New Summer Beauty Essentials

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I am getting ready for my favorite season – summer! Refreshing my wardrobe and updating beauty box. Below is my list of new beauty summer essentials: makeup, nail polishes, hair products, skincare and body care.

1. Inglot Freedom System eye shadows palette: I bought this one at IMATS 2 weeks ago and simply obsessed with the colours. If you have not used Inglot before, here is a short explanation why you should. Firstly, you can create your own palette by choosing  the colors you want. Secondly, the color range is AMAZING! Check it out here.

Silk Green Line brushes set by Royal & Langnickel Brushes – Liner, Eye Fluff, Smudger, Eye Shadow: these are great for applying, blending and smudging eye shadows like a professional. It was gifted and I am absolutely in love with this set!

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2. Eye Brighten Anti-Dark circles brightening invigorating cloth eye treatment mask. It works wonders and can be purchased from any chemist. I carry this one in my handbag for a quick fix.

Institute Arnaud Masque Hydra Absolu –  an ultra-comfortable way to pamper and quench thirsty skin. This one (or Dermalogica) I apply while having a bath once a week.

Dermalogica skin hydrating masque – easy way to replenish dry skin in 10 minutes.

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3. Clarins Day Screen SPF40: high sun protection for face – non-greasy, light and makeup friendly formula. My absolute essential for summer!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF30: high sun protection for body, water resistant, easy to apply and not greasy. First I tried Neutrogena sunscreen spray last summer and fell in love with it.

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4. St. Tropez everyday body moisturiser: to create a sultry bronzed look while looking after my skin instead of drying it out under the sun.

Mineral Therapy Bronzing Pearls by Face Of Australia: to be applied on my exposed body bits to enhance the glow of bronze skin when going out. The body bits I am talking about are legs and shoulders, not anything else as you may (potentially) imagine.

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5. Moroccan Oil ionic ceramic brush: my old thermal brush went into the bin, after I tried the Moroccan Oil brush. Because the ionic ceramic brush is just the way better then a usual thermal brush.

Redken Thermo Actif ultimate blow-dry lotion: I use blow drier very often so this light-weight lotion is my new must have. It makes my hair silky and contains UV filters to protect my  hair from mad Australian sun.

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6. Nail polishes: Revlon Mad About Mango, Revlon Top Speed 305 Electric, OPI Upfront & Personal, ORLY Sweet Peacock, Sally Hansen Insta Dry 22 Jumpin Jade, Chanel 531 Peridot.

This summer I want my nails to be bright and happy. Shimmery shades are also in!

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7. Veet hair removal creams: I am not a wax person and laser hair removal is too expensive. The cream is much better than a razor. Gentle on skin yet long-lasting result. 3 minutes and forget about ‘it’ for a week or longer.

What are your beauty essentials for this summer? We would love to know… :)

Disclaimer: a few of these products were gifted, a couple were provided for review but vast majority I bought myself FOR myself to use this summer. All views are my own (as always).

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Have a Fabulous Friday!!!

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  1. Amalia October 7, 2011

    I love the pearls the nail polishes and the veet products so much!!:)

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  2. Love the photography Maria!
    By the way, have you tried any other face masks by SkinVitals? If you haven’t, I highly recommend you give them ago. I love using them, and it’s even better when you get them on discount at Priceline :P

  3. Rin October 7, 2011

    Orly sweet peacock looks amazing! I tend to shy away from blues, but that one looks so pretty! I hope it comes in mini size :)

  4. Jen W October 7, 2011

    Your Inglot palette looks SO great for summer. Great choices!

  5. KizzyDoll October 7, 2011

    Love the polish colours, so pretty!! I hope you have a fab weekend xx

  6. Ling October 7, 2011

    Loving the prodz and cant wait till summerrrrrrrrr :D

  7. Rin October 8, 2011

    Oh, I just saw your comment on my blog. I did actually notice the hair products, but forgot to comment on the redken as I was too busy lusting after the blue nail polish! Does the redken lid screw up for you? Mine is completely stuffed, I have to leave it twisted open :(

  8. Hayley October 8, 2011

    I love these eye shadows! such beautiful colours… and the orange nail polish. wow. awesome post =)

  9. marielleheart October 8, 2011

    Oehh nice stuff! Just ordered the stuff by st. tropez on asos, can’t wait to try it myself!

  10. Maiken October 8, 2011

    summer left Estonia and we are now “waiting” for the long and annoying winter :D but it’s still interesting to see what products you like and btw, I also used to buy those Veet products but then started using razors for some unknown reason.. should probably try Veet once again :)

  11. letiziabarcelona October 9, 2011

    Oh I love those nail polishes, especially the Chanel I wish I had just one! Strange to think that you’re entering summer and here in Europe it’s automn!

  12. Collette Osuna October 9, 2011

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog…its so nice to be back:)
    Yours is awesome, love beauty posts… follower:)

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  13. Jacqueline October 9, 2011

    I love all these products :)

  14. Grace October 10, 2011

    I really want an Inglot palette, the colour range is just stunning! Gonna have to try the Face of Australia bronzer, I need something to add a bit of colour and shimmer
    Grace xx

  15. Me my best and I October 11, 2011

    I used my Dermalogica mask this am and it sunk right in , my skin must be so thristy.

    Noice polishes, that Revlon Mango one is hottt!

  16. Marusya V October 22, 2011

    I’m glad you liked my summer favs, ladies!
    @Rin – My Redken is still alive:) But I’ve been using it only for 1 month. Will let you know how it goes;)
    @Tine – No, I haven’t tried any other SkinVital masks… will definitely buy some more! I seriously liked the one for eyes.

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  18. julie232 July 8, 2013

    What are the numbers in your inglot palette? I would love to know! Thank you!

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