Top ten beauty essentials for summer!

Ten Summer Beauty EssentialsI don’t know about you, but for me Memorial Day Weekend is the official start to summer.  I have ten products that I’ve tested throughout the years that I won’t be without in the summer – either they get me beach ready, travel with me to the beach, or save me afterwards at home.  (By the way, they are pictured on my beachTuff Lazee Move Chair, the best beach chair EVER.  Read my review HERE).

Ten summer beauty essentials in beach chair

1.  Clearista Retexturizing Gel:  This is the perfect way to prep for the beach.  It’s a fabulous exfoliator for face and body, getting rid of rough, dry patches and tiny bumps.

Clearista Retexturizing Gel

2.  Dancing with the Stars Precision Disposable Self Tanning Mitt:  This season of Dancing with the Stars might be over, but it’s still possible to get a TV-worthy tan!  This one use disposable mitt has bronzers for an instant tan, and the lotion develops into a faux tan for the next four hours after application.  You can look great and get a tan while sitting under that beach umbrella!

DWTS Self Tanner Mitt

3.  Kiss My Face Sunscreen:  I particularly love the Cool Sport Air Powered Spray Lotion and the Cool Sport for Face and Neck.  They both have a broad spectrum SPF of 30.  The Spray Lotion is fantastic for body protection and has a yummy coconut fragrance, soothing aloe and cucumber, and it’s mineral protection!!  The Face and Neck has the same great protection and it has no fragrance.  Both are water-resistant for about an hour.  Update your sunscreen for this summer with these two for sure.

Kiss My Face Cool Sport

4.  Scunci Effortless Beauty Head Bands:  a 5-pack of these colorful, super comfy headbands keeps your hair in place no matter what the weather.  I always have two of them in my beach bag.

Scunci Headbands

5. Clean Cool Cotton Roller Ball Fragrance:  All of the Clean fragrances are available in rollerballs, which are just so perfect for your beach bag.  Clean Cotton smells like the outdoors, only better.  It’s a great way to beat the lake water smell!

Clean Cool Cotton

6.  Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths:  Speaking of smelling better, I never go on a picnic or to the beach without these babies.  They are instant freshness, and they have a silky, powdery finish that help keep you from sweating.

Ban Total Refresh Body Cloths

7.  Hard Candy Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss:  This is an awesome lip gloss for the beach bag.  It has a tiny amount of tint, lots of shine, and it plumps lips for an even sexier look.  I have the shade Cake Walk.

Hard Candy Lip Gloss

8.  Klorane Natural Tint Dry Shampoo:  Salt water makes for some great hair, and this dry shampoo gives it even more texture.  The Natural Tint matches hair color and covers up any burgeoning gray spots.  Plus it gets rid of dirt, so hair is ready for a night out on the town.

Klorane Natural Tint Dry Shampoo

9.  Molton Brown travel size body products:  Get the travel sizes of Ylang-Ylang and Pink Pepperpod Body Wash.  They both have fabulous, energizing scents, are the perfect size for weekend getaways, and leave skin feeling great after washing off that sand and dirt.  I also love the Pink Pepperpod Body Lotion, and the Orange and Bergamot Replenishing Hand Cream is to die for.

Molton Brown body products

10.  Bausch and Lomb Therapearl Eye Mask:  There is nothing better after a day in the sun than relaxing at home with this beautiful eye mask.  Keep it in the freezer, and when you get home it is just perfect for soothing and cooling.

Bausch and Lomb Therapearl Eye Mask

That’s my list of ten summer beauty essentials that I am never without!  What’s on your list?  – Lisa

*items received for editorial consideration

Five fantastic Mother’s Day gift ideas!

Five Mothers Day Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day is only eight days away…are you going to go traditional with some flowers or venture out of the box with something that really makes her happy? Here are five great products sent to us recently that your mom will love.

Onsen Smoothing Eye Serum

1.  Onsen Smoothing Eye Serum ($170)

What mom wouldn’t love an eye serum?? This is a spendy one, but it is pretty darn fabulous. If price is no object, this retinol-based serum is perfect. It gives major hydration while lifting and firming the under eye area. You don’t need much, so this bottle lasts a very long time.

Nailtini Frappe Nail Polish

2.  nailtini nail polish in Frappe ($13)

Simply the perfect neutral nail polish. Every mom needs great looking nails and this sheer, glossy polish will work for almost everyone. Frappe is a creamy nude with just a hint of shell pink. It’s understated and classy. Love it.

Clean Home Fragrance in Fresh Laundry

3.  Clean Home Fragrance in Fresh Laundry ($34)

Nothing makes me think of my mom more than the smell of Fresh Laundry…I’ll never forget my husband telling her that when she stays with us, he ends up wearing the same clothes every day because his laundry is always done so promptly. Needless to say he has the opposite problem when I am in charge. I love this delightful room spray and I’ll bet your mom will too.

RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Restoring Night Cream

4.  RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Restoring Night Cream ($28.99)

Marcia originally reviewed this almost two years ago (check out her review HERE) and it has been a favorite of mine ever since. This awesome night moisturizer is the result of 7 years of research and it is a dream date for dry skin. Not only does it moisturize, it also firms skin and evens out skin tone. It is a wonderful treatment for mature skin.

Cool It Caddy collage

5.  Cool-It Caddy ($24.95)

This really is the coolest gift you can get your mom. Every beauty nut brings a few cosmetics to the beach or on a picnic, and finding a favorite lipstick all melted is just the worst. The Cool-It Caddy is a cosmetics bag that keeps your makeup (and snacks!) cool and fresh. Keep it in the freezer and it’s always ready to travel to the golf course, the pool, or the tennis court. Cool-It Caddy is a perfect size bag for your lipstick, sunscreen, medicine, and a nutrition bar or two. The outside of the bag is sleek and easy to clean, and the coolant stays cool for up to 8 hours. It is great to carry by itself or slip into a purse or backpack. There are different sizes and styles available – pictured above is the ‘Bella’ in pink.

Show your mom how much you love her this Mother’s Day with something as unique and special as she is.  Moms really are the best kind of superhero!  – Lisa

*items reviewed sent for editorial consideration