The Beauty Files: Summer Essentials

Sharing just a few of my summer beauty essentials today!


1. Clarisonic Mia, Brush Head, Face Wash

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I’m not sure what is going on with my skin lately.  Either the heat (and sweat) are causing breakouts or I am going through a second puberty.  I have a little pumpkin patch of pimples forming on my forehead right now.  To get rid of clogged pores, I use my Clarisonic brush with the Acne Cleansing Brush Head to slough off dead skin.  And if the pimple persists, I just play up my eyes to distract people away from the blemish.  (Some high school tricks still come in handy…)


2. Clinique Even Better Moisturizer

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I prefer to use a daily moisturizer with SPF and this one works to even skin tone as well.  A win-win.


3. Tan Towels

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It can be somewhat difficult to achieve that perfect summer glow when you’re in an office all day…  Plus, I don’t want pimples AND wrinkles, so I try to protect my skin from the sun.  I am loyal to this brand of tan towels because they look natural and don’t smell.  The trick: Rub on clean skin right after you shower and immediately follow with your body lotion. It evens out the tone and helps it absorb.


4. Oribe Dry Hair Spray

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So I was complaining about my hair on Tuesday (thanks for your feedback by the way!) and let me tell you, it can get grease-ayyy quickly in the summer.  I’m very envious of girls who can go days without washing their hair, because I pretty much have to wash mine daily.  I do use this spray on my roots to freshen it up or just to add some volume.


5. Bright Polishes

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Playing with fun nail colors is my favorite in the summer.  I feel like you can get away with almost any shade and I love to experiment and change them often.


What are your summer beauty favorites?  Let me know!  I love trying new products.


p.s. LOFT has 50% off everything today!  If you follow me on Instagram you know I wore these shoes on Tuesday, and now they are on sale!  I also love this printed maxi!

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  1. I have heard great things about tan towels – gotta try them! My go-to self tanner has been San Tropez’s mousse, it’s the best! Great color and doesn’t ever look streaky.

    I also love Aveda’s anti-humectant to keep my frizz {somewhat} under control.

  2. I think I need to try those tan towels 🙂

  3. I’ve been breaking out lately too! 🙁 But mine happens religiously when it’s that time of the month.. lame. I really need to invest in a Clarisonic. Do you LOVE it?

    xo Ashley

    • Hi Ashley – Yes, I really love my Clarisonic (I’ve had it for a year now) and would recommend it!!