How to survive Summer in the South

Friday, May 25, 2012

I love Summertime here in North Carolina...days are spent out by the pool with friends and nights fixin chicken on the grill and going out for ice cream! But theres just one thing that makes all this not as enjoyable..the HEAT!

If you're from the South then you are quite familiar with how hot it gets in the summertime..if you're not let me just tell you it gets HOT...we're talking upper 90's. Lord knows, half the reason everyone has big hair in the South is cause of the huminity. So I thought I'd share with y'all a couple things that help me survive summer in the South!

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One: Use a tinted moisturizer instead of will moisturize your skin in the heat, still give you good coverage for blemishes but not melt off your face like foundation.
Two: Give your face a little bit of a glow with a bronzer and highlighter will make your skin look freshly sunkissed.
Three: Brighten your eyes with a volumizing mascara.
Four: Plump and moisturize your lips with a high shine gloss.

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One: Use a moisturizing and paraben free shampoo and conditioner like moroccan oil to keep your hair healthy during the summer months.
Two: To tame those fly aways and too keep frizz undercontrol use a styling cream to keep your hair soft and frizz-free.
Three: To give your hair a beachy wave and volume use a salt spray when your hair is damp.
Four: Protect your hair against the humidity with a finishing holds like a hairspray but isn't as thick and will keep your hair gorgeous all day.


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  1. This heat kills me!! Thanks for the hair tips :)

  2. Awesome! This post is GREAT, I live in N.C. too! Thanks for the tips.

    Ashton from:

  3. Don't forget blotting sheets! I carry these in my purse all summer to touch up my makeup without adding any powder. Lord knows these Tennessee summers will melt anything off your face.

  4. The heat kills me during the summer! I'm still searching for the perfect tinted moisturizer!

  5. my face has seriously been melting off lately. love summertime, but hate that humidity. Have a great weekend love!

    ps I'm doing my first giveaway and I'd love you to come by!

  6. The humidity sucks! I def need to try a tinted moisturizer.

  7. The heat is soo killer! And the humidity is even worse! My face melts off as soon as I step out in this Mississippi weather! I am definitely going to try a few of your products!

  8. I'm from Northern Bama, and The humidity is crazy! Love the tips for the hair! That is one of my biggest problems for the summer!

  9. Thanks for the tips!! I hope to try some of these soon. I'm living in Texas now, but am moving back to Georgia soon and cannot wait. It doesn't quite get as hot in GA, but it's definitely more humid!

  10. I remember summers in Dallas and don't miss the humidity at all. I agree with you, it is why Southern women have big hair. They gave up trying to tame the frizzy mess.

  11. Guess who uses all the same makeup :)

  12. great tips!!! It was so humid in DC this weekend I thought I was going to melt. The NARS bronzer and blush duo is one of my all time favorites!

  13. I love these summer survival tips! :). Your blog is awesome-just became a member/follower of your blog. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch. Happy Blogging!!!

    Elle xoxo

  14. LOVE moraccon oil products!! so fabulous! im a huge fan of tres a me too!

  15. It gets pretty humid up here in MI, too... I picked up some Argon oil detangler for my hair, and have been using a Keratin based shampoo in hopes of warding off the frizzies!

    Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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