COOLS is celebrating summer vacation and long weekends with our “Summer Fridays” series. Each week, we talk to a fashion insider about where they’re going for the weekend and of course, what they’re packing. Today we’re checking in with Instagram’s Social Media Lead Michaela O’Shaughnessy (aka Life of a Ladybear) to see what’s she packing for her weekend in Upstate New York.
This weekend I’m heading upstate [in New York] to spend some time with friends and relax lake-side. I usually try and just pack the necessities, especially if I’m going somewhere that’s laid back and low-key. When I’m staying somewhere near water, I always aim for casual comfort when packing my personalized L.L. Bean tote.
Honestly, most days I’ll end up wearing my comfy denim shorts from Urban Outfitters and a plain T-shirt, or a cute playsuit that I can throw on over my bathing suit (like this one from French Connection.)
As for shoes, I can’t go anywhere without my UGG slides or a pair of Birks, and if I’m planning on going for a nice walk I always bring my Veja’s. And of course, for ANY summer Friday, you need a good book to curl up with!
If I had to save one skincare product in a fire, it would be Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting Liquid. I started using it over a year ago and it completely improved my skin. Because of the BHA ingredient in it, you have to make sure you wear sunscreen every day. My recent favorite has been Supergoop’s Daily Moisturizer with SPF 40, it feels so moisturizing on your skin that you forget it’s sunscreen. Speaking of moisturizer, I always throw my Glossier Priming Rich Moisturizer in my bag, it smells and feels divine on your face. And if I’m feeling like my skin might need a little extra TLC after spending the day in the elements, I’ll pop on some Virgin Marula Facial Oil from Drunk Elephant.
In terms of my makeup routine for a weekend away, I keep it pretty simple. My base is always Charlotte Tilbury’s Light Wonder Foundation (which also has some SPF in it) then I add some contour and highlight using my favorite skincare palette from Charlotte Tilbury. I especially love this one for traveling because it’s so compact.
For even more of a dewy look, I like to add a little Glossier Play highlighter to the tops of my cheeks and cupid’s bow. I’m definitely a fan of a statement lip during the summer and Maybelline’s SuperStay Matte Ink doesn’t budge all day long. For great brows and lashes, I can’t go anywhere without Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade and Too Faced’s Maneater mascara.