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It's the final countdown to summer! Summertime weekends are the BEST! I always look forward to heading to the beach or camping. I love to kick back and relax, but I still like to look and feel my best, yet with little effort. Before heading out for the weekend, I always pack my summertime weekend essentials from Sun Bum, ColorMetrics and DDF Skincare to ensure that some of my most important beauty needs are covered.
Lightweight, silky, Sun Bum SPF 30 Mineral Tinted Sunscreen Face Lotion glides on like butter and provides a chemical free sunscreen and primer with a matte finish.
Perfect for traveling: DDF Skincare Doctor Bag Value Set
This collection of Dr. Sobel’s targeted treatments is designed to minimize fine lines & wrinkles and improve skin’s texture for a more healthy, youthful look. Includes the new WRINKLE RELAX ALL-OVER LINE SMOOTHER
Make a statement: Streekers Temporary Hair Color
STREEKERS is true temporary hair color with a difference. Instant. Liquid. Washes out when you want it out. Not a mascara, not a crayon, not a paint. But a cool new hair color that uses innovative technology.
With the spring season right around the corner, there will be trips to plan! There are festivals to attend! I know that Coachella is one of those popular springtime fests! Check out the below Coachella essentials from Sun Bum, Streekers, DDF Skincare and Smashbox.
Yeah, we like to look good, but we really don't like spending too much time worrying about it. So we made Texturizing Sonny's Original Surf Paste, which gives our mops a soft, matte finish for a casual look & feel we like. Do less, live more.
Or try a different look every day with Streekers temporary hair color!
A revolution in temporary hair color,Streekers instantly delivers bold, candy-colored highlights without any fuss or muss. Unlike mascaras or gel-based colors that only coat the surface, Streekers actually bonds to the hair and won’t flake off when brushed. Streekers is true temporary color that washes out when you want it out.
Don’t skimp on your skincare just because you are traveling! Try DDF Skincare’s Youthful Tranquility kit to keep your skin ready for whatever happens next!
Ideal for Sensitive Skin Types, these gentle yet effective formulas are perfect for those who experience rashes, irritation or any type of redness from using anti-aging skincare products. This set includes our Nourishing Eye Cream, Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew and Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel.
Take time to relax after all of the craziness with Smashbox Cosmetics Primer Water.
Set and refresh your makeup and your mood in seconds with new limited edition Photo Finish Primer Water: a 3-in-1 face essential, this hydrating primer preps, sets and refreshes, awakening skin and leaving it glowing and radiant for hours, while unleashing a balancing blend of soothing scents to relax the mind.
Each face mist was co-created with YouTuber and makeup artist Nicol Concilio and is infused with electrolytes to improve makeup application, skin’s hydration and natural radiance. Available in three different limited-edition revitalizing scents formulated to boost your makeup and enhance your aura.
When I come across beauty products that truly make a difference in my life, I want to shout it from the rooftops! I always change up my beauty routine according to what season it is. Currently, with the warm weather of summer, there are certain products that make life easier when you are sweating to death, like I am!
Scünci Multi-Color Soft Hosiery Head Wrap
I honestly do not know how I would survive summer without my Scünci head wraps. They make life so much easier. I simply put one on and go about my day. They keep my hair off of my face and out of my way. They look great with everything, and really come in handy on hot summer days when it is futile to try and do anything with my hair. I have them in every color! They are inexpensive and you can find them in almost any store.
Conair Ultra Detangler Large Round Wood Detangling Brush
This may sound kind of gross, but when my neck gets sweaty, my hair at the base of my neck gets all matted and tangled. And sweating or not, I have always had a problem with my hair getting complete rats nests and huge knots in it at the base of my skull in back. I have no idea why, but until I discovered my Conair Detangling Brush, I almost wanted to cut my hair really short to avoid these matted catastrophes. No brush I had ever owned would help to untangle my hair until I discovered this amazing, life saving, hair saving brush. I simply flip my head upside down and brush through the knots until they are gone. It works miracles!
DDF Youthful Tranquility Value Kit
In the busy summer months, it is easy to slack off on skin care when you are traveling, camping or going to the beach. DDF Youthful Tranquility Value Kit makes it easy and affordable to take perfect care of your skin while you are away from home. (Or even if you are having a stay-cation.) No matter what, nothing is worth neglecting your skin! The products in this kit are ultra lightweight and perfect for warm weather. It includes everything you need for beautiful, youthful, flawless skin.
The MakeupDrop Silicone Makeup Applicator was designed to blend and contour makeup flawlessly while not absorbing a single drop. It is also anti-microbial, so it won't collect germs. If you do not have one of these, you are missing it. It makes your makeup look perfect without wasting a lot of time. After all, who has the time to waste trying to look good when there are plenty of summer BBQs to attend?
Philip B. Katira Hair Masque
This intensive oil-free treatment that leaves coarse or curly hair feeling bouncy and silky-soft. Amazing for frizz-prone hair types. I love this hair masque. It is the perfect beauty treatment for warm summer evenings. Take a dip in the pool, or take a cold shower. Then, when your hair is damp (or even dry) apply a nice coating on your hair from roots to ends, and let it fry into a stiff mask. (It is actually kind of fun!) (To help the treatment sink in further, wrap hair in a hot towel, or use blow-dry on a warm setting to speed the drying process). DO NOT SHAMPOO OFF. Simply rinse well and commence styling.
This treatment is a really lightweight, yet DEEP conditioning treatment. It is so interesting because it seems like you are applying a hair gel, but after rinsing, you won't believe how luxuriously soft and silky your hair becomes.
While a little Vitamin D can always help relax your mind, there's no question it causes stress on your beauty routine. Dry, dull skin and frizzy, unruly hair are just the beginning. Let these essentials from DDF Skincare, John Frieda Tools, Burt’s Bees and Conair help keep you smooth for the summer.
DDF Micro-Derma Crystals Polishing Gel, $50.00
Dr. Sobel’s Micro-Derma Crystals exfoliate to provide a more even skin tone, promote skin clarity and brightness for a healthy glow. Available in UTLA stores.
Burt’s Bees BB Cream, $15.00
Available in 3 mineral-rich shades, Burt’s Bees BB cream offers instant, light-weight coverage, as it firms and conceals to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Wake up to the true, natural you – perfected.
John Frieda Sleek Finish Flat Iron, $54.99
Advanced ionic conditioning enhances manageability and transforms dull, lifeless hair into smooth, sleek strands.
Conair Flip Side Collection, $12.99
With a unique double-sided design, this collection offers twice the styling power. Start by styling wet hair with the nylon-bristle side; then, once hair is dry, flip to the boar bristle side to finish the look.