Summer Favorites

Happy Friday! By this time next week it will officially be fall! As I prepare for the new season I have been thinking about some of the things I've enjoyed the most this summer and wanted to share them with you today. 

Everlane Cotton U-Neck Tee

To kick it all off, let's begin with a fashion item that I have worn more this summer than any other - the Everlane Cotton U-Neck Tee. This tee simply perfect and I couldn't be happier with the quality, fit and weight of it.

Not too thin and not too thick, this tee is ideal for wearing alone in the scorching southern summer, but can also be layered underneath sweaters, blazers and jackets during the cooler months. Plus, the price point is perfectly in line with the quality which can be so hard to find with cotton tees.  

Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturizer

My next favorite, is the Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturizer. If you saw my current skincare routine, you'll know that I have been loving this moisturizer as part of my simple 4-step routine.

Like all of Tata Harper's amazing products, this moisturizer not only looks and smells beautiful but it also works! It does a lovely job of keeping my sensitive, acne-prone skin hydrated and clear and has earned a permanent spot in a medicine cabinet

ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Omega+ Nourishing Hair Oil

As I'm sure you can tell, I have a ton of very thick, course, long and wavy hair. My natural hair texture combined with the intense Charleston humidity equals frizz city. To help combat that I have been loving the ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Omega+ Nourishing Hair Oil. 

This oil does a fantastic job of keeping frizz bay without being too heavy and weighing my hair down. It smells lovely, isn't greasy and lasts forever. I could go on and on all day but instead I'll just leave you with two thumbs up and a glowing recommendation. 

Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

When it comes to making my liner and shadow stay put, a primer is essential. What isn't essential is most eye primers on the market. Throughout the years I have tried and tested just about every primer out there and can honestly say that none of them can hold a candle to the Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. 

If you have oily eye lids like I do, this primer will change your eye makeup game for the better and I can honestly say I don't know how I survived without for so long. That said though, sometimes when the heat and humidity are insanely high, this primer isn't enough to keep my look on lock down so I have a little trick that involves my next favorite. 

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

For those days that the heat is off the charts and the humidity reaches close to 100%, I need more than just a great primer to keep my eye liner and shadow in place so I turn to the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder for some extra staying power.

This powder does a phenomenal job of keeping oil and shine at bay without looking cakey so when I apply a light dusting across my t-zone, I hit my eyelids as well. Next, I apply some of the Nars primer, let it set and then lock it all in with another very fine layer of the Rimmel powder. The end result is a base that will NOT budge! 

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner  

My final favorite for the summer is the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. I wear a cat eye just about every day and this liner is the absolute best for achieving that crisp, dark line. As the name suggests, this liner is 100% waterproof and doesn't budge even in the strongest southern thunderstorm. 

As I leave you with my accompanying YouTube video I'd love to know what your summer favorites are. Do you have anything you can't live without? Let me know in the comments and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!