summer essentials

I am going to share with you my summer essentials for this summer.
Things I am loving for this summer and things that are just plain necessity in my opinion.


Maxi Dresses::
Really are a must for the summer for me.
I love how quick + easy they are to throw on and yet keep you cool enough on those really hot days
and this one is mint my favorite color right now!

I am a magazine junkie + my husband hates it
but I just can't help it.
They're just so much fun to read + look at.
My three favorites are instyle, glamour + lucky.

Flip Flops::
I love flip flops in the summer...
Um, hello comfy + easy to slip on in a second when you're chasing after two kids!
I love Old Navy flip flops because they're cheap yet still comfortable.

Gotta keep the sun off your face and stay stylish all at the same time.
I found an adorable one at Target but Gap has some really cute ones right now too!

I am really into wearing a watch right now because it's so easy to lose track of time
when you have two little kids so I find it a necessity.
I love this one from Piperlime, this one from Nordstrom, this one from Macy's +  this one from Target!

Statement Necklace::
I am loving the statement necklace this summer you can add an awesome pop of color to any outfit
by just adding a great statement necklace!
I love groopdealz, very jane, + bauble bar to find great ones for not too crazy a price

One Piece Swim Suits::
Since I had kids I decided I was no longer comfortable in a two piece suit
so I switched over to a one piece + I have to say I'm never going to look back!
I have this one from Old Navy and the rest of their one piece suits this year are awesome.

Beach Towels::
You have to have these when you have kids getting in + out of the pool or splash pads!
I love this one from Target and this one from Zumiez.

Izze Soda::
I love these sodas they're so good!
You can get them at Whole Foods, New Seasons + sometimes at Target.

I love BBQing anything in the summer!
Steak, Burgers, Chicken, Kabobs, Lamb, Pork, you name it we like to grill it!
You can find some great BBQs at Home Depot or Lowes.

Ok so who doesn't love a good s'more roasted over an open flame?!
I like to use Honey Maid garham crackers, Hershey's special dark chocolate
and Kraft jet puffed jumbo mallows.

Beach Bags::
A beach bag is definitely a necessity in my book.
You have to have a place to hold all the little stuff you have to carry around when you have two small kiddos.
I have this bag from Old Navy
but this one, this one + this one from Gap are super cute too!

iPod/iPhone/iPad/laptop computers::
Basically anything that will play music so you can have some tunes
while you're outside enjoying the gorgeous weather
not matter whether you're at the beach, park, pool or just out in your backyard!
Basically anything Apple is what I would choose.

These are a must when it's sunny for me because I have sensitive eyes.
I love these from Target
but Charming Charlie's has a huge selection of colorful fun sunglasses.

When flips are just not appropriate you have to have a great pair of
sandals to throw on with that maxi dress.
Target is always a great place to find sandals, Old Navy or Gap are some of my other favorites.

Nail Polish::
Always have to have those toenails painted a cute summery color!
I love Essie + OPI the best.

I always have to have sunscreen with me in the summer!
I burn so easily and of course the kiddos need to be protected too.
I like Supergoop!, AveenoCoppertone Waterbabies.

Aftersun Lotion::
I have found that even after being in the sun for just a few minutes my skin
is super, duper dry!
So This new Hawaiian Tropics aftersun lotion is amazing.

I like to wear simple eyeshadow but I don't want it
smudging or running.
So I like to use Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow.

Face Wipes::
I like using face wipes to take my makeup off at night
I use natural ones because of my sensitive skin so
these from Yes to Carrots or these by Simple are my top choices.

Tinted Moisturizer::
I love tinted moisturizer in the summer because it's not as
thick and cakey as regular foundation.
I like either Benefit or BareMinerals because they're both easy on the skin and have SPF in them.

Bronzer is important to help keep your face looking like it's getting color even when
you are covering it with a hat, sunglasses + SPF!
I like to use Too Faced in Snow Bunny...
it's got 4 colors that mix together to make the perfect light bronzer.

Fake Tan::
I don't tan really anymore because I've had too many scares of maybe having skin Cancer
so I have had stop really just sitting + tanning so I like to use a fake tanner.
I found FakeBake through the lovely + sweet Miss Aubrey over at The Kinch Life
and I have not looked back!
It's awesome and gives you amazing color even after just one time using it.

Texture Spray::
I love a good beachy wave
and I love love love Not Your Mother's Beach Babe or BlowPro Beach Blow.

Hand Sanitizer::
I always have hand sanitizer with me because those playgrounds can be
so sometimes you have to basically bathe your kids in the stuff when you leave.
I love Bath + Body Works hand sanitizer.

I like something that just adds a hint of color to my lips + moisturizes at the same time.
So I am really loving Covergirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm 
in Berry Twist.

Since my lipgloss has no SPF in it I have to wear a chapstick over it to protect my lips 
from those UV rays.
I love Softlips in Raspberry Mint.

You have to have waterproof mascara in the summer when you're constantly going 
to the pool, beach, + splash pads with your kiddies.
I am really loving Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket in very black.

1 comment:

Jennifer Duncan said...

Love all these finds! Magazines are defiantly one of my summer essentials as well!

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