5 Summer Beauty Faves


Summer isn't over yet...there's still plenty of time to look your best!

By Kerri Winick for GalTime.com

Sixties-style, winged eyeliner. A sparkling smile. Flawless skin. These are just a few of my summer beauty musts.

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Here are five of the latest products I use to achieve them:

1.)  Cargo Route 66 Road Trip Kit, $34: If the super cute wristlet (pictured below) didn’t already catch your attention, its contents definitely will: limited edition eyeshadow in Road Trip (a shimmering sand shade), Texas Liner Liquid Eyeliner, lip gloss in Route 66, and a travel size 3 Triple Action Mascara. For me, the liquid liner is the superstar of this kit. It's short and easy to grip, and the marker-style tip makes it easier than ever to create a straight, jet black line. This lip gloss is another fave. It’s an orange-coral shade that is guaranteed to make your whole look pop.

2.)  Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield 12HR Protection Mouthwash, Peppermint Blast, $6.99: This mouthwash doesn’t sting, burn, or taste sour when you swish it around. What it does do is leave you with super-fresh breath and a clean, happy mouth. I like to use it AM, PM, and before a meeting, especially if I’ve had a spicy/oniony lunch.

3.)  Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer, $32: How cute is the polka-dot tube? It instantly drew me to this primer, along with the fact that it comes in sleek stick form. I don’t use the stick directly on my face. Instead, I dab a foundation brush on top, then use a light coating on specific areas, like my eyes and cheeks. The formula is feathery-light, and it really does help makeup stay put for hours on end, even during hot and sweaty days. This primer also gave my skin a subtle sheen and made my favorite CC cream easier to smooth on. I’m sold!

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4.)  Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer, $7.99: As soon as I saw the commercial for this, I was intrigued. After using the product once, I was totally hooked. The spray nozzle makes it easier than ever to apply lotion, slip on your clothes, and slip out the door in minutes. The non-greasy formula absorbs instantly, leaving you with smooth, hydrated skin.

5.)  Nuance by Salma Hayek My Super Secret Brightening Hand Cream, $9.99: No matter which bag I bring out with me – beach, diaper, tote, whatever – I always have this hand cream stashed away inside. The formula is rich and thick, without being greasy, and the light floral smell is intoxicating. Nuance by Salma Hayek is a collection available exclusively at CVS. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend starting with this hand potion. Even my husband loves it. (Shhhh.)

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As a television news producer on both the local level (in Boston and Washington, DC) and on the national leve,Kerri Winick has worked with countless fashion and beauty magazines, stylists, makeup artists, shopping websites, eco-experts and consumer experts. She lives for all things beauty and fashion related and brings to GalTime a winning combination: a unique sense of style, combined with killer journalistic instincts and is noted as one of the best copywriters/editors anywhere. Yep, we’re lucky to have her! Kerri lives in the Boston area with her husband and gorgeous baby son.

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