EEEk! Summer is officially here! must have summer header

The weather this week has been absolutely gorgeous in Connecticut! It has taken everything in me not to ignore my responsibilities + just lay out to catch some color! Summer is such a wonderful time of year; our schedules are jam packed with fun plans, concerts, baseball games, pool parties, BBQ’s…everything and anything under the sun – literally! 😉

For many… including myself, maintaining an involved beauty regime is not the highest priority. I’d rather spend that time enjoying friends, family, and just soaking up every sunny moment! With that said, my summer beauty routine very simple [and affordable]! I opt to wear minimal makeup + use products that are quick, easy, and efficient! It’s all about finding things that will just enhance your natural, seasonal glow. 🙂

Today I rounded up a few of my must have makeup, skin, and manicure products for the season! I have been a huge fan of many of these for years [some have been on this blog before], but they are tried + true! I wanted to film a video so I could chat about them all a little more. So take a peek!!

Here’s a round up of everything that I mentioned! –>

Summer beauty must haves

A. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup $12.99
B. Neutrogena® Micromist® Airbrush Sunless Tan Deep  $9.49
C. Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara $26
D. Spectrum Naturals Unrefined Coconut Oil $8.23
E. ESSIE – “The Girls Are Out” $8.50
F. Sinful Colors – “Lavender” $2.99 
G. Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Washable Mascara $5.99
H. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish – Redgy 330 $7.19
I. Nyx Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm “Panna Cotta” $3.99
J. Revlon ColorStay Moisture Lip Stain $8.99
K. Milani Even Touch Powder Foundation, Caramel $7.99
L. Physicians Formula Nude Wear Over Glow Palette $14.99
M. Garnier BB Cream Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector $12.99
N. Pop-arazzi Cuticle Oil $2.99 
O. Chapstick – “Cake Batter” $1.00 

Thank you all so much for reading/watching! 🙂

Do you guys use any of these products too?! Let me know what some of your must have Summer beauty faves are!! 🙂


PS!! There’s still time to enter my Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara giveaway — there will be SIX winners! Click here for details on how to enter! 🙂

24 comments on “Affordable Summer Beauty Faves!”

  1. Hiiii Amanda!

    Thanks for the list 🙂 I swear I buy tons of products after reading your reviews and suggestions, haha. I love that they’re all affordable.

    Happy belated birthday! I hope it was an amazing one.

    Keep writing…I love the blog!


  2. I love the colors of the Sinful Colors nail polish and the NYX Butter Balm, I’m gonna have to look into those. I already love both of those products, but I don’t own either of those shades. I’m glad to know you like the Revlon Lip Stains, I haven’t found one that I like and I really want to because they seem so low maintenance once you initially apply it. Can you feel it all day long or is it more lightweight?

    • Sinful Colors is such a great buy for polish! The NYX butter balm in panna cotta is such a sublet + pretty pink shade! 🙂 The Revlon stain goes on like a gloss, but the shine eventually wears off [I’ll sometimes reapply midday]– the stain will last though! I tried a couple of other shades, but LA Exclusive was hands down my favorite! 🙂

    • Loveeee the lip stain — I just tried it in “India Intrigue” this week, which is a much bolder, deeper pink, but it’s gorgeous! Just stay away from the orange-y colors…I had awful luck with those lol. And THANK YOU!!! YouTube is a completely different world, it’s a little awkward, but I’m so grateful people have watched! haha

  3. Falsies mascara is my GO TO! Love it! Also, totally wanting to try out that BB cream! In the summer I am OBSESSED with bronzer and highlighter. I guess I am all year long too but especially summer! It just feels right! lol.

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