Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer essentials
I can not believe it’s already MAY!  Time is flying by. May brings warmer weather and of course that means new cute outfits and beauty routines. I have been trying the hottest spring/ summer products and there are few that have really stood out to me. These products are incredible and are the perfect addition to any spring/summer beauty routine. If you’re anything like me these products will become your summer beauty essentials.

Let’s dive into a- MAY- zing beauty products for warmer weather

1- philosophy dose of wisdom dark circle brightening eye cream

philosophy dow dark circle eye brightening cream

I am loving this eye cream so much!  My under eye darkness is caused by lack of sleep and overall exhaustion because my kids don’t think I need sleep. But this eye cream targets all under eye darkness. Whether your under eye circles are caused by excess melanin, exhaustion and everything in between this unique formula will help brighten and hydrate your under eyes 🙂


Blue Lizard is an award winning mineral based SPF brand from Australia that has blown me away!
Their Sheer Face SPF 50   is the ideal texture! It melts right into the skin, doesn’t leave any white cast and doesn’t feel greasy at all. I am so impressed with this SPF I have been using it daily. It also sits perfectly under my makeup.
Blue lizard sheer face sppf 50

A few more reasons to love this SPF:

  • Only contains mineral active sunscreen ingredients, but it dries clear.
  • Helps protect from blue light produced by computer and phone screens.
  • It’s moisturizing and non-comedogenic – great for daily wear with makeup!
  • Wearing sunscreen every day is important to help preserve long-term skin health.
  • This face sunscreen makes it easy with so many benefits… and it’s sheer!

They also have a Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen Stick which is ideal to keep in your purse for easy reapplication. It’s especially great for applying onto wiggly kiddos.

blue lizard sensitive skin sunscreen stick


Physicians Formula Butter Glow Bronzing serum
Most of us are a little pale this time of year. Run out and grab the new Physicians Formula Bronzing Serum to warm up your complexion instantly. Or top tip!  add a couple drops to your favourite foundation to get a deeper colour for summer. When I tell you this bronzing serum adds the most stunning glow to the skin instantly I am not kidding. The texture is also incredible and glides seamlessly onto the skin.

A bit more about this amazing serum:

  • Multi-tasking, skin-loving, non-greasy serum effortlessly adds a touch of warmth and color to skin
  • Infused with illuminating minerals to impart subtle radiance and Physicians Formula’s proprietary Butter Blend, this formula melts into skin like butter while providing a natural-looking glow.
  • Multi-Task Like a Pro: Skincare meets makeup in this innovative, all-over bronzing serum that leaves skin looking naturally radiant.
  • Affordable bronzing drops
  • Directions for use: Shake well before use. For a warm and glowy finish, mix 1 to 2 drops into your foundation, moisturizer, sunscreen or primer. Or, can be applied alone for a natural sunkissed glow. Buff and blend out for a naturally sculpted look.
  • Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores.


Nudestix blush tint spf 30
I am always raving about cream blush. Nudestix just launched theirs and it’s an SPF 30 as well as the most stunning blush! It’s ideal for summer! Blush plus SPF? Name a better combo 😉
Available in 5 swoon worthy shades you will want them all in your summer makeup bag.


Buxom plump shot collagen infused lip serum
Lip plumping glosses are a huge trend this season and lip liners have also made a come back. Lucky for us BUXOM has the best of all of the lip trends for us. Not only do they have the most incredible lip plumping serums but their Power Liners have a plumping effect as well!
You need these trending summer lip products immediately!
  • The PLUMP SHOT is a clinically-shown plumping lip serum infused with collagen peptides that plumps and smooths lips.
  • The POWER LINE PLUMPING LIP LINER is an always-sharp, chisel-tip, visibly plumping lip liner that shapes and defines lips with creamy, matte color and a built-in blending brush.
  • BUXOM is 100% cruelty-free & made without parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum.
  • You can find all your favourites from Buxom at Sephora Canada.

FUN FACT – The power liners have been a non negotiable staple in my makeup bag for years! The texture is so creamy and easy to line the lips with and it never budges. I also love that I don’t have to sharpen them.

buxom plump shot liner


ETERNITY AROMATIC ESSENCE FOR MEN is the newest Calvin Klein scent to join this iconic fragrance family. Addictive and intense, fresh juniper meets a creamy coconut accord, made with a dose of cardamom.

Calvin Klein Aromatic Essence Men

ETERNITY AROMATIC ESSENCE FOR WOMEN introduces a captivating fresh yet intense scent to the Calvin Klein fragrance family. The sensual scent layers a silky coconut water accord atop herbaceous and floral lavender for a bold and alluring finish of creamy sandalwood. Modern. Irresistible. Experience the essence of Eternity.
Calvin Klein Eternity Aromatic essence
I hope you love these summer beauty essentials as much as I do. I can not wait to hear what you pick up!
XO Shira 

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