June 21, 2010

5 beauty must-haves for summer getaways

And now for something completely different. In honor of the first day of summer (yippee!) I just had to join Rene from Cottage & Vine today in choosing my five cosmetic bag must-haves for summer. Here are the good old—and new—reliable beauty essentials I'd take with me on a little (or a long!) getaway to the beach or lake, resort or cabin.

1. Korres Lip Butter is super-hydrating, paraben- and sulfate-free, and gives just a hint of natural-looking color.
2. I have long been a fan of Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer. It's a makeup but so much more: it's sheer, moisturizing, and contains SPF and retinol. Love.
3. The Clarisonic Mia is my new absolute essential. Lightweight, easy-to-use, super-gentle cleansing. Amazing. You must try this. I am not one for gadgets, but this one's results (baby-soft, clear, younger-looking skin) have me absolutely hooked.
4. I know the flat iron is not exactly low-maintenance, but I cannot resist adding some straight, sleek polish to what would otherwise be a fine, frizzy head of hair. Solia's Flat Iron is lightweight and comes in pink. How can you argue with that?
5. Last but not least, with a great eyelash curler from Shu Uemura, you can skip the eye makeup altogether and still look stunning.

16 comments:

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Definitely the CHI!! I also have to use the CHI Infusion! 5 just isn't enough! Great party!

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

OK Casey, you had me at baby-soft, clear, younger-looking skin. Where do I sign up, LOL? These are all great tips and I'm so glad that you shared them with us.

Thanks for linking!

-Rene

Julie said...

I so need to break down already and get a Mia.

Andrea said...

Hi there! Stopping over from Cottage and Vine! I have been thinking about getting a Clarisonic and I'm glad to hear you love yours! Hope you have a great day! ~Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood
http://www.andreasattic-andrea.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

OK #3 going on my list!!~ I use my eyelash curler all the time too:) Fun party...I say we should be getting paid for these endorsements!

teresa-bug said...

I love my Mia, too!!

Angie said...

You know, I have never used a lash curler because I think I am going to pinch my eyelid, but everyone that uses one swears by it. I am going to have to get over my fear and try it!

Wendy said...

First time I heard of the Mia, but looks and sounds like a must have! I love by lash curler, too!!

sheri said...

agree with you on all of these except the mia - and only because i've never tried it! Good picks!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Wonderful pics! I am addicted to my eyelash curler...what we do without them;)?!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful said...

I like the sound of that lip butter! I'll have to look into that. I am a lip product junkie!
I've actually never had to use an eyelash curler, and I'm glad because they scare me! haha Really, I don't like the idea of putting things near my eyes.

Clarisonic said...

Thank you so much for mentioning the Clarisonic in your awesome blog post. I am glad to hear you are enjoying 'baby-soft' and clearer skin!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 888.525.2747 or info@clarisonic.com and even on Facebook (facebook.com/clarisonic) or Twitter (@Clarisonic).

Thanks again and Happy First Day of Summer!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Thanks for visiting, Clarisonic. I really do love your product and thx for the FB and Twitter links. I will be following. Yay!

Fran said...

Oh, I am looking for a flat iron!! I might have to get this! Also, thanks for your advice today! It helps! I would love to create my own mood boards (sans polyvore) one day....if I do, I'll be coming to you for some tips!

Becolorful said...

I have a Clairsonic and LOVE it. Is the Mia a bit smaller or is that for the shower? I am also intrigued by the Neutrogena product with retinol. Didn't know that was out there. Thanks for sharing.
Pam

One Cheap B*tch said...

I use the TS-2 flat iron. Really small and doesn't fry my hair!

Jeanine

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