The Best Summer Beauty Essentials

Sun protection, makeup protection, and attempting to still look glam after a full day in the sun can be hard to accomplish. But let me tell you, it can be done. Here are some summer beauty essentials that you are going to want to take with you the next time you are at a pool party or cruising on a yacht.

Side note: If you are cruising on a yacht, maybe consider taking me with you. I will do my part and bring all of the summer beauty essentials with me so you don’t even have to worry about it. We could be best friends. Just sayin.

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Summer Beauty Essential


The biggest summer beauty essential that you can have is good sun protection. In my opinion, sun protection doesn’t just stop at sunscreen; using a hat and sunglasses too are going to make a huge difference too. Maybe I sound a little neurotic for your taste…but when you have fewer wrinkles than your best friend, you will thank me.

Brimmed Summer Hat: Similar

Boscia Daily Defense Sunscreen SPF 30

Cat Eye Sunglasses: Similar

 Beyond Bronze Fake Bake Summer Beauty Essential


No one wants really white skin when the sun is shining. Having a little tan for most people is a summer beauty essential. If it is an essential to you, I would suggest faking it  by using a tan from a bottle like the one I used from Fake Bake. This is an airbrush tan that does a phenominal job of going on really even. But I would highly suggest doing it in the shower or outside so the tanning solution doesn’t get everywhere.

Beyond Bronze Fake Bake Airbrush Tan


Summer Beauty Essentials: makeup

Yeah, I am not one to go entirely natural in the sun. Give me some lipgloss, pretty nails, waterproof liner and I am good to go.

Smashbox Lipgloss in Sugar Cane

Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight  Waterproof Liner

Ciate Shell Manicure in Mermaid You Look: Pretty Purple

Sub Bum Summer Beauty Essential

I am loving Sun Bum for my post sun adventures; everyone needs this! It’s the perfect summer beauty essential to use after your day in the sun. It is extremely cooling on the skin and smells like sunshine.

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Next time you are out in the sunshine, don’t forget your summer beauty essentials that make you look glam now and later by using some good sun protection and post sun products. Have a great start to your summer!!

What are your summer beauty essentials?



note* These products were given to my by PR companies. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.


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  • Adri – Beauty with a Twist

    Love your picks, especially the self tanner!

  • What a great post. Perfect Summer Essentials for sure. I am loving that Sun Bum Cool Down reminds me of somewhere tropical. If someone is cruising out on their yacht can I come too. Ill bring plenty of booze. lol

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    adorable post, love it!

  • Great picks! I love sunglasses!

  • Amber

    I want to come on the yacht too! I’ll bring…something! lol But seriously, these are great essentials! I love the purple Ciate nail duo! <3

    • You, Jamie and I will being yachting soon I am sure..

  • I am in love with that Mally liner! I have used it on my lower lash line every day for a week!