BEAUTY ESSENTIALS1: Lanvin: Eclat d’Arpege // 2: Dior: Addict Lip Glow // 3: Laura Mercier: Caviar Eyeliner in Midnight // 4: Dior: Diorshow – Black Out Mascara // 5: Fresh: Soy Face Cleanser // 6:  Nars: Orgasm // 7: Archipelago Botanicals: Oat Milk Hand Cream // 8: Nerium // 9: Essie: Splash of Grenadine // 10: Maui Babe Browning Lotion

With summer just around the corner, next week {yay!}, I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty essentials for summer {or all year, whatevs}. Some I have been using for 10 years and others not even 10 days, but I still love them. Here we go!

1. Lanvin perfume: I remember the day I found this! It was actually from one of my girlfriends back home in California, yes Kimster, you. I immediately went out and got it and have pretty much been wearing it ever since.
2. Dior Lip Glow: This is the update to Clinique Black Honey. Yes, the 8th grade you remembers that stuff. It worked for any skin tone, and so does this. I love the packaging too!
3. Laura Mercier Eyeliner: Apply this to the underside of your top eyelid at the base of the lashes and you will think you just visited the Lash Lounge. It definitely makes your eyelashes look longer if you apply it properly. Ask the girls at the counter.
4. Dior Mascara: I have been on the search for the “best” mascara. I found it in college and then it was discontinued. I just picked this one up last month and so far, it’s the closest thing yet. Have a recommendation? I’m all ears.
5. Fresh Face Wash: My best friend is an aesthetician. As soon as she referred me to this brand I have been hooked! It’s seriously the best!
6. Nars Blush: I know, I know. EVERY girl already knows this is the best blush. And it is, so its on the list.
7. Archipelago Botanicals Lotion: This is the best smelling lotion, seriously. Plus, it doesn’t leave my hands oily afterwards, which is amazing.
8. Nerium: Ok, confession. I haven’t actually used this yet. It’s on order though {thank you, again, best friend aesthetician}. Check out the site for before and after pics, this stuff works wonders. Its my “OMG I’m going to be 30 in 6 months and need to be proactive now” face cream.
9. Essie Nail Polish: I recently found this color, not sure if it’s new or if I’m late to the game, but I love it. It’s not too neon, not too pastel. Not too pink, not too purple. As Goldilocks would say, “it’s juuuuust right”
10. Maui Babe Browning Lotion: If you know me, you know I LOVE the sun. Beach or pool I’m there. No lakes. Sorry creepy, muddy, murky water, not for me! Disclaimer: you MUST still use sunscreen with this lotion. There is no SPF. I apply SPF let it set, and then apply Maui Babe. It gives the perfect golden Hawaii glow. One day I’ll live in Hawaii and I won’t need it. Until then…..

Check them out, let me know your thoughts. If you have other recommendations, I would love to hear them!


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