Since all good things come in 5's (I'm making that up), here are the 5 things you must own this August:
1 BeautyBlender Makeup Sponge - because it makes applying makeup effortless, gives skin that airbrushed look, great for on-the-spot application but just as amazing for foundation, AND works wonders to flawlessly apply a self-tanner.
2 Elta MD Sunscreen - because sunscreen is mandatory and they make a sunscreen to suit every skin concern. Zinc is the active ingredient and, for sun worshippers, zinc is like kryptonite - the sun can't get through.
3 Caudalie Grape Water - because it's hot and a nice mist of something refreshing is just what the Doctor ordered. This preservative-free, plant-based grape water hydrates, soothes and refreshes all day long. Great for trips to the beach -- or pool.
4 Nude Smoothing Body Refiner - because summer is a time to let the skin be seen and nobody wants flabby areas out on display. This lotion is an anti-cellulite treatment with peptides, amino acids, fig, mountain ash, green coffee and ginger to smooth and firm the skin. And even if it's just marketing malarkey, it still smells delish and goes on like velvet.
5 MAC Eye Kohl in Rosemary and Thyme - because I'm in a khaki state of mind and eyes look divine rimmed in a mossy green hue. This one is from MAC's summer collection, To The Beach. And that's exactly where it should be worn. Well, at a clam bake on the beach.