12 go-to beauty products for summertime

These lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer are fun, but they sure can take a toll on a gal’s skin, hair, and nails, can’t they?

Well, we’ve got you, girl. Give these products a whirl and you’ll feel like a whole new woman by the time September rolls around!

(This post is not sponsored, but you can find a few of these items on SexyModest.com!)

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen

Rule No. 1 when it comes to your summer beauty routine? Do NOT forget the sunscreen! You may be tempted to soak in a few extra rays so you can get that golden, sun-kissed glow, but you’ll be paying for it in sun damage, dark spots, and an increased risk of skin cancer. Hard pass. 

But if you’re not a fan of greasy sunscreen that leaves that attractive white cast on your face, we hear ya. That’s why Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen is about to be your go-to pick for UV protection this summer. Weightless, fragrance-free, AND a great makeup primer? You’re gonna want to stock up on this. Trust us.

The perfect moisturizer

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

Next up in the skincare category: moisturizer. All that time on the beach and in the sun can wreak havoc on the skin, which is why a good moisturizer is a MUST in the summertime. Made with ceramides and hyaluronic acid, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is rich and creamy without feeling greasy. Seriously, there’s a reason why it’s the No. 1 Bestseller in Body Creams on Amazon. 

Microwave hair removal wax 

Microwave hair removal wax

Ladies, it’s time to say goodbye to those uncomfortable (and unsightly) razor bumps. There’s a better way to achieve a silky, hairless look — especially in those ultra sensitive areas, amirite? Thanks to this miracle-working microwave hair removal wax, you can get rid of unwanted hair in a matter of minutes without ever having to hit the salon. But here’s the best part: No epilating strips are needed.

That’s right, all you gotta do is pop the container in the microwave for 30-45 seconds, apply it to the unwanted hair using an applicator stick, let it set (which takes just 10-15 seconds), and then pull it off! It’s a lot easier (and far less painful) than you’d think. It’s a smooth move.

Brigitte’s favorite self tanner 

 

 

Just because you’re protecting your skin from the sun these days, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice that beautiful tan glow we mentioned earlier. This tanning mousse is a perennial fave of Brig’s for a reason. It goes on so easily and leaves you with a gorgeous, tropical rich-brown tint that won’t come off on your bed sheets. Aaaaaand it smells amazing, so you might as well stop what you’re doing and get yourself some right now!

Makeup setting spray 

Watermelon Burst setting spray

Why let your perfect makeup run down your face in the summer heat when you can ‘set’ yourself up for success with this spray? (Buh-dum-cha!) Setting sprays are all the rage these days, but it can be hard to know which ones are actually effective and worth it. This watermelon burst setting spray fits the bill if you’re looking for something that sets your makeup and smells delicious. Use it before or after your makeup routine, or just to refresh your face throughout the day. It keeps your face looking fresh and dewy!

Quality lip balm

Coconut Lip Balm

Few things strike as much panic into a woman’s heart as the feeling of not having chapstick on hand when it’s hot and dry outside. (Admit it — you just licked your lips in fear at the thought of it, didn’t you?) Well, this coconut lip balm is the stuff dreams are made of. It’s three times the size of normal chapstick tubes and it’s made from some of the planet’s purest coconut oil, so it will keep your lips hydrated for-ev-er. (You can just go ahead and toss those waxy lip balms in the trash right now.)

Minty lip gloss

Brigitte Brianna Mint Lip Gloss

Take things one step further in the lip category with this light and shiny mint lip gloss from the Brigitte Brianna Cosmetics collection. With a beautiful natural color and the perfect amount of fresh, minty goodness, you’ll be carrying this baby around with you wherever you go!

Press-on nails

Press-on French manicure nails

“Wow! Where’d you get your nails done?” is what you can expect to hear when you try these SUPER easy and gorgeous press-on nails. When you don’t have time (or extra cash) for a salon appointment, these beauties work in a pinch. And for less than $5, you really can’t beat the price!

Pumice stone exfoliator 

Pumice stone exfoliator

Whoever had the idea to mix water and lava together to form an abrasive stone to remove dead skin… was a GENIUS. A good pumice stone exfoliator can keep your feet nice and smooth all summer long! (Did you know you could also use a pumice stone on your elbows, face, and neck? It’s true.)

Coil hair elastics

Coil heart-shaped hair elastics

Moving on to hair now… You’ve probably heard about or seen coil hair elastics (the ones that look like an old phone cord?), but have you tried them out for yourself yet? The nice thing about spiral hair ties is that they don’t damage your hair or leave you with that dented ponytail look when you pull them out. That way, you can pull your hair up without ruining that blowout. Game-changer! 

After-sun hair mask

After-sun hair mask

Your skin isn’t the only thing you should protect from the sun! After bathing in some rays or taking a dip in that chlorine-filled pool, treat your scalp to a luxurious, after-sun hair mask to rehydrate and repair those luscious locks.

Hair texture spray

Hair texture spray

Trying to achieve that perfect, tousled, beachy-wave look? Spritz some of this argan oil-infused spray into your hair after you style it and you’ll achieve that “effortlessly undone” look people try so hard to get. It adds body to your hair without leaving behind a sticky, yucky residue. Get ready to turn some heads!

(You can find Brig’s beach wave hair tutorial in her Insta stories.)

Find more summer favorites on SexyModest.com

Brigitte Brianna Cozy Dress in Tangerine with Brigitte Brianna Chic Fanny Pack in Leopard

 

Now that you’ve got your hair, skin, and nails all set for summer, there’s only one thing you’re missing: the perfect outfit. Find the right style for you at SexyModest.com and shop all of our summer favorites!

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