Summer 2020 Must Haves

Summer 2020 Must Haves

This isn’t my “everyday skincare routine” or “everyday makeup routine” that I have done in the past. This is catered specifically to Summer. These are not products I use everyday, however, after frequently going to the beach, being in chlorine, sweating, salt water, and getting either tan or burnt, I find the below products to be specifically helpful to continue to look glowy and flawless.

My Skin

After being in the sun, my skin can look very oily but feel very dry. I know it’s only oily to overcompensate for the dryness. If I sit out in the sun for a few hours, I usually get burnt which will quickly turn into a tan. I love being tan! However, it is important to take care of your skin. If you get too burnt, you won’t look like a bronzed goddess- you will look like a dry and flakey mess. Here are some of my favorite products for Summer. Some of these I recently discovered and some I have been using for years. They will enhance your tan and make you look like a beach, bronzed, beauty!

Immediately after being in the sun, I use the below products to help hydrate my skin

For Face

Summer Fridays CC Me Vitamin C Serum – $64.00

I use two squirts of this everyday, morning and night, after I wash my face. I find it to be super hydrating, but doesn’t make me overly oily and it also helps with dark spots from the sun.

SUMMER FRIDAYS Jet Lag Mask – $48.00

This is a face mask that helps to hydrate your skin, but I use it as my everyday moisturizer. For my everyday moisturizer, I apply a light layer after my serum twice a day and found it has made my skin hydrated without making me too oily throughout the day. If you want to use this as a face mask, it is best to use by applying a generous amount and letting it sit and soak onto your face or dab it off after 10 minutes. When I use this as a mask, I usually put a fair amount on my face and let it soak in overnight. I wake up and my skin has completely absorbed it and it looks brighter and healthier!

ERBORIAN CC Color Correcting & Redness Reducing Broad Spectrum SPF 25 – $44.00

This is a life saver that I use all year long, but especially over the summer! It has SPF 25 in it, so it’s great to protect your skin from the sun, but more than that, it helps my skin look flawless if I happen to get too much sun. If I get sunburnt and I am bright red, I put this on after my serums, lotions and primers and before my makeup and my bright red sunburnt skin immediately looks tan! It’s seriously a miracle worker and a little goes a long way. You can also use it as a spot treatment to hide pimples throughout the year.

FlashMasque® Hydrate 5 Minute Sheet Mask $8.00

Patchology Hydrate Sheet Mask is my favorite sheet mask! It is so easy to use and smells amazing! They are perfect for when your skin has been in the sun and is burnt and dehydrated. When my skin is dry, I will put this on my face for 10 minutes and then when I take it off, massage the excess serum into my skin.

FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels 30 Pairs $50.00

This eye mask is great for hydration! I usually like to put them under the Pathology sheet masks.

EVIAN Brumisateur® Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray – $13.50

I use this throughout the day to make sure my face stays hydrated and my makeup doesn’t look cakey.

For Body


This body cream is so hydrating and helps smooth and visibly tighten the appearance of skin so I like to put it on my booty, thighs and boobs.

European Wax Center Slow It Body Lotion – $20.00

This cream not only works to help slow your hair growth, but it also smells amazing! It’s not too heavy either, so I use it on my legs after I shave before bed and I don’t feel sticky throughout the night.

Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body Crème – $84.00

I have been obsessed with this cream for years and I think it smells amazing! It is very heavy, but extremely hydrating! I recommend this if your skin feels and looks super dry.


After a few days if I start peeling, I use the below products to help me exfoliate my skin. 

For Face


DERMAFLASH LUXE Anti-Aging Dermaplaning Exfoliation Device – $199.00

Dermaflash is an amazing exfoliator! It has blades, so it kind of works like a razor, but it vibrates on different settings and helps me get rid of all my dead skin. Additionally, I am actually super hairy, so this helps get rid of my peach fuzz so that my makeup sits nicer on my face. It is also suppose to lighten dark spots and overall help with pigmentation.


Summer Fridays Overtime Mask $44.00

Summer Fridays Overtime mask is one of my favorite exfoliants and it smells like pumpkins! I massage this onto my face and leave it on for 10 minutes before giving it an extra scrub while rinsing it off to get rid of dead skin.

Summer Fridays R+R Mask $52.00

Summer Fridays R+R mask helps to brighten and hydrate your skin with its natural oils. I put this on my face and let it sit for 10 minutes before dabbing it off. This is great to use before applying your makeup if your skin is very dry. Even though it is infused with oils, I put it as an exfoliant because there are little beads inside so you can rub it on your skin to exfoliate while massaging the oils into your skin.

BOSCIA Exfoliating Peel Gel – $34.00

In awe of how amazing this works! It’s not heavy and doesn’t make you more flakey like some other exfoliants would. A little goes a long way, so I put a bit on my fingers and rub it in and all my dry skin comes off. I wash my face afterwards with some warm water and then moisturize!

For Body

SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Bod Buff Smoothing Scrub ‘N’ Mask $20.00

I am obsessed with this! You can use it two ways, as a mask or just as a scrub but I usually use it as a mask. I put it on my legs, or wherever I am peeling and then leave it on for 10 minutes. I then go into the shower and rinse a little bit of water over it and rub it off. It then works as an exfoliant and my skin feels so soft afterwards!

OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub – $38.00

This smells amazing and you can use it on your scalp and body! I mainly use it on my body, especially when I am peeling, but it’s good to use on your scalp too- especially if it’s dry and flakey.

European Wax Center Reveal Me™ Body Exfoliating Gel – $39.50

 In awe of how amazing this works! It’s not heavy and doesn’t make you more flakey like some other exfoliants would. A little goes a long way, so I put a bit on my fingers and rub it onto my body and all my dry skin comes off. Then I take the excess product/dry skin off with a warm, damp towel.

To make sure my lips stay hydrated

SUMMER FRIDAYS Lip Butter Balm – $22.00

As you know, I am a huge fan of Summer Fridays and love their lip gloss! It’s very hydrating, but not overly sticky. It also tastes and smells amazing, so you feel cute and kissable. I normally like wearing lipgloss with a tint, but this has such a pretty glow that you don’t need it. I would totally wear this 24/7, especially for a hot makeout sesh! XOXO

FRESH Sugar Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15 – $24.00

This lip balm has SPF 15 and a light, natural pink tint that reminds me of sun-kissed lips. I think it’s so pretty and perfect for a day at the beach!

This is not my entire makeup routine, but these are some of my go to products for summer.

In summer, my makeup style is always, “less is more”. I love looking naturally sun-kissed, with my hair wavy, like I just got off the beach and didn’t even try.


NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo – $42.00

I have been using this Laguna/Orgasm duo every summer for years. The bronzer is perfect for all-over bronzer or contour for cheeks, jaw, nose, and forehead. The blush I apply to my nose and cheeks. The duo can also be used as eyeshadow. I put the pink on my lid and bronzer in my crease. This is perfect and easy to take with you anywhere on the go for a touchup.


M2U NYC Cream Blush (Multi Stick) – $6.00

I use the color Fairy which is a natural, sun kissed color with a bit of shimmer. It’s a cream blush, but I put this on my cheeks, nose and lips- everywhere the sun would naturally kiss me. Such a reasonable price point, long lasting and especially good to use if your skin is dry because it doesn’t hold onto dry patches like powder would.

Grande Cosmetics GrandeGLOW Plumping Liquid Highlighter Bronze Beam $25.00

Grande Cosmetics GrandeGLOW Plumping Liquid Highlighter French Pearl $25.00

I use to not believe in highlighters since my face is naturally very shiny, but it’s important to understand that having an all-around oily face is not the same way you would want your highlighter to be distributed. I add the bronzed color, Bronze Beam, highlight to my cheekbones, and the French Pearl color to the arch of my brow bones, my nose because it helps it look more narrow, and my upper lip/cupid’s bow to accentuate my lips.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – $30.00

I swear by this concealer. On days when i’m feeling really lazy, I will quickly dot this around my problematic areas (my red spots and under my eyes), blend it in, and run! I have it in the color “Custard” because I have a light to medium complexion (depending on the season), with a yellow undertone. One of the things I love most about this concealer, is that it’s creamy texture looks nice on my skin. I hate it when my concealer clings onto dry patches or problematic areas.                                                                                                              

*This also comes in a mini size if you want to try it out first!*

BENEFIT COSMETICS Hoola Matte Bronzer $30.00

I love a good sun-kissed glow. I have been using Hoola bronzer for years, all year round. This is mattifying with no shine or sparkle, which I love for a natural finish. I can throw this on top of my NARS concealer when I am rushing out of the house and still feel complete.

This bronzer was probably one of my first makeup splurges when I was in 7th grade. I highly recommend it as a good go to! The shade somehow magically matches so many people. It is also so hard to find a good bronzer that doesn’t have glitter or shine. I want my face makeup to look as natural as possible.

*This also comes in a mini size if you want to try it out first*


Essie Nail Polish – $9.00


Essie Nail Polish – $9.00

I love wearing the colors Fiji (Pink) and Mint Candy Apple (Green) during the Summer. They are so pretty and make you look even tanner!

These products are good if you are like me and sweat a lot.

European Wax Center Smooth Me™ Ingrown Hair Serum – $29.50

I get Brazilians, and in the Summer heat, it’s easier to get ingrown hairs because of sweat. I have been using this for years and it works like a charm!

LUSH Silky Underwear – $10.95

I tend to breakout a lot more over the Summer because of sweating, and on my body, not just my face. Due to my super sensitive skin, it’s important that I don’t break out in a heat rash. I love Lush products. They are gentle on the skin, cruelty free, and smell amazing. I’ve been using Silky Underwear for years. I put it in my underwear and directly on my skin (down there, front and back!). I also use it under and in between my cleavage.. areas where I tend to sweat the most.


DERMALOGICA Prisma Protect SPF 30 Moisturizer – $65.00

Although it’s on the pricier side for sunscreen, I think it’s totally worth it! I have a hard time wearing sunscreen on my face because it always makes me breakout. I love Dermalogica skincare, and because I know the brand works for me, I trust it to protect my skin against the sun, without having to compromise my complexion.

SUPERGOOP! PLAY Antioxidant Mist SPF 30 with Vitamin C – $21.00

Such a lightweight mist, perfect for all over!

LAURA MERCIER Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – $47.00

If you are going to the beach with friends and you are a little insecure about a totally bare face, I love Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer. I have been using this for years! It has a super light, natural finish but gives you a good amount of coverage and protects you from the sun.

Sunless Tan

TAN-LUXE THE FACE Illuminating Self-Tan Drops – $49.00

My obsession with Tan-Luxe products started during quarantine and I use the shade Medium/Dark. Their products are easy to use and very buildable.  I add 2-3 drops of this to my moisturizer at night and then spread it on my face using my fingers. I sleep with it on and wash it off the next morning and immediately notice a difference. You can always add more drops if you want more color.

TAN-LUXE HYDRA MOUSSE Hydrating Self-Tan Mousse – $49.00

My obsession with Tan-Luxe products started during quarantine and I use the shade Medium/Dark. Their products are easy to use and very buildable. I use 2 pumps of this foam on each body part and then spread it on my body using the below mit. It feels very hydrating, but applies smoothly and spreads easily. I don’t feel sticky or smelly afterwards like I do with most tanning lotions, which is great! I sleep with it on and wash it off the next morning and immediately notice a difference.

ST. TROPEZ Double Sided Luxe Tan Applicator Mitt – $7.50 



Drybar The Chaser Shine Cream, $29.00

OUAI Wave Spray – $26.00

My hair tends to get super dry, especially in the Summer. I color and put heat to my hair all year long, but in the Summer, we are also dealing with sun, chlorine, salt water, etc. These products add shine and moisture to my hair, get rid of frizz, and smell amazing!

I hope you enjoyed my Summer 2020 Must Haves! If you are interested in more products I love, check out the below links

My Everyday Makeup Routine 

My Everyday Skincare Routine

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