summer beauty routine


DRY SHAMPOO: My hair tends to get a little dry in the Summer.  My trick is to not wash it everyday.  I use this dry shampoo religiously. (Ha, I order like 5 bottles at a time!) It comes in a blonde or brunette tone and I love how the blonde one makes my color look a little lighter.  Also something about this silk pillowcase keeps my hair style looking the same when I wake up.

BLONDE SHAMPOO: I use this Oribe blonde color shampoo once a week to eliminate any brassy tones.

TREATMENT: Since the blonde shampoo can be drying, I follow up with a hydrating mask and the Moroccan Oil treatment before blowdrying.


FOUNDATION: I love this BB cream in the Summer because it feels more like lotion and has an SPF 30.  It has a natural looking amount of coverage and adds that dewy look. If I am wearing the same makeup all day, I prep my skin with this primer to make everything stay in place in the heat.

BLUSH: I always swipe this mineral shimmer blush across my cheeks for a pretty glow.

BRONZER: This Nars bronzer in Laguna has been a favorite of mine since high school.  It adds a healthy looking tan since I always wear sunscreen.

EYES: I love all of the colors for brown eyes in this mac eyeshadow palette and layer on this mascara.


EXFOLIATOR: So excited to see that my favorite exfoliator by Kate Somerville is included in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  This stuff is pricey but so great because you can feel it working. I use it in the shower when I’m shaving my legs.  It stays on for two minutes and a little bit goes a long way.

TONER: I use this glycolic acid toner with a cotton ball after washing my face to make sure everything is off.  This oil based eye makeup remover is super gentle and soothing.

OILS: This Midnight Recovery face oil smells like lavender and is so calming before bed.  I also use this body oil after I get out of the shower instead of perfume in the Summer.

LOTION: This body lotion is so hydrating and this is my favorite sunscreen for the face.


POLISH: I usually go with Essie Angel Food on my nails for the Summer and OPI Lincoln Park After Dark on my toes.

zimmermann DRESS (similar for less here) // wonder waist liner BELT c/o // jimmy choo HEELS

zimmermann dress

zimmerman dress

Images by Mary Summers


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