The Beauty Closet Answers: What's In My Makeup Bag for Summer?

by Christina

What's In My Summer Beauty Bag?!

I get this question often- particularly in the summer, which is why I thought I'd share with all of you what I currently have my beauty bag! Friends, family, & followers alike regularly ask me, "What's in your skincare routine for're skin looks fantastic?!" With super sensitive skin that's break-out prone, especially during the summertime- I have to be on the lookout for the best products to include in my Summer beauty routine to prevent excess oil & shine, breakouts, blackheads, parched skin [due to acne meds and daily cleansing], and discoloration. Check out my top 9 fav items in my bag, below!

Top 8 Beauty Picks in My Beauty Bag for Summer:

1. Ola Tropical Apothecary

Coconut Body Mist


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Get right into the summer spirit with this affordable and fab smelling coconut body spray from Ola Tropical Apothecary. Based with distilled & Hawaiian Kona Deep Sea waters and organic aloe vera juice this won't irritate super sensitive skin and still smells great even after a bit of sweating from the summer heat :) I love spritzing this on my clothes for the day and I'm good to go; it has decent lasting power which makes it a good buy too. 


2.  Ferdale Healthcare

Heliocare 60 Veg Caps


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This once daily dietary supplement is infused with Fernblock PLE extract that contains a natural extract that's chalked full of antioxidants that aid the skin and fighting the affects of free radicals and the Sun's harmful rays that cause skin discoloration, photo-aging, and the premature signs of aging! Won't break the bank for a month's supply and is gluten-free and vegan too! Won't upset even the most sensitive of stomach's and won't cause adverse reactions from my own first-hand regular usage and research as well. It's amazing that this tiny plant- the fern, really does this awesome magic....but it does! One of my fav picks year 'round, but especially during the summer when I get much more Sun exposure. 

3. Hard Candy

Glitteratzi Liquid Sparkler in #1328 Twinkle


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Get your glitter on with this inexpensive lip gloss from Hard Candy's Glitteratzi Liquid Sparkler lip gloss collection. This pretty shade- Twinkle, is a light, rosy shade that comes in a variety of bright to light shades if this one doesn't hit the mark for you! Twinkle screams Summer and that's why it's in my beauty bag this season! The best part...?! It costs under $7 :0 Apply one coat for a sheer look and two for full-on sparkle! Each lip gloss in the collection can be worn alone or layered with your favorite shade for a variety of unique looks!

4. SheaMoisture

Radiance Mud Mask Coconut & Hibiscus


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This purifying mud mask does what it claims- it will fully absorb dirt, impurities, and excess oil while also removing dead skin cells that only cause dull and lifeless skin! Contains a unique blend of organic coconut oil, shea butter, Hibiscus flower, and Songyi mushroom extracts that gives the skin a soft look and feel, in addition to deeply nourish the skin and leave it radiant & rejuvenated too! Void of mineral oil, PABA, parabens, paraffin, phthalates, DEA, gluten, synthetic colors, & fragrances as well. For this price, you can't beat 2-4 applications [I just use what I need and then fold down the packaging and tape well, trying to re-seal in a sense as best I can![. 

5. Sun Bum

Beach Formula Shine On Hair Conditioning Treatment


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One of my fav hair care products for the summer! Sun Bum's Shine On oil hair treatment will leave your hair smooth, shiny, frizz-free, and healthy without spending tons of cash or using unwanted ingredients either! Accelerates drying time by up to 40% and since it's crystal-clear, it won't affect hair color or alter color-treated hair. With a paraben and ethyl alcohol-free formula, it won't harm hair or cause dryness. Infused with argan, coconut, almond, sunflower, and jojoba oils- which equals brilliant shine with restored and smoothed locks to boot! 

6. Hotheads

Mini-G Hairbrush


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Great to fit in your pocket or the your beach bag which makes this awesome brush portable and great for on-the-go gals! Perfect for quick touch-ups and styling due to the brush's unique Gentle Touch 3D bristles that features 3 bristle types. The firm v-shaped nylon allows for back-brushing and dry shampoo application too! Plus, the black & white natural boar means that tension can be adjusted that aids in improving surface shine, in addition to helping frizz reduction- even with dry hair! Also, the narrow oval cushion pad gives the brush a higher center profile so you get a better back-brushing experience :) Whether you're travelling, visiting the beach, or taking a trip to the gym you need this brush by your side this summer!

7. Verb

Sea Texture Spray


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Great for straight, wavy, and curly hair types and awesome for Summer! This wave texturizing spray from Verb will give you hair a natural texture with weightless grit feel and beach-like separation that's still touchable :) Maximize the effects of twisting & scrunching while boosting the hair's volume to boot! Formulate without parabens and phthalates, you can skip on the unwanted ingredients too! This is my go-to styling spray this Summer and I've fallen absolutely in love. 

8. Thayers Natural Remedies

Witch Hazel & Rose Petal Toner


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This alcohol-free witch hazel tone from Thayer's will leave your skin smooth, soft, healthy- without all of the yucky ingredients! Features rose petal water too that's chalked free of Vitamin C and that aids in collagen products and that also leads to cell strengthening and it could improve the appearance of scars and reduce blemishes. I use this toner daily and it's great even on my super sensitive skin and smells wonderful without being overly powerful. Affordable at under $11 and beats out many expensive toners that don't bring the same results either!


Revive Moisturizer


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If you haven't heard of RDKL, you've been missing out! Their skincare products are made for the 21st century with a quality line of skincare essentials that improve skin firmness, smoothness while also improving hydration and radiance! Their Revive moisturizer is fabulous and won't clog pores, cause breakouts, or leave behind residue either and that makes it an awesome candidate for the summer too :) Contains aloe vera gel, Japanese green tea extract, shea butter, avocado oil, sesame seed oil, hyaluronic acid, lutein, rosemary extract, lavender extract, Hibiscus flower extract, silk protein, ivy extract, and grape seed extract- which means that this naturally-formulated moisturizer is good for the skin!