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!