This week's Summer Style Secrets are coming from up north
in Canada!  Welcome Connie from Sogni e Sorrisi!
Summer is here! Where I live that means beaches and pools, sunlight and patios, and the right products to beat the heat. Here are some of my preferred beauty items for the summer and beyond...

I have curly hair and it's a constant battle, especially in the warmer months. I've never gotten up the courage to try Japanese straightening or Brazilian Keratin treatments (I'm always worried about how my hair would grow out), but this DIY at home kit seemed like a safe alternative. It doesn't give you straight hair it just makes your hair shinier, softer and easier to straighten and manage. Really works well with my hair.

Fake it until you make it, right? These bronzing rocks are the perfect thing to use before or after you get a sun-kissed glow this summer (and if you prefer to stay out of the sun altogether they work just as well). The shimmer can be brushed on or the little rocks can be wielded like chalk and used on eyes, cheeks or lips.

This is a year-round thing. Love the way it prepares my face pre-makeup and I also like that it contains SPF. I'm absolutely terrible about putting on sunscreen so this is a good way to incorporate it into my routine.

I think a good exfoliator is a must-have, especially in the summer when you need to get rid of all the heat-induced grime caused by everything from sunscreen to perspiration. I like this one from Origins. It leaves me feeling all fresh and shiny.

I know I've talked about this stuff before, but I'm still excited about having discovered it. Before my manicures would last 2-3 days, max. I never wanted to get my fingernails painted when going away because I knew once the polish started to chip I would have to find someone wherever I was to fix it. No more. This gel is natural-looking and there are no files or drills, it just gets baked on your nail and lasts between 2-3 weeks. Even better? The product comes in a large variety of colours including my two fail safes Midnight in Moscow and Bubble Bath--and a new fave, You Don't Know Jacques!

I'm looking forward to hearing about everyone elses style secrets--and will be taking notes! Thanks so much to Sue for asking me to participate in this series and I hope you all enjoy the summer! xo Connie

These all look great...
Thanks Connie!

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