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Dealing with the heat is never an easy task. Summer requires a change in wardrobe, hair, and makeup routine. Even then, the hot temps still manage to sometimes degrade our well-planned, and cute summery looks. Living in the Arizona heat(try highs of 114+), getting your makeup to stay on is a difficult task I faced daily. I finally got tired of wasting my makeup with retouch after retouch, so I looked around for some “anti-sweat” products to help keep my face on. Out of the few that people said actually worked, I decided to order MAC‘s FIX+ Spray:

At only $10, it is $3 cheaper* than Urban Decay’s “De-Slick” oil control spray(At Sephora*. Online-$29). However, with tax and shipping, my total came out to be slightly over $15.

I did my normal makeup routine this morning, but skipped my usual primer. After all my makeup was finished, I sprayed three small pumps across my face, making sure it set everything. Two hours later at lunch, and after driving through the heat with no A/C for about 15 minutes, the majority of my makeup was still on. I decided to touch up just a little, but did not use the setting spray this time. I finally came home three hours later, and about another 20-30 minutes of driving in the heat, and my makeup looked just as fresh as is it did right after my touch-up! I have only used this product for one day, but I think I can safely say I will definitely be purchasing this for months and months to come.

Verdict?: BUY!

What “beat-the-heat” products do you use that help keep your makeup on during the summer months?

-M

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(Tank top-FACI $9.99, Shorts and Belt-F21 $10.80 & $3.50, Shoes-Payless $23, Necklace-F21 $5.50, Bag-Salvation Army $4.00, Sunnies-Wal-mart $6. Nails-Essie “Sand Tropez” $4, Martha Stewart Gold Glitter $3.50. Total cost= $70.29)

It’s been in the 100’s+ this past weekend, so I threw on this outfit composed of lightweight fabrics. I recently found this bag on a successful thrifting hunt and was a steal at $4! It has plenty of compartments and goes with everything. The overall neutralization of the outfit happened to be a complete coincidence. My nails were done a few days back after finding Essie’s “French Affair” Collection on sale at Walgreens for half off. The gold thumb nails were done after seeing this post. Using loose glitter instead of an actual glitter nail polish allows for a wider variety of pretty nail combinations. It also stays on great with a clear top coat!

-M

While majority of my closet is composed of black and other neutrals, I have been trying to incorporate more colors into my wardrobe(as seen in my last two outfit posts) and accessories just in time for summer.

(Finally jumped on the Mint nail train!)

(From L to R: “Blue Me Away”, “English Rose”, and “Mint Sorbet” as seen above.)

(Bright nail trend seen in June issue of Elle)

I’ve also recently dyed my hair a natural red…

What do you guys think?

I’m looking for some of these colorful items to add to my closet this summer:

  1. Everyday/School tote bag
  2. Accordion skirt
  3. Plain skirts that can be paired with everything
  4. Flats and comfortable heels
  5. Bold and fun jewelry 

FIDM update: Going to fill out my housing application this weekend! Only 19 days until I head to the big city. Getting very excited but I have TONS of things to get done before then.

-M