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July Beauty Buzz | Summer Fridays

July Beauty Buzz | Summer Fridays

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July Beauty Buzz is here and I am so excited to share some of the unbelievable products I have been trying of late, we will focus on Summer Fridays, Paula’s Choice and more in this edition of the July Beauty Buzz.

With the humidity and heat here to stay for a few months, we are in a period where we best get some rest and enjoy taking life a little easier; because the intensity of the heat is hard to beat.

This does not mean that I neglect my beauty rituals; it means that I adapt them to the reality of the heat and humidity around me. I pick and choose my products wisely, selecting the most efficient cosmetics for this time of year, because during this tropical heatwave season, less is always more.

Gone are my nights and mornings of multiple coats of hydration and moisture, in place, I want a fast regimen that absorbs quickly and gives my skin the nutrition it needs to perform and look its very best, all summer long!

So let’s deep dive in this July Beauty Buzz together and see what miraculous beauty products I have round up just for you!

Fridays All Summer Long

Summer Fridays makes incredible cosmetic products, their efficient skincare products yield amazing results, I recently began trying some of their makeup products along with their skincare, and I am incredibly impressed.

The elegant, sleek, understated packaging looks effortlessly chic in any vanity or cosmetic collection, I have heard only good things about Summer Fridays and I am loving all the products that I am currently testing from this stand-out brand.

The Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint is one of the most natural looking skin tints I have ever tried. The Sheer Skin Tint from Summer Fridays features Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid to maintain moisture levels and hydrate the skin. I have tested it in several situations with multiple foundation application techniques, I have found that it performs best with sheerer type products, that have a similar, weightless feel on the skin.

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Sheer perfection for your skin, this lightweight tint will surpass your expectations for a second skin. Photo courtesy of Summer Fridays.

The Sheer Skin Tint by Summer Fridays plays well with other skin products and gives the skin the most luxurious looking glow; this is a perfect product for anyone that wants the lightest possible coverage to perfect their complexion. I love that when I powdered my Sheer Skin Tint by Summer Fridays with a mattifying powder, the skin still gave a beautiful sheen, as light hit the high points of my face, the powder was undetectable on top.

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A hydrating lip tube you’ ll want on-hand, all summer long. Photo courtesy of Summer Fridays.

Summer Fridays recently launched in time for summer the Lip Butter Balm, which has become my new lip obsession for the summer. The Lip Butter Balm has high impact shine without the stickiness that comes with most glosses and it coats the lips in a comfortable gloss-balm that smells delightful, my lips feel soft and glisten as their sweet fragrance infuses my olfactory senses.

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Gorgeous sheer lip color that hydrates your lips. Photo courtesy of Summer Fridays.

The Lip Butter Balm from Summer Fridays comes in 6 colors, each one applies sheer, allowing the lip to mix with the color and add brilliance and hydration back to the lips. The vegan formula is hyper comfortable on the lips, doesn’t feel sticky and leaves the lips feeling soft and smooth. The Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm is one of the new favorite lip products at Sephora; get yours now, before they sell out!

Paula’s Choice Finally at Sephora

Paula’s Choice has long been one of the Beauty world’s most favored brands for high-performance, professional grade skincare. The Paula’s Choice products always end up in year–end selections from various beauty editors; the undeniable efficiency of their products is the pillar of their ongoing success.

Paula’s Choice recently expanded in Sephora Canada and there are currently 5 different products to choose from, my favorite product from Paula’s Choice is the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.

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A Holy Grail product for many people, this trusted and iconic toner is finally available in person in our fair city, exclusively at Sephora. Photo courtesy of Paula’s Choice.

The Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant by Paula’s Choice is the best liquid exfoliant I have ever tried, featuring 2% Salicylic Acid to penetrate deep into the pores and clear build up; the formula also has Green Tea, an excellent anti-oxidant to soothe irritation and Methylpropanediol, which hydrates the skin and gives it a glow-y appearance.

The Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant from Paula’s Choice is a godsend to diminish the appearance of pores and firm their appearance on the skin, I use this product every other night and I cannot recommend this product enough, for anyone that struggles with their pore dilation, this is your new best friend!

Fenty Skin’s Cherry Scrub

Fenty Skin recently released their Cherry Dub Superfine Daily Cleansing Face Scrub, which is an excellent physical exfoliant for those of you who prefer a physical scrub to a liquid exfoliant.

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This scrub will polish your skin and get it gleaming for that fresh and clean feel. Photo courtesy of Fenty Skin.

The Fenty Skin Cherry Dub Superfine Daily Cleansing Face Scrub is a vegan formula that is great for deep cleansing and eliminating the dirt that is clogging your pores.

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Scrub and rinse away old skin to reveal fresh, glowing skin. Photo courtesy of Fenty Skin.

The Cherry Dub Superfine Daily Cleansing Face Scrub by Fenty Skin has Barbados Cherry, extremely high in Vitamin C, refined sugar and silica exfoliants to polish the surface of the skin and a collection of enzymes from Cranberry, Pomegranate, Papaya and Pineapple to re-texturize and resurface the skin.

In addition, until July 30th 2023 Fenty Skin and Fenty Beauty by Rihanna have created an online immersive experience with Roblox, you can go see the online world, and explore the virtual world of products, here.

If you want to read up on more of the fabulous Fenty Beauty by Rihanna and Fenty Skin products; check out the links, here, and here.

Sun Bum Fun Protection

Summer is the time for fun and being outdoors, we long for the rays of the sun and many enjoy basking in the sun. Sunlight is an essential source of Vitamin D, which is incredibly important for the immune system.

However, as we are all well aware, the sun also causes sun damage, which is, considered the primary source for premature aging of the skin.

Sun protection is essential for the summer and Sun Bum has got you covered. Sun Bum was kind to send me their selection of products for the face and I have fallen head over heels for several of their products in their current collection.

The Original SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion from Sun Bum is an excellent moisturizing sunscreen formula that is vegan, cruelty-free and tested by dermatologists. Super easy to apply on the skin, the Original SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion by Sun Bum gives a wonderful UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection.

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This sunscreen will not only protect your skin from unwanted sun-damage, it will keep your skin well moisturized as well, an easy add-to-cart, in person or online. Photo courtesy of Sun Bum.

The Original SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion from Sun Bum can easily be used on top of your serums and you can skip moisturizing altogether as this product has a strong moisture built into its formula. I also love that you can easily wear makeup over the Original SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion from Sun Bum, making it makeup friendly and a trusted partner in caring for the skin.

Sun Bum also have a wide variety of other sunscreen products and after sun care products equally, making Sun Bum a trusted partner to keep your skin protected from the rays of the sun. You can access their website, to see their complete collection.

Less = More

Let’s be real here, it is summer and there will be very hot and humid days where your face begins sweating from the moment you wake up, until the moment where you go to sleep.

This is not a period to over layer your skincare or makeup products. Keep things simpler, it will be easier to accomplish the types of looks you want to do.

I hope you have enjoyed my July Beauty Buzz, if you do please share it with friends and others, I love to spread the gospel about the goods out there in this overloaded industry and we all want to stay pretty in this vain, silly and often over-whelming world.

So help a local drag legend out and spread the July Beauty Buzz around, I will love you forever for it.

If you want some tips on Waterproof Makeup to help you create great eye looks even in this heat and humidity, read here.

Until next month dear readers, stay fresh and stay beautiful!

Jackie xoxo

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