Summer Body Beauty Buys: Instagram Filters IRL

Summer Body Beauty.jpgMemorial Day Weekend is basically here, which in my mind means it's time to get naked. Yea, it may sound aggressive, but let's face it, bikinis leave little to the imagination.  Are you ready? While we may never feel 100% about stripping down (barre classes can only do so much!), we can do everything in our power to make sure we feel confident and look our best by the pool this summer.  Enter what I'm calling the triple threat – summer body beauty buys that helps to tighten, tone and protect, basically your favorite Instagram filters in a bottle.  Warning: The confidence caused by these products can become addicting.

summer-body-beauty-lootDermaDoctor Brazilian Bombshell, $48

Dr. Audrey Kunin, the founder of the brand, is constantly out doing herself. Just when you think she's thought of it all, another launch hits shelves with a bang.  This body lotion is like your favorite Instagram filter in a bottle.  Using botanicals from the rainforest and a sapphire complex, it masks imperfections and enhances your skin while providing you with the protection of SPF 30, making it great for daily use.

Urban Decay NAKED Skin Body BalmUrban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm Body

There have been BB Creams for body, but this beauty balm actually helps to instantly tighten you skin and blur flaws.  It would be a sin if I didn't mention it in a summer body beauty buys post as I'm sure it will become a cult favorite.  It comes out of the bottle with a bronze tint, but is super lightweight and goes on sheer, giving off a subtle glow.  The glow helps to blur out minor flaws, and gives an overall appearance of healthy skin.  This is also perfect for daily use, even if you just use it on your arms and legs when wearing a dress. (Launching soon, this month!)

summer-body-beauty-loot2Victoria's Secret Instant Bronzing Tinted Shimmer Lotion, $15

I consider myself self tanner obsessed and like different ones for different reasons, but was recently really impressed by this lotion.  Since it's tinted, it's easy to apply because I see spots I've missed and it leaves me with the most natural, bronze (not brown) color and it's instant.  Don't let the word "shimmer" scare you.  It's just a sexy little hint that'll only distract people from cellulite if you're in a bikini.  Plus, the tropical scent is to die.