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5 Summer Beauty Secrets

Submitted by Mimi on Sunday, 9 May 201014 Comments
5 Summer Beauty Secrets

As seasons change, so should our beauty routine. When the temperature rises, our skin and make-up reacts completely differently to the weather than it does in the winter. There are some make up disasters that can happen in summer sun, which can be prevented with little tricks and a bit of awareness.

Below are some of the summer tricks I use:

1. Watch that yellow nail polish

The sheer pastel, beige and pink nail polish turns into yellowish tint after being exposed to sun for a couple of days. To avoid this, use a clear nail gloss with inbuilt UV protection topcoat and do not forget to rub a bit of sunscreen on nails when applying it to the rest of your body.

2.   Change your moisturizer

Our skin needs less moisture in hot weather due to increased humidity in the air.  Therefore it’s recommended to switch to a lighter moisturizer to keep your pores clear. This will insure you will be less likely to experience blemishes in the warm seasons.

3. Bronzer is a girl’s best friends

As most of you ladies already know, unfortunately our faces do not tan as well and easily as the rest of our body. So a good bronzer is a must in your make up bag. It adds that needed color to otherwise pale face. A bronzer can be used in a variety of ways — any time of the year really! Apply it to your face to play up a tan, or just to fake one. Strategically place it along the sides of your cheekbones to slim your face.

I usually also apply some on my shoulders for a shimmer effect when wearing a strapless top or dress. My favourite bronzer at the moment is Mac bronzing powder in color- Bronze. I love it, because It’s very subtle and natural looking.

4. Protect Thy hair

Like to be in the water? So do I! There is nothing wrong with it…well, maybe except for the fact I that chlorine and salt water have an adverse affect on the condition of your hair and hair color. I recommend rinsing your hair both before and after swimming and your hair is less likely to soak up chemicals that will cause damage.

5. Kissable Lips

Only soft and smooth lips are inviting to kiss. I personally tend to get dry lips in winter and summer, so one way I’ve learnt to deal with it is by regularly treating them to lip balms and vitamin e, which keeps them from chapping and cracking.  When it comes to the color of lipsticks for summer- dark and opaque look too severe in bright sun. Replace them with spf-packed sheer shades and glosses.

What are you summer beauty secrets? Please do share…

14 Comments »

  • allegra said:

    thanks for sharing these secrets :D

  • Robine said:

    Thanks for sharing your beauty secrets!
    I love bronzer, can’t live without it :)

    xx Robine

  • neekoh said:

    The Avon top coat and the Cetaphil are already in my bag! Both are great buys; I highly recommend them!

    XX,
    Neekoh

  • majormusthaves said:

    I thank you for these tips since I’m a summer girl.

  • carm said:

    Dominion Republic in 14 days. :) Thanks for the helpful tips!!

  • jules said:

    Great tip for woman this summer. =D

    Jules
    Soloden.Com
    The Brown Mestizo

  • Laetitia said:

    Thanks for your comment! maybe one day I put my face…;P

    xoxoxoxo

  • ediot said:

    thanks for these nice handy tips.im good thank you. are you getting married!!!! wow thats incredible! congratulations. hope you let us all in on the wedding? or does it feel too private perhaps(i totally understand that too-but i want to see the dress)
    hope youre having a wonderful week

    xx ediot

  • Nubiasnonsense said:

    Great tips… I have to look for a good bronzer

  • kirsty said:

    bronzer is indeed a girls best friend xxxxx

  • Wrecked Stellar said:

    Hi hon! These are all such helpful tips! I totally didn’t know about #1 (usually too lazy to put a top coat on) :) Hope you’re doing well!! xo, mel

  • Leyla said:

    These are such helpful tips! Getting ready for summer is such an exciting thing!! Can’t wait to celebrate your wedding in less than 2 weeks!! Woot-woot!! :)

  • Emilie said:

    Great post Mimi!
    These are great tips for summer ;)
    xxx
    Emilie
    http://whatshappeninginmyfashionworld.blogspot.com/

  • Emily said:

    thanks for these nice handy tips.im good thank you. are you getting married!!!! wow thats incredible! congratulations. hope you let us all in on the wedding? or does it feel too private perhaps(i totally understand that too-but i want to see the dress)
    hope youre having a wonderful week

    xx ediot

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