The Best Products for Easy August Beauty
Summer is not over. Repeat: Summer is NOT over. We’re only halfway through! Which means, there’s plenty of time left to get your summer glow on. Now is the time to rock that little bit of sun on your skin, enjoy even lazy-er hair days, and treat yourself to more well-deserved weekends at the cottage, long days beachside with your buds, or on that dream vacation you’ve been planning for months. Or all of the above!
Whether you have to work from Monday to Friday and pack your weekend full of impromptu adventures, or you’ve got two weeks off to leave the 9 to 5 behind for a special getaway, the remaining weeks of sun and leisure deserve all the attention.
We’ve curated a list of products from our collection that are the most easy breezy ways to look polished and carefree for all that you’ve yet to enjoy this summer.
Put down those powders and stash some products in your tote that you can use to touch up without a mirror. It’s all about grab-and-go with these summer-friendly gems.
Olio e Osso Balms
The number one go-to for that “I don’t care how I look, but I want to look great” summer glow. These little babies are an essential for the girl on the go that likes to know her lips have a touch of colour, but doesn’t have time to perfect the imperfect lip. Swipe on lips and cheeks and head off to your next adventure. Pop one in your pocket, tote, or bicycle basket and take on the day!
Suntegrity Lip CPR Sunscreen Lipstick & Ilia Beauty SPF Lip Conditioners
Here’s a summer tip: lipstick need not look perfect. But, it should protect your delicate lips. Two of our faves are made with that perfect patio mouth in mind. You know the one that leaves a little imprint on a crisp glass of chardonnay or rose, but doesn’t budge or smudge. The one you can apply when dashing to an impromptu dinner after a boat ride. These two shining stars have literally got you covered. Picking your shade will be the toughest choice you make all day.
W3LL People - Bio Bronzer Cream Stick
Who needs layers of foundation or brushes and blush when a touch of bronzer on cheeks gets the job done? Especially one that contains organic green tea, aloe and olive oil. Swipe it on cheeks, across the top of the forehead and a touch on the chin and blend. Now you’re summer-proof, baby.
AILA Blue Lagoon
Now’s not the time to fret over polished nails, or to reach for that coral (or pink or red) that maybe feels a little tired, yeah? So freshen up with a sea blue reminiscent of the beach. Plus, a new jolt of colour is great for the final days of summer and all those feet on the dock Instagrams you have yet to take.
AILA Zweetchy Jones
One little hack for a low-maintenance mani? Glitter polish. This one is named after a sweet little boy, which come on, makes for the most perfect get-out and have fun childlike time, don’t you think? Another plus with glitter? It doesn’t need a top coat. And – it goes great with toes in the sand.
Summer hair is what we wait for all year. Ponytails and tousled strands are to be relished. A touch of something easy is all you need for that “I don’t care but I care” ‘do.
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray
Those beachy waves are a summer must. Straighteners and curlers be damned, it’s too hot to add more heat! Simply wash, let hair air dry a little and spritz in a beachy cheat for locks that let Mother Nature do her job. Let your hair down and just be you.
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil
If you’re a curly-haired maiden and salt near your strands scares the bejesus out of you, you need a hair oil that packs a punch. Rich in nourishing organic plant oils, apply to hands and smooth throughout hair. Tame flyaways (as much as they can be tamed) or just be free, it is your summer after all.
There’s no season that brings on that feeling of a healthy body made better with sun, sand, and activity. The gym takes a backseat and we get out and enjoy the heat. Which also means, a little extra TLC is in order for skin that takes the brunt of the elements.
Leaves of Trees Eucalyptus Mint Deodorant
Sweat is good for the body and a natural response to heat and movement. But just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it has to smell or feel that way. Go super fresh with the cooling effects of eucalyptus and mint. Your body (and your friends) will thank you.
Osmia Organics Oh So Soap
A classic bar soap is the perfect antidote to the sweat and grime built up so easily on summer days. Wash away the sand and your cares with a luxe natural bar made for days like this. No scent or essential oils means sun-sensitive skin gets clean without a stinging reminder that you should have reapplied your SPF.
Crawford Street Soothing Body Lotion
Beach bum skin deserves a reprieve when the sun sets and the day outdoors starts to set in. After a warm shower, show your skin some love with a body lotion created for post-sun. Nourish your bod with sweet almond oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and aloe vera, then sleep tight with the relaxing scent of lavender.
August brings all of the activities: from camping to the beach, to cottage retreats and road trips, to drinks on patios, epic vacations and quiet staycations. It’s all about making the most of the moment and enjoying your glowing sun-kissed skin now until the sun goes down.
Sweater weather, take a breather, we’re not quite ready for you yet.