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September 16, 2012

Summer Savers

Is it me, or are you also a tad bewildered that Labor Day is already long gone? (I’m almost equally amazed that we’ve been in our townhouse for exactly six months now!) It was the ceremonial end to summer, and the weather will soon turn cooler, but I’m not mentally prepared yet to capitulate to an autumn beauty routine. You know, one that involves meticulously-applied lipstick, some eye liner, darker shadow and vamp-colored nails. I prefer the low-maintenance regimen necessitated by heat and humidity of a small dusting of loose powder, a quick swipe of shimmer on the eyelids, rosy blush and a light gloss.

Maybe I’ll be ready for a “fall face” in, like, November. Until then, I recently bought three new beauty products to prolong carefree summer vibes.

Making summer last

  • Sephora by OPI nail polish in Chamomile-ion ($9.50): subtle peachy-gold goodness.
  • Sea Salt Soap from cb2 ($6): the packaging had me at hello. Smells like a heavenly beach; it’s gonna be a godsend on the snowiest winter days.
  • Clinique Chubby Stick in Pudgy Peony ($16): a sheer Schiaparelli-worthy hot pink for the lips.

Can’t you just imagine a beauty editor proclaiming, “Summery make-up paired with the season’s prints and heavy brocades provides a fresh juxtaposition that feels very modern.” (Pretty good, huh?)