Summer Beauty + Style Essentials

Hi everyone…Thought I would share a few of my beauty & style essentials!
These beauty items I am sharing I swear by throughout the year, however, are even more perfect come summer heat waves, dry spells, pool days…well, you know the drill. These are perfect for the exciting on trend (& my signature since I was in my teens!) no makeup makeup seen all over the runways. How refreshing is it to not fret over lipstick colors and eye shadows when all you need is a great moisturizer, dewy primer and great pair of eyebrows and eyelashes (both possible via a few basic beauty tools to get you there!)
Also, pairing perfectly with these summer beauty basics…I am including a few of my new fave summer style pieces. A few of them, excited to say, will be included in my key transition pieces into late summer/early fall (yes, already thinking of Fall fashion…only a few months away from sweater-weather, yeii!) & a lil’confession: sweaters…my other obsession among many! More to come on fall obsessions in a future blog post, soon!

For now, how do you do summer?! Would love to hear about your great finds & any great suggestions! xo. – j.
… These are great for prepping skin in and out of the shower: Herbivore-Coco Rose, Jurlique-Rosewater Balancing Mist and Clarins-Huile “Tonic” (this has been my pregnancy fave!)

…Prep for post-shower, pre-makeup & night-time slumber. Really gets the skin protected and dewy! Clarins-Hydra-Essential, Aveeno-Positively Radiant, Shiseido-Ibuki Night Mask…you can find these at Sephora and the Aveeno cream at Target.
…makeup: Nars Radiance Primer w/SPF :), Dior 3-in-1 Fix It, Urban Decay Naked Flushed for bronzer and highlight. All at Sephora.

…highlight those eyes and brows: Anastasia Brow Powder, Diorshow Blackout Mascara and curls those lashed with a great eyelash curler. Mine happens to be by Tweezerman. (*Tip: especially in the summer, I usually go mascara free and just prep eyelashes with my curler for a softer “au natural” summer look.)  All at Sephora.
…i swear, this scent is so summer and so fresh. (I use it all year around, can’t help it!) Atelier Cologne in Figuier Ardent.
…Raye x Revolve Winnie Slide in Nude, also available in black. (Love with shorts and dresses!)
…summer staple! always get a new pair every summer. Soludos Cactus Embroidery Platform Smoking Slipper…Use code: MORESUN for 30% off!
…summer amor at first sight, just had to get my hands on this babi. So cute and evokes summers in Europe, a la Jane Birkin (one of my personal style maven faves) even though I am still here at home in sunny SoCal! MISA Jane Box Bag, Small in Amor w/tassels (also available in other fun colors and word prints!)…summer staples: All Saints Serene Embroidered Denim Shorts (fit is so perfect, not too tight on the thighs which is so key! & star embroidery is everything). Available in vintage indigo and washed black at 30-50% off!, Marysia Antibes Metallic Tie Top in Metallic Cream (also available in Brown w/cute pink tie, Lack of Color Spencer Terracotta Straw Hat (my newest Aussie obsession!)
…summer vacay AM – PM staples: Fleur de Mal LS Onepiece Swimsuit (swimsuit? bodysuit? why not both! 2-in-1 and looking chicly sexy always!), All Saints Serene Shorts, Madewell Leather Loop Belt (proven to get better with age!) and always great having a clutch sourced from a past exotic trip or in this case, a present from the hubz (how not to love a man that understands your fashion histeria. gotta love him!) This orange leather clutch is from Puerto Vallarta, México. Find some exotic-inspo summer bags, here.
…summer date w/my man outfit: this Leith Ruched Body-con Dress was one of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale finds (that, as always happens, was not part of the sale (LOL!), but I could not step out of the store without it!) Perfect for summer days and dates with R and a plus is that it is pregnancy and post-pregnancy friendly, how cool is that?! You can find this and other colors at Nordstrom.
…Great new find: Amour Vert! Just love how sustainably chic their brand creating amazingly beautiful and on-point, effortless pieces. This Crystal Jumpsuit in Green Palm is 100% silk and so soft and light. Perfect for summer brunches and how good does this pair with my other summer accessory finds?! Love.
…casual and cool summer days: Love by Design Grommet Sleeve Sweater (Ok, this one, WAS part of the Nordy Anniversay Sale :), less than $45 score!, and is perfectly light and soft for summer breezes yet a perfectly cool transition piece into Fall2017. Keep an eye out for Fall season’s lace-up & metal hardware details!), All Saints Serene Shorts, Zara Tied-Jute Platform Wedges, these are sold-out! but you can find similar cute summer styles, all on sale, here.
…finally, the jacket to top it all off: Zara Sequinned Denim Jacket, this is sold out!, but you can find similar cool shiny styles to take you from day to night casual glamour, here

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