I have never really written a post about products and cosmetics, but I figured why not? I’m a big Sephora fan, and I’m also always on the lookout to try new things, whether it be hair products, skin products, or makeup. The summer heat and sun get to be rough on your body (that’s not to say that winter weather isn’t), so here are 5 new beauty products that I’ve been trying this summer that I totally 100% recommend.
*I am not being promoted for any of these suggestions
- Buddy Scrub Coffee Body Scrub
We all love drinking our morning coffee, but did you know that coffee, and to a larger extent caffeine, has skin health benefits when used externally. In fact, coffee is proven to help reduce cellulite and promote smoother shinier skin. This Buddy Scrub is the perfect product to use in order to get that “summer bod”. Just lather and scrub your body a couple times a week and you’ll have yourself smooth and healthy skin. The scrub is totally natural, vegan, and cruelty-free with no harmful products or ingredients you can’t pronounce. It smells amazing too!
Buy it here through Anthropology for $18
2. The Pocket Palette, one-use make-up kits
The Pocket Palette is a start-up company that created these mini makeup kits for on-the-go travel and disposal. Each palette contains a single portion of BB cream or foundation, a single portion of lipstick that doubles as rouge, and a single-use mascara brush. The palette is tiny and can easily fit inside any pocket, purse or container making them super easy to carry with you. I have used my pocket palette for overnight trips when I don’t feel like lugging a large makeup kit around and for after events such as golf where I need to quickly cleanup and make myself look presentable before dinner. After use, you simply throw the kit away, and the makeup is great quality and very versatile.
Buy them here in sets of 3 or 10 ranging from $12 to $35
3. Tarte Mermaid Glitter Gel
Glitter is having a major moment right now thanks to the growing popularity of music festivals and festival fashion. This gel-like body glitter is just the thing to get you festival-ready for all those instagram pictures. It isn’t an eye shadow like other glitter products. Instead, the liquid gel dries on to the skin, keeping it in place anywhere on the body. Not only does the glitter work great against skin, but the jar is super fun and aesthetic.
You can find it here from Sephora for $18
4. Too Faced Hangoverx Replenishing Face Primer
This primer doubles wonderfully as a face moisturizer since it restores and helps contain moisture in the skin. As the name suggests, it’s ideal for hangovers, but also any activity where your skin looses moisture such as working out and sun exposure. For those long summer days outside, this works as the perfect remedy making skin supple, smooth and lively. As a bonus, Hangoverx has no shine or oily effects which is much appreciated when it comes to a good everyday primer and “lotion”.
Buy it here at Sephora for $34
5. OUAI Sun of a Beach Ombré Spray
Ever tried the old trick of squeezing lemon in your hair to make it lighter? And it kind of works? Temporarily. Well, OUAI has come up with a product based off of the classic lemon hack, but works stronger and stays longer. Sun of a Beach Spray lightly bleaches the hair in a healthy way that doesn’t dry the hair out. It smells nice and has little texture. And, it actually really works! The spray gives you a summer sun-kissed look which we all want while still looking very natural and healthy.
Buy it here from Sephora for $24
*Pro Tip: As I mentioned, I swear by Sephora.com since I love their loyalty program. Living in a rural area means that I need to order most of my products online, and Sephora is amazing for that. I pay $10 a year to get free shipping which saves a lot of money in the long run, plus I get free samples which are great for travel, loyalty points for free awards, a birthday gift, and special deals that include a lot more free samples/minis. It’s a fabulous program especially for college students.