty Products
1. Too Faced Better Than False Lashes: I need to take some pictures and write a review of this stuff. It’s serious, serious mascara. Like, you can’t wear it with glasses mascara. WAY too long. Perfect for summer!

2. Kiehl’s BB Cream: I’ve probably mentioned this enough, but I’m going to keep talking about it. I like to back down on my coverage during the hot summer months and this BB cream is a perfect match for me (in Light) and offers anti-aging with Vitamin C and some good UV coverage.

3. CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balm: I have a ton of these things, lots of companies make them, but my favorite shades are pretty much all from the CoverGirl Queen line. It’s harder to find than the regular CoverGirl, but you will be happy that you spent the time hunting them down. Radiant Rose is perfection.

4. Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover: 30 seconds to much better looking cuticles. And look at that… it gets rid of a lot of the gross stuff on your feet too. Like you just spent a lot of time and money getting a pedicure. Except… you didn’t. You used 1/3 of a $4 bottle of cuticle remover and 1 minute in the shower. You’re welcome.

5. Clinique Nail Polish: I’ve only used this new polish line for some swatches (which I still need to redo) and on my toes, but I’m really loving Hi Sweetie and Juiced Up. I love having bright colors on my toes and I know I’ll be using those 2 all summer long.

6. Beautisol Tea Tan: I’m typically a pale girl, but every now and then it is nice to have a little color. This is my favorite no commitment way to fake it for an event. The Tea Tan looks super natural, is easy to use and stays put until you wash it off.

7. Venus & Olay Razor: It used to be that I didn’t care which brand of 5 strip razor I use, but that all changed when Venus came out with their Olay blades. These are so nice and leave my legs smoother for longer than other brands. I’ve stocked up!

8. Miss Jessie’s Jelly Soft Curls: This is the next best thing to happen to hair. I swear. It offers nice hold and is great whether I want to straighten my hair or create beachy waves, but I think this stuff is invisible. Once you apply it, you can not tell it is in there, except that your hair feels softer. Not at all sticky, not weighed down and certainly not crunchy. Everyone needs this gel!

9. L’Oreal Color Vibrancy Dual Protect Spray: This is my favorite product to pair with the Miss Jessie’s gel for beachy waves. The Dual Protect Spray offers heat protection and some nice shine.

10. Sarah Potempa Beach Waver: The last tool for the beachy waves I’ll have all summer long, my beloved Beach Waver. It really is much faster then just a curling iron, and the curls last for days!

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  1. 6.4.13

    Great list, I'm dying to try the Kiehl's BB cream!

  2. 6.4.13

    How much is the Beautisol Tea Tan? And where can I purchase it?

  3. 6.4.13

    I am loving the Kiehl's BB cream as well. I must say that the CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balms are looking mighty tempting!

  4. 6.4.13

    So many items you are going to make me try!! I think i'm the only blogger that hasn't tried Beautisol.

  5. 6.4.13
    Phyrra said:

    I kinda wanna try that Kiehl's bb!

  6. 6.4.13

    I love that Beautisol Tea Tanner, too! It gives just the right amount of light color. Plus, it smells good, too! I am curious about the beach waver! Looks great!

  7. 6.4.13

    Great list! That Kiehl's BB Cream is so good. I had given up on them until I tried it.

  8. 6.5.13

    I'm going to have to try that Sally Hansen cuticle remover!

  9. 6.5.13

    I've never tired the cover girl queen jumbo pencils! I must make sure to take a look at them

  10. 6.5.13
    Carleen said:

    I wont to try the soft curls product now! I am not familiar with it!

  11. 6.5.13

    This is a great list! I've used some of those products before, but I really want to try that cuticle remover and see if it works for me

  12. 6.6.13
    Debbie said:

    Love the idea of using the cuticle remover on your feet. I am definitely going to try that.

  13. 6.6.13
    Heather said:

    Great post – I really want to try the new clinique polishes, I have heard a lot of good things about them 🙂 x


  14. 6.7.13

    Great list! I love the Beautisol Tea Tan Glow too! (www.beautisol.com)

  15. 6.7.13

    I have been dying (DYING) to try the beachwaver!! Now I have to. 🙂

  16. 6.7.13
    Lisa said:

    Great list! How have I never heard about this cuticle remover stuff before? It sounds like a great idea and could save me from getting a mani/pedi so often. Thanks!

  17. 6.7.13
    Erica said:

    Love the venus and olay razor. it gives the perfect shave without the nicks for the perfect summer legs

  18. 6.10.13
    Anonymous said:

    Is the Kiehl's BB Cream ok for pregnant and nursing women? Thanks in advance. You are a valuable resource for all women! 🙂

  19. 6.11.13

    I don't have the full ingredient list, but the Vitamin C usually needs to be in acidic environment so it isn't going to be pregnancy friendly

  20. 9.23.13
    Erika said:

    Fantastic list. Now I'll be hunting down the Cover Girl Queen jumbo glosses. Curious to try out the Kiehls BB