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Summer Necessities

Friday, June 22, 2007


Summer is here, which means bikini season has sprung…scary!!  The long winter sheltered my once tan body to a now scarish white hue.  No worries though, nothing a little self bronzer, a few non-fat latte’s and cardio can’t fix.  Here’s my best bronzer routine:

  1. Shower, exfoliate skin with a good shower scrub and loofah and shave.
  2. Apply a small amount of moisturizer around scalp and eyebrows to avoid hair color change.
  3. On clean, dry skin apply generously the self tanner
  4. Blend in evenly.
  5. Allow to dry for several minutes before applying clothes.
  6. Allocate nearly 2 hours before swimming or showering again for optimal saturation.
  7. Reapply daily until desired color is achieved.
Now that you have that “base” tan, it’s time to hit the beach, and these are the beach bag must-haves:

  1. Sunscreen-safety first!
  2. Ipod-Hello, music is essential, jam that summer song list!!
  3. Oversized Sunglasses-for that sexy yet casual look
  4. Hair tie-nobody wants frizzed out  fly away’s in their face
  5. Water-nothing like quality H2O on a hot day!
  6. Book-At least you’ll look literate
  7. Camera-to capture those hotties on the beach
  8. Beach towel-what you want to lay on sand?
Keep in mind that being on the beach requires a different makeup look too, sorry ladies but red lips and smokey eyes, probably isn’t your best bet.  Avoid foundations as they will look like a mask in the bright sunlight, go without the face powder which when moist starts to become caked and cracked, remember the age old rule “less is more”.   My suggestion is go with a good waterproof mascara, spf chap stick, and concealer for  those better left unseen pimples and what-nots.

Yep, and  that’s about it.

Ok enough reading, go outside and hit up the beach!!

Did I leave something out, what’s your summer must haves??


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JoJo wrote:
1) 6/21/2007 11:48:59 AM
Love it!
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tucson wrote:
2) 6/23/2007 9:22:15 PM
thank you for the update to your web-site. it is so much easier and much more fun to use. thank you so very much. and keep the products coming
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Allie wrote:
3) 6/24/2007 4:17:41 PM
Thanks! Personally, I love using e.l.f.'s Sheilding Hydro-Tint SPF 15. It is a must have for me because during the summer, heat gets more intense, and this stuff is more sheer than a foundation! I love e.l.f. so much. :D, SWAK, Allie
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Pony Pal wrote:
4) 6/25/2007 12:22:05 AM
Oh, you forgot super glossy lip shine SPF 15, (Repeat after me: sun protection, sun protection!!) in candlelight, pink kiss, and goddess. Those are all beachy colors!! PRETTY!!!
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blonde&brains17 wrote:
5) 6/25/2007 7:43:40 AM
great tips! I tried them and they are amazing! As long as I keep my beach must-haves, things in my beach bag, and I can never go wrong!
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pda wrote:
6) 6/25/2007 9:06:11 AM
My favorite must-have is my sun hat! It's one of the few times you can get away with wearing a big, fun, floppy hat. Also helps protect your face from those damaging rays!
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Pony Pal wrote:
7) 6/26/2007 1:43:55 PM
Thanks everyone! Wrinkles are so NOT in my future!!!!!!!!! Thanks, PonyPal
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ELF-a-holic wrote:
8) 6/26/2007 3:03:28 PM
Lip balm is a MUST. Nothing grosser than the chapped lip look!!! ew.
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Pony Pal wrote:
9) 6/27/2007 8:38:58 PM
Ewwww! My sis has discusting chapped lips. She needs some of your lip balm!!!
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Jorie14 wrote:
10) 6/29/2007 11:21:56 AM
your totally right about the foundation thing.... i did that once and it was not pretty as i thought it would be.... how come less is always more???? i never understood that.... MY SUMMER MUST HAVES ARE: 1. SUNSCREEN- I GET BURNT EASILY 2. TANNING SPRAY- I'M WHITE BUT NOT TOO WHITE 3. BIG SUNGLASSES- GOT TO HAVE THEM 4. IPOD- MUSIC IS MY LIFE 5. BIKINI- GUYS WILL BE LOOKIN THIS IS MY MUST HAVE LIST FOR THE SUMMER....
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shopgirl wrote:
11) 7/2/2007 3:09:36 PM
I can't wait to use your tips!!
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glamorouswish wrote:
12) 7/3/2007 1:37:03 PM
I recommend not to wear any type of mascara if you go in the water at the beach because the salt water will smear and cause the mascara to run a little even if it's waterproof. Trust me, it happened to me!
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Lamb6807 wrote:
13) 7/3/2007 8:09:52 PM
I think another summer must-have is a great body spray. Nothing harsh, just something subtle and pretty.
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polkaxdots2 wrote:
14) 7/4/2007 12:33:05 PM
I definately need my Secret deodorant. It smells so good and keeps me dry all day! Also some spray gel keeps my waves in tact for a back from the beach look.
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blondebeachbunnywithbrains wrote:
15) 7/4/2007 10:51:34 PM
LOVE THE NEW E.L.F.!!! What's in side my beach bag? Well...1.SUNSCREEN! (I have very fair skin! 2. WATER! Very important to stay hydrated so you don't end up begging the local cutie for a sip of his drink! 3. A TOWEL! After all that surfing, the sand would stick to me! VERY UNFLATTERING! 4. A flattering bathing suit! Not every one has a bikini bod! pick one in nice summer colours, IE pink, orange, white, lime green, blue what ever colours come to mind when you think of summer, 5.Ipod, so you can tune out any annoying beach sounds and you have something to talk about if a cute guy comes and asks you what you are listening to! 6. Camera! For pics of volley ball, awesome surfing shots and of course any cute guys who look your way! 7. Book! Just incase you get bored, plus being smart and sexy attracts a guy! 8. Big sunglasses, not only do they protect your eyes, but guys digg that mysterious world of you behind those big sunglasses! 9. Hair tie! In past experience, I’ve been at beaches and my hair gets wild after some surfing and I never seem to have a hair tie! 10. Friends! Not only do they keep you company but friends are just great! (Also they are good potential BF seekers!) LOL have fun this summer under the sun!
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x0BABIIGURLx0 wrote:
16) 7/5/2007 7:31:10 PM
hey i rly rly need help i cant figure out da site. like i try to sign in for news letters and stuff and it says i cant i am rly confused . =/ <3 help!
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NaturalBeauty wrote:
17) 7/7/2007 2:59:21 PM
Thanks for the tips! Now if I only lived near a beach ... :)
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lexxiii&&hearts wrote:
18) 7/10/2007 5:03:02 AM
WOW sooo Much to remember??!!!??!!?! =] lexii&&hearts
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lexxiii&&hearts wrote:
19) 7/10/2007 5:05:01 AM
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Cindy lou wrote:
20) 7/12/2007 7:59:38 PM
Hello, I was wondering what size all these great deals come in. I cna't believe the prices. Thanks!! Cynthia
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vonvon wrote:
21) 7/15/2007 8:57:28 PM
luv it all!!!!!!!
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Beauty898 wrote:
22) 7/20/2007 9:26:22 PM
I saw that elf used to make lipstick and nail polish, when will these come back?
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luvyello wrote:
23) 7/30/2007 10:03:07 PM
you left out FLIP FLOPS!!!! gotta have a cute pair!
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lilchika wrote:
24) 8/1/2007 4:45:55 PM
love it thats exactly the must haves any girl needs for the summer.
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¢¾it wrote:
25) 8/7/2007 9:04:06 PM
love it!¢¾
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hope4ever15 wrote:
26) 8/21/2007 6:57:59 PM
I don't leave near a beach so it doesn't really help but otherwise it just fine!
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luvbags wrote:
27) 9/8/2007 6:18:42 AM
Just a little bronzer hint for ya! If after your self tanner dries, you find that you have uneven streaks, blotches, etc., you can literally wipe them off using baby oil! No kidding, it works! Just take a cotton ball or other disposable type cotton pad and saturate it with the baby oil and rub the area until it's gone. You can also rub lightly to just blend it in if the blotch isn't too bad.
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Riah1018 wrote:
28) 10/10/2007 12:44:51 PM
Perfect you it the nail on the head.
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sweetpea214 wrote:
29) 11/7/2007 5:11:30 PM
DO NOT forget. NEVER EVER go to a tanning salon or tan at the beach. It can cause skin cancer and not many people are aware of it. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use sunscreen spf15 or HIGHER!
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legallybrunette wrote:
30) 12/30/2007 12:29:54 PM
For me: Halter bathing suit - So your top doesn't come off while you're running around, swimming, or playing. Sunglasses - So you don't go blind when you look at the sun. Flip flops - Easy to slip on and totally cute. Shell bracelet/necklace - Totally surfer-chic. Waterproof Mascara - To still look pretty. Cream blush/eyeshadow/stick concealer - Waterproof! SPF minty lipgloss - breath smells fresh, u look great, and your lips are healthy iPod - so you can rock out while you're tanning neutrogena cooling sunblock - don't you hate greasy, hot sunblock? cute beach towel - to lay on while u tan extra dry clothes - to put on over your bathing suit book - in case you get bored volleyball - to play with your friends and friends - to play with and hang out with
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Swiss wrote:
31) 12/31/2007 12:29:42 PM
that is some great ideas for the summer. when oyu want to wear makeup to the beach but afraid of looking terrible, just wear the basics.
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Jilly wrote:
32) 1/5/2008 11:28:07 PM
I personally cant go without makeup. But I dont wear eyeliner. I say a tad bit of bronzer OVER some spf!!! some light nude or pinkish eyeshadow and some waterproof mascara, along with some hot sparkly lipgloss! Selftanner is a must.
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cnady cane wrote:
33) 1/15/2008 1:20:15 PM
omgosh. Like totally my bff and me love to go to the beach. MYOB will ya? TTYL
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SpiderGrl wrote:
34) 1/16/2008 10:04:46 AM
Who wears makeup to the beach??? Honestly!
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Cherie wrote:
35) 1/25/2008 9:43:37 AM
Too much sun: you'll end up with skin like leather or skin Cancer. So, wear sunscreen and a hat! Take care if your skin! It is never too early!!
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blacked haird hottie! wrote:
36) 1/31/2008 7:40:59 AM
I will so try that! my summer must have somthing FUN and EXICTING going on!!!!
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starglam wrote:
37) 2/1/2008 9:24:08 PM
i like to bring wet wipes and a hand sanitizer along, and a travel size perfume, bc during the summer the beach and ice creams can get sticky, and clean hands are a must, and the perfume... hello beach, bathing suit, meeting a hottie, you might need a quick fresher upper when you hang with that absolute cutie!
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dancecrazy33 wrote:
38) 2/1/2008 11:37:05 PM
LOTION!!! gotta make sure you have that! lots of times ill find that my legs or elbows are dry and flaky and its GROSS. so LOTION. but everything else is good. i dont recommend makeup at the beach. unless its lip gloss. dont forget a volleyball/football so that you can have FUN on the beach when you're not in the water!! =)
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saggy jeans wrote:
39) 2/11/2008 6:00:08 PM
my summer neccestities would be clothes: tons of cute sun dreeses, flip flops, strappy sandals, big sunglasses, aviators make up: golden shades of eye shadow, waterproof mascara, chap stick, blush, bronzer, self tanner
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LOVE wrote:
40) 2/13/2008 2:39:55 PM
After a long day out in the sun, I always take a nice warm shower, and lather up on BABY OIL! It makes your skin feel awesome, and so much healthier!
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AwesomePossom wrote:
41) 2/13/2008 4:12:17 PM
I really think it's awesome how e.l.f. has lip balm with an spf of 15 in it. Last summer, I had a huge sun blister because I was in the sun all day, and I can guarantee you that they are NOT attractive.
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kissable lips wrote:
42) 2/18/2008 5:09:40 PM
my summer must have is 1. big hat 2. water 3. super glossy lips shine spf15 4. a hot swim suit 5. sun screen 6. towel that is all i need for summer at the beach.
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Nika wrote:
43) 2/19/2008 2:16:38 PM
One of the things I never leave the house without is tinted lip gloss. Even a quick dab of it can spruce you up nice and quickly
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Lipglosslover wrote:
44) 2/23/2008 8:58:23 AM
My favourite summer must haves are sunscreen spf 30, a broad-rimmed hat, Super Shiny Lip Gloss in Spf 15, a nice polish over my toenails such as Champagne or Red, comfortable sandals, a great summer bag and WATER to prevent dehydration.
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AydenGurl wrote:
45) 3/21/2008 2:39:14 PM
I have been using Jergen's natural glow daily moisturizer to get ready for the Summer it works really good
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ashley123 wrote:
46) 4/1/2008 1:53:10 PM
love it as well
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STARSHINE15044 wrote:
47) 4/13/2008 6:48:33 PM
I have been using Dove's natural glow daily moisturizer to get ready for the Summer it works really good, An I Do wear Mascara, eyeliner, Waterproof of course!
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Savannah wrote:
48) 4/16/2008 6:01:59 PM
I think that gradual tanners work the best try Jergens
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mandaa wrote:
49) 4/24/2008 10:26:19 AM
you can't forget the light pink, shimmer lipgloss! nothing says cute like laying on the beach, cool shades,and shined lips!
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sexiii wrote:
50) 4/26/2008 7:37:09 PM
omg!!! i <333 iit!!!!!!!!!!!
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Pinkygurl wrote:
51) 6/18/2008 9:52:10 PM
I would actually apply a moisturiser right after the shower all over, especially in dry places, like elbows, knees, and legs. Plus remember to apply lots of sunscreen on your shoulders, which burn easily, and chapstick which a lots of spf, in case of burn. if you have scaly lips aftrwurd, make a sugar scrub out of olive oil and brown sugar.
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lubell21 wrote:
52) 7/11/2008 10:16:31 AM
great blog, full of info. dont forget the clear mascara! That is a must have.
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alisontai wrote:
53) 11/25/2008 7:09:10 PM
nice advice,can you recommand some mascara not does not smudge in the beach?
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jennjenn456 wrote:
54) 12/26/2008 5:54:32 PM
This helped me so much (: I love ELF!
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sally<3 wrote:
55) 2/22/2009 4:10:29 PM
One of my beach must haves is an empty spray bottle. Fill it up with Salt water, and it actually acts as a hair spray! If you apply it when your hair is ALMOST dry, it helps capture that pretty wavy look that everyone is trying to grab as their own...
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jadedjewl wrote:
56) 3/3/2009 10:35:03 AM
thanks it !! this sites the best !!!! jadedjewl
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