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9 Beauty Products You Need for Summer

I am a notorious over-packer. There was a European vacation incident that happened awhile back where I had to drag a 75 pound bag down the steps of a metro station in Paris. It should have been an awakening, but it wasn't. Especially if it's a road trip. (I might just need that fourth pair of wedge sandals. Just sayin'.)

Husband mocks. Brother mocks. (You have a suitcase just for shoes?!!! Yes, bro, I can't believe you just asked me that.) But, hey, I like to have choices and I dress by feel.

Same goes for beauty products. Someday I will unveil my whole make-up collection, but I'm not ready for that much honesty right now.

I recently got away to the beach for a few days and tried to pare down my cosmetics case. It was very hard for me to whittle down this list, but these are just a few of my fave summer products at the moment. I took all of them and use them often, so they are tried and true.

Mac Matte Lip Pencil in Frantic -- Such a pretty matte, pinky-peachy color.

Too Faced The Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Palette -- Every color you need for every look. And is smells like chocolate. Really.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance -- Use this as a base and your eye shadow isn't going anywhere.

Stila Waterproof Eyeliner in Lionfish -- A gorgeous light brown.

Josie Maran Argan Oil Highlighter Stick -- Argan oil infused and just the right amount of shimmer.

Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen - Feels like nothing on your face.

Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Cream -- Very sheer and has sunscreen. For those "no- make-up" make-up days.

Bath & Body Works Honolulu Sun Body Lotion -- Coconut, but you won't smell like a pina colada.

Yes to Coconuts Ultra-Hydrating Night Cream -- Natural, very rich, but not heavy. You might smell like a pina colada.

Kitty Tote from Francesca's Collection -- It has kitty faces on it. Really, do I have to explain?

Yes, it smells like a chocolate bar. Take a whiff.

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