Petra’s Summer It List 2014



I love Summer! Each year, I try to come up with a list of favourite go-to’s to keep me going during those long days filled with heat & sunshine – here’s the list for this year!


A bright manicure is one of the easiest ways to add a touch of colour to your look.



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Do a creative design in sorbet shades to freshen things up! Go for a lime green & pink combination for a twist on the look above – try Nail Colour in Lime Lustre and Baby Girl.


And of course, you can’t forget the feet! Get tootsies ready for showing off by giving them a good scrub and following up with a lightweight self-tanner – try a concentrated one that you can mix into your regular moisturizer. Now put on some embellished sandals and hit the sand!



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If you’re heading to the beach, make sure to change up your makeup from your usual routine – ideally, you want your makeup to be as simple & lightweight as possible!



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Step 1: After applying a high SPF sunscreen of your choice, dab concealer under the eyes & onto any imperfections, a brightener to inner corners of eyes and dark areas, and a highlighter to tops of cheekbones – apply sparingly & in thin layers to keep a super-natural look. Use a compact palette so that you can keep in your beach bag for touchups!


Step 2: Apply a waterproof mascara (Lash Booster really is THE most waterproof I’ve ever found) to lashes, wiggling at the root to deposit more colour, then sweeping out to lash tips for a lengthened look. I like to apply mascara to JUST the upper lashes when I’m at the beach so that the undereye area stays light & bright.


Step 3: Swipe a tinted balm onto lips – try blotting to create a stained effect, or keep a soft sheen by applying it straight from the tube. Blend a bit of the same shade onto cheeks as well for a coordinated glow.



And of course, summer isn’t complete without a touch of bronze!



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Buff a powder bronzer onto high points of face for a summery, sun kissed effect in seconds! Also sweep it under chin to slim & contour the face – this has long been a trick of mine that I do EVERY time I wear bronzer.



In need of a quick beach to cocktails pick-me-up?



Find Chanel No.5 The Hair Mist at:



Try a hair mist version of your favorite perfume – these formulas are designed to give a soft halo of scent while protecting hair AND fighting frizz. Love a multipurpose product!


Hope this was helpful in getting you into the Summer mood!! Until next time :)




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