Beauty Essentials

Tis the season for complexion issues – From sunburns to flaky, dried skin to sunscreen & oil induced blemishes – Summer can be rough on your skin. And since taking care of your face is extra important this time of year I’d like to share some of my skin care & beauty essentials as well as some great tips & recommendations that some of my favorite beauty experts highly recommend.



A good moisturizer is a must during warm weather months and if you use it religiously you’ll keep your skin soft and manageable all Summer long. My current favorite is Clarins Extra-Firming Night Cream which feels great when you slather it on and you wake-up with your skin feeling great.


My number one go-to product during the Summer is an exfoliating scrub – I love the feeling of fresh, clean skin. And while I’ve tried many many brands, I always go back to the natural and amazing Yu-Be Exfoliating Skin Polish. It’s the Little Black Dress of exfoliating – A classic. 🙂


BB Cream:

At this point I don’t think that we can claim that BB Cream is just a fly-by-night trend, it seems to be here to stay. With so many choices & brands out there, I’ve found myself trying new ones from time to time, but my favorite so far is Dior Hydra Life BB Crème. It goes on light but is quite effective, which is perfect for the warm-weather months.

Below are some great pieces from around the blogosphere featuring well-loved beauty & skin care products as well as tips for great Summer skin.


What are YOUR beauty essentials to keep your skin healthy & glowing for the Summer months?


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23 Responses to Beauty Essentials

  1. St. Ives Apricot has been my favorite since middle school! It really is the best.

  2. Great skin care products are essential. I am by coincidence sharing mine tomorrow 🙂

  3. Dior HyraLife BB seems to be everyone’s favorite at the moment . I haven’t tried it personally, but all the rave has me curious! lol

    • I loved the HydraLife Tinted Moisturizer so I was excited to try the BB Cream – So far I love it! <3

  4. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like St. Ives Apricot Scrub. It’s one of the best exfoliating products out there.

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  5. Totally agree with you, impeccable beauty recommendations <3
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    • Glad you like it – It’s always fun to get a peek into someone else’s routine. 🙂

  6. The apricot scrub is the only exfoliator that I love using and it is perfect! I know so many people that love it as well. Great selections!

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    • Isn’t it the best? I hate how some scrubs leave your skin all filmy – You feel like you need to clean off again!

  7. I am totally with you on the good moisturizer front. I am moisture obsessed no matter what time of year it is. That’s kind of why I love BB Cream so much – bring on the moisture! I haven’t tried Dior’s yet and will have to now.

  8. I love St. Ives apricot scrub. Will have to try some of your other recommendations as well!


  9. I agree with you Summer hurts from this point of view. My favorite cream in this period is a multivitaminin…I found it so good: it immediately gives your face the right amount of radiance, tone and rest appearance back.

    • Oooh! That sounds great. What brand have you been using? 🙂

      • Lierac Paris Masque Éclat Radiance and Mésolift Sérum…have you heard about this brand? The results are amazing and they smell like fresh fruits 😀

  10. Summer is so brutal and insane here and going outside without a good sunscreen is absolutely unimaginable. Personally I’m a big junkie for a good scrubber-exfoliator and lotion. I love your list though I haven’t tried BB cream yet! xx 🙂

  11. For me it’s all about La Mer’s Gel Creme. Literally the best thing ever invented.

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