Beach Beauty Essentials

June 16, 2015


Although I feel like I’ve tried every product under the sun (yes, pun intended), these are my go-to products for beach days filled with sand and sun. The Bain de Soleil Orange Gelée is one of my all-time favorite products for the summer. This gel-based tanning lotion not only has just enough SPF to allow for a little bit of sunning, but the orange tint actually gives you a more tanned look. So you can look like you have that sun kissed glow before you even tan. I never head to the beach without it.

The St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Facial Oil is a newer product that had me intrigued the moment I saw it at Sephora. I took a small sample home and immediately went back and bought it. This stuff does not disappoint. After using for a few days, it leaves a subtle tan glow without looking streaky or orange. I tend to shy away from most facial tanners because of the unnatural dark appearance it leaves, but this product is perfect for adding just a hint of color. It does wear off within a day or two, so I use it daily as part of my normal routine to maintain the color.

Two products that I never leave home without – the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer (now available in a limited edition coral compact) and the BECCA Beach Lip Tint in Dragonfruit. Both of these products are must-haves for summer days whether at the beach or just having fun in the sun. The cult-classic bronzer actuall contains nourishing ingredients for your skin and is the perfect golden hue. The Beach Lip Tint leaves just a hint of color on the lips while still moisturizing. I especially love that the “hint” of color is actually a color so it’s not like tinted balms that just makes your lips look shiny. This créme stain really does have color payoff without looking overdone. These two products combined truly transform you into a beach beauty.

Last, but definitely not least, is my go-to hair product for summer. The Olivine Atelier Love + Salt spray is one of my favorite products of all time – not just for the summer. This spray is beautiful – the perfect packaging and the most incredible smell. It allows me to wear my hair naturally wavy by giving spritzing all over then giving my hair a good scrunch. I love that it leaves my hair feeling like I was at the beach, without getting too crunchy.