Beauty Summer Routine

Disclosure: Sponsored posting with Café Mom on behalf of ESTÈE LAUDER.

Summer is almost here! It’s my favorite season of the year! I love the sun. I love the beach. I love walks in the morning. I love bonfires late into the night. I just love how everything slows down in the summer. No school buses to catch for my kids. No lunches to make and backpacks to pack. Everything is just easier.

The summer for me is all about a relaxed and easy fashion and beauty routine. I love classic and effortless looks. Since I’m with my kids most of the time, I don’t have time to be primping and prepping every single morning. I need quick. I need practical. I need easy. But… I still want to feel and look good.

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So what do I do?

When it comes to my fashion, I keep it pretty simple. Cotton tees and tanks in basic colors that can be worn with pencil skirts for work, capris and shorts when I’m out with the kids and jeans when I’m just chilling with my husband and friends. Sandals are the only shoes I live in throughout the summer. Lightweight, gauzy fabrics are my all-time faves in the summer!

When it comes to my beauty, I’m the same way – I live for easy, simple and beautiful. I ditch my winter and spring makeup routines, which are usually pretty heavy on the eye makeup and bronzer and tone everything down. Lip gloss is always a must-have to keep my lips moisturized. I love tossing on some waterproof mascara to make my eyes pop (I stay away from a heavy smoky eye in the summer!). But my wear-every-single-day makeup item in the summer? ESTÈE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR STAY-IN-PLACE MAKEUP. It is everything. My mother introduced me to this product and I have to say, it’s been the best ever for my skin. It’s a foundation with staying power, yes… even in the hot summer months! I’m able to have (dare I say it) flawless looking skin from morning to night. With 5 kids, anything that’s going to look and stay natural through heat, humidity, non-stop activity – it gets 5 stars from me! It goes through the McClelland kid test!

Before and After! ♥

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(See how lightweight it is?? I love it!)

If you’re There are 38 shades to choose from once you apply, you can rest assured to know that the ESTÈE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR STAY-IN-PLACE MAKEUP won’t, smudge or come off on your clothes. I’m usually the one with a ring around my collar of foundation and bronzer, so I LOVE that this stays put! Also, important to note – it’s fragrance- and oil-free, dermatologist-tested, and non-acnegenic. What I love about wearing this throughout the summer is that you don’t need to add much more makeup on top! I can go lightweight and very simple, but still have great coverage.

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For all my fellow beauty lovers out there looking to try out this fabulous foundation or another ESTÈE LAUDER product, it’s the PERFECT time for you! ESTÈE LAUDER has an awesome Summer Gift with Purchase (GWP) promotion going on!! I’m not kidding, throughout my childhood my mom would take me and my sister to the mall every single time ESTÈE LAUDER had a gift with purchase promotion. It was always so much fun to see what items my mother was gifted in her promotion package. Well… my mom will be happy to know that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! I’m obsessed with an ESTÈE LAUDER gift with purchases!

This promotion is online, too – making it extra easy for you!

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Every Gift Includes 7-pieces:

  1. A beautiful – Pure Color Envy Gloss in Reckless Bloom
  2. A perfect summer staple – Pure Color Lipstick in Melon
  3. A dramatic and Sumptuous Mascara in Black
  4. An adorable exclusive tote bag inspired by an iconic Harper’s Bazaar cover
  5. A fabulous skincare choice – you choose what skincare package will best fit your need (3 products in total): Radiant Health // Signs of Aging // Lifting/Firming

GWP is on and is available NOW while supplies last.!! Don’t miss out on this one! Perfect summer gift!

So get yourself in fashion and beauty mode for the summer!

Keep it fresh.

Keep it light.

Keep yourself beautifully covered!




About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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