Summer Beauty Faves

August 21, 2014

Summer Beauty Faves | Espresso and Cream


It’s been a while since I’ve done a beauty product round-up. Since I’ve discovered a few new favorite products in the last couple of months, I thought I would share a few of my favorite products that are keeping me feeling fresh-faced (and good smelling) this summer.

1. Bare Minerals BareSkin liquid foundation 
I am in love with this foundation. I’m not typically one to wear foundation because it feels too heavy for my skin, but I love the coverage of this concealer and the smooth, even way it goes on. Plus, it doesn’t feel heavy.

2. Lush Cosmetics Tea Tree Toner Water
Since I’ve become pregnant, I’ve been trying to find natural alternatives to fight acne and keep my skin looking even. This tea tree water has been a favorite of mine for months. It’s gentle on my skin and helps fight breakouts and uneven skin.

3. LaVanila Natural Deodorant (in Pure Vanilla scent)
I’ve been searching for a good, natural deodorant for what seems like ages with very poor results. But when I saw this deodorant reviewed on Cup of Jo, I just had to give it a try. I’m so glad I did, because it works like a charm and smells divine. I swear I feel pretty just putting this deodorant on, and that’s saying something for a deodorant!

4. L’Oreal Voluminous Original mascara (in brown)
Hardly a new or revolutionary product, but I’ve recently started using this mascara again and am kicking myself for not doing so sooner. What a great drugstore buy.

5. One Love Organics Skin Savior Balm 
One Love Organics products are always a bit of a splurge, but I love that they’re made of ingredients you can feel good about and all the products work like a charm. This balm is great for night because it’s ultra moisturizing; I also use it for under my eyes almost daily.


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  • That is my favorite mascara too! I’ve been using it for years 🙂
    XO Kelly

  • Spencre

    I’ve been curious about bare minerals liquid foundation for while who knew it would be good?

  • erin klegstad

    That’s my favorite mascara, too. And, OLO skin savior balm… the BEST!

  • I love beauty updates! I’m using some natural deodorant that works great–until I start to sweat. So, I’m always in the market for a new one. Plus, I keep hearing awesome things about Bare Minerals. I thought that’s what I was buying when I was buying mineral powder at Ulta a few weeks ago, but it turned out to be Philosophy. It’s ok, just a bit heavy. I need something creamy for winter, so thanks for the rec 🙂

  • Bridget Black

    Im so intrigued with this One Love Organics balm… Going to order some right now! have you tried any of their other products?

  • Katherine Kelly

    Fun! Thanks for the great ideas…one question for you on the BareSkin foundation – do you feel it stays on all day?

  • Erin

    You need to try soapwalla deodorant (from etsy). All natural and works SO well!

  • Candace

    I need to try that deodorant! I’m have super sensitive skin and allergic to the aluminum and zinc in deodorants. I just told Chris I’m going to start making my own homemade one…..He said- “midwife, cloth diapers, and homemade deodorant? You’re way too hippie!” Ha. So, this might be the best alternative! =)