Skirt & Cardigan: NY&Co
Leopard Print Shirt: c/o Oasap
Shoes: rsvp via 6pm
My first beauty tip to beat the heat is to go easy on the makeup. I wear a light powder foundation by MicaBella, rather than caking on liquid foundation. In Florida, even if the heat isn't too bad, the humidity is suffocating! The minute you walk outside, before you even lock the door behind you, you break into a sweat. A light powder foundation allows your face to breathe. You can cover up any splotchy areas and still look fresh, even though you might be perspiring a bit!
Secondly, I like to wear a lip balm instead of lipstick or lip gloss. My favorite is carmex. Don't get me wrong. I love the way I look when I'm wearing a pretty lip liner and gloss. However, when it's really hot outside, lip glosses can make my face feel sticky. Is that weird? It is, isn't it? It's just that the heat and humidity make me all sweaty and then my lipgloss feels super sticky and it makes me want to rub and itch at my face. Please someone, tell me I'm not the only weirdo who gets Itchy Face Syndrome when I wear lip gloss during the hot months! Instead, I put on a bit of carmex and voila, I have soft, shiny lips without the stickiness. =)
Topaz Earrings: c/o Anjolee
Dangly Hoops, Bracelets & Rings: Premier Designs
Watch & Big Silver Ring: Target
Finally, I stay hydrated and I wear sunscreen! Seriously, I drink gallons of water every day, which when combined with the constant use of sunscreen will keep my skin looking young. That's the plan anyways. ;) I didn't always use sunscreen. In fact, I used to religiously visit the tanning bed. *gasp* I know, it's terrible! But I had a little epiphany right around the time I turned 30. I realized that I didn't want to look like a wrinkly 60 year old by the time I was 40, so I started trying to repair the damage I had already done to my skin. Now, I wear a moisturizer that has sunscreen in it every single day and I lather on sunscreen every time I plan to spend any length of time outdoors.
So, those are my summer beauty tips to beat the heat. What are yours?
I'm linking up today with Real Girl Glam, J9Style and Iris Focused on Fashion for their Florida Bloggers Beat the Heat event.
Now, for the giveaway!!
Oasap is currently giving away 152 items!! It's incredibly simple to enter, too.
First, go here and sign up for an account.
Then, pick your three favorite items that are on the giveaway page, choose your size and vote for each of those items!
I will be able to personally choose a winner out of every 100 entries that come through my blog! =) So, go enter and maybe you'll be the winner of one of their super cute dresses!