Summer is just around the corner and down the block, and I for one am excited and a little scared. The extremely high temps this Spring has me scared about what Summer temperatures will look like here in Texas. That doesn’t change the fact that I’m over the moon excited because I love all things beauty this time of year! Glowing and luminous looking skin is at the top of the brain, and beachy colors become a way of life. This year is no different so here are a few things that I’m loving for the upcoming season…

Urban Decay Beached Palette

Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette

THIS PALETTE IS SO DAMN BOMB (yes that’s how I really feel)! I mean have you seen the colors and how well they play together! These eight velvety and creamy shadows were inspired from the landscape of the warm beaches in SoCal. Now I just need to be on a beach somewhere looking fabulous while sipping on cocktails.

Smashbox + Vlada Collection-Petal Metal Always On Liquid Lipstick

This Rose Gold metallic collaboration between Vlogger Vlada and Smashbox is what Summer goals look like in real life! I had to add one of the Always On Liquid Lipsticks, the color is XO, Vlada, to my summer must-have list because it oozes my vision of summer. Do yourself a favor and pick up a highlighter, the eyeshadow palette, and one of the lippies.

Simply Scrub Rose Body Scrub

Simply Scrubs Rose Body Scrub

This scrub will have your entire body silky smooth. I’ve been testing it for over a month, and my skin is like butta! I love the fact that it is 100% organic and jammed packed with good stuff like rose petals, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, and brown sugar, just to name a few.

Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off

If you aren’t exfoliating your face at least once a week it’s time to right that wrong! It is one of the simplest things you can do to make it smoother, brighter, and renewed. This delicious smelling mask from Skinfood is great to get that face and neck area Summer poppin’. The black sugar sloughs off the dead skin and cleanses those pores, while the strawberry seed and strawberry oil brighten and renew the skin.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Micellar Cleansing Water

Since I’m a fan of the Purity collection & micellar cleansing waters, this was an easy decision! Plus, I think micellar cleansers are great for the summer since they are light and refreshing on the skin.

Becca Chocolate Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector & Sol De Janeiro Glow Oil

Becca Chocolate Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector

Becca’s Skin Perfecting highlighters are some of my all-time favorites; the color Topaz is one of my holy grail items. And now so is this new color Chocolate Geode, chocolate brown with gold pearl. It will take your breath away! It gives you luminosity without all the glitter which is a plus for me and anyone that wants a more sophisticated glow.

Sol De Janeiro Glow Oil

Sun Kissed glowing skin is one of the things myself and many others crave this time of the year. Getting it without damaging the skin is very possible with all the sprays and oils on the market. A must try for this season are these glow oils from Sol De Janeiro! These dry, non-sticky oils are inspired by Brazilians’ secret to a perfect glow. The light of Rio makes everyone’s skin look radiant, sensual, and irresistible – from day to night. I love the fact that they have a subtle shimmer that is just enough to reflect light beautifully off the skin.

What beauty products are you adding to your Summer rotation?

Until soon…Toodles

~Felice “Swanky Girl” Sloan

Felice "Swanky Girl" Sloan

Felice is the co-founder and editor of Urban Swank. She focuses on food, beauty, and fashion.



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    June 4, 2018

    Awee.. thanks for the valuable tips, was trying to how to sort out with the summer blemishes and tan. Definitely i must try out rose metallic Smash box. When it comes to beauty products I love to shop from from Ounass

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      Felice "Swanky Girl" Sloan

      June 4, 2018

      We are so glad you enjoyed it!

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