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Shades of Summer: Savoring Summer with Pretty Pops of Color

The air has just started to cool, and I wonder if that telltale change in the air is permanent. I was thinking about why I enjoy summer: celebrating our birthdays and anniversaries is one big exciting part, but there are also more subtle feelings associated with summer. There’s more freedom to slow down and soak in experiences. Clothes are lighter and more colorful. My summer beauty routine features colors that are light and bright rather than deep and exotic. I believe that summer brings a balance of bright colors, fresh looks, and new experiences to savor: this make summer a beautiful season for growth and expression. From peach picking, to coffee dates, these are the fruit-inspired shades of summer that inspire me.
Savoring Summer - Shades of Summer with Ilia, RMS Beauty, and W.E.L.L. People

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One of my favorite colors is peach. This is not that surprising, since peaches are actually my favorite fruit. Summer stone fruits – cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines – they’re all full of goodness. This bright, energetic color was also one of my wedding colors. Berries are also delightful – particularly raspberries (my favorite berry).

This summer, I’ve worked on finding sun protection that is easy to integrate into my routine. I also tried to manage my mane of hair and bring some of that glam summer beachy wave to the everyday easy look. I packed my glowing non-toxic beauty essentials for a few trips cross country to weddings.

Now, I present – my fresh-picked fruit-inspired beauty picks for summer

For summer, I like to pick just a couple of looks that traverse dressing up and casual scenes with ease. Sounds good to you?

Give these a try if you’re looking for a fresh way to savor summer.

// Skin //

Ilia Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 in Ramla Bay T4 

// Lip //

Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner with SPF15 in Kamikaze – top, raspberry lipstick

RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Smile – center, glass pot

W.E.L.L. People Bio Extreme lip gloss in Nude Rose – gloss with applicator

Savoring Summer - Shades of Summer with Ilia, RMS Beauty, and W.E.L.L. People
For the last six years, we have forgotten to go berry picking until the season was over and it was too late. This year, we FINALLY made it to go to a farm that had BOTH peaches and berries. It was the BEST DAY!


MUST HAVE. Fresh blueberry ice cream. Other flavors: strawberry, cider donut. 


Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury was a delightful spot to visit for my first peach and berry picking experience. They have a food truck on site (with the most delicious $3 ice cream around, complete with berries from their farm blent in), petting zoo,  and a beautiful and serene, green view. Their farm shop is cute too, and has a great selection of local edible finds and produce. Mid-end August is a perfect time to go – it isn’t too hot or too cold outside, and there’s plenty of fruit to pick.

When I was trying to pick a new color for summer, I looked all over online to try to find someone with olive-tan skin and naturally darker lips and couldn’t find it. So, I hope this helps if you’re looking for how Lip2Cheek in Smile looks!

Savoring summer – wearing my RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in “Smile.” I love it – it is so fresh for cheeks, and brightens up my lip in a sweet, barely noticeable way.

Lately, I have been wearing the sheer vivid tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 from Ilia in the shade Ramla Bay T4. It simplifies my routine by moisturizing and also giving me some sun protection. While it doesn’t cover redness fully, it does add minimal coverage and I can go back in with a couple dabs of concealer on troublesome spots if I need it.

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Wearing the whole look with Ilia SPF tinted moisturizer, and RMS Beauty lip2cheek in Smile. 🙂

What is your favorite color?

Have you ever thought about why you like certain colors? I think it is pretty neat to explore that further, because it may help bring back some special memories.

I’d love to hear below in the comments, or send me an email

cheers blueboots

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