I apologize if anyone finds these boring but I think they’re a nice way to review a bunch of products in one post.
Benefit’s Posietint is the perfect solution to summertime blush. It stays on, you don’t have to worry about it smearing down your face (unless you plan on immersing yourself in a body of water), and there’s really no need to use a powder over it. During the other seasons, I do choose to put a powder blush over it (either Benefit’s Thrrrob or MAC’S Pink Swoon) but I like to keep it minimal during the warmer months. This product is easy to apply and blends out nicely, so don’t be intimidated by its liquid consistency or its bright pink coloring.
I would skip out on buying the Cutex Advanced Revival remover pads. I used them to remove my toe nail polish and could barely get through half a foot on one pad. I had to use regular polish remover to take off the rest. I could see how these would be convenient for travel but if you’re planning on staying home, stick with the traditional nail polish remover and cotton ball. The only thing this stuff has for it is that it smells kind of nice.
I kept the Nivea Extended Moisture lotion on my bedside table as a hand moisturizer. It claims to keep your body moisturized for 48 hours but what kind of claim is that? I’ve usually showered in that time so who can actually tell if this product has kept their body hydrated for that long? Anywho, this did keep my hands nice and moisturized and it was nice to apply at night so I could wake up without dry skin. The consistency was a bit thin but you only needed about a nickel sized amount to use for both hands. This also had a light scent (“clean” smelling) but nothing overbearing.
Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Eau So Fresh perfume is my favorite spring/summer scent. I’m not really a fan of the original Daisy because I find it too florally but this is a lighter scent with a bit more sweetness to it. This is an eau de toilette so it doesn’t last very long (maybe 3-4 hours at most) but sometimes it lingers for longer and you randomly get a whiff of it and you’re like, “oooh that’s nice.” You can read the notes of it here and of the original Daisy here.