Blame it on the heat but this weekend was nowhere near as productive as I meant for it to be. Instead of tackling my to do list, I wandered around the neighborhood yesterday in this easy white denim shortsand printed shirt combo. That’s what Summer is for, right?
It’s hot in New York City. Like walk a block, sweat a gallon kind of hot. Secretly, I love it.. but it definitely makes getting dressed a challenge. This outfit was a beat the heat winner over the past weekend.
We’re at the point in the Summer when heat and humidity, long days in the sun, pool/ocean/lake dips all have started to wreak havoc on my skin and hair. Here, the products I’ll be using to get me through the rest of the season.
HAIR: If I’m drying naturally, this sea salt spray gives me beachy waves. If I’m blow-drying this smoothing cream fights frizz and softens dry ends. And either way, I use this detangler on the regular.
NAILS: Summer usually wreaks havoc on my mani/pedi but Essie polishes last longer than any other brand I’ve tried. And my real secret ingredient? This instant dry top coat. No scratches, dents or chips and it’s dry… instantly. I never paint my nails without it.
SKIN: First things first, skin protection. I just tried this mineral sunscreen for the first time and it feels like velvet. This serum is great for lightening up sun spots or other damage and this eye repair emulsion.. well I have no idea what that even means but it brightens, firms and reduces puffiness around the eyes. So I’ll just call it magic.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all in this city (and trust me.. I’ve seen some things), Manhattan goes and blows you away all over again. This weekend, 166 blocks north of our apartment (plus 18 subway stops and about a mile hike later) we tracked down the last standing lighthouse in the city. And it was well worth the trek.