Summer Essentials – Backyard BBQ!



Tomorrow is 4th of July, and that means it’s time to BBQ! It’s one of my favourite things about summer – just relaxing and putting some food on the grill for a low-key get together with family & friends :)


Even though a BBQ is casual, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with your makeup…go ahead, try something new & eye-catching!


Find Nail Colour in Fuchsia Dew at:

Find Shea Butter Lip Balm in Ripe Raspberry at:

Find Flawless Beauty Primer at:

Find Endless Silky Eye Pen in TrueTeal at:


For a low-key summer BBQ, I love to choose one feature to enhance and leave the rest very natural – so easy & quick (so you can get back to eating/socializing ASAP :) )

NAILS: Try a bright shade with a glimmery finish for maximum impact

LIPS & CHEEKS: Go for a rosy-raspberry colour that creates a cute & coordinated look in an instant

SKIN: Apply a luminous primer all over before makeup application and also use as a highlighter as an ultra-glowy finishing touch

EYES: Smudge a shimmery teal liner around the eyes for a mesmerizing gaze, or just underneath the eye for a quick shot of colour


Click on the graphic below to enter to win ALL of the products above to create your own sizzling summer look!





Now that you’ve got the makeup taken care of, a signature BBQ dish is in order! My favourite is below.


Photo via:


This watermelon, basil & feta salad is AMAZING – there’s never any leftovers! Here’s how I like to make it:

Cut 1 small seedless watermelon into cubes. Add the following to the watermelon in a large bowl: 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup fresh basil cut into strips, 1/2 cup roasted pine nuts, 1 cup crumbled feta cheese, plus balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt & pepper to taste. Toss to combine all ingredients & enjoy!


Happy 4th of July!!! What is your favourite way to celebrate?



Comments are closed.