Friday, May 28, 2010

Sweet Deals and Summer Essentials

Hey sweet ladies and a special hello to all of our new readers/followers! It has been a while since we did our Sweet Deals post so I’m gonna hook you all up with some cool finds. I also want to share a few things in particular that I am dying to get soon! We also thought it would be nice to do a quick Summer Essentials post, provide some links to old reviews for a few things you might want to take with you on your beach trips this weekend and for the next 3 months!

Of course the number 1 essential for all of us (and it isn’t eyeliner!) is definitely sunscreen. I don’t need to tell you how important it is to protect your skin from damaging UV rays so I’m not going to. But I will tell you that I think you are crazy if you don’t at least use a daily moisturizer with a minimum of SPF 15. A favorite moisturizer is the Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer that comes in SPF 15 and SPF 30. If you are like me and get freckles when you are out in the sun for 5 minutes go for the 30! One of the best sunscreens hands down is the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock which comes in many different levels of SPF protection. I’ve been using this for years and you can definitely use it in place of a daily moisturizer if you plan to spend the day out in the sun.

Here is where one of the products I’m lusting for comes in. Sephora’s Sun Safety Kit is a bundle of products that are all designed to protect your skin from the sun. This kit is packed with lotions, sunscreens, powders, and primers in small sample sizes that will be great to travel with. It is all packaged nicely in a hot pink carrying case. The best part about this is that all proceeds of this $25 kit go to The Skin Cancer Foundation. Thank you Sephora for making us pretty and making donations.

So we have the protecting our skin part covered, but what about having a little bit of a glow? I’ve worn a dress to work two days in a row and I’m pretty sure I’ve blinded all of my coworkers with my pale-as-milk legs so I need a little color! I’ve tried some self tanners or those lotions that are supposed to gradually build a glow with a hint of color but I literally am either too lazy or feel like you need a base tan for these things to work. After doing a little research I found that the Olay Body Touch of Sun Daily Body Lotion has some pretty decent reviews. I think I’m going to pick some up either at a store or through Amazon. Have you guys had any luck with any of these kinds of lotions? I’d love some suggestions!

Speaking of glowing let’s talk about bronzer. This beautiful bronzer from MAC’s To the Beach collection is really lovely including the compact it comes in.

From the same collection I would not mind having any of these lipsticks especially Beachbound and Thrills.

An essential for me when I go to the pool or beach is this detangler. I use Johnson’s No More Tangles detangler spray, which is for kids but works find on adults too! You can also pick up any generic kid’s detangler spray because I know they work the same. This kind of thing only costs about $4-5 at the most so it is definitely worth having around.

Now here is a sweet deal! 30% your entire purchase by Tarte cosmetics on their site, just enter the promo code GGAD at the end of your purchase. This is a great deal, I have reviewed a bunch of Tarte products before so you know I’m loyal! I am dying to try their natural lipstain LipSurgence.

Don't forget your sunglasses!!

Have a great holiday weekend! And stay tuned because we have an exciting giveaway coming soon to celebrate a blog landmark for Tori and I! Follow us and have a chance to find out what this giveaway is, I promise it’ll be worth it!


1 comment:

  1. Going out to buy the Aveeno product you mentioned. Thanks