LATE SUMMER LUST LIST

I am happy to report that back to basil is back to blogging! It's been a hectic year but I finally have better work/life balance and am feeling rejuvenated and ready to share more healthy tips!

1. PRESSED JUICERY X VOGUE PINK LEMONADE
Nothing says summer like lemonade. And what's more nostalgic than the pink lemonade we drank as kids? I can remember mixing the Minute Maid frozen juice with water until it was the perfect shade of light pink (or should I say millennial pink?!). But unfortunately there's nothing pink about lemons and that stuff was loaded with sugar. So here's your upgrade: Pressed Juicery X Vogue's Pink Lemonade. Pitaya is to thank for its gorgeous color as well as the high vitamin C content. And we all know how powerful roses are - they're a key ingredient in so many beauty products. So drinking rose water is essential for inside out beauty!  And camu camu is another fabulous source of vitamin C as well as potassium, flavanoids (functioning as antioxidants in the body), and amino acids. Cheers to radiant skin! Find a Pressed Juicery location near you.

2. HENNE ORGANICS LIP TINT IN BARE
Summer is all about laid-back beauty as well as convenience. No one wants to look too caked on or made up. This all natural lip tint looks great with a tan, is basically fool proof in application, and keeps lips looking great all summer long. Add more layers to intensify color and check out Henne's other tints if nude's not your thing!

3. SUPERGOOP SUNSCREEN OIL
Wow. Want that summer sheen at the beach without the burn? Introducing SPF 50 Meadowfoam Oil. Hydrate your skin, look fabulous and practice safe sun. Need I say more?

4. TATA HARPER ILLUMINATING MOISTURIZER 
Isn't everyone constantly chasing that "summer glow?" Summer skin should sparkle. But unfortunately sun drenched skin is often dehydrated and can become uneven in tone. Not ideal. Here to fix your problems: Tata Harper's Illuminating Moisturizer, whose formula boasts crushed diamonds! Apply on cleansed skin for ultimate radiance. Also great mixed with your tinted moisturizer or foundation, or top applied on cheekbones for a fabulous highlight.

5. KYPRIS HELIOTRPOIC POT OF SHADE
Everyone should be wearing daily SPF. We all know that. But sunscreen often feels greasy and can clog pores with regular use. And who wants to add more chemicals to their skin when many of us spend most of our workday inside? Trust me, I get it. But remember that 20 minutes without coverage here and there can really add up. So here's your no-more-excuses solution. The Heliotropic Pot of Shade from Kypris is made from zinc instead of chemicals and doesn't leave a white cast or mattify your glow. It actually leaves an almost opalescent sheen (you'll understand when you try it!) and is designed to be a primer under makeup but is also fabulous on it's own. Use on top of your regular moisturizer and under your makeup. And most importantly, use DAILY!