I don’t know why but every time summer rolls around, I always think about Blake Lively. She just has a certain California beach girl look–the messy hair, the glowing skin, and not to mention, Ryan Renolds. It’s as if she’s effortlessly chic (even though we all know it must take her forever).
So how does she do it?
Well, since most of us don’t have makeup artists and beauty gurus on hand, we rely on ourselves (or Stalking Beauty).
Which is why I have picked out my top 4 essentials that will help you this summer.
1) Mark Just Buffing. You don’t get soft skin by simply moisturizing, you get soft skin by using a good body exfoliator. Not only is it important to remove dead skin cells but it’s crucial for your body to have a clean foundation to work with.
2) Bobbi Brown Beach Lotion. I’ve been using this lotion for the past five years. It’s active ingredients which include aloe vera, olive, and jojoba help prevent peeling and can prolong your tan. And the best part…the smell…duh! It literally smells like the beach!
3) Aveeno Positively Ageless Sunblock. When it comes to my face, I’m all about using products that are non-comedogenic (oil-free). Out of all the sunblocks out there, I really like this one because it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. It also proves both UVA/UVB protection.
4) Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray. This is perfect when you want your hair to have that “beachy” look. For girls, it gives a perfect hold for those cascading curls and for guys, it gives them a cool, relaxed style (without feeling too stiff).