5 Head-to-Toe Summer Beauty Faves

IMG_2866OK, peeps. I am trying to stay calm after my original post did not save properly. But…c’est la vie. So to the best of my recollection…

We’re just starting a 2-week vacay at Point  O’ Woods, a summer community my husband has been coming to since he was two and our boys (Men!) have been coming to since they were born. It’s a very special place with an abundance of meaningful traditions but also a laid back beachy vibe. We all love it dearly.

One of our goals while here is to stay active — tennis, yoga, beach walks, sailing. Whatever gets us out of doors and out on the sand or water is good! But all that activity can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. So here are my current faves…


This advanced and refreshing treatment delivers an intense water drench with two forms of hyaluronic acid and tamarind extract so you skin looks so your skin looks youthfully plumped and hydrated. Papaya enzymes smooth and exfoliate while alpha-albutin visibly brightens the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and dark spots. It loos like the sea, smells like a summer day and feels delicious. I’m loving it. My skin is tooIMG_2677


e.l.f. is not a new brand but new to me. They are huge online, but I recently checked out one pf their NYC stores. I left with 4 great products and a makeup gift with purchase of 4 cute makeup products! Swell!  In any event I had been thinking about adding a serum to my daily skincare regime and this one at $16 was a steal. This lightweight little nugget is formulated with Vitamin C and E and Pomegranate Extract — to help refine and brighten skin while protecting against environmental aggressors. I have even been using it on my neck and chest where the skin is too delicate for typical body lotions or creams. It’s kinda working wonders.


This 3-in-1 winner keeps your skin protected, hydrated and and glowing all at once. At the beach what more could you ask for? Solar X Complex provides 20 SPF, Mango and Shea Butters deeply moisturize, and Caffeine and Light-Reflecting Pearls refine texture and improve tone. So great every day, but I kind of love it at night when you want that extra little magic. Looks great at Docktails!


‘Tis the season to bare as you dare, and whatever your look I’m pretty sure it includes some kind of hair removal. I’m a big fan of Pretty Kitty waxing but will shave when needed. But whatever your method of hair removal, I think you should have this amazing product handy. And use! Its combination of exfoliating-and-moisturizing action is like no other. Just roll it on and experience smoother, healthier looking skin. And NO ingrown hairs. Formulated for Women and Men, so your guy could use on his face. Or his hairy back…if you shave it…ha ha…



OK, I’ve tried the rest and this is the best. As in the Holy Grail of dry shampoos. And Jennifer Anniston, who is a founder of the company, should know, right? Right! Hint…her hair always looks amazing. Summer is all about sweaty, sticky, salty, sandy activities, but it’s not really great to your hair, especially if you color it. So…don’t rush to wash it. Dry shampoo it! Powered by healthy hair molecules and triple cleansing technology that remove oil, sweat and odors for ultimately refreshed hair. This is great for all hair colors and types, leaving virtually no residue or powdery build-up. Just a time-released fresh, light scent and bouncy, clean feel. I can’t say every hair day has been perfect, but this  has been a lifesaver. Seriously, I don’t go anywhere without it.

What are your summer faves?  Please let me know. And let me know if you try any of mine. Cheers!

All photos by MP Allegaert

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