Summer is officially in full swing, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some great new accessories and beauty products! Well, let me rephrase that – being poolside or on the sand during the most gorgeous, sunny days of the season is officially THE best way to celebrate, but my recommendations are a close second! See below for some of my top picks to keep you looking cool and feeling stupendous during this holiday weekend.
[IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Primer+ Oil-Free, $39, Sephora.com]
You may opt out of using a primer under your makeup for part of the year, but when it comes to the summertime heat and humidity surrounding the 4th of July, it’s better to keep everything in place as it should be, am I right? The newest primer from IT Cosmetics is the real deal, and includes glycerin, bark extract, and ginger root extract to provide a great smooth base to the skin while hydrating with texture improvement over time. It glides on effortlessly and will hold its guard against that humidity so you can layer on your favorite foundation or CC Cream.
[AEO Wide Brim Straw Boater Hat, $19, AE.com]
The time has come that wearing a hat in the summer is downright cool, but selecting the right kind can be a challenge. The straw boater hat style looks pretty perfect when accompanying all types of face shapes and head sizes, is unisex, and is simply a classic through and through. Plus, you can’t deny the great price found on the one above from American Eagle![Rahua Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier Spray, $32, Follain.com]
Ever since I started using Rahua, I’ve found that the brand truly makes lovely products, and the latest one, the detangler (pictured above) is no exception! Most people’s hair is effected by the summer humidity, so this adds some extra hydration to block out the frizz, makes it easy to brush through, and protects from the sun’s powerful rays. It can be used on wet or dry hair, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your tresses respond to it!
[Supergoop! Shimmershade Illuminating Cream Eyeshadow in Golden Hour SPF 30, $24, Sephora.com]
I find that I hardly experience something truly in beauty, or a moment of “duh, I wish I would have thought of that!” but that’s how I feel about this new cream eyeshadow from Supergoop! First of all, I love a cream eyeshadow, and the fact that this one has SPF in it that doesn’t make my eyes water is a feat in and of itself. Plus my face doesn’t feel so naked at the beach or pool now that I have a touch of shimmer on the lids. Available in three shades (Golden Hour is my favorite), wear these alone or the colors are neutral enough to layer your regular eyeshadows on top as well.
[Kate Young for Tura Ally Sunglasses in Bone, $200, CoolFrames.com]
Chic shade alert: these are a must in the summer, as the iconic look of Kate Young for Tura’s Ally Sunglasses is distinguishable AND the epitome of stylish! Wear them to the BBQ, and the morning after, since you may have just had one too many Shandies and need sophisticated hangover eye concealment.