Feathering Fridays: summer go-to’s…

I realize that the summer solstice is not for a few weeks yet, but summer has made a welcome appearance here! I’ve donned the light clothing, sandals, and sun-gear. Folks are cutting the lawns, planting gorgeous flowers, cooking out, and boating.  I’ll be preparing chicken salad and corn on the cob later this weekend and we’ll be attending a graduation party as well.

In Wisconsin, the running joke is this: if you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes and it will change.  It’s quite likely that I may need pants and a sweater sometime next week, or, I may need to turn on the air conditioning.

All this weather talk has a purpose—not only do my clothes and shoes need to be changed up due to a wide variety of temps, but my make-up needs some finessing as well.

Today, I claimed a no-make-up day. That translates to, just a CC cream and some lip stick, letting my hair air dry without any rhyme or reason, and some sun screen for good measure.

On a work day, I will apply my new Aveda serum, Daily Light Guard, after moisturizing. Here is what the Aveda website says about this new mineral based serum:

“Let Nature help defend your skin’s natural beauty with sheer, weightless defense against the elements that damage skin.

  • with 100% mineral-derived sunscreens: advanced coating technology makes zinc oxide and titanium dioxide glide on sheer and smooth as they provide UVA/UVB protection
  • with plant-derived pollution defense: kukui seed oil helps strengthen skin’s natural environmental barrier, while an anti-oxidant blend with ginger extracts helps defend against free radical damage
  • dermatologist-tested
  • non-acnegenic
  • for all skin types
  • 74% naturally derived* *From plants, non-petroleum minerals or water.”

A little Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Uv Foundation Spf 20v, some Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip and Cheek Summer Glow in sunburst, and a little nude or pink lipstick creates a soft summery face.

My go-to summer eye shadows are also Estee Lauder—Magnetic Rose and Hyper Teal with some Jane Iredale mascara.

Finally, I add a little Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess gelee for a little more warmth and glow and I’m set for 12 hours!

How do you “face up” to summer?

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I am a fabric artist and a professional minister in the Catholic Church. I am married for 40+ years to a most fabulous man. We have 4 adult children, 2 daughter-in-laws ( who we also consider to our children!) and 4 grandbabies. I love to weave, paint silk, sew and design garments for myself; bead, read, write and color. I am also a spiritual Companion/Director and have a special place in my soul for women who are healing and in need of healing from trauma and abuse. I love coffee, quiet reflective prayer time at my kitchen table and long walks to breathe in the Holy Spirit. I would like to learn how to spin yarn and will someday create a spun, hand dyed/painted, beaded, woven fabulous garment of peace!

5 thoughts on “Feathering Fridays: summer go-to’s…

    1. Quite honestly, it does not have any staying power–4 hours and it has disappeared in terms of acting as a tinted moisturizer. I’ve not reaped any benefits from it in terms of lightening dark spots. It works as a low day make-up and as a primer. I will not re-buy.

      1. Thats such a pity! I would have expected much better from Estee Lauder as it is known as a quality brand. Thanks for sharing your experience of it, I was thinking of purchasing it before, but definitely wont be now! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  1. I just ran across this blog looking for reviews for the Giorgio Armani foundation, do you like it by itself? What is your opinion on it so far, worth the money?

    1. I love it–easy application; light but great coverage; terrific staying power. I use a very small amount to achieve these results. Definitely worth the price. Good luck & thanks for asking!

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