Monday, June 1, 2015

Summer Beauty Routine

Photographed by Steven Winston Photography



Hi all! Maybe because the season has officially changed to summer, and also because I have, for the first time in my life, actually started caring about having a beauty routine per season. I'd love to share how I'll be taking care of my skin and hair this summer. 

Ok, just a bit about me first: I have skin that enjoys changing it's type. I bounce between dry and oily, occasionally combination, and always sensitive. *sigh*. I'm currently leaning towards oilier skin. Dark circles under my eyes do exist. I tend to get spots from sun exposure. I tan unevenly. And as my hair is straightened (my normal hair type is defined as pure frizz), therefore my hair needs to be moisturised and deep conditioned weekly. 

- I NEVER sleep with makeup on. This should be an obvious step for everyone, but as I recently discovered it's not.... Please remove your makeup and cleanse every night. Sometimes, all you need is a good makeup remover. I love this one. Your skin needs to breathe! 

- Cleanse every morning (in addition to at night). My favourite cleanser is Clinique's Liquid Facial Soap ($14). Using this cleanser only once a day simply doesn't cut it though - use it twice for best results (that's what it also says in the directions, btw). 

- SPF. On your whole face and body. This prevents spots, and also, I just learned that SPF prevents wrinkles! Yay! I'm using this sunscreen as a first step every single day for face - it's very important to let this sit before applying other makeup. And this Kiehl's mineral moisturiser with SPF ($29) for my body (emphasis on arms, legs). 

- Garnier's BB Cream ($12) is the perfect next step, it's so moisturising and it provides a great amount of coverage. As my skin is currently oily, I haven't yet found a good, mattifying moisturiser. In the meantime, I've been starting with this BB cream, and am very happy. 

- To cover my dark circles and other spots, I'm using Clinique's Beyond Perfection ($27)! This is a new addition, and you may remember me talking about it in this post. I am loving it. And this is after a long, successful run with Clinique's All About Eyes, ($16) (also recommended).
The difference between the two is: All About Eyes is a bit more condensed, a bit heavier. Beyond Perfection has more of a matte, airbrushed finish, while All About Eyes is all depending on how YOU blend it. I have a feeling I'll be switching back to All About Eyes come winter - but there's still time before then.

- To seal it all, I am loving this face powder. A drugstore gem (under $5).

- Eyes: Oh, I've been stuck with these for YEARS (in a good way!). Maybelline's Eye Stiletto Eyeliner, $7.20 & Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara, $6.40

- My hair gets SO DRY. And it flakes, yuck. Head and Shoulders works wonders (shampoo) and Aussie's 3-Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner, $4.20 is the weekly fix that I desperately need (conditioner).

- More fashion but no less beauty related... wear hats and sunnies as often as possible when outdoors. It's that extra protection from the harsh sun you don't know how much you really do need.


summer beauty



And.... that's it! That's as far as my beauty goes! I never thought of it as a lot until I actually wrote it out in steps. But it's what I need right now.

Please share your beauty routine! Do we have any products in common? What are you loving right now? xx


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73 comments:

  1. I find I get oilier in the summer, so I need a mattifying powder as well!

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    1. Actually me too! And I've got sensitive skin as well, so removing make up before sleep is TOTALLY a must! For dark circles around the eyes I'm using Touche Eclat by YSL. I'm really stick to it but I would love to try new products! After reading your post, Arden, I have to admit I have to wear hats more often (and sunnies actually too...)! Haha! ;)

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  2. Great picks, I used to love Clinique products but I dont use it as much as I did in the past.

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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  3. Very informative! Thanks for the tips. I use bb cream, sometimes. But I go out with just sunscreen, powder and lippy on <3 xoxo

    Much love,
    Sugar
    Sugary Fancies, Life and Style Blog | Instagram | Bloglovin |

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  4. Amazing post my dear <3 !
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  5. Love the eyeliner, not so much the mascara. Try Lash Sensational by Maybelline, its awesome :)

    Pam Scalfi♥

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  6. I often use Clinique products too, are very good, especialy for the cleaning routine! :)
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  7. i see 3 of my products :D the rimmel powder and the clinique foundations are my must haves :)
    greetings,
    Vivi:)

    Vivienne Night Blog
    www.vivinight.pl

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  8. I think I am going to try the Kiehl's one this year!

    WorldWideValery

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  9. beautiful!

    thedaydreamings.blogspot.com

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  10. Clinique foundation look like a great product
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  11. Thanks for sharing your beauty routine with us. :) Also: You look beautiful! :)

    Sabrina
    Happiness-Is-The-Only-Rule

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  12. summer requires a whole new routine :)
    looking fabulous...
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  13. I know many get along well with Maybelline Great Lash mascara but I hated it. It was horrible on my short and sparse lashes. :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Oh no! That's a shame.
      What mascara do you use? xx

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  14. LOVE that Aussie conditioner, it works wonders!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  15. Odlican post ! :-) xoxo

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  16. My routine is actually very similar to yours! I used to use cleanser on my face only once a day, but I've had such an improvement when I went over to cleansing twice as well ☺

    http://la-fille-lumineuse.blogspot.de/

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  17. Wonderful products :D

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  18. These all look wonderful!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  19. I need to find a good BB cream this summer. Sometimes I want a bit more evened out skin, but don't want to go through the hassle of slapping on foundation. I haven't tried Gariner's, so I'll add them to the list. Have you tried Maybelline's? I've heard great things about theirs.

    Z · JPOTTER

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    1. Yes, I've tried Maybelline's but I really don't like it: you need to use more of the product to cover your face, the coverage is less than Garnier, and the finish is quite grainy - it also dried out my skin after a consistent use... Sorry!! But I hope it works for you!

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  20. Love it!

    Lots of love.
    www.NataliaBosch.com

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  21. love the stay matte powder and mascara!!! great drugstore finds!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  22. Thanks so much for this post! I've been looking into buying Clinique products recently, but I didn't know which ones would be best to start off with. I think I will use these and maybe try with an Estee Lauder foundation XX
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    1. Ooooh! Are you with the Estee Double Wear? How is it? x

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  23. We don't have any products in common but I use a lot of Clinique stuff! I use their facial moisturizer (which is awesome btw) and eye makeup remover!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  24. Thanks a lot, dear :D

    Skin routines are important in winter but in summer are much more!!

    I don't knew your blog but I really enjoyed the content. I'm following you right now via GFC. Can you follow me back, please? <3

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  25. Skin routines are so so important, MERCI!

    Bisous from France,
    *-* Sand. *-*

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  26. Nice post!! Have a nice day! xoxo

    http://www.lookandchic.com/

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  27. It sounds like we have similar skin types. My skin can never decide if it is dry or oily, making it a pain in my butt. I've never found anything that actually provides sufficient coverage under my eyes but that Clinique concealor sounds promising. Thanks for the rec!

    Mili

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  28. I love the Rimmel powder, it does wonders! ;)

    http://fashionabejita.blogspot.com.es/

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  29. Great post, dear!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog ^-^

    http://www.caterina-m.blogspot.com

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  30. Great Post! I think to sleep with make up is the worthest thing, you can do :D

    Best wishes, ekiem :3

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  31. My routine is similar than yours, great products! :)

    www.carolina-toledo.com

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  32. thank you for this amazing and helpful post my dear! clinique foundations are my must haves :)

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  33. I love the Garnier bb cream as well! It's an amazing product, especially for the price xx

    La'bell | labellwong.blogspot.com

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  34. I need to try the garner bb cream, I do pretty much the same as you, the only thing is that I do not cleanse in the morning, just some cold water! thanks for sharing.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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  35. I really need to pay more attention to my skin and my beauty routine, love the post!!!

    XOXO
    http://www.fashionmaskblog.com/

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  36. nbice post! I used garnier BB cream for my everyday makeuo routine before and I can say it's a great product! :)

    Love Peace and Shimmer

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  37. Great tips for summer.
    I am too never sleep with makeup on.
    I think if you forget it many times it will cause your skin to aged fast
    XO

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  38. Great tips! I have to start improving my routine because sometimes I can be very lazy (embarassed to say) especially when it comes to remove the makeup at night. Spf i always use in the face because I have pale skin. Definitely going to try and improve after this post! :)

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  39. Wonderful tips for summer! I love the Clinique face wash. Great stuff

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  40. Lovely!

    xxx Linsey from POSE-BLOG.com

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  41. Great selection the products.
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  42. Great routine and I love all your products! I used to use the Garnier BB and loved it. I need to try Clinique one day, I keep hearing great things. I also agree about not going to bed with makeup on! x

    http://blackjeansblog.blogspot.com.au

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  43. Very good tips!! The key steps in my routine are removing the make up and applying SPF!! I also think that BB creams are great to use it everyday in my case I'm using Dior's Hydra Life BB cream which I love! :)

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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    1. Amazing tip!!! I'll have to try Dior's BB Cream at one point. x

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  44. Great post! I just started using Head and Shoulders and it is working wonders so far as I also have really dry hair! I also use Moroccan oil sometimes and I find that really helps as well :)

    Ash | Liakada

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    1. I used to also use Moroccan oil, and I loved it. I'm actually not sure why I stopped using it... x

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  45. Hello darling! Great post! i love the stay matte powder from rimmel london :) would you like to follow each other on GFC? If you follow me I will follow right back! ;)

    xx
    Pretty Little Stories

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  46. Yup, I definitely need to cater my skincare regimen according to the season. Winter is not doing any good to my skin at the moment! XX

    Shaqinah || Shoes & Roses

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  47. What a great pos. xx

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  48. Omgsh love learning about some new makeup and skin care--I def. try to change up my routine for summertime!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  49. I love clinique and Garnier!

    www.homemade-stories.blogspot.be

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  50. Very nice and complete routine :)

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  51. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  52. Good tips! It doesn't help to wear a pair of sunnies to protect your eyes - plus sunnies are such a fun way to inject some style into your look. I have to try to do a better job of cleansing more often and just generally caring more about moisturizing and all that stuff.

    -M
    www.violetroots.com

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  53. Wow! So amazing your Zara hat look!

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  54. Hi Arden,
    Thanks a lot for the comment on my blog!
    I really like your blog - Great post and useful tips! :)

    Stephanie

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  55. All great tips girl! SPF is a definite must in summer!

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  56. Nice tips! Thanks for sharing. I think I need to purchase some lightweight SPF formula for my face and body. My skin gets so oily that I'll feel like the foundation or cream is too sticky.

    I would also opt in for some blotting papers for summer when the skin gets too oily :)

    Amy x | Kekidoll.com

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  57. I love clinique! great post!

    http://differentcands.blogspot.com/

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  58. What an interesting post! I don't really use makeup that often, but I love to read about it!
    ~Sophia
    Plaid Is My Favourite Colour

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  59. rimmel stay matte is one of my all time favs! great beauty products thanks for sharing your favs. xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  60. Stunning post, dear! ;)

    Love, Maria
    marieroget.blogspot.pt

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  61. We are using the same Clinique products, I am also using the charcoal mask.
    You should try the anti blemish bb cream too, it is so light and great for summer!

    http://www.distinguisheddiva.com/2015/06/prosfygika-athens.html

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