Summer Beauty Essentials

1. Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer, Sephora. I've been using this product for years, and I haven't been able to find a moisturizer I would ever use instead. It is technically a men's product, but who cares?

2. Maybelline BB Cream, local drugstores or Amazon. I was initiall against the BB Cream movement seeing as it seemed like I could achieve the same formula with my foundating and the aforementioned moisturizer. However, this product has been great for achieving a more natural look and I will never use anything without SPF in it, especially during the Summer!

3. Nars Pierre Hardy nail polish (sold out, similar almost identical color here) Collaborations are always fun- especially when they combine beauty and fashion. Nars has always been my go-to lipstick brand (besides Chanel) but recently I've found their nail polishes to be pretty chip-proof, even without a top coat. The color pictured here is sold out (with Amazon promising to have it back in stock soon), but a similar color is available on Sephora's site.

4. Chanel Mascara,  Chanel.com. I tend to shy away from mascara in general because of my sensitive, almost blind eyes, that are usually wearing contacts or glasses. I took a chance buying this marcara (perhaps because of the classic black packaging) and it has yet to disappoint. One coat is great for a more everday look, but three coats creates a dramatic effect.