August 11, 2014

Summer Beauty Review

2nd Photo: Benefit Gimme Brow, Nars Orgasm Blush, Real Techniques Blush Brush, Powder Brush, Expert Face Brush, Victoria Secret Blush, Michael Kors watch, Mac Bronzer in Bronze, Nyx HD Concealer in Light

4th Photo: Mac lipstick in Candy Yum Yum, YSL Lipstick in #9, Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball, Nyx Lipgloss in Nude Pink & Frosted Beige, River Island Headpiece, Nyx Super Skinny Eye Marker

I was recently introduced to Clarins & needless to say, I'm addicted. Each night, after my shower, I apply the One Step Cleanser using a cotton ball then use a new cotton ball to apply the toning lotion. Before bed I apply the Restorative Cream that has really made a difference in what my eyes look like every morning -- less puffiness & brighter tighter skin. The One Step Cleanser smells like peaches & the Toning Lotion leaves my skin super smooth & soft. I apply the Extra Firming Day Cream every morning which leaves my skin feeling tight & youthful. I let the cream dry while I get dressed & then proceed to apply my makeup over it.

My friend Amanda introduced me to Realtechiques brushes that are amazing & cheap! The bristles are soft & pick up just the right amount of product. Gimme Brow is one of my favorite brow products, however, I do use a brow pencil prior, as Gimme Brow does a better job of filling in & keeping hairs in place. My go to blush has always been the classic Nars Orgasm, but I also love Surrender by Victoria Secret. It's a little lighter than Orgasm & leaves you with a bright soft pink cheek that's great for summer. NYX is by far my favorite drugstore brand - this HD concealer is one of the best I've ever purchased! I use a the lighter shade (pictured above) as a highlighter & a darker shade to cover my under eyes & any blemishes. My go-to bronzer at the moment is MAC in Bronze, which really lasts as not a lot of product is needed to achieve that summer-sun-kissed look.

My favorite summer lip has got to be MAC's Candy Yum Yum, which was recommended to me by multiple people on Instagram during my "quest to find the ultimate summer shade". Thanks to them, I have never been so in love with a lipstick! I also love my YSL #9 lipstick, so smooth & pretty! I keep a rollerball of Marc Jacobs' Daisy perfume in my bag at all times. It's a has a feminine floral scent that lasts all day! My two most recent purchase are these NYX Mega Shine lip glosses in Nude Peach & Frosted Beige -- I also recommend Beige for a great everyday pink lip. My go-to accessory of the summer has got to be this River Island headpiece. Finally, for those of you who have difficulty applying eyeliner, try out this NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker. It glides on super smooth & has helped me get my 'wing' down. For those of you who are already pros, I suggest using Inglot's Eyeliner Gel -- it's amazing!

What are some of your summer beauty favorites? I'd love to hear all about them! xxFTF


  1. I've been loving super bright lip shades this summer. That MAC lipstick looks so fun!

    -- Michelle |

  2. Everything looks gorgeous!!! I love keeping things simple so light products are for me - mascara, blush/bronzer and some lipgloss!! :)

    Layla xx