summer beauty

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I’m thrilled to be making my TV debut on Seattle’s King 5 New Day Northwest this morning! If you’re in the Seattle area, please tune in at 11:00 AM and watch me share these amazing products and how they can help you stay gorgeous this summer. The segment will be taped live (eek!) and will go up on the New Day NW website later this week so I’ll be sharing it soon along with some photos. Until then, take a minute and get to know these summer beauty life savers!

1 | Repêchage Hydra Medic Face Wash | $30 | Repechage.com  While we love our sunny summer days here in Seattle, they can sure wreak havoc on our skin! Beat excess oil with this gentle cleanser. It is soap-free and includes natural ingredients like seaweed, lavender oil, ylang ylang, and green tea, and keeps skin feeling soft and smooth and the salicylic acid will keep you confident and blemish free.

2 | Jane Iredale Facial Blotting Papers | $11 | shop.janeiredale.com  You know that feeling when you’re out on the town in a warm and crowded hotspot and slip away to the powder room only to find that your carefully applied makeup has slipped down your face? Avoid melting makeup with these all natural, super powerful blotting papers. They come in a gorgeous little gold compact that will fit nicely into your tiny clutch and are made with flax seed, which is more absorbent than the rice or linen most other companies use.

3 | Orogold 24K Bio-Brightening Moisturizer | $278 | OrogoldCosmetics.com  When the sun finally comes out, Seattleites lay out and bake for days. While fun, this can lead to major skin problems like sun spots! This brightening moisturizer contains vitamins A and E and actual 24 karat gold, and has anti-aging properties. It not only prevents sun damage, but it can actually reverse it.  It will illuminate your skin and help protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. I’m hesitant to recommend something with such a huge price tag, but honestly some products are just worth a splurge on yourself! This one is no exception.

4 | Sebamed Moisturizing Body Lotion | $12.99 | sebamedusa.com  When choosing a moisturizer for the summer months, look for a gentle formula that is pH balanced. The skin’s natural protective barrier has a pH level of 5.5 and many products are too harsh! This lotion is infused with chamomile extract and with a perfect 5.5 pH balance, it restores the skin’s natural moisture without stripping skin of it’s protective barrier. It’s rapidly absorbing, non-greasy formula is ideal for even the most sensitive of skin types. Suffice it to say I’ve been using it everyday and it will go everywhere with me this summer.

Check out some other bloggers’ summer essentials by visiting Independent Fashion Bloggers call for summer essentials posts here.

Want to see me in action on KING 5’s New Day Northwest explaining each of these miracle products? Click here.

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