June beauty buys

New month, new beauty finds. With pool parties and beach weekends approaching fast, it’s so important to have a nice waterproof mascara on hand. For vacations, I like to throw on a bit of powder, curl my lashes, and do a layer of mascara to keep myself looking fresh faced and not like I just woke up. That being said, I do have a horror story of an inexpensive waterproof mascara leading to my eyelashes falling out (yikes!), so I’m happy to have found a brand I love and can trust.

With all of the sun our skin gets in these summer months, having a nice face scrub is also important for keeping skin hydrated and smooth. Finally, I had to include a new fragrance for the season. I love rollerballs. They’re great to keep in your bag for when you need a pick-me-up, and it lets you try out new scents without dishing out $100 for a full-sized version – though once you smell this perfume, you may decide you need the whole bottle!

Too Faced
Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
$12 – $23

I needed a waterproof mascara for my long weekend in Ocean City, MD, as I wasn’t sure what the days were going to bring but I wanted a little boost to my lashes. Enter Better Than Sex mascara. I picked up the travel size on a whim, but I’m absolutely in love with the wand. It lengthened my lashes and gave a good bit of volume, and didn’t budge all day but came off fairly well with eye makeup remover. I’ll definitely be repurchasing in the full-sized version for summer!

Sugar Face Polish
$25 – $62

This scrub is so gentle, but gets the job done well. The instructions include scrubbing it onto your skin, then letting it sit for 5-10 minutes so your skin can soak up the hydrating oils. It has brown sugar and real strawberries in the ingredients, which help brighten and soothe. (If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative that’s also amazing, Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub is a quarter of the price and is creamier and gentler on skin. But both use strawberry seeds as a natural exfoliator!)

REPLICA Beach Walk
$28 – $126

Dreamiest summer scent, hands down. A mixture of coconut, lemon and musk accomplish a soft scent that isn’t too sweet, but smells perfectly of a day on the beach. It will definitely be my go-to scent this season. It just came back in stock as a rollerball, so get your hands on it while you can!


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