Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer beauty essentials

1. Sunscreen

This is an absolute must. Even though the majority of foundations and moisturizers already contain SPF protection, these won't really offer the right protection from a full day's exposure to the sun. Instead I opt for sheer sunscreens like Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock with SPF 70. It feels very light on skin and I don't have to worry about clogged pores because it's non-comedogenic. Also, the formula is very sheer so it doesn't leave my skin looking shiny. For lips and around the eye area I use L'Bel Protege Expert with SPF 30. After spending time in the sun moisturizing is key so I use Nivea's Express Hydration Gel. I absolutely love everything about it. It has a very fresh minty scent, it absorbs very quickly and it leaves my skin feeling tingly and refreshed.

From left to right: L'Bel Protege Expert, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock, and Nivea Express Hydration Gel

2. Hair products:
Don't fuss about which hair products and tools you should bring along, you're on vacation so you only need the essentials. The hard pool chemicals and sun rays can leave your hair dry and brittle so products that replenish its moisture are very important. You can use UV protecting balms before you hit the water or restorative leave-in conditioners after you take a dip. Humidity will be non-stop so for no fuss hair just apply some anti-breakage serum or leave-in conditioner and style it in a messy top bun or a loose side braid. My favorite products are from the Coconut Milk line from Organix. These products make my hair softer, shinier, and more manageable. Also, I can't get enough of the coconut scent.  The anti-breakage serum is more suitable for straight/wavy hair while the split ends mender suits curly hair.

From left to right: Anti-breakage Serum, Split Ends Mender, and Instant Repair Treatment

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I'm back...finally!

This semester has been brutal to say the least, but I'm willing to make the best out of this summer and get this baby back into shape. So let's get to it!

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