Summer is here and so are my summer favorites! School is out and the lazier days of summer have begun. In honor of the beginning of summer, I’m excited to share some of my favorite products for the hot, humid summer months! These are all things I have used and love, and I hope you love them, too!

Summer is here! Check out my summer favorites that I'm loving right now!

1. Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Setting Spray-

I’ve used this setting spray for over 3 years now. My skin tends to be on the oily side and I love how this setting spray mattifies my cream makeup and keeps it looking fresh all day long! I use it as a primer and as a setting spray most days. I’m nothing if not a minimalist at heart.

2. Maskcara Vanilla Dust & Power Powder Brush

Maskcara’s Vanilla Dust Setting Powder is super fine, so it won’t settle into your fine lines. I love to use it to set my makeup on my oilier areas of my face. For my under-eye area, I prefer to use my Power Powder brush to apply the Vanilla Dust. This way I don’t get too much powder in that delicate area, and I can use the other end of the brush to set my contour with the Cayman Bronzer!

3. Maybelline Super Stay in Globetrotter

I’ve been a fan of the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink liquid lipsticks for a while now, but Globetrotter has become one of my summer favorites. It’s the perfect warm shade of red to go with my new summer tan! (If you’re looking for the best hot pink lippie, try the shade Romantic!)

4. Color Street Nails

My husband gave me a few of these nail polish strips for Mother’s Day this year, and I love them! I’ve tried the cheaper versions that are available at Walmart, and I’ve been surprised at what a difference in quality I’ve noticed. These are much higher quality, and I love the patterns that are available. Check out my friend Sarah’s facebook group for more info and fun specials!

5. Reign eyeshadow

Nothing says summer fun like bright eyeshadow colors! I wasn’t sure how to work this shade of blue into my daily makeup, until my friend, Sarah, (@thecontouredchemist on Instagram), shared a really fun eyeshadow look on Instagram! I didn’t use all of the same shades of eyeshadows that she did, but I still love how it turned out on me. I’ll do a step-by-step tutorial soon on here, I promise!

6. Nickel & Suede

I love supporting local businesses, and Nickel & Suede is an amazing jewelry and accessories store located in Kansas City. They are growing fast, and I love the new designs they’ve come out with. These hot pink earrings remind me of my childhood they’re one of my summer favorites!

7. Brightbox

I heard about this service a few months ago, and it is such a great business idea! Who doesn’t love getting a box of goodies in the mail? I love that I can send a small box of sunshine or encouragement to someone I love. The best part?  I don’t have to do all the leg work of going to the store and post office!

8. e.l.f. HD Mattifying Balm-

This is a new product to me that I just recently heard about thanks to my friend Toni (@pineappleacresstyle on Instagram). It’s the perfect primer for these hot months where our skin might be more oily. You’ve got to love the $6 price tag, too!


Did I share any of your favorites? What am I missing from this list that I need to try?

Have you seen my super easy 3 minute Summer makeup routine? You need this in your life!



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