Hey, hey girlfriends! As a recent graduate of Cosmetology school & an all things beauty enthusiast, I wanted to share with you some of my 2019 Summer beauty must-haves!


Not only have I tried & weighed in on all of these items, but my fellow Cosmetology besties & licensed Estheticians have also approved & recommended as well.


These 10 products are my go-to summer gems to help me unleash my inner beauty & self-confidence that have been held captive all winter long!


As always, happy shopping!


  1. Tree Hut Moroccan Rose Shea Sugar Scrub – $7.99

Key Points:

  • 18 oz. jar
  • Infused with organic Shea Butter, Argan Oil & Rose extracts
  • Apply in the shower in circular motions to instantly smooth and nourish skin. Target areas such as elbows, knees, ankles and hands
  • Ideal exfoliator before applying self-tanning products


  1. Coola Organic Sunless Tan Firming Lotion – $46

Key Points:

  • Ultra-moisturizing lotion that develops a gradual subtle tan with every use
  • Non-streaking, toning and tightening effect to skin
  • Infused with Vitamins A, D & E to hydrate and plump skin
  • Apply directly onto to skin after exfoliating
  • Works as the perfect primer & acts as a booster to any self-tanning products (i.e., spray tan, tanning mousse)
  • Does have a sunscreen/tropical fragrance


  1. Tropez Self Tan Mousse – $32

Key Points:

  • Lightweight mousse that provides the perfect sunless tan
  • Streak-free, quick-drying, hydrating, non-sticky feel
  • Easily applied with St. Tropez mitt applicator 
  • Best if applied directly after exfoliating and moisturizing the skin


  1. Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery, SPF 50 – $73

Key Points:

  • Provides a long-lasting protecting barrier against harsh sun rays
  • Non-drying
  • Fights against UV damage, skin aging, wrinkles & sunspots
  • Stimulates collagen and acts against free radicals
  • No artificial fragrances


  1. IT Cosmetics Illuminating CC Cream, SPF 50 – $39

Key Factors:

  • Lightweight like a traditional CC Cream, but provides a fuller coverage
  • Formulated with SPF 50 – You’re not only covered, but you’re protected from the hot summer sun
  • Gives a smooth and illuminated finish to the skin
  • Infused with anti-aging serum made with peptides, vitamins & antioxidants


  1. Glossier Haloscope Highlighter – $22

Key Factors:

  • Solid oil core, vitamin enriched, moisturizing formula that provides all day glow and hydration
  • Dewy, non-shimmery effect on the skin
  • Looks beautiful in candlelight, perfect for any romantic date night!
  • 3 shades:
    • Topaz = bronze
    • Quarts = pearly pink
    • Moonstone = opal glaze


  1. Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette – $39

Key Factors:

  • 12 beautiful shades – Not overwhelming, yet a variety of colors to choose from
  • Both matte and shimmery shades
  • Perfect for any summer vacation or playful shenanigans
  • Smells like toasted marshmallows J
  • With shade names like Sunset, Fireside and Flame, they scream SUMMER
  • Sunset, Candle & Latte are my go-to colors!


  1. ColourPop Crème Lux Lipstick: Ariel – $8

Key Factors:

  • Part of the Limited-Edition Disney Collection
  • Hydrating, buttery, creamy lipstick
  • Lightweight & non-drying feeling
  • Lasts all day (even when drinking wine all afternoon!)
  • Beautiful peachy pink shade that compliments all skin tones


  1. ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip: Bobbidi – $7

Key Factors:

  • Part of the Limited-Edition Disney Collection
  • Flirty glossy finish with a coral tint
  • All shine, no shimmer
  • Makes lips look fuller & more plump


  1. Essie Gel Nail Polish: Avant Garde – $11.50

Key Factors:

  • THE shade of the summer
  • Bright, crimson red shade that reminds me of fireworks on the 4th of July!
  • No lamp needed, quick drying, long wear
  • For best results, top with Essie Gel Couture Top Coat
  • Final touch to complete your glowy summer look!