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I am so excited that Summer is finally here, it is my favorite season (mainly because my birthday falls in it!) and this year it holds a special place in my heart, our family is welcoming a new baby (Momma's birthday gift!) Lately I have been feeling huge and not so glamorous but that's about to change because I'm switching it over to my Summer Beauty Routine. So simple and fresh, and I feel good about myself when I leave the house.
One of the things I struggle most with in my beauty routine is my hair. Thanks to my mom I was blessed with crazy thick wavy hair, so clearly humidity is NOT my friend! So here enters a few of my favorites
This shampoo & conditioner by Herbal Essences seriously rocks my socks! It is great for my frizz, most days I will wash my hair with this then softy pin my hair up into a loose top knot. If I'm blowing it out it really helps too, but lets face it, these days, pregnant with 2 toddlers, blowing the hair out straight is a rare occurrence!
If I'm not planning on pinning my hair up then I "embrace the waves" and use this spray gel, scrunch and either air dry or use the diffuser. ( I also use this on my 2 year old's curls, the stuff rocks!)
This is probably the most important step in my Summer beauty routine, protect the skin! Our family spends a lot of time out in the sun, so proper protection is a MUST! I am not a huge fan of cremes and lotions ,this light mist spray is perfect for quick re applies and fully gets my body covered.
Now just because I'm making sure my skin is protected doesn't mean I don't want a fresh Summer glow. These two items are must have items during the Summer season. Jergens natural glow is the best self tanner I have ever tried, I love how it doesn't leave me all orange and fake! And Bronzer, well I refuse to leave the house without brushing some on my face for a little shimmer.
Since most of my Summer days are spent outside at either the park, pool or beach I'm not leaving the house with a full face of makeup, but a fresh coat of nail polish on my fingers and toes is a must. I'm big into bright pinks and corals in the Summertime, something that just pops with a nice tan. A soft pink lip gloss keeps my lips nice and moist from drying out in that hot sun, and I just feel naked without mascara (waterproof is a must!)
and now my most important item needed to maintain a fresh Summer look
Not only because I'm pregnant but because it's important to do always, drink lots and lots of water, and stay hydrated!!
What are your favorite Summer beauty tips / items that won't break the bank? Please share, I'm always looking for new ideas!