What are some of the best beauty products to have this summer 2017?

I love having the opportunity to discover and try out new beauty products first-hand. No matter how many reviews you read online, the only way to know if a product is right for you is to try it yourself. After trying out a handful of beauty products recently, I’ve compiled my must-have summer beauty products 2017.

Must Have Summer Beauty Products 2017

Must Have Summer Beauty Products 2017

Curl Bar by Hot Tools

The CurlBar is the latest gold-plated curling iron in the Hot Tools® line-up, to raise the bar in achieving the hottest looks for your hair. It has a cool, innovative 90° ergonomic design. Shaped like the number 7, when you style your hair, it eases stress on your shoulders and elbows. The best part is its heritage 24K gold surface which provides even heat distribution, and is ideal for creating long-lasting, smooth curls on all hair types.

I did a video on YouTube unboxing and demonstrating it on my own hair – check it out here:


Alumier MD HydraClarité Moisturizer and AluminEye

I’m in my 40s and still struggle with blemishes. I find it often difficult to find the right moisturizer that won’t clog my pores because I do tend to break out, especially in the summer.

AlumierMD HydraClarité Moisturizer is an ultra-light non-comedogenic antioxidant-rich hydrator specially formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin. Hinokitiol, sea whip and Canadian Willowherb™ relieve redness and irritation. Allantoin and honey maintain the skin’s moisture balance. Antioxidants protect and neutralize free radicals from the sun, pollution and irritation.

I struggle with dark circles but when you apply AluminEye, your eyes appear brighter. That’s because AluminEye has light-reflecting and soft-focus ingredients that lighten the appearance of under-eye darkness. Now available in a pump-style bottle, AluminEye helps improve elasticity and firmness, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness in the eye area. This A rich, anti-aging eye cream helps the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness. It stimulates collagen and elastin, and helps clear pigments from within the skin. A combination of tremella mushroom extract, niacinamide (vitamin B3) and murumuru butter moisturize, along with antioxidants protect against UV-induced free radical damage.

You can find AluminEye’s products in doctor’s offices, medical skin clinics, and online at www.alumiermd.com.

Must Have Summer Beauty Products 2017

Chamilia Stackable Rings

Chamilia, a Swarovski company, is like the trendy younger sister. They’ve created these beautiful new 3 new sterling silver stackable rings for this summer.

The Regal Collection Ring has the Chamilia Heirloom Lace motif and is featured on a high-polished sterling silver band. The Chamilia Quatrefoil Band is repeated to form an elegant sterling silver band with a bright polish; the Chamilia Day Tripper Rope Band features a classic rope pattern.

Worn together, these stackable rings look gorgeous. You can find Chamilia at more than 2,000 retail partners worldwide and on the Chamilia website. 

Must Have Summer Beauty Products 2017

White Tea by Elizabeth Arden

Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden is my go-to daily perfume, Its citrus aromatic fragrance is light and fresh. Now, Elizabeth Arden has launched a brand-new fragrance – White Tea. I have found my new daytime fragrance! It has a crisp, blissful scent that is absolutely delicious. White Tea Vapors and Sea Breeze Accord develop into the sweet smell of White Iris before finishing with the warm wood scent of Madras Wood, Tonka Bean and a delicately blended trio of musks. Such a lovely scent! Find it at Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs and Murale.

Must Have Summer Beauty Products 2017

Avalon Organics

Avalon Organics have exceptional scents in their full range of personal care products. The line offers pure benefits in botanicals.  The Lavender Hand & Body Lotion has a gorgeous lavender scent. The Peppermint Glycerin Hand Soap doesn’t dry out you hands as glycerine is a natural skin softener. So your hands won’t feel dry after washing.

Must Have Summer Beauty Products 2017

Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Collection

Maui Moisture’s hair products are made with 100% pure aloe juice as the first ingredient (replacing the deionized water found in most haircare products). All Maui Moisture products have NO parabens, NO silicones, NO sulfate surfactants, NO synthetic dyes, NO mineral oils and NO gluten – leaving room for the good only. The Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Collection is good for dry, damaged, or over-styled hair. It has a lovely scent, and feels like it’s moisturizing my thick and tangled hair. After using, it makes kinky, curly hair soft and manageable.

Formulated with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Macadamia Oil, this collection will give your locks an Instagram-worthy beauty boost!

Must Have Summer Beauty Products 2017

Alba Botanica sunscreens

Alba Botanica broad spectrum 40 SPF sunscreens are highly emollient and moisturizing, fast-absorbing with skin comforting ingredients like lavender, aloe leaf, calendula flower, ginseng and gingko baloba among other ingredients.

Unlike aerosol sprays, this sunscreen needs to be rubbed into your skin after spraying, which ensures that you’re covering every bit of exposed skin. The sunscreens works well as applied, and smells good too.

Must Have Summer Beauty Products 2017

Live Clean

Live Clean Face Mineral Sunscreen Lotion is a broad spectrum UVA/VB-protection mineral sunscreen designed specifically for the sensitive skin of your face. Non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested for comfortable and easy application, this lotion offers water resistance for 80 minutes and lasting sun protection.  Live Clean After Sun Aloe Vera Gel soothes skin that has been overexposed to the sun.  Packed with the natural moisturizing power of certified organic aloe vera, this gel calms and nourishes dry and itchy skin. Made with Australian tea tree oil, certified organic arnica extract and cooling witch hazel, this natural gel purifies and relieves the discomforts of insect bites, shaving nicks and other minor irritations.

Ten Minute Tan

This is the world’s fastest self-tanner they say! In just 10 minutes, you can achieve a natural-looking medium colour, without any harmful UV rays.  In fact, VITA LIBERATAVITA LIBERATA is one of the safest self-tanners around; in 2011 it became the first completely non-toxic tanning brand free from parabens, perfume, alcohol and all chemicals of concern.

Vita Liberata’s advanced organic technology uses Matrixyl 3000 Peptide Complex to plump and condition the look of skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and supporting natural collagen production. Vitamin C from neroli, and omega oils from rosehip further lock in moisture for rich hydration and the look of smoother, more radiant skin. This organic formula uses proprietary patented Odour Remove™ technology so there is no self-tan odor.

All you have to do is exfoliate your skin first, and then apply with the mitt provided.

Must Have Summer Beauty Products 2017

Batiste Dry Hair Shampoo in Cherry

No time to wash and style your hair? Batiste is one of the best dry hair shampoos out there. It suits all hair types, and makes your locks smell so delicious and fruity! It’s fabulous at getting rid of the natural oil build-up on your hair as well as the frizz, so you can quickly look like you walked out of a salon!

Batiste Cherry

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner

Lounging by the pool, or swimming at the beach all day, choose a matte and shimmer liner that stays on. This one from Stila features moisturizing ingredients that ensures colour glides on smooth without tugging your skin, and the waterproof formula won’t budge or fade.

The stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner can be used as a classic pencil liner or a smudgy eye shadow – simply smudge with your fingers or a brush.  The color sets after you’ve had time to get your desired effect, and then stays put all day.

Must Have Summer Beauty Products 2017

Butter London Nail Polish in Calypso Coral

Yes I love coral! Butter London nail polish in Calypso Coral is a vibrant colour and comes in a qcuik-drying, high gloss and chip resistant formula. It Promotes strong, healthy nails – Contains Hydrolyzed Silk, Horsetail Extract, Vitamins B, C, and E. It’s also 8-free – Butter London doesn’t add Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, or TPHP to any of its nail product formulas.

Must Have Summer Beauty Products 2017

Covergirl Katty Kat Matte Lipstick in “Coral Cat”

If you’re going to be at the beach or on the patio, and need a lipstick that will last, go for a bold coral matte shade like this one – Katty Kat Matte Lipstick in “Coral Cat” from Covergirl.


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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