Summer Lovin’: David Rios Salon and Glamazon Diaries’ Summer Picks!

Earlier this week, I got a much-appreciated invitation to the Glamazon Diaries Summer Trend & Tweet party at the super-new and super-chic David Rios Salon in Georgetown.

Photos courtesy of Marcus Bennett

The party, which showcased Glamazon Diaries blogger Makeda Saggau-Sackeya’s favorite beauty products for summer, was a chance to mingle with the who’s who of DC bloggers and writers while also checking out the month-old David Rios Salon.  The salon, now on my list of DC must-sees, caters to Washington’s most beautiful ladies (and gents!), adding a collection of to-die-for spa services to its repertoire of amazing haircare products and stylists.

Unlike years past, Saggau-Sackey brought her famous party down from NYC to DC, where her increasingly popular blog was born five years ago.  As a result, I got to try out some amazing products and take them home in a completely fabulous and perfectly practical canvas tote bag courtesy of Land’s End.  Check out a few of my favorites below!

Photos courtesy of Marcus Bennett

Fit to be Tan’s Airbrush Tanning:  This fabulous airbrush studio is close to my heart, as it provided me with my wedding glow just over a year ago. With locations in Arlington and the U Street corridor, getting a natural and organic sunless tan is easy across the district. $30+

Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner: This waterproof felt-tip precision eyeliner is amazing, especially for make-up challenged ladies like me.   Find it at Barney’s New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora, and Space NK. $32

RPS Brightening Exfoliator Pads:  These amazing exfoliator pads by DC’s own Ruff Plastic Surgery & RPS MedSpa contain azelaic, lactic and phytic acid to exfoliate the skin giving a brighter complexion for a fun Saturday night out.

Talika Instant Manicure: Absolutely LOVE these! When added to water, these little packets of effervescent powder enable you to whiten and clean your nails in just a few minutes, giving you the benefit of oxygenation power and the rich cleansing and nutritional values of plant extracts.  8 Packets per box. $33.

Photos courtesy of Marcus Bennet

Mario Badescu Citrus Body Cleanser: This cleanser not only smells amazing, but is also the product of Mario Badescu’s understanding of great skin care.  Grapefruit extracts gently exfoliate while linden flower extracts leave the skin feeling clean and refreshed. $18


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