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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Beat The Heat


As June quickly approaches, I've started to revamp my beauty routine and incorporate the products that will protect my skin from the sun + help my makeup stay put, in spite of the heat.  Some of these are new discoveries and some are old stand-bys, but all are items I have been impressed with & now swear by.  Here are my top 10 picks for looking flawless even when it's sweltering:


1) CeraVe Face Lotion Sunscreen SPF50 - The brand I'm loyal to + oil-free sun protection to prevent breakouts
2) Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Just the right amount of coverage with SPF35
3) Sephora Mattifying Blotting Papers - Perfect for stashing in your purse to reduce shine on-the-go
4) Josie Maran Coconut Waterproof Cheek GelĂ©e - Coconut water-infused cheek stain that lasts up to 14 hours
5) NYX 'Dewy Finish' Makeup Setting Spray - Apply after makeup to help it stay-put in the heat & humidity
6) L'Oreal Sublime Sun Sunscreen Oil SPF50 - So lightweight you'll think you forgot to apply it
7) L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara - My favorite mascara in a waterproof formula
8) Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs - Helps cover veins, bruises, scars & gives legs an airbrushed look
9) Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge - The benefits of a lip stain & gloss combined into one long-lasting product
10) CARGO Water Resistant Bronzer - A flattering bronzer that won't smudge or smear when temperatures rise

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Thanks to you I am already a fan of CeraVe products. =) But now I want to try that L'Oreal oil sunblock!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Ashley said...

I have never been a fan of waterproof mascaras but I have to admit that the L'Oreal Voluminous waterproof mascara is pretty good!! I have always wanted to try that Josie Maran cheek stain!!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Rebecca Rae said...

You're an inspiration and wealth of information. Your always evolving style is classic, chic, and flirty with just the right amount of bling. Your outfits are all fabulous. AND AMAZING - you are NOT the stick-thin size 0 adolescent boy's shape . LOVE that you have a fabulous actual woman's body - a born beauty - and a mommy - congrats! You appear as such a grounded person. Thank you for sharing some of yourself with your readers. Your suggestions are both helpful and budget friendly (my husband thanks you lol). Lots of suggestions have turned old clothing into new outfits. So cheers to you, your creativeness and your motivational blog.

Sofia Donatelli said...

Thanks for sharing all these great products and tips.I need to invest in a good waterproof mascara and the lip gloss.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post "Palm Tree Paradise'. They are my latest find for my summer vacation. I would love to read your thoughts about them. Thank you!:)

Kisses,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

Thanks for sharing all these great products and tips.I need to invest in a good waterproof mascara and the lip gloss.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post "Palm Tree Paradise'. They are my latest find for my summer vacation. I would love to read your thoughts about them. Thank you!:)

Kisses,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

chic Saturday by Kelly said...

Ooooh! These look good!! Can't wait to try out some of the ones I haven't used yet. Thanks Kim :)

xo,
Kelly from chic Saturday

TaraMixandMatch said...

That NYX spray seems like a great alternative to more expensive products, I might need to hunt it down, thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

Rebecca,

Thank you for such a sweet comment - I really appreciate you taking the time to write that and it means so much to hear positive reinforcement like this. I am so blessed to have readers like you!!

xo,
Kimberly

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I don't use sunscreen. Isn't that terrible? I just hate the way it feels on my face and smells. I just use a moisturizer with protection and hope for the best...

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Chrissyfc said...

I use the Cargo blush and it is unbelievable! I put it on in the morning and it stays put ALL day- even after the gym and during my co-ed league softball games.

CousCousandCorkWedges said...

This is such a great & helpful list! I live in North Africa & need all the help I can get in the summer heat over here! Thanx for the tips! Andrea x

http://couscousandcorkwedges.blogspot.com/

CousCousandCorkWedges said...

This is so great & helpful! I live in North Africa & need all the help I can get in the summer heat here! Will try a few of these out! Andrea x

http://couscousandcorkwedges.blogspot.com/

Kodi Jensen said...

I've been curious about the Airbrush Legs -- maybe I'll have to look into it further!
-Kodi
grey et al

Kate C. said...

I used to love the L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara, but I have a new favourite - you HAVE to try Covergirl Clump Crusher, it's fab. xo

www.dashofkate.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Setting spray & a gel cheek stain are musts!

Kayla Gilbert said...

I have always wanted to try that Airbrush Legs product! Maybe it's time! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Audrey said...

Great picks...I have the Cargo bronzer and love it. Can't wait to see your pics from Lucky!! XO

Margaret McGriff said...

Awesome picks! That Makeup Forever lip gloss looks awesome! I'm already a fan of their cream eyeshadow.

Meredith said...

Do you use the CeraVe on top of a daily moisturizer?

Kimberly said...

Hi Meredith,

Since my skin can get slightly oily in the summer, I use this Cerave face lotion in place of my usual Cerave moisturizer. But if your skin is normal to dry, you could use it on top of it too.

xo,
Kimberly

Alyson said...

What great picks! I love those blotting papers and I'm a huge fan of both Josie Maran and cheek stains...but have never tried the one you showed! Next on my wishlist! :)

xo
Alyson
www.crushingonclothes.com

Lily said...

I agree 100% with Rebecca. Well said! Kim- you are indeed an inspiration and we all love you for making our lives a little more fun! Love your tutorials and would really like to hear how you would apply all these wonderful products on a given day. I mean, I don't suppose you use all of them at once, right? Thanks so so much in advance!!

Chelsea Davis said...

Seriously have like 3 bottles of the airbrush by Sally Hansen!! Love that stuff.

XO Chelsea http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

Kimberly said...

Thank you so much Lily! In terms of process, after I wash my face, I apply the CeraVe sunscreen lotion, then the Almay CC Cream followed by a little translucent powder on my t-zone & a dusting of bronzer and then I use the Dewy Finish setting spray. I will only apply the L'Oreal sunscreen if I know I'm going to be out in the sun lot during the day & I use the Sally Hansen airbrush spray when I'm wearing shorts or skirts. Hope that helps!

xo,
Kimberly

Jessica (Bows and Sequins) said...

Great roundup of products! :)

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Thanks for sharing! Never heard of CeraVe but may need to check them out - your skin is flawless!

....... said...

thanks for sharing your beauty essentials for summer! I really want to try both the mascara and that leg spray! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Chelsea said...

Airbrush Legs is definitely a year-round essential for me! I'm dying to try the new lotion formula.

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

Lily said...

Thank you, thank you! That does help a lot!!! You are the sweetest!!!
Xoxo
Lily

Alyson said...

so curious about the make-up forever, and ps: you know you can use coffee filters to blot? not as glam, but totally works!

alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Brianna Harris said...

I love your blog!! What do you use for a facial cleanser? Your skin is amazing!

Kimberly said...

Hi Brianna,

I actually use Dove Sensitive Skin bar soap to wash my face. My dermatologist switched me over to using it about 3 years ago and I've never looked back. It is amazing!

xo,
Kimberly

Becky A said...

Thank you!

Brianna Harris said...

Thank you Kimberly!

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