summer essentials.

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HAPPY TUESDAY. And it’s a very happy Tuesday because I’m finally getting a post up *cue praise hands*. Even though it’s been cold-ish here, I’m still yearning for summer. Is it hot where you are? We have had clouds and rain every day for the past week 😑  I always have a love-hate relationship with summer because it involves mosquitoes, makeup sweating off, and frizzy hair BUT we also get fireworks, late-night bonfires, and going to the beach. What’s your favorite part about summer? With that being said, I thought I’d share a few essentials to get summer-ready (including a self-tanner because who goes outside?!) ☀️

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Bloom Mineral 4 Piece Kit: I always love a good skincare product and finding new items for my skin. I’ve never even heard of Bloom Mineral so this was a fun kit! I got to try four different items all for a different purpose. My favorite by far was the purifying mud mask, my skin was SO smooth afterward! It contains aloe vera extract, honey, and olive oil. My only complaint was that it smells like a dirty lake (being honest over here…) but the result was amazing! The cleansing milk cleans your face and can remove makeup and the eye cream helps control signs of again and tiredness around eyes (ME.) I even have a handy dandy coupon code for you: skin25 (good through June 30th).

CUTE Swimsuit(s): I know swimsuit shopping can be a dread for some but I personally LOVE it. Scallops and stripes have been my go-to for suits. I got the cutest, old-fashioned vibe one piece from Shop Stevie but it’s all sold out (of course) and my size was too small. But, I’m linking a few of my favorites that have been on my wish list. I personally love a one piece with a low back or sheer front because they’re modest but still super cute. Also, I highly suggest getting at least one quality suit because you want it to last the entire summer!

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Clear Eyes Pure Relief Multi-Symptom: Raise a hand if you wear contacts ☝🏼 My eyes can get so dry and watery when I wear my contacts (especially if they’re old) but I’ve never tried drops before. This is first preservative free eyes drop in a multidose bottle at retail in the US and works great for those who have red, itchy, dry, and/or gritty eyes. I’m not going to lie, I have only used this once or twice. Normally I just wash my eyes out with water, but this is a much easier way to work with my dry eyes. I have one bottle in my purse and one in my car, so I’m hoping I’ll start to remember I have some drops with me! I did notice once I used these drops, my eyes felt a lot more hydrated and relieved the dryness I had. I’d recommend this for a beach bag, too, because: sand. Click here to get $3 off!

essie Nail Polish in ‘Blanc’: You can go through summer without a fresh coat of polish! I love white nails because they’re so clean and essie is my favorite brand. Get a top coat if you’d like it to stay on extra long.

Nad’s Sensitive Hair Removal Cream: I never knew I need this until I got it. This stuff is AMAZING. I’m so obsessed. I hate to shave, but once summer is here, I’m shaving every day (ugh). All you have to do is apply this cream onto your legs and arms (I do both because when I was 9 I shaved my arms and then I looked like a gorilla until two years ago when I started shaving them) and wait 4 minutes. It’s quick, easy, painless, and perfect for sensitive skin.

St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse: This is one of the most popular self-tanners on the market. I’m always on the hunt for a self-tanner that doesn’t give an orange glow or streak marks and this is it. I only use a tanner in the wee days of summer because I really don’t need it, though! I have olive skin and it gets dark if I spend enough time in the sun. This stuff dries really quick and doesn’t fade which is a win win!

Coobie Bralette: I wear a lot of tanks in the summer and I normally pair a bralette with them. How gorgeous is this blush lace one? They’re ultra comfortable and come in three sizes (up to a 38D). They were all out of XS, which means I was sent a small and it’s way too big. I won’t be able to wear it but I’m definitely going to be ordering another one because they’re perfect for a tee (nothing too bulky). I wish I had gotten an XS, though! I’d recommend sizing down, I always do for bralettes. I love that they are adjustable and come in a large range of colors! Yes please 🙌🏼

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24 Comments

  1. robin rue
    05/23/2017 / 2:45 pm

    I need Clear Eyes right now. My allergies are out of control and they are so red from me constantly rubbing them.

  2. 05/23/2017 / 5:34 pm

    I love braletts as well. They are so comfortable. I also liked reading your post a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 05/23/2017 / 7:51 pm

    I’m on the lookout for a cute one-piece swimsuit. I love the vintage styles because they look so chic and timeless. That barrette looks cute!

  4. 05/23/2017 / 9:13 pm

    That was some summer prep post. I loved those suits and I would try those drops if they will help with the contact issues.

  5. 05/23/2017 / 11:50 pm

    Oh gosh it’s been raining here all week too! I just want sunshine already!

    I am glad you mentioned the smell! That is something that’s not always easy to work with but sometimes it’s worth it. I’ll have to try nads and see how it works on my arms!

  6. 05/24/2017 / 12:42 am

    These are some great summer essentials you have listed here! I need to try some of these out.

  7. 05/24/2017 / 3:07 am

    Wow! I also miss to carry the hair removal cream! I should just put this in my travel kit

  8. 05/24/2017 / 6:15 am

    That bralette is so cute. We’re starting to have a bit of sunshine here and I am so happy about it x

  9. Theresa
    05/24/2017 / 6:21 am

    These are excellent picks for summer essentials! I’ve got to do some shopping now that the weather is nice.

  10. Elizabeth O.
    05/24/2017 / 1:59 pm

    I love skin products especially the hydrating ones in the summer. This is really awesome. It would be nice to have these during the summer.

  11. 05/24/2017 / 2:05 pm

    Summer won’t be complete without cute swimsuits! These are definitely perfect! I love your choices. Those skin care products are worth checking out.

  12. 05/24/2017 / 2:49 pm

    My favorite part of summer is also the fireworks and outdoor bbq’s. It’s nice to spend time outside enjoying the sun before it gets cold again.

  13. 05/24/2017 / 2:50 pm

    I such a pale girl that when summer rolls around I start stockpiling the SPF. I’ve never done a self-tanner but I’ve been thinking about it. I’ve always wondered what I would look like with a tan.

  14. Dana
    05/24/2017 / 6:20 pm

    Great list of summer essentials although I don’t wear contacts so I’ll substitute that in for eye drops for my allergies haha

  15. 05/24/2017 / 9:15 pm

    These are great picks especially eye drops for allergies

  16. 05/24/2017 / 9:27 pm

    The skin products and hair removal is perfect for summer time. I also need the eye drops for my dry eyes. What a great box!

  17. 05/25/2017 / 7:30 am

    This is a superb essentials list for summer. I hate shaving because I often end up cutting myself so I always turn to hair removal creams.

  18. 05/25/2017 / 10:39 am

    I love hydrating skin products, and especially ones that are good for sensitive skin like mine. In summer it is so important to have the right product for your skin type.

  19. 05/25/2017 / 4:13 pm

    Skincare is always my number one summer essential! All that sun can be murder to the skin if you don’t take care of it.

  20. 05/25/2017 / 6:58 pm

    Ok I’m going to need to try Nads again and see if it works for me. I tried it in the past and it burned but they have prob perfected it more now.

  21. 05/25/2017 / 7:56 pm

    These are great products! We live in Arizona where it’s always sunny so sun care is really really important.

  22. 05/26/2017 / 1:07 am

    The Bralette is too cute! I just love you fashion picks.

  23. 05/29/2017 / 9:31 am

    I’ve been searching for the perfect bralette for the summer. This one is so very pretty and I love the color and the lace detail! Great find!

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