During the summer season, looking and feeling fresh may seem nearly impossible, but these beauty essentials make it so much easier to stay fresh. I always make sure I stock up on these products because they are easy to carry around and the prices don’t break the bank! Here’s a list of beauty essentials that make summer a little easier and more enjoyable:

BB Cream ($7.49)

Summer temperatures mean lighter layers, including your makeup! Replace heavy foundations with BB Creams, which have multiple benefits including SPF protection. My favorite is the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, which blurs imperfections, brightens and evens your skin, and has sheer coverage so it doesn’t feel heavy.

Photo Credit: [Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector]. (N.D). Retrieved June 16, 2016 from http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4480195
Photo Credit: [Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector]. (N.D). Retrieved June 16, 2016 from http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4480195

Baby Wipes ($1.97)

Feeling fresh is hard when the temperature and humidity are through the roof, but baby wipes are a great way to freshen up when a shower seems so far away. My favorite wipes are the BI because they are fragrance free and the pack is small enough to carry around in your bag.

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Photo Credit: [Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes]. (N.D). Retrieved June 16, 2016 from http://www.directbuybaby.com/diapers/pampers-sensitive-baby-wipes-56-count.html

Blotting Papers ($8)

Blotting papers are a great way to remove excess oil and shine without disturbing your makeup. My favorite is the Sephora Collection Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Papers because they help keep my skin matte and have antifungal properties

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Bobby Pins ($3.49)

Bobby pins are a great way to keep hair off your neck and face without compromising your style. They’re small enough to fit in your pocket but be careful. They have the tendency to walk away on their own.

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Lip Balm with SPF ($1.99)

Our lips require protection just as any other part of our body would, so it’s important to invest in a lip balm that has SPF to keep them moisturized and protected from the sun’s rays. My new current obsession is the Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 50 because it has been tested and proved effective, and it keeps my lips moisturized.

Photo Credit: [Banana Boat Sport Performance Lip Balm SPF 50]. (N.D). Retrieved June 16, 2016 from http://www.target.com/p/banana-boat-sport-performance-lip-balm-spf-50/-/A-14497464
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Setting Spray ($8)

Using a setting spray is that much more important in summer because it’s important to keep your makeup fresh for as long as possible. I love using the NYX Cosmetics Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray because it helps to keep me matte all day!

Photo Credit: [NYX Cosmetics Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray]. (N.D). Retrieved June 16, 2016 from http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5050031
Photo Credit: [NYX Cosmetics Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray]. (N.D). Retrieved June 16, 2016 from http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5050031
Preserving my summer slay has become so much easier with these products. Make sure you grab yours, so you can preserve yours as well!

Written By: Ashley Hall

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