Summer 2011 beauty guide

Not sure what products to use this summer? Elise gives you the best products to keep your summer 2011 stylish.

Summer 2011 Beauty Guide


Summer beauty is all about bold colors, youthful skin and getting that paradise glow. When scorching temperatures set in quick, easy, no fuss makeup is a must.

With the hottest season right around the corner, these products guarantee that you will stay cool all summer long.

Essie Nail Polish 2011 Summer Collection 

Usually glossed in OPI enamel, my nails have discovered a new friend: Essie nail glaze.

After trying out Essie in a salon, I am ADDICTED to these fresh, easy-to-apply polishes. Essie’s summer collection is filled with yummy, fresh eye-popping hues.

These polishes include.. 

Braziliant (We’re talking tangy orange)

Too Too Hot (Oh so vibrant coral)

Meet Me At Sunset (Reddish orange like a Jamaican Sunset)

Absolutely Shore (Light seaform green straight from the seashore!) 

You can get your hands on these gorgeous glazes in June!

Trust me – Any of these shades will be perfectly suitable for summer.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes: Eyeliner

No need to put down the eye pencil when you hit the pool. MAKE UP FOR EVER’S aqua eyes waterproof eyeliners withstand all sorts of long, sizzling summer day’s inspired water activities.

What makes these liners a hot pick? This long lasting formula comes in a bevy of rich jewel tones available in pretty pigments such as Iridescent Navy Blue, Shimmering Plum, or my favorite, Bronze Green.

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation

Looking to achieve silky smooth skin without the hassle of liquid foundation?

BareMinerals Matte Foundation will pull double duty providing you with amazing coverage and protecting your pretty pores with spf 15! This foundation is a must for summer skin; not only will it stay put on sweltering days but also it keeps your skin shine free.

The Original Moroccanoil Oil Treatment

I’ve dreamt about drenching my hair in this stuff all summer long! A cult favorite, Moroccan Oil, is essential for healthy, carefree hair this season.

Claiming to do wonders for even the thickest manes by reviving hair, reducing drying time and strengthening locks – I’ll get back to you about whether this stuff is a miracle in a bottle!  

Benefit Cosmetics 10: Bronzer and Highlighter Duo

Benefit 10 has all you need in one little box: a fabulous bronzer and enhancing highlight shade. Dust the bronzer in the hallows of your cheeks then sweep the highlight shade on your cheekbone tops.

This dual product creates the illusion of a chiseled face while adding a touch of shine to keep skin sultry for summer. 

Aveeno CONTINUOUS PROTECTION® Sunblock with SPF 30 for Face

ATTENTION: Want to know the most important beauty tip of your entire life that will keep your skin youthful for years to come? 


It’s that simple! By wearing sunscreen, you will literally save your face from sunspots, wrinkles and skin cancer.

This is a fantastic product for everyday wear; it feels lightweight and doesn’t have that typical “sunscreen” scent.

Mark Totally Balmed SPF 15 Tinted Lip Balm 

Pretty pouts are effortlessly achieved with mark’s Tinted Lip Balm! Throw this goody in your summer carryall to add a hint of color to your face.

With SPF protection, your lips will stay hydrated and protected from the sun’s harmful rays. 

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