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Summer Shortcuts

After a long weekend in Mexico, followed by the holiday weekend, I feel like summer has officially kicked off!  Once the temperatures spike I don’t want to be bothered with loads of makeup or hot hair tools, so I used my girl’s trip to Cancun as the perfect excuse to kick my beauty routine into summer mode.  That included a layered haircut fit for air-dried, wavy hair (thanks, Essensuals London!), my first brow tinting that would minimize the need for brow powders and pencils, a spray tan for obvious reasons, and, my favorite, eyelash extensions.  I’d been wanting to try eyelash extensions for more than a year, but couldn’t quite justify pulling the trigger, but the appeal of not having to coat my fair-hued lashes in waterproof mascara gave me the needed push.  (See the before and after here.)  It’s cut the time it takes me to get ready down to about 5 minutes, and I’m obsessed with the results.

I’m adding these summer beauty shortcuts to my summer/vacation bag of tricks, and there’s still time to share your vacation tips for a chance to win a signed copy of the book you’ll want to add to your beach bag, Love Sick.  Just leave a comment with your favorite piece of traveling advice and you could win!

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