It’s hot out, we get it. It’s the middle of the summer where the heat and humidity hangs in the air and lingers like an unwanted guest. This usually results in wasted effort on styling your hair, makeup melting off your face, and clothes sticking to you in uncomfortable places. Luckily the fashion and beauty industry are on our side, and this week I’m sharing a couple great picks from clothing to new beauty products that will make staying gorgeous and glowing in the summer a little more bearable.
First, get a maxi dress. Seriously. They are quite possibly one of the greatest contributions to a woman’s wardrobe as they are breezy, loose, and comfortable, but also have the long length to keep you sophisticated. Have a total maxi moment in this Parrish Halter from Lilly Pulitzer. The vibrant print ensures you won’t need any additional layers to complete the look.
Stash this in your bag, and you’ll fight off mid-day heat waves and trying to keep a fresh looking complexion. The Evian Face Spray moisturizes your skin, whether on your face, chest, and anywhere else, and keeps you from looking as dehydrated as you may feel. So even though you may be tempted to pour an entire bottle of water on your face, this will be a close second.
“But if I use that, how will I keep my makeup from melting off??” Funny you should ask. While the Evian Face Spray actually doubles as something to set your makeup (aka: keeps it in place), it never hurts to be mindful of what kinds of makeup you’re wearing in certain weather. In hotter weather steer clear of oil based foundations and opt instead for mineral powder. Bare Minerals is a crowd favorite, and depending on the package you get, you can also get their awesome primer as well.
Also, waterproof mascara. Always.
Oil blotting sheets are another great item to keep handy in your purse. They’re tiny, but seriously come to the rescue when the T-zone starts to look oily. Because regardless of how many products you buy, in most cases a hot and crowded subway will always win.
There’s usually no better time than summer to get motivation to hit the gym more frequently. Maybe it’s that every magazine in every checkout aisle is telling you how to get that “Perfect Beach Body!” (But the magazines are housed right above the candy bars…) Regardless, there’s nothing worse that sweaty, stinky sneakers after a heated workout. The Adidas Climachill Rocket Boost shoes feature 360 degree ventilation alongside quick drying materials and revolutionary support, so your feet will be cool and comfortable during a workout, or running errands.
These items aren’t going to change the weather, or make that cool and crisp Fall air get here any sooner, but they’ll definitely keep you more comfortable throughout the rest of the season.