6 January 2014

Summer Beauty Essentials

Frank Body Scrub –  This exfoliate scrub is amazing! I don’t normally exfoliate my skin besides with a sponge and bodywash as I have quite delicate skin however as Frank is such a phenomenon on Instagram I had to give it a whirl and it didn’t disappoint. It didn’t affect my sensitive skin and leaves it feeling smooth and moisturised. This is a must-have product to keeping ones skin soft and glowing for the summer.
ModelCo Daily Face Mattifying Sunscreen and Lipbalm SPF50+ - I don’t wear foundation unless I’m putting on make-up for a night out but I am constantly on the search for great face moisturisers with a high SPF rating to protect my skin from sun damage. I already have some on my nose and it’s just downright ugh-ley! I’ve been blessed with great skin (except a couple years in high school which are too horrifying to speak about) so I know I need to look after it. I wasn’t too keen on this product at first as it’s mattifying and tinted which made me feel as though I was applying a thin layer of foundation on my face which I’m not used to. After 2 weeks of using it daily I’ve become quite used to the bronze it gives to my skin. A 20 cent coin amount of the formula provides great coverage over my face and it’s non-greasy which is what I look for in a daily face moisturiser. I’ll definitely be keeping this product in my bathroom and in my beach bag!
Maybelline Mascara – I never leave the house without mascara on and this is my most favourite mascara of all time! Mainly because of the wand as it’s brushes fan out my lashes and coat them evenly. It lengthens my lashes and makes them look full but not clumpy.
NARS Face Bronzer in Laguna – Love love love this NARS bronzer! I always wear bronzer on my cheeks to enhance the cheek bone. I use a small powder brush to sweep the bronzer up and down my cheek between my nose and above my ear. I don’t do contouring (it daunts the bejeezus out of me!) but this technique shapes my face and lines my features. This powder works really well in giving great coverage but at the same time it’s not too heavy for the face.
Body Bronzer Maybelline – Body bronzer applied with a big powder brush is a must in summer especially when getting ready for a night out. I love dusting bronzer over my collar bones and shoulders to give a shimmer effect! For me, a body bronzer has to be heavy on application and easy to blend in. This Maybelline product is perfect! If only there was more of it!
Le Tan Gradual Tan Moisturising Body Lotion - I have loved using this gradual tanning moisturiser to kick-start my summer glow! Love the smell and the shade of tan this lotion leaves on my skin.

These are my favourite summer beauty products! I love summer!

xx MsBellaJean

Ps. excuse my first attempt at a flat-lay photo shoot! Any hints or tips are extremely appreciated needed!