4 Steps To a Simple Summer Seasonal Look

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Walgreens Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Walgreens Beauty, all opinions are my own

We are right in the middle of summer and it’s time to revamp your look. I’m serious. It’s getting hotter, the sunrays are getting stronger and you need to create an effortless look that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. I teamed up with the people from Walgreens and Popsugar to create a summer seasonal look using just a few products.

Step 1: Apply Sunscreen

Remember this look is going to be super simple and foundation is not part of my regimen for this look. Sunscreen is very important because it protects your skin from being burned or damaged by the sun. This damage could cause skin cancer later on in life, so always wear your sunscreen 365 days a year. For this tutorial I decided to use Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration SPF 30. Silk Hydration is very light and has a light fragrant scent of your classic sunscreen with a hint of cocoa butter. Apply a liberal amount of this all over the body and face to provide waterproof sun protection for 80 minutes.

For a second option, if you don’t care for a sunscreen with a lotion texture, Banana Boat sun spray can be a very good alternative. Banana Boat’s sun spray is SPF 30 as well, but there’s two major differences in the two: Banana Boat sprays and applies clear and it contains anti-oxidant vitamins C & E and aloe vera to soothe the skin.

Step 2: Lipgloss

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There are a few great lipstains on the market, and Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Barcelona Nights is one of them. Lip stains are a great summer choice because they give you just a light pop of well pigmented color without the heavy feel of a lipstick and the super glossy, sticky texture of a lipgloss. You don’t need a lipliner, simply apply to the lips and go. The color lasts on the lips up to 5 hours before you need to reapply, so just keep the tube handy in your purse.

Step 3: Mascara

Maybelline Pumped Up! Mascara is the hottest mascara of the summer. The brush on this baby is bigger than ever before giving you bigger, longer lashes. Apply about two coats of this mascara. If you will be hanging at the pool or out and about in this heat, keep in mind there is a waterproof formula as well.

Step 4:Nail color

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You can really spend the rest of your summer wearing this tropical shade. Revlon Gel Envy in Dealer’s Choice is a bold medium teal. This color is simplistic and gorgeous without all the sparkle, shimmer and such. Gel Envy polishes contain the base coat and the top coat with a gel nail like finish. Best part? You only need one coat. Simply apply one coat to your nails and let it dry.

 

So that’s it! You spent less than 30 minutes getting ready. You look great, smell great, you are protected from the sun, lashes are popping and you have the ‘popscicle look’ on your lips and your nails will be the envy of any summer party. Happy Summer!

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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