OH HAY. I’m back! If you haven’t seen on Instagram, I broke my elbow in the middle of August. I narrowly missed needing surgery to realign the bone, so when my orthopedist directed that I needed to significantly reduce my computer time while the initial healing took place, I listened. I actually took a medical leave from work, since it involves being on the computer all day, every day. Anyway, I’m healing well and cleared to be back on a keyboard.
While I was out of commission, everything moved from summer to this fall transition period. Admittedly, I am a super fan of summer but this late summer/early fall transition is the best of both worlds. Warm days, cool nights. Layering heaven. Patio season, with amazing sleeping weather. There’s amazing produce at the farmer’s market
A great way for mixing in some end-of-summer vibes into your look is with beauty products. Summer glow is real, even if it comes from your inner vibes and not from tanned skin. Even better, these are all clean beauty products.
Rock that “I just ate a strawberry popsicle” look with a swipe of tinted lip conditioner. I love the Arabian Knights color, which wears more like a lip stain and has a perfect berry color.
This is the perfect in-between season for shorts and a light sweater. Keep your skin smooth with this amazing smelling body scrub from Indie Lee. (Seriously, that zesty coconut scent is so good!)
Swipe on a little bronzer across your cheekbones and nose for a sun-kissed look to refresh those “oh, I was just on the boat this weekend” vibes. This W3ll People bronzer is a great choice for buildable and believable color. (We’ve all probably come across a bronzer that is too dark or too orange and it looks all kinds of wrong. No one needs that.)
While you’re pretending to have been on the water over the weekend, spritz in some sea salt spray for hair that matches your sunkissed (looking) skin. I like the Captain Blankenship Golden Waves shimmer spray for adding a little shine to my hair. If that is too glitzy for you, there’s also an original/non-shimmery formulation.
Last but not least is Yarok’s Feed Your Ends leave-in conditioner. Summer is hard on your hair – between extra sun exposure, chlorine, etc. During the height of the summer, I use hair masks to keep my locks hydrated, but as we transition to fall, my hair still needs some extra TLC. I like this leave-in conditioner spray, and can spray and much or as little as I need after showering. When we hit the extra dry winter air, I’ll Incorporate heavier moisturizers, but this light spray is perfect for right now.
The fall transition is inevitable, but letting go of summer doesn’t have to be! How are you extending summer?
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