Summer Survival Kit


Summer is officially in full swing here in Syracuse, (and just in time for back to school) I could honestly live with this everyday of the year. Sunny hot days, sun bleached hair and bronzed skin. Fortunately some of my favorite brands have created products that are perfect for anyone that wants to feel like they live at the beach all year long.

I know I have talked about many different perfumes on this blog the last few months but this summer I think I have fallen in love.  The Maison Margiela Replica range is something completely magical. The perfume is created with the intention of scent association and to unlock moments and memories for the wearer.  I really like this idea and am totally obsessed with the beachy scent of course Beach Walk! Bergamot, coconut milk, lemon, pink pepper, and musk all smelly like suntan lotion and a salty beach.  This has been my go to scent all summer.



summersurvival6Next favorite going along with scent would have to be the Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum cream. This stuff is amazing!  So creamy and hydrating with a gorgeous shimmer to it.  I feel like I shine like a gorgeous beach goddess when I wear it and big plus, it smells like mango and coconut!

For beach days and fun parties this summer I have been loving the Mr Kate Beauty Marks.  Of course flash tattoos are so much fun for festivals and summer in general and these babies take the flash tattoo trend a little farther.  They are tiny little cluster of metallic temporary tattoos you wear on your face.  They look like little freckles and couldn’t be cuter.

summersurvival5A list of summer products would be complete without salt spray.  When you live miles and miles from the ocean adding a bit of salt to your hair is very important.  My summer go to hair has typically been soft waves created with a curling iron or air drying with a couple spritzes of this stuff.

If your summer bronze isn’t to where you want it yet this season I have a couple products that will make you look like you spent 3 months on a tropical vacation. The Too Faced Sweet Tea Bronzer is so beautiful with just a tiny bit of shimmer gives your skin a very sun kissed glow.



lovingtan.jpgFinally to also boost your summer glow to “I’ve been spent all day everyday in the sun” status Loving Tan bronzing mousse is here to help.  I have been using this self tanner since last winter.  Our summers in Central New York are long and harsh, having a bit of a summer glow really helps get you through those cold days.  Loving tan is so incredibly easy to use, it has a beautiful color guide to make sure you don’t miss a spot.  Often times self tanners can have a very orangey tone to them but Loving Tan is a beautiful neutral and is perfect on any skin tone.




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What are your favorite products for the summer?  Have you tried any of mine?




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