Summer faves in the beauty world

August 4, 2016

Hi fashionistas!

We're in the heat of summertime, and although fashion is my passion (see what I did there?), I love changing up my summer makeup routine just as much as I love busting out my summer wardrobe.

I always enjoy a good excuse to try out some new products. I love swapping out dark eye shadow shades for lighter ones, and using glowy bronzers for a change. Experimenting with colors and products is just more fun this time of year.

Today on the blog, I am reviewing four of my new favorite summer beauty products, so then you can get out there and experiment, too! Let's do this!


#1 | Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

I first heard about this blush palette through one of my favorite beauty bloggers. I really liked the colors, so I picked it up for only $10 at Ulta. I love soft pink blushes, but I thought the brighter colors would be perfect for the summertime.

I've been so happy with this product- the colors are very pigmented, but not in an overwhelming way. It applies the perfect pop of color to the apples of my cheeks. It's a great blush palette for an incredible price!

#2 | Covergirl Tru Blend Bronzer

I've been searching endlessly for a good glowy bronzer for the summer. I tried some of the current popular products, like the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, but was unimpressed. I couldn't find one that was right for my skin.

The Covergirl Tru Blend blushes are a staple in my makeup bag- they are one of my favorite products! When I saw they also had a bronzer, I had to give it a shot. It's the perfect shade for my skin, with a simple glow that makes me look like I just came from the beach. PERFECT!

#3 | NYX Butter Gloss

From left to right: Maple Blondie, Eclair & Cupcake
Alright, I've officially found my NEW FAVORITE lip product! The NYX Butter Glosses are simply to die for. I am really not a big fan of lip gloss- I hate when it's too shiny and too sticky! I prefer a simple matte lipstick. But these glosses have changed the game for me!

In 'Maple Blondie'
In "Eclair"
In 'Cupcake'
First of all, they are a steal! Only $4.99 per shade. I currently have three shades- Maple Blondie, Eclair and Cupcake- but I'm sure I will be getting more soon. The formula goes on smooth without any stickiness. It's soft, brightly pigmented and tastes yummy. This product is a perfect option if you don't feel like wearing a heavy lipstick on a hot day.

#4 | Pixi Beauty Mesmerizing Mineral Eyeshadow Palette in Aquamarine Dream 

This is a very bold choice for me- I am ALL about nude eyeshadows that are simple and smokey. I found this palette of blues on clearance at Target, so I decided to give it a shot.

Although I'm not wearing it too often, it's a fun option on a day where I want to change up my look. The shades of blue are very earthy and remind me of the ocean. If you are feeling a nautical makeup look, I think you'll love these shadows! They apply easily and wear well for a long day.


Now that you've read about the latest products I'm adding to my makeup bag, I want to hear about yours! What are your go-to summer beauty products you can't live without?

I've also linked all the products in this post to Ulta's site and Target's site, so you can purchase the ones you think you'll like best! MWAH!

Blow em' a kiss,


  1. Brava, lady! I'm gonna have to check out that brush palette. I think I only have two shades, and it'd be nice to get variety. Also, I've been LOVING Nyx lip products too. I haven't tried their glosses, but their matte cream and liquid lipsticks are GREAT. Thanks for the tips. ;)

    Nicole | explosive bagel

    1. I think you'll really like the blush palette! They have two different shades, and a bronzer palette too. I really want to try NYX matte cream soon- but I seriously recommend the butter gloss! Thanks! :)


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