Top 10 Beauty Products for Summer.

It may not say summer on the calendar just yet, but the weather sure feels like it. Can you believe we just had our first heat wave in Massachusetts? It's crazy. Anyway, I am all about summer and summer beauty, of course. Summertime calls for a different kind of beauty routine and a lot of different products. Here is my list of Top 10 beauty products for summer and the specific products that I am using now.

Top 10 Beauty Products for Summer

1. Sunscreen - L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50+ Lotion

2. Self-Tanner - Beautisol Self-Tanning Mousse

3. Primer - NARS Light Optimizing Primer

4. Tinted Moisturizer - Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

5. Bronzer - Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzing Powder

6. Long Wearing EyelinerUrban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil

7. Waterproof Mascara - Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius

8. Brighter Lipstick - MAC Flamingo Lipstick

9. Waterproof Deodorant - Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof Deodorant

10. Summer Scented Body Wash - Dial Coconut Water Ultra Fresh Hydration Body Wash

Be sure to see what some of my blogger friends have on their top 10 products for summer lists. All you have to do is click on the blog names below and be taken directly to their list.


A 5 Minute Summer Makeup Look with Stila.

With summer here, I spend less and less time on makeup. It is just too hot to wear a full face of makeup when heading out to the beach or a friends for a BBQ. Sarah Lucero, Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry for Stila, shares her favorite things to give you a gorgeous summer look in just five minutes or less.

stila summer makeup


Lighten up and let your skin breathe with the wonderful Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm SPF 30. Skin perfectors and SPF give you everything you need to just swipe on and go. I reviewed Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm last year and was pleased with it, except for the fact that there was no SPF in it. This new updated version contains SPF 30 making it both perfect and easy for summer.

Lips and Cheeks

Convertible Color is perfect for both lips & cheeks. The color peony is creamy, lush and the perfect peachy shade for almost any skin tone. Just dab on lips and cheeks with your fingers; it will sink right in for a natural summer flush. Peach is such a natural pretty shade for summer, both with or without a tan.


The secret to fabulous poolside eyes are the products. They need to last and hold up to all the elements. Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black and Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara. This is the perfect combination for defined eyes that won't smudge or budge.

It doesn't get much simpler than this now does it? Leave your summer makeup tips and favorite fast products in the comments.


M·A·C All About Orange Collection.

Just when I thought orange was so last year, I have found myself, once again, obsessed with it. I plan to rock this color again all summer. I am the one with more than one orange hand bag, countless orange shoes, and way too many accessories. Orange is such a fun color. To go right along with this trend, there is the brand new M·A·C All About Orange collection. It really could not have come at a better time. 

MAC All About Orange Collection | Beautiful Makeup Search

Orange. Its vibrant energy and modern edge ignites fashion and beauty big time in Korea, Asia and the world. It’s one of the new global super shades that pops with sizzle and cool sophistication. M·A·C loves a colour with international impact and has translated the trend into a makeup collection for face, lips and nails. From Nail Lacquer in Sweet Pop to sizzling Tangerine Dream Lipstick – it’s an homage to orange.

I am all about orange on my tips and toes, lips and I am going to try it on my cheeks. This collection is orange perfection.


MAC All About Orange Collection

Lipstick - $15.00

  • Razzledazzler-  light cream peach (lustre)
  • Sweet & Sour - soft peach cream (cremesheen)
  • Tangerine Dream - warm orange cream (lustre)
  • Flamingo - light milky bright coral (lustre)
  • Sushi Kiss - mid-tone coral cream (satin)
  • Tart & Trendy - bright neutral orange cream (lustre)
  • Neon Orange - bright clean orange (amplified)

Cremesheen Glass - $20.00

  • Double Happiness - frosted light nude (cremesheen)
  • Imperial Light - frosted light peach (cremesheen)
  • Rising Sun - frosted bright orange (cremesheen)

Rainy Season Eye Shadow X 4 - $40.00

  • Arctic Grey - frosted mid-tone gray (lustre)
  • Courtly Grey - matte cool gray (matte)
  • Typographic - asphalt black (matte)
  • Rainy Season - light warm gray frost (satin)

Powder Blush - $21.00

  • Honey Jasmine - soft warm coral (satin)
  • Royal Sunset - soft cool peach (satin)
  • Immortal Flower - bright peach (satin)

Nail Lacquer - $16.00

  • Ke Ai - soft pink frost (frost)
  • Sweet Pop - peach cream (cream)
  • Fiestaware - mid-tone orange coral (cream)
  • Morange - bright cream orange (cream)

MAC Rainy Season Eye Shadow X 4MAC Rainy Season Eye Shadow X 4

MAC Powder Blush Honey JasmineMAC Powder Blush Honey Jasmine

MAC Razzledazzler LipstickMAC Lipstick Razzledazzler

MAC Sushi Kiss LipstickMAC Lipstick Sushi Kiss

MAC Neon Orange LipstickMAC Lipstick Neon OrangeMAC Sweet Pop Nail LacquerMAC Sweet Pop Nail Lacquer

I am loving the lipsticks that I have. With the exception of Neon Orange, these are every day wearable. Neon Orange is definitely one to reserve for a bold lippie day.

Honey Jasmine is a gorgeous Powder Blush shade and frankly, I was surprised how pretty it looks on my skin. It a darker orange shade opposed to brighter, but looks beautiful blended on the apples of my cheeks over bronzer. It actually gives off a more natural look that I thought it would.

I was so happy to see that the eye palette didn't contain any orange shades. I cannot wear orange on my eyes without looking sick. This palette is made to complement the orange hues on lips and cheeks. Rainy Season may be gray in name, but on me, three of colors look like beautiful shades of taupe. They are definitely more gray-taupe as opposed to a lot of taupes that take on a pink or lavender hue. It was unexpected, and I am loving the palette. I am using Arctic Grey (the frosted color) on my lid with Rainy Season lightly blended on my brow bone and Courtly Gray in my crease. I finish by lining with Typographic. The look is a beautiful soft smoky eye - with taupes.

M·A·C All About Orange is available online at maccosmetics.com today and will be in stores beginning June 6th.