I realize that the summer solstice is not for a few weeks yet, but summer has made a welcome appearance here! I’ve donned the light clothing, sandals, and sun-gear. Folks are cutting the lawns, planting gorgeous flowers, cooking out, and boating. I’ll be preparing chicken salad and corn on the cob later this weekend and we’ll be attending a graduation party as well.
In Wisconsin, the running joke is this: if you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes and it will change. It’s quite likely that I may need pants and a sweater sometime next week, or, I may need to turn on the air conditioning.
All this weather talk has a purpose—not only do my clothes and shoes need to be changed up due to a wide variety of temps, but my make-up needs some finessing as well.
Today, I claimed a no-make-up day. That translates to, just a CC cream and some lip stick, letting my hair air dry without any rhyme or reason, and some sun screen for good measure.
On a work day, I will apply my new Aveda serum, Daily Light Guard, after moisturizing. Here is what the Aveda website says about this new mineral based serum:
“Let Nature help defend your skin’s natural beauty with sheer, weightless defense against the elements that damage skin.
- with 100% mineral-derived sunscreens: advanced coating technology makes zinc oxide and titanium dioxide glide on sheer and smooth as they provide UVA/UVB protection
- with plant-derived pollution defense: kukui seed oil helps strengthen skin’s natural environmental barrier, while an anti-oxidant blend with ginger extracts helps defend against free radical damage
- for all skin types
- 74% naturally derived* *From plants, non-petroleum minerals or water.”
My go-to summer eye shadows are also Estee Lauder—Magnetic Rose and Hyper Teal with some Jane Iredale mascara.
Finally, I add a little Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess gelee for a little more warmth and glow and I’m set for 12 hours!
How do you “face up” to summer?