You may have heard me mention that fact that I have oily skin the odd time, or three. It’s true. It’s a constant battle to keep my makeup from disappearing and it gets worse in the warm months. Over the years I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks to make my look last longer in the heat and today I’m sharing my top five summer makeup tips for summer 2019!
I’m on a shopping ban at the moment, however, I still have a running wish-list. When I do finally buy a few things I’ll refer to the list so that I stay on track and don’t end up with any unused pieces.
I haven’t talked about many hair products. I just think they’re not the most exciting thing to blog about. That said, I have kind of difficult hair and I do use a lot of different styling products. My goal is always to have shiny, soft, and well defined curls. Occasionally though, I want to achieve something a bit different.
In the summer, especially on beach days, I often reach for my Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Beach Texturiser.
This is a really cool product. On the back of the bottle they explain it as “a messy beach look that defines long and fine hair. An oil free texturiser for a sexy surfer look that defies gravity.” My hair is not long but it is quite fine. This texturiser gives hair a bit of grittiness, for lack of a better word. I don’t really know how to describe it but you end up looking like you spent the day at the beach. You know how your hair looks so fantastic after a day of swimming and playing in the sand? That is the look this stuff gives you. Kind of messy, easy, and undone.
It’s super easy to use as well. You just apply it to damp or dry hair, scrunch, and go. You only need about a dime sized amount so it will last a long time. Simple pimple!
The scent is wonderful, coconutty and a little bit fruity as well. All in all a great product. I think I paid about $20 for it about three years ago.
The only thing I don’t like about it is the bottle. It’s square and it’s kind of hard to get the product out.
What are some of your favourite hair products?
Pacifica is a truly lovely line of products that a friend introduced me to a few years ago. It’s a collection of body butters, lotions, perfumes, candles, and body washes with scents that are to die for. It’s all natural, and free from all of those nasty chemicals we hear so much about. It’s kind of hard to find, Whole Foods carries it along with a handful of other specialty boutiques. It can also be purchased directly from the website, and of course, via eBay. I was thrilled a couple of weeks ago when I found it at a variety store here in lovely Vancouver, and at a fraction of the usual rather spendy prices!
I picked up a bottle of the Indian Coconut Nectar body wash for about $10. This stuff is just gorgeous. The scent is a combination of coconut and vanilla, DELISH. It’s described on the back of the bottle as ambrosia (nectar of the gods, thank you Google!) and I’d say that hits the nail directly on the head. It works up to a nice creamy lather, and leaves your skin lightly scented. It’s perfect for summer, light, and fresh.