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The Top Spring and Summer Beauty Must Haves

Time to freshen up for spring and summer! Think sunkissed skin and locks, and bright hues for your eyes and lips. I’ve found some of the hottest spring and summer beauty must haves for you. All you need to do, is hit up the store and stock up on these goods.  From eye shadow to what color to paint your nails, I’ve got you covered.

1.)  Colored mascara. I personally like bright blue mascara, but there are tons of colors out there to choose from. Colored mascara looks awesome in the sun. It is perfect for a beach day, or a night out on the town with friends. Yves Saint Laurent carries a great waterproof mascara for $30. If you’re looking for something a bit more budget friendly for your lashes, I recommend checking out colored mascaras by Urban Decay. Mabelline also sells a great blue mascara for under 10 bucks.

2.)  Non sticky bright lip gloss is going to be next on our must have beauty buys. Nothing is worse than having your hair sticking to your lips all day, so I’ve researched some glosses that aren’t as sticky. I’ve  come up with MAC Reel Lipglass for $20. Chanel glossimers, is also an awesome lipgloss that comes in a variety of eye catching colors and wont stick. Chanel glossimers cost $29.50. You might want to buy 2, because you will be surprised with how fast you can use up 1 tube! Bobbi Brown Neon Sheer Color Lipgloss is another one to try out, and is $23. Kate Moss also just come out with five lip shades for Rimmel London, ranging from royal purple to blush nude. For about 5 bucks a stick, I’d go ahead and channel your inner Kate this season.

3.)  Bold colorful eye shadows.  If you’re a purple gal, now’s your time to shine. Purple eye shadow is big right now. Bobbi Brown shows us how it’s done with her Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow for $21. I wear a lot of MAC makeup, and they have great eye shadows in tons of stand out colors for $15.

4.)  Nude nail polish is in. After years of neon and off the wall colors, the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction with an emphasis on wearable shades such as beige and cream. You can still some bold patterns though, it’s all about classic reds, corals, soft pastels and mellow yellows.  These soft looks will look refreshing on your fingers, especially with all of the bold patterned clothing and accessories this season.

5.)  A good body scrub. With summer around the corner, now is the time to invest in a decent body scrub to get rid of dead skin skills, and keep your skin smooth and hydrated. I recommend Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Scrub for $46. You won’t be disappointed, and it smells so freaking good.

I hope this list has helped you with your beauty must haves this spring and summer. After writing this, I am excited to do a little shopping myself. Nothing wrong with wanting to pamper yourself, and feel pretty every once in a while. You deserve

I graduated from Emerson College as a writing, literature, & publishing major. Currently a stay at home mom in Carbondale, Colorado trying to get back into the writing world. I enjoy traveling, photography, writing, good food & wine, & hanging out with friends & family. You can find more of what I write at: www.smalltownmom.net
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