Summer Beauty Must-Haves - Sammy Makes Six

Summer Beauty Must-Haves

The Walmart gift cards used and being given away in this post have been provided by P&G. All opinions are of course, my own. 

Summer is here, and it's so hot that you can bet my beauty routine has changed to accommodate the warmer temperatures. When it gets this unbearably hot, a full face of makeup is a big no-no. Twice this week, I actually tried a full face because we had dinner plans and such, but no matter how high-end I go, no makeup is a match for 100 degrees. That's why for me it's a much better idea to go back to some simple basics from Olay and Covergirl that never let me down. These products are available at Walmart, and they are so affordable, and just so easy to incorporate  in my summer routine. 


So a total no brainer for summer is having very moisturized, soft, supple skin. I suffer from very dry skin year round. In the winter it's scaly dry skin and in the summer, it's itchy dry skin. It's the worst! That's where the Olay Ultra Moisture Beauty Bars come into play, these are specially made with shea butter and have a creamy, moisturizing lather that leaves my skin clean, soft and smooth. But the best part is how they smell....just smelling the bar makes me want to jump in the shower. Plus Olay Ultra Moisture Beauty Bars cleanse gently enough to use on your face, so when I am feeling all sticky and icky I can do a quick face wash and immediately feel a million times better. Have I mentioned how amazing they smell?


I very recently mentioned an older version of this compact on my social media accounts, this is the CoverGirl CG Smoothers Pressed Powder, talk about a throwback to my teenage years! When I was young, a CG compact plus some red lipstick, was my makeup. I can't even smell a CoverGirl compact without immediately going down memory lane. The CoverGirl CG Smoothers Pressed Powder are a newer version of my beloved compacts. Designed with AquaCurrent Scuence this formula helps minimize the appearance of imperfections for a beautiful, smooth complexion. Who doesn't love that? The conditioning formula contains chamomile, which is so good to my rosacea. I just apply this to clean, moisturized skin with three coats of mascara y vamonos. 


Even though a CoverGirl compact was my best friend growing up, I came late to the CoverGirl mascara party. It wasn't until last year that I had a coupon and a bunch of people told me on Instagram to try one, did I first buy one. Since then I have bought many more, and they are some of the ones that I buy my girls religiously. The CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara is designed to max out your lashes for that big-lash look that looks great with or without liner. You know I love a winged liner and a lot of mascara, but lately three coats of the mascara with no liner are really growing on me. It's funny how your makeup tastes change as you get older, now at the age of 41, I don't feel the need to have a full face daily. And in this heat? Much better to keep my skin fresh and clean with a light dusting of CoverGirl CG Smoothers Pressed Powder and big lashes. That way there is no melting an hour later. 

Walmart helps you save on tried and true beauty brands from P&G like Olay and Covergirl. It's where I bought my goodies, and now I want to give one of my readers a $25 Walmart gift card to go buy their own Covergirl and Olay products. Enter by sharing your Olay or Covergirl Summer Must-Have. 

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