Hey guys! So today is another Weekend Must Haves, Im getting this up pretty late, I want to try and post my Must Haves on Friday night and it is already Saturday afternoon, so I am sorry about that. This weekend is a very hot, sweaty, 85-95 degree weather weekend, and it is not a full glam weekend for me. I will be running errands, getting my hair done, and also going to the County Fair. So I am keeping my makeup light and simple for this hot weather. Lets just jump in!
First up I have the NYX Beauty Balm in the shade 02, “natural”. On hot days when I know I’m going to be in the sun I hate wearing really heavy foundation and makeup, I get all sweaty and it just ends up feeling totally gross. So I really love this product. It works as a primer and/or foundation. It brightens, smoothes, and moisturizes your skin. I love it, it matches my skin tone well and I will just wear this alone on my face and it gives me just the right amount of coverage without feeling like I have mud on my face. This retails at Ulta for only $12.99 which to me is a great price because it can be used as a primer as well. I also like it because I don’t necessarily need concealer with it, and it is last longing as well, even in the heat.
Second product I want to share with you is Benefit’s Dandelion Shy Beam highlighter. This is a nude pinkish color, and it is matte. This is liquid and it has almost like a paint brush little applicator. I apply with that and then blend out with either my finger or my beauty blender. This is such a nice lightweight subtle highlight for the days I do not wear a lot of makeup. I love this for my cupid’s bow and also on my cheek bones. It is a matte finish. This product retails at Sephora for $26. I feel like the $26 is worth it because with this product a little goes a long way. I have also heard of other people who like to use this as an under eye concealer because it has no shimmer, which I haven’t personally tried yet but I do want too. This is my favorite highlight for a low glam, hot day.
This is the Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist spray. This spray is a hydrating setting spray. I love it. I spray it on my face to set my makeup, and I also spray it on my arms and legs for a really nice hydrated feel. It is almost like a liquid spray lotion. This retails for $19 at Ulta and is totally worth it. I’ve been using this one for about 4 months and it isn’t even half way gone yet. It has a very light citrus scent but that goes away after it dries. I highly recommend this setting spray if you have dry skin and want a little extra hydration.
These are my go to hair ties when I am getting ready, running errands, or to just throw in my bag in case I get hot and my hair becomes a hot mess. I am not sure of the actual brand these specific ones are but I know you can find packs of these at drug stores and ulta, even Sephora has their own. I got these specific ones in my Beautycon X Graveyard Girl box, and I love the cute blue/green shades they are. I love these hair ties not necessarily for a tight put together hair look because they can get loose, and fall out over time if worn for more then a few hours. I like these ones when its hot and I’m doing my makeup to keep my hair out of my face, and also because they don’t leave a big indent in my hair the way regular hair ties do. I also like to keep some with me when I’m driving, so I can put my hair up while I drive and they won’t really mess up my hair if its straightened or anything.
My final products are makeup wipes and moisturizing sunscreen! On any hot days I always carry makeup wipes and a little thing of sunscreen just in case it gets so hot that my makeup becomes a mess I can just have a nice bare face, and let my skin breathe. The wipes I am using this weekend are the Burt’s Bees facial cleansing towelettes with white tea extract. These wipes smell sooooo good. I am obsessed with the light sweet scent they leave on my skin, its subtle but at the same time so refreshing to smell. They also leave my skin feeling soft and hydrated. Plus they are 99% natural, so that is a plus! You can get a 30 pack of these for $5.99 at Ulta which is a good price considering I just bought a 10 pack at CVS for $4. They also have other scents available as well.
For the sunscreen that I keep with me, I typically try to find a moisturizer with SPF. I also like to get sample or travel size sunscreens and just switch them up when they are out. This specific one I am using this weekend is the Murad Essential-C Day Moisture, with SPF 30. I got this as a sample with an online Sephora purchase. Actually, I think I got this in a point perk Murad bundle. Either way, I love Murad and always try and get samples when I can of their skincare products. So I will keep this in my bag for when I start to sweat in the heat, I will wipe my face clean and just apply some of this for hydration and protection!
That is it today guys, I know this was a long post so thank you for reading and checking it out. I hope you all have an amazing weekend, and don’t forget to stay cool!