Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

The hottest days of the year are here, of course right before fall, right when the September issue is upon us.  We are all starting to crave cooler days, in all of their sweater-y socked glory, but the heat definitely puts a damper on things.  Well, fear not my friends!  I have come with a little relief!

Starting with a mani and pedi, I love the change of colors in polish when fall begins to buzz.  Darker colors seem like such a welcome break after such bold bright hues all summer long.  OPI killed it with the colors in their San Francisco line this year, this deep purple being my favorite!  With dark nails in tow and temperatures consistently rising above 90 degrees, throw on some easy blush and mascara and call it a day!  This YSL Créme de Blush is light as can be and adds the perfect peachy glow to bronzed summer skin.

Speaking of summer skin, I like to keep mine soft and supple with body oils, my fav being this lovely stuff by Vered.  The fresh smelling essential oils come together to make your skin feel and smell ready for anything.  And don’t forget about your summer hair!  Which, really, doesn’t sound as enticing as summer skin, mostly because that usually means a whole lot of chlorine buildup.  A nice healthy hair cleanse is always called for come the end of poolside day dreaming, especially you blondies out there, no one wants the green tinge.

And last, but definitely not least, the dog days always mean bathing wear sales.  So, go on, make the most of the last days of summer with a fresh fall inspired pedi and cute new suit!  Now, don’t you feel better?

From top left, going clockwise:

Blush: YSL Créme de Blush in Audacious Orange

Suit: Bantu Bikini Top & Bottom

Shampoo: Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo

Body Oil: Vered Rosewood Neroli Body Oil

Mascara: Lancôme Définicils in Deep Black

Polish:  In the Cable Car-Pool Lane by OPI

What do you think?