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Get Summer Ready With Me, FAST!

Hey there girlfriend,
I don’t know about you, but I am a total summer girl. This is my season—the only one I truly understand from start to finish. What can I say? This Texas girl has her hot-weather beauty routine down.

It’s time to bring on the vacations, stay-cations and on-the-go moments with confidence. Today, I’m going to give you everything you need to know to take on summer like the girl boss that you are. Think of this post as your one-stop shop for looking fabulous, FAST!

SKINCARE

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Travel and last-minute festivities often leave me feeling like I have zero time. But no matter how rushed I am, I will never skip my skincare steps because in all reality it takes only 2 minutes. Bare Republic Natural Mineral Sunscreen is my top pick this summer because it’s lightweight, offers great SPF coverage and doesn’t leave my skin looking oily after applying. I start with a fresh face and body and then apply it all over. Yes, you read correctly. I do use the same Bare Republic sunscreen from head to toe, because it is a gentle formula that doesn’t flare up my sensitive skin with blemishes. #winning 🙂

Tip: After a day in the sun, I have been loving the Bare Republic Milk and Honey Daily Recovery serum. This product is actually a piece of heaven in a bottle and is a great way to pamper your skin. This serum moisturizes your skin, leaving it silky, not sticky like other after-sun lotions. It feels like a high-end product at an affordable price. It’s the little things, ya know?

MAKEUP

When you’re in a time crunch, you may feel like foundation and mascara are your only options. I’ve got news for you, sister: These 6 makeup products will give you a natural summer look in less than 5 minutes.

I always start off by using the NYX CC Color Correcting Cream to balance out the redness in my skin tone due to my previous severe acne. Next, I apply my Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. It’s summer, girlfriend, and I am not about applying a full-coverage foundation in fear that it will melt off by the end of the day. This Radiant Tinted Moisturizer has been my go-to because it doesn’t require a lot of blending, but it does help mask my acne scarring, making me feel confident to walk out the door.

On to the eyes…

The Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Palette is a wonderful makeup-bag companion. It’s able to give me a subtle natural eye look for my summer days and allows me to amp up my looks at night. For the look above, I started by applying the lightest (top) shadow all over my eyelid, then mixed the matte brown (3rd shadow from top) and rose color (2nd shadow from bottom) together for my crease and topped it off with a splash of glitter along my eye line (3rd shadow from bottom).

The final touches include tight-lining my eyelid with the Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen and two light coats of the NYX Doll Eye Mascara. Lastly, I used the Sonia Kashuk Ultra Luxe lip gloss. It has a buildable formula that starts off sheer for my natural summer look and allows me to layer for a coral pigment shine. I know this may seem like a lot, but I promise once you do it yourself you’ll see that it takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Told ya, natural beach look in no time! 🙂

HAIR

I don’t touch heating tools during the summer, so heatless hairstyles are my everything. To complete the look above, I started by using my Hair Food Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner infused with nectarine and pears. After brushing my hair, I did a Dutch braid along my hairline and put my hair in a ponytail. With the remaining hair, I did a simple three-strand braid and then wrapped it in a bun. This hairstyle is great for layers and looks more intricate than a basic ponytail, so it will fool people into thinking that you worked harder on your hair than you actually did. No worries, it’s our little secret. 😉

NAILS

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***CONFESSION***
I have this crazy habit of keeping nail polishes in my car and painting my nails as soon as I get to my location. Probably not the best idea, but when my nails are chipping I have a solution right at my fingertips. The Essie Tropical Lights Collection is exactly what I need to bring the summer vibes to any outfit.

Now, go take on your summer in style and absolutely kill your next photo op. What are your on-the-go summer beauty must-haves? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to tag me on social media with your top picks using the hashtag #TargetStyle.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. #TargetStyle #MyBeautybyTarget

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