Summer Vacation Beauty Inspiration

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I was recently super surprised and ecstatic to find that Mamma Mia had appeared on Netflix. I'm guessing it was some sort of marketing ploy ahead of the sequel's release, but still I had to rewatch the old favorite. While watching it I realized two things - first, Amanda Seyfried's character is basically living the dream life with her awesome loved ones on a beautiful Greek island, and second, that the movie provides some serious beauty inspiration for the Summer! I'm headed off on a cruise to Alaska in a couple weeks, and while it won't be the warmest summer vacation ever, I still found myself taking notes.

  1. Natural, beauty hair is always a good look: Seriously. A little salt spray in wet hair and you're good to go. My hair is super curly, but salt spray helps to vary the texture a bit which gives it a smidge of messiness that I love.
  2. Barely sunburnt cheeks: I've loved a good fake sunburn for the last couple of summers, but it is so hard to find the perfect shade of blush to do it. I had a Stila blush that was nearly perfect, but since the shade was discontinued I've been on the hunt for a new one. Spotting Chanel's Jouer Contraste blush in So Close on Maria Giannetos' Instagram was a major turning point. The packaging is chic as hell and the color is that ideal a-little-too-sunkissed red.
  3. A good tan: Obviously the characters in the movie are meant to have a natural tan from living on an island, but my skin cancer fears will always have me fake tanning. I recently tried the Tan Luxe Body drops and loved them, but I'll also be testing Coola's tanning products before I go.
  4. Summery colors galore: I don't tend to wear a whole lot of color, but I have no problem incorporating them into my beauty routine. I ended up picking up the Chanel Les 9 Ombres Affresco palette to do ocean inspired eyeshadow looks and the Chanel Giallo Napoli nail polish for a pop of sunshine on my hands.

What are your go to looks for Summer vacations? Let me know!

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