Summer Go-To Products

Hey everyone. I have been getting tons of requests in my e-mail about what I use on a daily basis during the summer. Some of my facebook followers already know about my usual looks and what I tend to stand by. But for my new subscribers I will clue you in on everything I use. From Face to Body!
First off, I am a matte nut. I usually use matte everything, except for in the summer, I like that little extra OOMPH!  As does most women. Something to make them stand out in this dreaded weather that will make people turn, look and say "WOWZA!!"  Come on ladies, you know it's true.  What makes you different, what makes you stand out among the crowd!
 So lets get this started


Victoria's Secret SUNNY BRIGHTS "Love Rush" Buffing Body Wash
With Wild Currant & Bright Lily

Everyone loves to feel clean after a hot day or before one. I find it is better to shower early morning and late evening to cleanse the grime from your body after a hot day. I have used many products in my venture for something great. I have to have something IDEAL, so I can feel good not only about how I look, but also how I smell and how fresh I feel throughout the day. And I will be honest.
Yes ladies, VS has to have the BEST body care line I have ever used. I am so obsessed with the line of body care that I have almost maxed out my $500.00 credit card from there.  They carry such a huge variety, that any woman could find something suited to her preference.
This is my summer body wash. I use it daily and have maybe 6 bottles of the wash. Mind you, along with these scrubs/washes, they also come in sets with a body mist and lotion!  The smell is just amazing!

This has such an amazing fragrance, it reminds me of an herbal garden mixed with a floral garden all wrapped up into one sweet bottle. These scrubs have skin polishing Vitamin C beads that cleanses and nourishes.


 I have rear end length thin/fine straight hair that I color treat, and let me tell you, my hair does nothing but hang limp and look dry during the summer. I ended up stopping using any styling tools on my hair so it would not have any further damage. But unless you cut your hair, the blah stays. So I started looking for my miracle products for the summer to help the dullness fade away and add some oomph and POW!  I love beachy looking hair that waves and looks sexy, but I also love my hair to shine. So here is what I found!

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray & Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment

Let me just say, OMG. I never thought I could find anything that would texturize my hair into soft waves and an oil that literally repairs the lifelessness in my hair.  They really do work! And the oil smells to die for.  The beach spray however has more of a chemical smell, but when I use the oil it diffuses that.  I recommend both of these for drab dull hair to bring it back to life for summer.


Ok. Your face is your most important feature, it's what people look at first, ok, well most people :)
So I like to make sure my face is polished and glowing in the summer. Most of all I want to make sure it is clean, free of dirt and toxins that make you look older and cause early signs of aging.  I always use a scrub, a moisturizer then a bronzer or a glow base.  Here is what I use

 Philosophy Microderm Abrasion Scrub  Clinique Lotion and Victoria's Secret Bronzer

Here we have the Philosophy Microderm Abrasion Facial Scrub (only use this 2x weekly)
I use this two times a week to clean out my pores and give a healthy polished look. It strips away dead skin, clogged pores and toxins.  Afterward to cool it down I use the Clinique Moisturizing lotion, I have a previous blog about this product. And last but not least I use Victoria's Secret "Love Spell" Instant Glow Bronzing Mousse. This stuff smells heavenly! I can't explain, so I am not going to, just try it!   This gives me a super long lasting healthy looking freshly tanned look without actually being in the sun, You can use this all over.


Ok, so here are mt 2 fave things for priming my eyes and for eyeliner. You must have a primer in the summer to accentuate the colors you place on your eyes or they easily fade away. And it is always good to have a great summer eyeliner color that is not too heavy but appealing and long lasting

Urban Decay Primer Potion Original & Urban Decay 24-7 Eyeliner in "Mushroom
Urban Decay has always been one of my favorite companies for primer and eyeliners, they have a huge selection that no other company can match, they always come out with new bold shades but keep the classics.  The Primer Potion is super smooth, easy to apply and not heavy nor greasy, it doesn't leave a residue on your lids making them feel heavy, which is one of the reason I love UD so much.  The liner is Mushroom, a gorgeous shimmery pale brown that has a dimensional look to it. It is sultry and sexy. and it goes of flawless. This color really does go with any shadow you use. 

Ok ladies, and gents if your following, I love, love, love this palette, I cannot stress enough how much I have used this for the last 2 summers!  This is so amazing, the colors are beautiful and there are so many ways to create the perfect summer look, whether it be at work, at the beach, a night out, whatever it may be, this palette is for you. And as I have stated before, I love matte, but this palette really turned me on to testing my creativity and going out of my safety box. Endless possibilities.

Smashbox "Shades of Fame" Palette

Look at it! AGHH  It's too perfect. As you can see I have used it, lol. But seriously. it really is something you should look into. I know Amazon is still selling them, but I am not sure if Smashbox themselves still carry this.  These are highly pigmented, super soft and easily blendable for any look. You want bright and flirty? Try mixing Pacific (blue) Sherbert (orange) and Bliss (nude) for something adorable and fun for the beach. Have fun with it.  You need something for at the office?
Try these Nude, Praline and Sandstone, for a chic everyday look.  And for you sultry ladies who are looking for a night on the town, gives these a go  Mocha, Safari and Bronze, but if you want a bit of fun, add Pacific as an undereye liner for a pop!


 Everyone wants to look flawless in the summer. It's a must have thing to make sure you don't have that heavy flushed summer look. And no one wants to feel weighed down by a heavy formulated foundation, heck liquid or mineral based. Both can be heavy and uncomfortable in the summer heat. So why not find something light, airy and with good coverage
Urban Decay Naked Foundation & TooFaced Chocolate Soliel Bronzer/Contour

I love this foundation, it has enough coverage to keep me looking good. Plus it is super lightweight
and doesn's weight my skin down, because we all know, the more heavy your makeup is, the easier it is to get premature wrinkles, and who wants that? Not this girl!  Also for contouring and a flesh colored blush to give definition, I use the TooFaced Chocolate Soliel. It helps define my face around my nose, my jawline, my cheekbones and my forehead. This is a must have to contour your face. Plus it gives a matte bronze glow.


Who loves lip products? I DO! I DO!   Every girl has a go-to lip color, maybe a sheer gloss, a rich color or a balm! WHo know but I am about to show you my absolute favorite lip duo that I use all summer long for sexy summer lips that will blow people away.
Victoria's Secret Shiny Kiss Gloss in "Candy Baby" & MAC Lipliner in "Dervish"

These two go together like peas in a really sexy pod!  Both a nude pink/fleshtone that is super durable and oh so smashing!
The VS gloss is superb, it really stays on, and looks great on any skintone. If your fair, like myself, or cocoa skinned. Then this is the product you must have in your beauty bag. Kissable and it smells delish.  The MAC liner is durable and has wonderful staying power. This is a nude lip ladies, but it looks great with anything you add to your face, and you can easily add a pop of your fave lip color to blend with Candy Baby!  

Here are the Products I use all Summer long to Keep Looking Glamorous!

As an added Dork bonus I did a little show off of how I do my lips and eyes using these  products on my thigh
(since my arms are covered with tattoos)

 For the lid I used Mocha and blended it upward towards the crease and out as a slight wing, then over that added Praline and give it a sexy golden hue, on the Lower Browbone above the crease I added Sherbert, to give some dimension and color. For the highest point of my browbone I used Sandstone, it's a beautiful highlight color. And for a pop I used Pacific under my eye an in the inner corner, then popped some bronze in with it for a beach smokey look.  :)

Well Everyone, This is the end of my Summer Go-To Products, I hope you all enjoyed and try out some of these amazing products, if you do, be sure to comment or send me a pic at
so you can be featured as "I Tried It" Beauty of the week!

Thanks for reading!

Penulis : Ash Sangre

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