August: The month when you look up from your mountain of work, turn on the out-of-office message and slip away from your desk for a little bit of R&R. Because soaking up the last bits of summer is your God given right. Here are six beauty products that will help your skin and hair through the waning days of summer.
One. Drybar’s Mai Tai Spritzer. Yesterday, I walked down the stairs, pointed to my perfectly styled hair and said to my boyfriend, “Baby, we’re going out. Because this hair day needs to be shared with the world.”
The secret? This absolutely incredible sea salt spray that imparts both texture and volume. I love it so much, I actually retired my can of mousse. Which is like Donald Trump giving up spray tans. Yes, it’s that big of a deal.
Two. Glamazing Gravity Mud Set. One of the best things I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, this mud both purifies and firms skin. I applied it for the first time this weekend, and my skin looked incredible. Also, the way it turns from white to chrome when set makes application and removal foolproof.
Need a more affordable treatment? I keep this Freeman 5-in-1 mask at my parent’s house in case my pores need a pick me up while I’m visiting them.
Three. St. Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan. When I first read about this product, I thought it was a gimmick. A gradual in-shower self tanner? It seemed too good to be true. But it’s real. And the best part is it won’t rub off on your clothing.
Four. TonyMoly Banana Sleeping Pack. Working women don’t get enough sleep, so your vacation is the perfect time to rest. This Banana night cream from TonyMoly, however, helps you fake the look of a solid 8-hours even when you’re not on vacay. The chamomile soothes skin, while the banana extract revitalizes. Just remember, a little goes a long way.
Five. Clinique Sweet Pots. Lips feeling a little dry? These little pots contain both a lip scrub and a moisturizing tinted balm. So you can get kissably soft lips with a hint of color. If your lips are feeling a bit dry, try this Sister & Co. Raw Coconut Lip Tonic. It smells amazing and moisturizes like a dream.
Six. Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask. Sun, chlorine, and my summer highlights are hard on my hair. This inexpensive hair mask, made with Argan oil, does an amazing job of bringing it back to life. Prefer a lightweight leave-in? It’s a 10 makes a lightweight version of their Miracle Leave-In Conditioner.
So what are your summer skin and hair care must haves?