Ava Grace's Closet: Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Beauty Must-Haves

I am all about trying new beauty products but typically, always end up going back to my tried and true favorites.
Lately though, I have had the opportunity to try so many amazing new products; many of which I  have added to my rotation full-time. Namely this which was sent to me by an amazing reader and now friend.  

Summer Beauty Must-Haves

1. The Clarisonic Mia. I cannot tell you how long I have wanted this. In fact, my girlfriend got so tired of hearing me say it, she decided she would get it for me. Truth be told I've been trying to win one on other blogs forever! 
Well, the wait is over and it was worth it. I am loving this tool. Well worth the money.
Thank you again bestie. xo
Available at Sephor for $139.

2. My new favorite. I will never be without this. I have tried botox and while the results were great; it is just too costly and too time consuming for me to ever maintain. I have used this cream religiously since I received it and in just over a week, I swore I saw a difference. It does contain a lot of plant extracts and while I'm normally very sensitive, this caused no reaction at all. Other than to firm and tighten. 
Amen to that. 
It is available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart and retails for $36. 

3. Now, this product line is only available in the U.S. as far as I know. It retails for (are you ready for this?) $1. Yes, one dollar.
I love me some eyebrow gel and may or may not have bought a small luggage full. I kid. Sort of.
I have also tried a few of their glosses and am quite enjoying them.
Available at Target and Walmart. 

4. My very favorite BB cream bar none. Although I truly love Boscia's, this one is equally good and via ebay; less than half the price. A huge win in my book.
It is a Korean brand (the original makers of BB cream I believe) and literally takes less than a minute to apply. 
My skin has never looked better. Natural, nice coverage. 
If you only try one BB cream EVER, let this be the one.
The link to their site is here but as mentioned, check out ebay first. 

5. My mother.in.law turned me on this amazing self-tanner. As an extremely loyal Clarins user, I was hesitant. 
Again, this one is a third of the price at $15 and gave great results with no offensive odor. 
Available at Bath and Body Works exclusively. 
On a side note, the same scent/line makes a really impressive shampoo and conditioner. 
Give it a go!

6. Eden Allure Argan Oil. 
I received this (retails for $18) along with a couple of their natural soaps to try and must say, crazy good! I have used moroccan oil in my hair for some time but never knew that it is actually better for the skin than for your hair. Read more about it here
I can tell you that I had a couple of awful self-inflicted scratched on my lower leg that are completely healed since using. And that, for this terrible shaver, I have yet to try anything as soothing.  
Use code "FIRST TIME" for 15% off any purchase.
Available at Eden Allure

7. Bumble and Bumble surf-spray has been a long-time favorite of mine. I use it strictly in the summer and love the texture it gives my hair. 
Why mess with a good thing?
Available at Sephora. 

8. I received this cheek palette from a dear friend in Texas at the perfect time. I was completely out of both of my favorite powder blushes (both by MAC in case you're wondering!) so when this arrived, it was such a welcome and happy surprise. 
I find when I buy a "kit" I always have a favorite and likewise, dislike at least one.
Not the case here ladies, not the case at all. 
EVERY color is perfection. 
This used to be available at Sephora but I don't believe they carry the Tarina Tarantino line anymore. 
I found it here

9. Nars lip gloss.
Another long-time favorite and one that I just haven't found an equally good replacement for.
This is Ms. Kardashian's favorite shade and I see why. 
It is called Turkish Delight and is perfect layered on top of lipstick. (Kim uses MAC Angel and for dark haired gals, nothing's prettier)
Available via NARS website, Holt Renfrew and Sephora.

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Open to the U.S. and Canada. 
$50 in jewels up for grabs.

Please note, this is NOT a sponsored posts. I am sharing products I truly enjoy and as always, all opinions are strictly my own. 

18 comments :

  1. I'm dying to get my hands on a Clarisonic! Great stuff! Need to switch my routine up a little for the summer.

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  2. I seriously need the mia!
    Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  3. i use missha bb cream and love it!! have you heard of cc cream? apparently it's the new bb cream haha!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  4. love your picks. I have go to beauty care in the winter and then go to in the summer.

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  5. Great picks for summer items. I've never used eyebrow gel before. I'm going to have to check that out.

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  6. I wish I was a girly girly and actually enjoy wearing make up. I only have a small make up collection and wear a small amount of make up occasionally. Thank you for sharing these amazing finds.

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  7. I really want the clairisonic too going to have to stop being a cheapskate and treat myself

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  8. i love #1 and #5. I have the clarisonic mia and LOVE the true blue spa line from bath & body works

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  9. The Clarisonic Mia oh wish I had a friend who's buy me one too--love the B&BW Tanner myself! Other products never tried might see how the Bumble and Bumble surf-spray works =)

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  10. Sounds like a great summer line up, great for all year down here in Floirda!

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  11. I haven't tried a BB cream yet. I just may have to check this one out. Great picks.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  12. So inspiring,doll!Keep rocking;-)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com/

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  13. super products!!
    really loved, so i stay here :-)

    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio, xx

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  14. Ooh, I'm going to check out #2. Love the tightening skin products in my 40's;)

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  15. i've heard so many good things about the clairsonic...i totally want one.

    [oomph.]

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I love reading every last one. Thanks so much for stopping by our little blog. xo.

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