best bikinis and beachy beauty essentials for the summer

bikinis

I’m super stoked that summer has officially arrived (although it is absurdly hot in Houston) which means it’s time for all things tropical and beachy! Break out the pina coladas, floaties, watermelon and don’t forget your SPF. Dang, I really love summer. Check out some of my top picks for summer essentials, including my fav swimsuits and makeup essentials for the high temps.

I recently went and gathered a few of my favorite summer (must-have) items that work great to combat the summer heat. From dry shampoo to makeup setting spray, there is a way to keep your look fresh all day or all night long without melting. Sooooo here’s what’s in my beach tote right now!!

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A few notes: The Koh Gen Do foundation is super lightweight, and very blend-able. It really feels like you aren’t wearing much makeup at all, and it won’t get cakey if you need to re-apply. Dry shampoo is a definite must for when that summer heat really turns up – Living Proof is my FAVORITE. It smells super nice and fresh, and actually cleans your hair…sounds pretty great to me. Face and eye cream are also really important because surprisingly, the heat can take away a lot of much-needed moisture in your skin – especially if you get too much sun. I love a little lipstick and the makeup finishing spray is a perfect finishing touch for a day out on the water (or any day really!). My favorite is the All-Nighter by Urban Decay, but Urban Decay also makes a quite few other makeup setting sprays to match a variety of skin types.