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With summer fast upon us (and hopefully sticking around this time) it's time for a change in the beauty routine, so my blogger friend, Nicole of In the Life of NM, and I got together to share our top 5 summer beauty picks! I came across Nicole's blog a little while ago and I was so impressed as soon as I started reading it.  I couldn't believe that she had just started blogging recently!  Nicole does tons of beauty reviews so there couldn't be a more perfect person to partner with on this one.  Check out her post below!

With Summer approaching, a makeup product switch up may take place. For me, there definitely was. I brought in some new and some old products into my routine to cope with the heat that has finally hit Toronto. Today, I bring to you my top 5 beauty must-haves for the season. So, without further ado, here are my top picks:

Neutrogena Healthy Defense sunscreen

Sunscreen is a must for the summertime. With the hot sun beating down on you, it's important to protect your skin. When you use sunscreen, you prevent your skin from producing sunspots and slow down the formation of wrinkles. The product that I use is the Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer. It has an SPF of 30 and Helioplex. 

Beauty Blender Make up Sponge

Another must for me is the beautyblender. I did mention that I like doing powder foundation for warmer weather but for days when I feel like doing liquid foundation, I feel like a beautyblender is essential. The reason is that it sheers out your foundation and absorbs any excess product on your face opposed to when using a brush. When I use a brush, the foundation sits more heavier on my skin compared to the lighter feeling that a sponge gives me.

L'oreal Voluminous Mascara

Waterproof mascara is really ideal for the hot months. It doesn't smudge on you when you start sweating and if you wanted, you could even go swimming with this on! My favourite waterproof mascaras are Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes (high end) and L'oreal Voluminous (drugstore). 

Becca Shimmering skin perfector

Of course I couldn't leave out the summer glow! Summer is the best time to use highlighters. Something about glowing just screams Summer to me. The products that have been on rotation for me lately are Becca Skin Perfector in Opal and ABH Glow Kit in That Glow. I love (over)applying this on my cheekbones and the tip of my nose. 

Urban Decay all nighter make up setting spray

Last but not least, a setting spray. I like using the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. Using something like this helps hold up your makeup, even if it's really hot out. This one has temperature control technology and if that doesn't hint to Summer, I don't know what does. 

Tell me which product you can't go through Summer without?

Now that you know Nicole's summer beauty must haves head on over to her In the Life of NM to check out mine!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have an amazing week! 

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  1. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

    1. All the credit for this one goes to Nicole! You have to check out her blog! I know you'll love it!

  2. Great selection. I love Becca Opal and that ABH Glow kit looks amazing!

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    1. I have heard such great things about the ABH Glow kit and now that Sephora Canada is carrying ABH in stores I might have to take a peek!!!


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