Summer Skin and Body Products

summer skin essentials

The other day I did a post about my make up picks for summer. Today I’ve got a few skin and body care items to get you through the summer months as well. I don’t tend to change my skincare as much seasonally as I do with make up, but there are a few items that get more use in the warmer months or get added into the rotation.


My Summer Make Up

summer make up

As if the 98 degree day earlier this week wasn’t reminder enough, IT’S SUMMER!! It’s weird being an adult and the summer just meaning it’s warm out. I’ve still got work to do, places to be, and not a vacation to get too. I’m trying to make the most of my summer with beer gardens, playing in the park, and of course, summery make up! I’ve brought out my glittery shadows, pink lips and darker bronzers, all in the name of summer.


Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub

giovanni hot chocolate

I’ve got THE best smelling beauty product on earth for you today. And I am not exaggerating. I finally purchased the Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub from Vitacost. And now my legs are smooth and my boyfriend smells like chocolate (because yes, he loves it too!) This scrub is going to get a lot of use this summer, and will be great to smell in the winter too!


Products I SHOULD Repurchase


For almost two years now, I have been tracking my monthly empties. It has been a great way for me to show myself how much I use up every month, in order to justify any new purchases! I’ve been very good the past two years or so about only buying what I need, and not going overboard in the purchasing department. There are so many things on my wishlist, I usually buy something new instead of repurchasing, but there are a few items I really should repurchase because I loved them!


Burt’s Bees Brightening Eye Treatment

burts bees eye treatment

Today I’ve got some skincare for ya! I took a little break from eye cream to see what would happen, and well, nothing really did. I noticed some of the milia around my eyes decreased a bit, but it is still definitely there. I’m only 24, so my eye cream usage is just to keep the area hydrated and healthy. In a few years I’ll use something specifically for anti-aging. I’ve been really into Burt’s Bees lately, so I thought I’d pick up an eye cream from the brand. The ingredients seemed pretty good, and it was much cheaper than the chemical filled, twice as expensive options from Sephora.


The High End Beauty Wish List

So pretty soon I’ll be making a little more money month to month. Just a little. I really want to do some saving, for both the future and for hopefully a vacation. But let’s be real, some of it is going to go to beauty. There are a bunch of high end beauty items I’ve been wanting forever, but just can never justify the price. I now have a plan to every couple of months buy myself a big budget item from my wish list. (With I’m sure plenty of less pricy purchases in the middle). Here are a few items that will be my first purchases when I have the money!


Physicians Formula Gentle Wear Powder

physicians formula gentle wear

Today I have another make up review for you! It’s the Physicians Formula Gentle Wear Pressed Powder. Sometimes you pop into CVS to see what’s new, and you see that Physician’s Formula is on sale for $7 extra bucks! It’s hard to pass up those bucks because there is always something I need from CVS. I ended up using the extra bucks to buy a new eye cream (review coming soon!) I’ve been trying to powder a little less, and let my natural whatevers glow, but in the humid weather, you just need it sometimes!