Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Summer Beauty Must-Haves

1. The ever-so-popular NARS blush in Orgasm. The pinky-peach color looks good on anyone. My all-time favorite blush.
2. NARS Illuminator in Copacabana. I love this highlighter. I dab it on my cheeks to give them a nice, pink, sun-kissed, pearly glow after I apply the blush or I mix it in with my foundation.

I've been using this all summer as my sunscreen. This cream really does melt into the skin. Plus it's non-greasy and won't cause breakouts. It is the #1 dermatologist recommended sunscreen filter in Canada and will protect you from burning and looking like these idiots.

Good old unglamorous Vaseline. It soothes my dry lips and the yucky flaky skin I have around my nose from blowing it too much. (I'm allergic to my cat.) I apply it year-round.

Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion. Celebs use this lotion on the red carpet. This stuff is the bomb and I'll tell you why! When I apply it to my bare legs if I'm wearing a skirt or shorts it gives my legs a radiant glow while firming and tightening the skin. Prtty Peaushun covers up minor imperfections and diminishes the appearance of cellulite, veins, and stretch marks. (A girl's best friend!) It comes in 5 different shades. I have it in Light but next time I'll be ordering a shade darker to give my skin a bit of color. In Canada I bought this from Fresh Picked Stuff and it shipped within 2 days. Watch this clip of fitness guru (and Gwyneth Paltrow's trainer) Tracy Anderson and the creator of Prtty Peaushun, makeup artist Bethany Karlyn, discuss this dream cream at around 1:50 in this video:

100% Pure Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. I bought this jar a few months ago at Planet Organic for about $13.00. Coconut oil is an amazing, hydrating moisturizer that prevents dryness, flaking, aging and sagging of the skin. I put it on my face and body every second day before bedtime. It's very oily and greasy when you first apply it- actually D. always tells me he could fry food off of my face when he sees me with it on -but after it sinks into the skin it's golden! And of course, I love, LOVE, L-O-V-E the smell! You can also use it on your hair to make it soft and shiny.

What are your summer beauty must-haves?

Okay, before I go I wanted to tell you I just finished Tina Fey's hilarious memoir, 'Bossypants' the other day. I loved it! Her funny stories and self-deprecating humor had me laughing out loud busting my guts. I only wish it was longer. It's a must-read! And speaking of books, who's excited for the movie adaptation of the novel 'The Help' that comes out in a few days?? Ahhh I can't wait to see it!

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SiSi Sparkles said...

ooo cool products, I haven't tried any of them! I like using tinted moisturizers in the summertime, and also creme blush and bronzers :]

Courtney Erin said...

Tinted SPF moisturizers are always at the very top of my summer (and, really, all year round) list. I really, really want to try out that firming creme now though.

xoxo ~ Courtney

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I love Tina Fey!

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Mademoiselle Lala said...

Nothing beats good old Vaseline. :)

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome products!
That is my favorite blush!


J. said...

Great post Marie!
I have not used any of the products except the coconut oil.
I am going to look into some of these!
Thanks for your suggestions.
:) J.

Dress Me Dearly said...

Great product round-up! Must try that skin tightening lotion!

aliciafashionista said...

Haven't read The Help but I hear it's really good! I can't wait to see the movie. I need a new blush and will look int othis Nars one, I like the coral hue. Hope your week is going well xo

Closet Fashionista said...

I love reading what other people use for products! YAY for Vaseline!

Kristin said...

I totally watched a review about that Prtty goodness last night. I'm tempted!

Heather said...

I love vaseline too, I use it for everything, even a little on the ends of my hair for definition!

I've tried coconut oil too but it's all frozen at the moment cos it's winter :P

Kristin said...

I really want to read Bossypants, so I'm glad to read this review. I might get it on audiotape. I hear it is EXTA funny then.


Makeup Majesty said...

great post! the NARS stuff is a must for sure!


Steffys Pros and Cons said...

ive been wanting to read tina feys book!

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Tracy D said...

Never heard of Prtty Peaushun but I'm definitely intrigued...I'm thinking Carrie Underwood uses this!

Anonymous said...

Have you tried the Multiple by Nars in Cococabana? I love the stick form of this highlighter and it lasts forever! xo

Mrs. Julius said...

Oh my...thanks for the tips! I must try some of these products! Btw, Nars Orgasm doesn't look good on me. You can't see it on my tan skin...sucky. That sunscreen is the best! super expensive though. The Vichy ones are pretty good too. And i really wanna try that PRTTY body lotion and organic coconut oil!

Nikosmommy said...

what a great list of summer fave products!!!
I'm "trying" to finish bossy pants right now (but its hard with my kidlets interrupting me constantly!)

And I cannot WAIT for the Help to hit the theaters...all my gf's are dying to see it!
Hope you're having a great august and are staying cool!

Liz said...

Hi Marie,
Thanks for the great post about the Prtty Peaushun, and my website Fresh Picked Stuff!
Glad to hear you love the product!

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