Beauty Regimen and Summer Makeup Essentials

Beauty regimen essentials from amazon

When it comes to summer skin I like to think less is more. I focus a lot on prevention and when I do wear makeup the products are ones I have been using (and loving) for years. My beauty regimen is very simple yet effective!

Beauty Regimen Essentials

Getting into the habit of a good beauty regimen is one that will thank you with great skin. Every season my skin changes and I need to change up my beauty routine to deal with it. Current status is combination skin and it’s not pleasant.

I may have to spend a few extra minutes a day on a beauty regimen to keep blemishes at bay but it is completely worth it when I have blemish-free skin. Just because I am spending the extra time getting my skin clean doesn’t mean it’s difficult. These wipes from Garnier sit on my bathroom counter and I do a quick swipe before I go to sleep. I always follow with a toner and the serum to close pores and do a moisture bomb. As needed I do a mask to remove black/white heads and as an avid picker the comodone extractor tool is my best friend, like I can’t imagine life without it now that I have it. 

Amazon Beauty Regimen

  1. Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Vitamin-Enriched Cleansing Cloth for Normal and Combination Skin. Waterproof Makeup Remover, 25-Count
  2. BESTOPE Blackhead Remover Pimple Comedone Extractor Tool Best Acne Removal Kit –
  3. Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera
  4. Blackhead Remover Mask,Black Mask,Cleaner Purifying Deep Cleansing Acne Black Mask Peel-off Face Mud Mask
  5. ArtNaturals Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum – 30 ml – with Hyaluronic Acid and Vit E – Wrinkle Repairs Dark Circles, Fades Age Spots and Sun Damage

Summer Makeup Essentials

I have a slew of products that I have been using for years. They are tried, tested and keep performing well even as I age, even as my skin changes, and as my needs change. Some like the Lip Smackers are straight up things I’ve used for more than half my life and they remind me of simpler times.

When I was in my early 20’s I would go to Florida and see all of the girls with beatiful skin but they looked like they had no makeup on. They trick? They all wore Bare Minerals on their face and this starter kit linked below lets you try it out before commiting. It also lasts 6+ months with daily use!

amazon summer makeup


    1. Bareminerals Get Started 7 Piece Complexion Kit, Golden Tan
    2. L’Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara, Carbon Black
    3. e.l.f. Essential Lip Stain – Pink Petal
    4. Lip Smacker Liquid Lip Gloss Friendship Pack, 5 Count

What are your skin care essentials?

Make sure you check out our Kitchen Essentials post for what we are crushing on right now!

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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

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  1. July 27, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Oh I love the colour of that lip stain! #ihavethisthingwithpink

  2. Cheryl H
    August 1, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    I always neeed face wipes! They are essential to my beauty routine

  3. Anna Roszak-Robinson
    August 1, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    Love lip smackers

  4. Ruth
    August 1, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Curious about the vitamin c for the face!

  5. Carole D.
    August 2, 2017 / 1:27 am

    Great list. I have been using Lancome definicils for years and love that mascara, but it’s pricey. I will have to try the L’Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara, Carbon Black

  6. Jonnie
    August 3, 2017 / 3:41 am

    Great list! My must have is Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer. I have trouble finding face cream that doesn’t break me out but that one works great for me.

  7. Cassandra Gale
    August 3, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Awesome yet so simple routine and tips. I to still use lip smackers.

  8. Lynda Cook
    August 3, 2017 / 10:22 am

    The Bareminerals Get Started 7 Piece Complexion Kit, Golden Tan looks like an awesome kit and one that I am very interested in!!

  9. Alison Braidwood
    August 3, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    The Thayers witch hazel/aloe bottle looks super interesting. Great for summer bug bites and other irritations.

  10. Calvin F.
    August 3, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    All set for the any season, especially summer! 😀

  11. Treen Goodwin
    August 3, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    I would love to try them wipes , i also love Lip Smackers 🙂

  12. kathy downey
    August 3, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Very interesting post but i can tell your skin looks great.My problem is dark/age spots. I always have Garnier wipes on hand,their great !

  13. AD
    August 3, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Cleansing Wipes are part of my essential year-round beauty regime; I think they are the best thing ever invented, amazing for your face and convenient! I use very little make-up in the summer, but sunscreen is an essential too.

  14. August 6, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    I would love the bare minerals complexion kit and also love the color of that lip stain #ihavethisthingwithpink!

  15. Janet M
    August 7, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Mascara and cleansing cloths are essentials for me in the summer.

  16. Sandra p
    August 7, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Mine is Olay nourish cream cleanser and Aveeno SPF30 daily moisturizer

  17. August 7, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Love your reviews! I will have to try that mask. Love that Loreal mascara too.

  18. kristen visser
    August 7, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    wow loving these products especially the ArtNaturals Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum! Something I could definitely use and would love to get. I don’t really use to much on my skin…I should use more. Currently I use NeoStrata

  19. August 8, 2017 / 10:04 am

    yes! Always take care of your skin & minimal summer makeup!

  20. August 9, 2017 / 1:23 am

    I love all of these awesome products but I could really use the TLC benefits of the the ArtNaturals Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum!

  21. Judy Cowan
    August 10, 2017 / 10:29 am

    Great list. Have to admit that I am not big into make-up but the Lip Smacker Liquid Lip Gloss Friendship Pack is something I would use 🙂

  22. Janine a
    August 11, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Awesome list, I sometimes forget to take care of my skin in summer

  23. Mike Gismondi
    August 11, 2017 / 11:26 am

    My wife uses mascara and cleansing cloths

  24. Kristi
    August 11, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try one of those black masks. It looks like a great product.

  25. Leslie Crosbie
    August 13, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Thanks for giving me some new ideas!

  26. Debbie White Beattie
    August 14, 2017 / 4:48 am

    The Bareminerals Get Started 7 Piece Complexion Kit is something I’d love to try but I didn’t even know it was available in Canada.

  27. Alicia Boisvert
    August 16, 2017 / 5:51 am

    Excellent list and the facial wipes I haven’t found the right one yet.

  28. Kevin B
    August 20, 2017 / 2:03 am

    I would like to try that Vitamin C serum

  29. Lynda Cook
    August 20, 2017 / 11:20 am

    My go to beauty essentials is my eye liner, mascara, and lip stick!! those are my main ones that I like to wear!

  30. Katie C
    August 21, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Absolutely in love with the garnier face wipes!!! Interested in the Cherrioll mask, I have the one from Showcase and it is AMAZING!!!!!

  31. Joyce S
    August 21, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Great list, important to clean your face properly every evening!

  32. Donna L.
    August 22, 2017 / 2:49 am

    Thanks for the good tips.

  33. erin n
    August 23, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    cleansing cloths are so important! i need to try the ones you use.. thanks for this post!

  34. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    August 23, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I don’t need many skin care essentials, which I consider to be lucky. I need a nice smelling soap and water mainly, with occasionally a dash of moisturiser. 🙂

  35. erin n
    August 25, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    I NEED those Lip Smacker lip pens! So nostalgic <3

  36. Donna L.
    August 26, 2017 / 3:04 am

    I’d like to try the e.l.f. Essential Lip Stain.

  37. kathy downey
    August 27, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Thanks for the great list,i love lip smackers

  38. Tammi L.
    August 29, 2017 / 2:42 am

    We just started using the Garnier wipes… we love them! My daughter never closes them so I have to run around behind her and seal them in a ziplock everyday but I’ve discovered that even the dried out ones work by just misting it with a water bottle.

  39. kathy downey
    August 31, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    I need to try the ArtNaturals Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum Dark Circles and Age Spots are my enemy!

  40. erin n
    August 31, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    I have been so wanting to try that Thayers Witch Hazel! I have been hearing and seeing a lot about it lately. Thank you for this 🙂

  41. Jenn
    August 31, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Awesome products! The Bare Minerals foundation has been on my wish list for years. My friend swore by it when we were in university.

  42. Tiesha
    September 1, 2017 / 9:28 am

    I barely wore make up this summer. Too hot!

  43. Tiesha
    September 2, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I like to use coconut oil as a make up remover. It works great!