Thursday, July 23, 2015

My Top 5 Summer Essentials (2015)

Hi Makeup Maniacs!  It's Mel and I'm back with a new post.  Today, I want to let you know about five (5) products I've been using on a consistent basis this summer. 

Product #1 is the CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30.  This is something I'm wearing underneath my makeup (prior to priming) so that my face is not only moisturized, but protected from the sun's harmful rays.  This moisturizer is rich in ceramide and has ingredients that nourish the skin.  And of course it's UVA/UVB protection combats sun damage that causes skin to age quickly.  I just use a small amount of this all over my face & neck.  It has no strong, distinct scent and does not slide all over my face.  Most importantly, it doesn't make me feel sweaty and greasy, which is an issue for me when I use regular sunscreens.  If interested, purchase here:

Product #2 is Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse.  Mine is in "Light" but they also have a "Dark" version too.  This has been so helpful in keeping my legs from looking like they've never seen daylight.  Now that I'm older, tanning the traditional way is pretty much out of the question.  Once per week I slather this stuff on my legs.  I start by showering and while in the shower, I use a body scrub to exfoliate the skin.  After I'm clean, I dry myself and then spread this stuff on my legs.  It spreads quickly and evenly.  Instantly, I see some color appear.  This stuff dries in one minute.  Sixty seconds and done.  The color will last a few days.  There is a very light scent, but compared to other sunless tanners, this stuff is virtually odorless!  For more info, click here:

Product #3 is my EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet.  Did you know that EOS is short for Evolution of Smooth?  And that's just what this stuff does - smooth out your lips!  This has been under any other lip product that I've worn this summer.  It's organic and 100% natural. It's formulated without parabens and is free of petrolatum.  Plus, it smells & tastes great!  What is there not to like?  You can purchase it here:

Product #4 is Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Grape Gatsby.  I absolutely love any color in the "purple" family, but this beautiful, lilac shade has been a go-to for me this summer!  It's supposed to have 7 benefits in one bottle.  All I can say is that it has made my life easier.  I use two (2) coats of this stuff and I'm done!  It is the base coat, color, and top coat all in one.  Plus, the color lasts about 4 days with no chips!  For me, that's awesome!  Check it out here:

And, last, but not least, product #5 which is Pura d'Or Pure Organic Argan Oil.  It's natural, it's USDA certified organic.  This is something I use all over my body. It's great for skin, nails, and hair. Sometimes I use this in place of moisturizer, but EVERY time I wash my hair, I'm massaging at least 2 pumps of this stuff into my damp hair & scalp.  It seals in the natural moisture and prevents frizziness.  In the Florida humidity, this stuff is the key to flawless locks!  Purchase this amazing product here:

And that is it for my top 5 summer essentials! Let me know in the comments section (down below) what products are must-haves for your summer months.  And don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel Mel's Makeup Mayhem! for more information, reviews, beauty hauls, and more!

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