MY 5 SUMMER ESSENTIALS & FAVOURITES

Summer is definitely here in Louisiana and it is HOT! I thought summers in Brisbane were hot but the humidity in Baton Rouge is so high and the sun is really strong. So while I can I thought I would get in a summer essentials and favourites posts after all I only have one more week left of summer before I head home to a Brisbane winter...brrr!

1. MARY KAY MINERAL FOUNDATION POWDER
I know I have done a rave post about this but I am just loving this at the moment. It’s my summer must have. I haven’t been wearing any liquid foundations. Instead  I have just been using this mineral power for a buildable coverage that still feels nice and light and is perfect for summer on me.

2. RIMMEL STAY MATTE POWDER IN TRANSLUCENT
Because the Mary Kay Mineral Foundation is a loose powder, I don’t really like taking and using this for touch ups as it can be a little messy so I picked up the Rimmel stay matte powder in translucent and this has been awesome for touching up over my t-zone throughout the day or night if any shine comes through. It doesn’t feel or look cakey at all which I really like!

3. NARS BLUSH IN ORGASM
When I first got this shade I was like ‘what is all the hype about?’ and I didn’t really like it, but now that summer has rolled around I am LOVING this blush. It is a beautiful color and gives such a nice summer glow on my cheeks! I now understand the hype!

4. ALOE AFTER SUN LOTION
I don’t think this really needs to be brand specific. I just picked up the first one I found at the hotel gift shop as I really needed this!! It’s summer and the pool is inviting and we loose track of time and get home and are super burnt… Well that’s what I did anyway! I had reapplied my sunscreen and honestly didn’t think I was burnt at all. I realised when I couldn’t even lay on my back that night. Aloe after sun lotion has been an essential for me ever since then. The aloe helped soothe my burn and is hopefully putting lots of moisture back in my skin so I don’t peel!

5. EOS LIP BALMS
Lip balms are one of the biggest essentials in summer!!  Lips are super sensitive to weather and can burn easily. Burnt lips are definitely not a nice feeling so I always keep an EOS lip balm in my bag and apply lots!!

What are you favourites for summer?