4 Must-Haves for your Summer Beauty Bag

This Summer, be practical. Know what's works for your skin and don't stuff your purse. Learn about the must-haves for your Summer Beauty Bag.


For most of us, Summer is already here. Melting heat has once more flooded our Summer days. And no, by now you probably know I’m definitely not a huge fan of hot-burning weather but hey, Summer is still a lot of fun and a wonderful time of the year (aka, vacation!)

I always carry certain products in my bag, no matter where I go. These help me look and feel amazing and make my life a bit more practical. So, if you’re wondering what this year’s must-haves for your beauty bag, well, look no further and scroll down πŸ™‚



Summer must-haves for your beauty bag. These Boscia blotting linens will get rid of any excess shine while giving you the wonderful properties of green tea.

So, no matter how hard you melt-proof your makeup (check out these superb Summer beauty buys), with Summer days like the present one, you will have shine and will end up doing the ‘glowy’ look a bit too much. Yes, your makeup will likely stay put if you use this product, but there’s no way you can fully control shine. I know we all want glowing skin but without looking like we showered with a gallon of baby oil and didn’t even bother to rinse. Hence, you need to blot up with these. Now, there are several brands that offer these but these are my favorites because they contain green tea.

These portableΒ Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens contain 100% natural Abaca Tree fiber and are infused with soothing green tea extract to absorb excess oil and reduce shine without disturbing makeup. The Abaca Tree, which comes from the banana plant family, contains fibers that are soft, silky, and perfect for absorbing oil and perspiration. Green tea extract is a key antioxidant with natural antibacterial benefits to soothe as it protects the skin from free-radical damage. It’s woven into the fibers for maximum benefits.

These are total life saviors all year long, to be honest. But they come especially in handy during Β Summer days.


 Caudalie's Beauty Elixir will help your tighten pores while refreshing skin and giving it a subtle glow. A Summer must-have for your beauty bag.

Summer isn’t precisely nice to your skin. Well, no season is I guess. But during hot Summer days, your skin tends to dehydrate and due to the heat, you might experience larger pores than usual. Fear not, my loves! Word has it everything has a solution and I believe it, lol. So, in order to keep a nice, natural, no baby oil shower glow, you need to quench your skin with the right product.Β 

Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is aΒ natural, innovative toning mist that sets makeup, provides an instant burst of radiance, and tightens the appearance of pores. This beauty elixir was inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s famous elixir of youth. Β It is formulated with grape extracts and clarifying ingredients to provide an immediate burst of radiance, and the complexion treatment reduces dullness and is infused with toning rosemary, astringent mint, and soothing rose essential oil to prepare your skin for further treatments. The Beauty Elixir is the ideal priming base and setting spray between layers of makeup for a long-lasting and smooth finish (and can even be used as the perfect aftershave for men). Caudalie’s formula contains essential oils and plants extracts to clarify and brighten the complexion.

This is the perfect item to carry in your bag (don’t worry, there’s a travel size available). You can use it mid-day at the office for an instant pick-me-up and in the evening to refresh your makeup so that it looks like you had just applied it. VoilΓ‘! (I had to throw in some French, lol)



Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum. A portable version perfect for Summer that contains addictive gourmand floral entices with notes of black coffee for a shot of adrenaline, white florals to instantly seduce and vanilla for sweetness and sensuality.

With the sweaty weather, perfume is a most. And a portable one is ideal (I mean, really, who wants to carry a large bottle of perfume in her bag?) So, you will sweat and well, with sweat comes a very distinct odor. My favorite: Yves Saint Laurent BLACK OPIUM is an addictive gourmand floral with notes of black coffee for a shot of adrenaline, white florals to instantly seduce and vanilla for sweetness and sensuality. It’s top notes: mandarin, pink pepper, pear. Middle notes: jasmine, orange blossom. Base notes: cedarwood, patchouli, vanilla, coffee.

This is one I ALWAYS carry in my bag.


The perfect lip balm for any season. Bite Beauty Agave Lip balm delivers super soft lips. A Summer must-have for your beauty bag.

Don’t forget your lips! My lips pretty much crack in every season, not just Summer. Well, that was until I found this superb Agave Lip Balm from BITE BEAUTY.Β This Agave lip balm is the perfect soothing balm for ultimate hydration and recovery that quickly repairs and restores lips.

Now, if you’re wondering where’s the SPF? Well, there’s none. Let me explain…For years, and I mean YEARS, I couldn’t find anything that would avoid getting my lips all chapped. This lip balm did the trick for me. I noticed that those with SPF left a weird residue on my lips so, instead, here’s my beauty hack: Apply the Agave Lip Balm first hand. Allow 30 seconds to pass and then, apply the lip balm with SPF of your choice (I use this one). The reason I do this is because the Agave lip balm hydrates my lips and nourishes them, resulting in super soft lips, with no sticky, and no residue feel (it can also act as a primer for any color application).

Applying this kind of creates a barrier for my lips and then, the SPF lip balm I apply later locks it in and gives the solar protection I need. For me, lip balms with SPF just didn’t do the trick for me. Using it alone is no longer a choice, I have to layer it on top of my BITE Beauty Lip Balm. It took me over 7 years to figure this out! Go ahead, have a proper laugh at me πŸ˜€


Ok, so if you’re wondering why this isn’t a long list, well, it’s because I try to be practical and not stuff my bag with too many things and then ending up with shoulder pain. But, before I say my goodbyes, ladies…..WEAR SUNSCREEN!!!!!!! And yes, I said that in a loud voice, kind of scolding you, lol. I cannot stress enough the importance of wearing sunscreen daily (you can read more about that here). Sunscreen is by far the best anti-aging product. Use it! Needless to say, it protects from skin cancer. Really? Do you need more reasons?

So there you have it, 4 must-haves for your Summer beauty bag. I hope you find this list helpful and if you would like me to include one that’s not on the list, don’t be shy! Shoot me up a message.

If you enjoyed this post, I would love if you pin it and check my other beauty advice posts! πŸ™‚

Until next time!

Cheers y’ all! πŸ™‚

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51 Comment

  1. I’ll definitely be getting the YSL black opium the ingredients sound amazing together! Do you have any other lists of things you should be carrying around with you?

    Love always,


    1. Oh, the YSL Black Opium is wonderful!It does smell wonderful!… I have lists of other beauty things, but not specifically of things to carry around with you (you just gave me a great idea though, so thanks!) Feel free to check my other beauty lists: https://moonlightsweetness.com/category/beauty/
      Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚ Have an awesome weekend!

      1. Can’t wait to read it!! You too😘

  2. Team up Girl - Kate says: Reply

    Wow! I love this! I’ve heard actually so much about these products on multiple ocasions so I have to really try them! Thanks 😊

    1. These are all great products! Definitely, worth giving them a try πŸ™‚ I’m so happy you liked this post! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh my goodness I love black opium!! Smells soo good. I’ll have to try the other products you mentioned as well!

    1. Black Opium is addictive, lol! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve heard such good things about the beauty elixir! I can’t wait to pick it up at my Sephora next time in in! Have a happy Monday doll! ❀️

    1. The Beauty Elixir lives up to the hype! I’m also a huge of Sephora! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  5. Hahahahaha, this is so cute! I totally agree with the sunscreen comment though!!

    1. Right?! I don’t know people doubt using SPF, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  6. happymombrain says: Reply

    I will definitely be getting some blotting linens! Thanks for the awesome tips, summer is so rough on my skin!

    1. I’m so glad you found it useful! Those blotting linens are life-saving! (and shine-busting!) Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  7. Yes, and wear sunscreen… we hear it all the time, but it is so important! Great list!!

    I’d love for you to share this with my weekly link up, Encouraging hearts & Home, stop by Thursday if you’re interested!

    1. OMG!I almost miss your weekly link up! I would love to share it! Thanks for asking πŸ™‚ You just made my day! Thanks for stopping by! : *runs over to check your blog* *insert shy monkey emoji here* lol πŸ˜€

  8. Never heard of any of these, but these are awesome! Checking them out.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  9. I could totally use some of those blot its! They sound wonderful!

  10. Love the YSL black opium … I also have some sun screen (and lip balm with sun protection in my beauty bag) xx

  11. Those are some great recommendations. I have not tried any of these products. I definitely need those blotting linens πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh, those blotting linens come quite in handy! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers πŸ™‚

  12. I need to try pucker up! My lips are so so dry all the time!! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


    1. I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  13. loveyoumoretoo says: Reply

    I am all about sunscreen! I also use those blotting cloths! The other three i need to look in to for sure.

    1. Glad to know you found it useful! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  14. Sunscreen is a must here in Fl!

    1. Agree! Totally a must anywhere in the world! Even in Winter! Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  15. all great advice and picks! pinned πŸ™‚

  16. this is a fantastic list! Boy, do I need blotting papers!! Thanks!

    1. I’m so glad you found it useful! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  17. I need that Caudalie elixir in my life! My skin is so dry!

    1. Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is amazing! But if your skin is too dry you might want to add some extra hydration, as the elixir won’t be enough. Try using a hydration face mask and make your to use a moisturizer for your skin type πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  18. The Caudalie beauty elixir is just fantastic, and I love the Black Opium fragrance!

    1. Agree! They’re both fantastic products! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  19. All of these are very necessary in the summer! Great picks!

  20. layersofchic says: Reply

    great round up of products, that lip balm looks amazing!

  21. Love the tip of using the lip balm with SPF after the other one. Colorado is so dry so my lips are always cracked, too!

  22. YSL is amazing!!!! This is a great list! I’ve found a few I’ll need to try! thanks πŸ™‚

    1. I’m glad you found it useful! and yes, YSL is amazing! Cheers! πŸ™‚

  23. Such great advice! Always, always, always wear sunscreen!

    1. Yes, ALWAYS!!!!!! Lol! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  24. Great suggestions, and yes Black Opium, is my all time favourite, so it is always in my bag xo


    1. Great minds think alike! That’s why we both carry it in our bag! lOL! Cheers! Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  25. Great thing that you should always carry! I love the blot sheets and I honestly carry those around 24/7 because I need those wayyyyyy to often!

    1. Those blot sheets are a heck of an invention, right?! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers πŸ™‚

  26. OMG I get sooo sweaty! Those blotting sheets will come in so handy. I wonder if it will be different from using tissue.

    1. Oh, yes. They’re very different from using a tissue! A tissue removes part of your makeup or you risk smudging it. Blotting sheets don’t smudge or remove your makeup at all! Instead, they just absorb any excess oil and ger rid of shine! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  27. SUNSCREEN FOR LIFE! I put it on every single day! I actually use two kinds, one zinc oxide right after I was my face after waking up, and then one moisturizer/spf duo before applying any make up!

    1. Girl, let me tell you one thing: You da boss!!!!! Lol! What you’re doing with SPF is great! Something tells me you have very nice skin! πŸ˜‰

  28. Such a smart tip with the lip balm and the SPF! SPF can feel so weird on the skin sometime.s

    1. Yes! SPF feels really weird on the lips, lol! So happy to know you found it useful! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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