Who said the phrase “hot girl summer” only applies to single women? We’re officially making this phrase apply to ALL women no matter what their relationship status is, because it’s so much more than that. It’s all about being you and embracing the growth you have made in quarantine in order to become the best version of yourself. We didn’t live through a global pandemic to not enjoy a “hot girl summer.”
According to industry professionals, there has been an enormous spike in the skincare, beauty, and cosmetic industry. Medical spas and Estheticians have never been busier, and that’s because people are finally ready to take off their masks to reveal their beautiful faces again! Can you blame them? After an immense amount of research and interviews, we’re ready to give you some tips, products, and places to go to achieve your very own “hot girl summer.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIPS
It’s time to splurge a little and treat yourself. As most of you know from our previous article on Dash Medical Spa, Delray’s Hottest New Medical Spa is the first stop on our “hot girl summer” journey for many reasons. Now that the masks are off and we can officially reveal our lips, shouldn’t we want them to look their best?
The Physician Assistants that perform their injections and treatments are top of the line and the best in the business. Lindsey recently visited them for her own birthday/summer glow-up, and couldn’t be happier with the results she achieved after receiving Lip Injections. Dr. Chelsea A. Troiano, MD, Female Facial Plastic Surgeon has an amazing numbing process so you don’t feel a thing, which is 80% of why people don’t get lip filler–the fear of pain. Dr. Chelsea A. Troiano, MD also used Restylane Kysse as the brand of filler for the first time on Lindsey and she loved the results. This is the first time Lindsey has left without bruising and an immense amount of swelling.
Keep in mind that everyone will react differently to filler, but this was a pleasant surprise. Best of all, Lindsey’s lips are now naturally enhanced and ready for her “hot girl summer.” If lip injections aren’t your thing, Dash Medical Spa still has something to meet your self-care needs. From facials to laser treatments and their new CoolSculpting Machine, they’re here to help you embrace the summer with a new-found sense of confidence.
Dash Medical Spa, 638 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach; 561/409-5959; https://dashmedicalspa.com/
IT’S ALL IN THE OUTFIT
After leaving Dash Medical Spa, you will certainly want a “hot girl summer outfit,” one that exemplifies that newfound sense of confidence before you go on vacation or hit the town for the night. If you’re not ready for mini dresses and high heels–we’re with you there–find something that embraces your style with poise and attitude. We like to look at our favorite celebrities and style inspirations and take a page out of their book. This summer we’re continuing the neutral, brown, and white color tones. It’s all about wearing what you want and feeling comfortable in it. Having a “hot girl summer” is not about being someone you’re not, remember that.
IT’S ALL IN THE (MAKEUP) BRUSH
As much as a “hot girl summer” is about being yourself, it’s also about embracing something new. This year, that something new for us is contouring. Has anyone really mastered contouring yet? As self-proclaimed beauty experts, we have barely hit the surface of mastering this in makeup, but we continue to try. After a lot of trial and error, we have realized that 90% of contouring correctly is determined by the brushes and products you use.
Thanks to LARUCE, we have finally mastered the concept of naturally contouring our makeup so our makeup is properly blended. With multiple brush sets available, you really can’t go wrong when ordering from LARUCE, but our favorite set is the LARUCE Lupe Cheek Brush Set ($38), a three-piece brush set including LARUCE’s Beauty’s Highlighter Brush, Angle Contour Brush, Contour Blending Brush- focused on enhancing your cheekbones, sculpting or defining them with a little bit of shimmer to brighten your day. Most of all, this brush set taught us how to properly contour because chances are if you’re having trouble contouring it’s because you’re not blending properly or you don’t have the right brushes to help you. Now you can!
Purchase LARUCE Lupe Cheek Brush Set HERE
IT’S ALL ABOUT A GOOD WORKOUT
Finding a new workout or continuing one you already love can lead to positive mental and physical health that will lead to you becoming the best version of yourself. To be perfectly honest, the one place we aren’t ready to get back to yet is the gym. That’s probably because we have slowly created an at-home gym this year, and there’s nothing more convenient than that. Of course, this includes our beloved Peloton bike. If you have been going back and forth about getting one, now is certainly the time. The classes have never been better, the instructors have never been more on point, and they continue to expand the classes they offer.
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Purchase you Peloton bike HERE
IT’S ALL ABOUT WATER
This has been said time and time again, but the amount of water you drink during the day is equally as important as your workouts. We love the water jugs that track your water intake and hold you accountable for how much water you’re drinking throughout the day. Our favorite thing to do is chug a bottle of water the second we wake up in the morning to start the day hydrated and healthy.
Purchase your Motivational Water Bottle HERE
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TAN
We’ve heard it all before, if you can’t tone it, tan it. Whether that’s true or not, we all feel a little better when we have a nice tan on our skin. Airbrush tans are our immediate go-to when it comes to tanning, and we highly recommend the mobile airbrush tanning company Golden Soul Spray Tan. They will come to your house, set up a tent, and have you fully airbrushed within a matter of 30 minutes. Their solution is customized to your skin type so you don’t have to fear looking like an Oompa Loompa. You will have a natural glow that radiates a new sense of confidence you never knew you had.
But if you do have the time to develop a tan in the sun, WEAR SUNSCREEN. We never realized how important wearing sunscreen was until we turned 30 and we wish we took it more seriously growing up. In our opinion, there’s no better facial sunscreen than EltaMDUV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 (1.7 oz.). We use this every day because it’s a lightweight, tinted moisturizer that truly protects our skin. It also helps that it’s a celebrity favorite amongst names like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Drew Barrymore, to name a few.
Purchase EltaMDUV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 HERE
Having a “hot girl summer” is so much more than you think. It’s all about being unapologetically you! We’ve learned a lot about ourselves this past year, and now it’s time to get out there, live our lives, and let our best selves shine!