Summer Must-Haves & Essential Contest

Yep – summer is finally here and you can’t wait to hit the pool or beach.beach bag

Here are our Summer must-haves to pack in your cute beach bag that won’t leave you looking like a hot mess (yes, pun intended):

Sunscreen: For your face, get at least one with minimum SPF30. For your body, I’m a huge fan of spray-on sunscreens since it’s so easy to apply especially on hard to reach spots like your back. Just make sure that you choose one that’s at least SPF 60 since there’s nothing worse than looking (and feeling) like a lobster. Remember to apply this at least 15-30 minutes before you head out and re-apply every 2-3hours after sweating or swimming.

Tinted Moisturizer: Skip foundation since it’ll just melt off in the sun and instead apply a tinted moisturizer that provides the same coverage and hydrates your skin at the same time. Find one that’s oil-free and offers sun protection with at least  SPF 30

UV-shield Leave-in Hair Conditioner: Beach hair is sexy but post-sun strands aren’t. Wear a, leave-in conditioner with UV filters that’ll keep your locks hydrated

Lip Balm w/SPF: Like the rest of your face, your lips also need some sun protection. Find one that keeps your lift soft and hydrated and has minimum SPF 15

Blotting Paper: Great for getting rid of all the oil when you’re basking in the sun

We’d love to know what your top 3 summer beauty/skincare issues are – i.e. sun spots, dry skin, frizzy hair, etc.

Let us know and you’ll be automatically entered into our MARIE LOUISE SUMMER ESSENTIAL CONTEST for a chance to win 1 of 2 Marie Louise Cleansing Clear Gel, our dual-purpose makeup remover/facial cleanser (approximate retail value $57). Enter to win by submitting a comment below (please answer the contest question above) and make sure to leave a valid first and last name and e-mail address so we can properly contact you if you’re a winner.

Contest STARTS on Thursday, June 3rd @ 12:01am Eastern Time (“ET”) and ENDS on Monday, June 7th @ 11:59 PM ET.

No purchase necessary. One entry per person/e-mail address. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (void in Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S Commonwealth & Territories) who are 18 years of age at the date of entry.

Click here for complete contest rules

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