Essential beauty products for summer

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Summer is by far my favourite season. It’s like everyone’s in semi-holiday mode for an entire three months. Instead of scurrying home after work to make a good ol’ butt-groove on the couch, people are outdoors soaking up the sunshine and enjoying those balmy evenings.

But what I truly love most about summer is how simple everything is. You just need to chuck on a dress, slip on some sandals, and slap on minimal make-up and you’re done.

In fact, there are really only seven beauty products any girl needs during summer:

SUMMER ESSENTIAL #1: A GOOD BB CREAM WITH A HIGH SPF

Sometimes a full face of foundation on a sweltering hot day seems too much to bear. Instead, opt for a lightweight BB cream that will give your skin the coverage it needs while protecting you from UVA and UVB rays, too.  
Try: essence all-in-one BB cream for skin that looks gorgeously smooth and radiant.

SUMMER ESSENTIAL #2: A MASCARA THAT WON’T END UP ON YOUR CHEEKS

The thought of what sweat and seawater will do to your mascara is enough to frighten any women out of even reaching for the stuff. Which is exactly why you should stock up on a good waterproof mascara that won’t budge no matter what the day brings.
Try: Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara in Waterprooffor long, luscious lashes that’ll last even a two-hour swim.

SUMMER ESSENTIAL #3: A LIP BALM THAT HAS YOU COVERED

When you’re dehydrated, your lips suffer. They’re also not immune to the sun’s rays. The solution? Keep them kissably soft and protected by using a lip balm with SPF. Oh, and keep drinking lots of water.
Try: Blistex Ultra Balm SPF 30+ for broad-spectrum protection, water resistance, and a delicious vanilla scent.

SUMMER ESSENTIAL #4: A SUNSCREEN THAT MEANS BUSINESS

The Australian sun is harsh. Really harsh. So you should be slathering on a sunscreen that’ll do its absolute darndest to protect your skin from those pesky UVA and UVB rays. Think: SPF50+. And don’t forget to reapply.
Try: Banana Boat SPF 50+ for non-greasy, fragrance-free and water-resistant protection that’s great even for the most sensitive of skins.

SUMMER ESSENTIAL #5: A SUN-SAFE TAN

For some, a tan is non-negotiable come summer time. But the act of tanning is a really big no-no. So instead of baking in the sun, grab a hold of a self-tanner that’ll leave your skin equally as bronzed, but won’t put you at any risk.
Try: St Tropez Instant Tan Wash Off Face & Body Lotion for a beautifully bronzed glow that requires zero time to develop and is transfer resistant for up to 24 hours.

SUMMER ESSENTIAL #6: A SALTY-GOOD STYLING PRODUCT

Whatever your hair type, saltwater always seems to make your strands look better. So what do you do when you can’t go for an ocean dip? Use the next best thing, of course. Spritz some salt salt spray in your wet hair and watch the magic happen.
Try: Fudge Urban Sea Salt for the glorious texture it’ll give your hair and the even more glorious coconut scent.

SUMMER ESSENTIAL #7: A NAIL COLOUR THAT POPS

Some may say this isn’t truly an essential, but there’s nothing that can finish off any look more than a manicure that stands out. The trend this summer is surprisingly not bolds and brights, but rather whites and white-nudes.
Try: OPI in Funny Bunny for the slightet-hint-of-pink white that you can layer to be as subtle or as striking as you desire.

Do you use any of these summer essentials? What are you essential beauty products in summer?

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