.summer beauty favorites + go-to makeup routine.

* post in collaboration with influenster + kroger beauty 
all thoughts and opinions are my own 

I'm so happy the weather has been warming up and with that means I start to switch up my beauty routine just a little bit. so today I'm sharing a few products that are tried and true and a few that are newer in my summer routine. do you ever do your makeup or skincare differently in warmer or colder months?? I feel like because I live in Utah my skin is SO dry anytime of year, and I'm always making my skin a priority. that's my best tip - is to focus on your skin, keep it moisturized and healthy. your skin is the basis for your makeup and summer fake tans ;) so treat your skin right and everything will apply much easier and look more natural :) 

if you're a long time follower of my favorite makeup products then you're familiar with my ALL TIME favorite mascara! I have used the L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes (curved brush) for years and I cannot say enough good things - it's such a fabulous mascara and the price can't be beat! 

a new product in my routine is the Nivea in shower body lotion .. I've used something similar in the past but never felt my skin was left feeling silky and soft. since switching to Nivea I have fallen in love! it's easy to use (apply it very last, after your body soap and rinse off this lotion before you get out of the shower) and I'm obsessed with the scent! it's literally summer in a bottle! 
* right now (through May 30) you can save $1 on Nivea body lotions or in - shower body lotions when you shop at Kroger family stores 

for the past few weeks I’ve been using the Becca Cosmetics hydra mist that I received complimentary for review from influenster. I cannot tell you enough how much I’ve come to love this product! it is infused with 50% water and has a cooling effect that feels like a setting spray but it finishes like a translucent powder. my skin looks airbrushed! I even made my husband try a little on his face because it’s such an unexpected, refreshing feeling. I love it! 

my makeup routine lately - 

I've been keeping my look very simple. for summer I love my skin to look and feel refreshed, vibrant and glowing. bronzer, a highlighter and a tinted moisturizer are my go-to's for a summer face. I like using a minimal amount of products because seriously -who- has time for doing a full face of makeup?! ;) and in the summer where we're in the pool and at the park, and just being outside (sweating it all off anyways ;) there really isn't a need for a lot all the time. 

mascara - a tried and true love! I have been a fan for years! I especially love this curved brush!  

powder - I love that it's translucent and it feels SO refreshing on my skin!  

LipSense gloss in color Rose - message me to order - this is a beautiful 'natural' pink shade 
I like wearing glosses in the summer for easy days at the pool or beach 

MakeSense tinted moisturizer - message me to order - this is the best tinted moisturizer because it has SenePlex technology so it's protectant against the sun PLUS has anti aging benefits! it also color corrects to your skin so you're always looking flawless ;) I love a tinted moisturizer in summer for skin that is luminous and natural. 

brows - I always thought because my natural eyebrow hair was dark that I never needed to fill them in - this product is a game changer - I LOVE how bold and perfect my brows look
( I wear shade 3)

highlighter - I have been using the Hourglass Vanish Flash highlighting stick in shade Champagne Flash for a few months and I love to wear it both under and over my foundation or moisturizer. it gives the prettiest glow and sheen. 

bronzer - SenseCosmetics loose powder in shade Bronze - message me to order 
I've been using this bronzer for a few years and I love how easy it is to apply - a little goes a long way and I always blend it out with a big fluffy brush around my face to give a very natural glow

polka dot swimsuit // kimono found in store at Hope Ave. // headband // necklace 

thank you so much for reading! I hope the post was fun and informative! 

I love sharing products that I use and always love to hear about which products and brands you're loving as well - so leave me a comment with a beauty product that is a go-to for you in the summer! 

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