Summer Must Have Beauty Products

If I had to pick my top four beauty items for the summer, this would be my list (well actually, I would include Tony and Tina’s Coconut Butter Bliss that I swear by, too…..)

 

Must Haves

Must Haves — every single one of them.

 

1. Davines Dede Hair Mist

 

It not only smells divine, but it works. Use it daily for detangling and de-frizzing, especially for fine hair. Combing my daughters hair is my main battle with her, but this mist works magic, and makes it tolerable and less of a fight.

 

The best detangler in the world.

The best detangler in the world.

 

2. Soleil Toujour Sunscreen

 

This sunscreen is mineral based (vs chemical). It is also the perfect weight, represents a great mix between spray and lotion, and has a soft scent. We go through bottles of it in the summer. It is a bit more expensive than other daily sunscreens, but I feel good about using a mineral based lotion on my skin daily.  It also doesn’t feel greasy or overbearing.

 

 

My go to sunscreen

My go to sunscreen

 

3. Chanel Lip Sheer Shine

 

It goes on like a gloss, feels like a gloss, but has more color to it. I love this coral-red and how it makes my lips feel moisturized and happy, too!

 

 

Lip shine.

Lip shine.

 

4. Davines Su Hair Milk

 

Sunscreen for the hair! We protect our skin, and now we must protect our hair. This spray works well to protect hair hydration and color from the sun. It also conditions hair without weighing it down, leaving it soft and shiny. Win win win!

 

Hair protector.

Hair protector.

 

What are you currently loving this summer for your beauty routine? Do share!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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