Summertime is one of my favorite times of the year, especially for the tan! Every summer all I ever want is that beachy, tanning glow and working at a desk during the day limits my time that I can actually be outside soaking up the sun. I’ve found a few favorite prouducts to help me achieve a beachy summer glow and wanted to share with you since you loved my makeup product post so much! I’m sharing a few hacks that have helped me when I’m heading out for a fun day on the town with girlfriends, a summer date night, or when I’m on vacation trying to enhance my tan! I’ll still use a self tanner on a regular basis, but this just adds to achieving a beachy summer glow!
First… THE LEGS!! I’ve always cringed at the thought of having to wear shorts during summer. I hate my legs, and putting them out during the summer months is usually slim to non. (que the maxi dress for me all day long!) But there are short dresses and skirts that I like to wear and came up with a little way to give me a tan look and smooth out all the imperfections that are on my legs. Sally Hansen makes an awesome leg makeup lotion and I discovered it a few years ago. Warning- When you put just this product on your legs will look like they actually don’t belong on your own body and couldn’t be more noticeable from reality. So DO NO do that. What I do is take a dime size drop of the makeup lotion in my hand and dilute it with regular everyday lotion. Mix both together and spread on your legs as usual. Mixing it with your regular lotion makes it much less noticeable, yet does the trick to smooth out imperfections and give a little tan. Give it a try, I know you’ll absolutely love it just like I do! Hello smooth, tan legs!!!
Second… THE FACE!! I know we all want our faces to look all beachy and bronzed and I’ve come up with a way to achieve that look while keeping my face out of the sun as much as possible. As I’ve mentioned before, keeping my face out of the sun is the one thing I’ve really tried to do in the recent years to preserve my skin and keep it from getting too much sun. This girl doesn’t want wrinkles later in life. What I do is take my usual everyday foundation and mix it with the Benefit Sun Beam product. This product is a bronzed liquid highlighter and when I mix it with my foundation it gives my whole face the overall beachy glow. I’ll put the foundation on the back of my hand and then add a few drops of the highlighter. I mix it together and then pounce it into my face with my beauty blender. I then continue to go on with my makeup as usual, using a shimmer bronzer to add more of an affect.
Third.. THE BODY!! I try to put lotion on my body everyday. If you can get into the routine of it, it will help your skin immensely. Some weeks I’m much better than others, but summer time I really try to do it. This bronze goddess body cream is to die for. it smells like you are on the beach which is the best part of it. Then I’ll take the Shimmer spray and spray it on my legs and arms. its just give you a hint of glitter and a dewy finish.
You are now one step closer to achieving that beachy summer glow! Try any of it out the next date night or fun day out! XO!