One of my favourite things about spring and summer makeup are the scents. Every season has particular smells associated with them, and for the warm months something fruity or tropical is always in season.
Being associated with the P&G Beauty blogger program gives me lots of perks, one of which is receiving new products. I was recently sent a box of spring goodies to get me through the summer months. One of my absolute favourite products is the Olay Fresh Outlast Energizing Lime and White Tea Body Wash. Everyone has their body wash preference, usually based on scent. I think we’ve all stocked up at Bath & Body Works when they bring back anything bellini, so getting a giant bottle of body wash that smells like summery limes was super exciting to me. This body wash keeps your skin looking fresh and moisturized for hours, which is perfect since the summer months usually mean less clothing.
Another staple which is always good to have in your closet (and an item I love receiving) is deodorant. Although I prefer cream deodorants, Secret Outlast Xtend Clear Gel provides 48-hour protection so you don’t have to worry about sweat, even when it’s 32+C outside.
Speaking of heat, you’ve probably heard that applying sunscreen everyday is must to prevent cancer and to keep skin looking young and fresh. Olay has just produced the Complete All Day UV Moisturizer, which protects skin against harmful UV damage, while still providing moisture with Vitamin E, B3, and C.
Once you have your moisturizer and sunscreen on, keep your face nice and fresh with CoverGirl Clean Matte BB Cream for Oily Skin. I’ve been using this BB cream non-stop since it provides very good coverage (BB creams can be so hit or miss). The formula is lightweight and provides a natural matte finish. Pair it with a bright eyeliner, like CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus Eye Pencil in Midnight Blue (a self-sharpening pencil) and big lashes courtesy of CoverGirl The Super Sizer Fibers Mascara. At the end of the day, wash it all off with the Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths.
Finally, let’s not forget about hair! First touch up your colour quickly with Clairol Nice ‘N Easy CC Colossal Conditioner, a rich conditioner that is designed to protect and hydrate hair for vibrant, lasting colour for up to six weeks, and then apply a moisture mask, like the Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner, to get smooth locks.
I definitely have a different summer routine as opposed to winter when it comes to my hair, skin, and makeup and having products on hand that help protect, moisturize, and keep everything looking fresh is a must.
What are your summer staple items?
Please note, I received this product for review. All opinions are my own.
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