Summer Essentials

Summer is by far my favorite season, and no it’s not just because my birthday is in July. Summer is simply the best because the days are longer, the temp rises, and being outside makes me super happy.

As we jump into July (still can’t believe 2016 is half-way over), I wanted to share some must-haves this season.

First up is the sheet masks from Sephora. These little guys are perfect for your summer travels or after a long day in the sun. I recently picked up this Rose Lip Mask which I will be using tonight!


Klorane Dry Shampoo and Caudalie’s Grape Water are both essentials for when I am getting ready for work. Because I shower at night, my hair has zero volume in the morning. A quick spray of this at my roots helps lift my fine hair. I tend to over-powder my face to combat the oiliness on my skin. To help with the ‘cakeness’ that occurs, I spray Caudalie’s Grape Water over my face and it instantly refreshes my  makeup .



Looking for a new lipstick? I am obsessed with this greige mauve Bite lipstick in Thistle. Use this paired with a lipliner for a night out or pat directly onto your lips for a moody daytime look.


I recently got to smell all the new CLEAN Reserve perfumes. They are different from their permanent range, in a very good way. The one I am obsessed with is the scent Sueded Oud. Can’t tell you what ‘oud’ means, but I can tell you that this is a perfect musky beach scent.


Featured Image by Forged In the North

Alyssa Ciffone

I am a self-proclaimed beauty enthusiast! I love all things new and innovative. I grew up in Chicago and moved out to Los Angeles to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising where I studied Beauty Marketing. After graduating, I have worked at several beauty companies and currently reside at a skincare company. Skincare has always been a passion of mine and I absolutely love to share it with everyone in my life. Besides my 9-5, I am married with a fur-child named Larry. I want to share my love and knowledge of beauty with a sprinkle of bits and bobs on fashion and lifestyle. Enjoy and read on!

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