#BeautyElevated Guide to Summer

By Cos Bar 1 years ago No comments

Summertime is here! The sun is out and so is our summer plans. We are loving the vibrant outfits, the beach bumming, and endless sunblock. The season won’t last forever so might as well take advantage while we can. We’ve curated a list of all the great things to do, places to visit, and beauty to pick up to make sure that you’re prepared. Read on for our guide to the best summer ever!

Summer Travel

Summertime is the perfect time to travel. It’s a special time for family and loved ones to come together and visit places that are especially beautiful in the summer.

Hawaii is the perfect destination to take the entire family this season!

We recommend heading to Polo Beach in Wailea. It’s a perfect place to cool off with a nice swim or even snorkel with sea turtles unique to Hawaii. Plus, drop by Cos Bar Wailea (just a 4-minute drive away) to pick up all your beauty necessities!

If you’re not feeling the beach and want something more adventurous, head to Aspen. When thinking of Aspen, you probably think of skiing, but it’s also a can’t-miss summer spot that has so much to offer. Whether you’re looking for some relaxation time or an all-out adventure, Aspen has everything you could want in a vacation.

Break out your hiking boots and go on one of the many trails around Roaring Fork Valley. There are different levels depending on your experience, but any of them will make for a scenic summer jog.

If you want a retail therapy fix, downtown Aspen has about 200 shops ranging from. Spend an afternoon strolling around the mall, browsing home goods, apparel, art, accessories, and more. While you’re enjoying your time out and about, don’t forget to stop by our flagship store, Cos Bar Aspen. Our beauty specialists in Aspen are the best of the best and will guide you to your new favorite beauty products!

Keep Skin Safe in the Sun

We should protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful UV rays daily, and make wearing sunscreen a habit. It’s best to protect your skin sooner rather than later to avoid the consequences that may follow if we don’t start applying.

Here are our top tips on keeping our skin safe in the sun.

  • Wear sunscreen daily
  • Always have SPF available
  • Wear SPF-infused makeup
  • Reapply SPF throughout the day

Nowadays, there are so many SPF-infused products that come in different forms from foundation cushions to setting sprays to powders...you name it. So, applying sunscreen no longer seems like a chore. The key to keeping your skin safe is applying sunscreen every day, no matter the season.

Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45
A highly effective, anti-aging, and lightweight fluid that offers the ultimate protection.

Tom Ford Cushion Filled Compact SPF 35
Brighten your complexion while protecting your skin at the same time with this gorgeous cushion compact foundation.

La Mer The Reparative Body Sun Lotion SPF 30
Don’t forget body SPF! This one will hydrate, soothe, and protect your body to repair and prevent sun damage.

Get Tan Without a Tanning Bed

While tanning beds are not good for our skin, self-tanners are a much safer alternative. The formulas of these products produce a natural-looking, streak-free color that gives you the appearance of actually spending some time underneath the sun.

St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body
Achieve smoother skin while building a gradual golden tan, every day.

Clarins Self Tanning Milky-Lotion
Provides a natural-looking tan while hydrating the skin with a streak-free application.

Best of Hair

It’s important to keep your hair hydrated throughout the hot months of summer. We’re all trying to prevent what is called the “four deadly sins of summer hair,” which are dry hair, brittle hair, dull hair, and frizzy hair. Below are a few of our favorites to achieve healthy, hydrated hair all summer long.

Ouai Wave Spray
Perfect for creating a tousled and effortlessly chic hair look with just a few spritzes.

Oribe Power Drops Hydration & Anti-Pollution Booster
Supercharge your hair care with deep hydration and powerful protection against pollution.

Miriam Quevedo Sublime Gold Lotion
A multi-use treatment that renews the natural glow of your hair, restoring its natural strength and smoothness.

R+Co Moon Landing Anti-Humidity Spray
A lightweight spray to calm frizz and repel moisture with a beautiful satin finish and flexible hold.

Best of Summer Fragrances

The newest scents of the season are here! Whether you’re a fresh scent lover or a floral fanatic, the perfect summer fragrance is out there for you to complete your radiant look.

Tom Ford Sole di Positano Acqua
The sun-drenched citrus of this new scent will evoke the dream-like brilliance of the Italian coast.

Creed Love in White for Summer
Let this dreamy, floral scent transport you to your destination spot this season.

Tom Ford Fleur de Portofino Acqua
Experience a sparkling expression of Portofino in full, sensuous bloom with its floral notes.

Our Summer Beauty Picks

Summertime beauty can be a challenge. The heat could be our worst nightmare with the wrong products. No one wants melting makeup, sweat streaks, or dryness anywhere! Here are our go-to’s this season for a fresh beauty look that never fails.

RéVive Vitalite Energizing Hydration Mist
The perfect energy booster that preps, sets and refreshes the skin with or without makeup.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer
For a seamless, weightless and flawless wear that will last through anything.

Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara
The ultimate summer mascara: full-volume, waterproof and with 24-hour hold.

Guerlain Terracotta Original Bronzing Powder
Bathe your skin in sun-kissed radiance with this iconic bronzer.

lilah b. Lovingly Lip™ Tinted Lip Oil
A lip treatment infused with the most beautiful ingredients for a smooth and pigmented lip.

Happy Summer! Cheers to a beautiful season full of traveling, spending time with loved ones, and a little bit of beauty.


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