Summer Essentials

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With summer finally upon us, it’s about time to update our products. Whether you’re getting ready for beach days, pool parties, or just spending more time outside, it’s important to make sure you have all the right summer essentials.

I want to share with you what my must-haves are for sweaty season. If I’m at the beach, these are 100% always in my bag.

Protection is KEY

My first summer necessity is- you guessed it- sunscreen! Specifically, the Coppertone Glow Hydrating Sunscreen. You guys, this sunscreen is seriously magical.

Not only is this sunscreen free of parabens, PABA, phthalates, and oxybenzone, but it has shimmer in it! It’s like putting on a bronzing highlighter all over your body. You can get that perfect summer glow and be protected from the sun at the SAME TIME.

The formula is also extremely light-weight, so you won’t have that heavy, greasy feeling you normally get with sunscreen. I’ve even used this going out at night for an extra glow.

Hydration Station!

Nothing ruins a good time like dehydration. Seriously! Getting lethargic, a sudden headache, feeling dizzy- NOT what you want during a beach day!

Luckily, there’s a delicious way to pump up your hydration without chugging tons of water.

I’m obsessed with NUUN electrolytes. They come in compact tablets that are easy to store in a small bag and won’t get gross in the heat.

These tasty tablets dissolve right into your water and boost your hydration. Not only are they major yum, but NUUN uses no artificial flavoring or sweeteners and they’re non-GMO. Hell yes!

Side note: These are also amazing for traveling and post-workout!

Cute and Practical?

I can’t stand when my water gets hot in the sun. Feel me on this one? I never leave the house without my stainless steel water bottle.

Even if you’re just driving around running errands, having an ice-cold water (with your NUUN in it!) waiting for you in the car is the BEST.

It’s important that we fight the summer heat by staying hydrated, and having a water bottle in the car is the foolproof reminder to keep drinking!

These water bottles come in so many different colors and designs (gold marble, anyone?) and they always keep my drinks cold and refreshing.

Perfect for hanging at the beach, or tanning by the pool!

Look the Part

Nothing says summer like a hot bikini and cool girl sunnies. Treat yourself to a quality bikini and sunglasses!

I love ONYX swimwear. They just re-did their whole brand and it’s absolutely stunning. Throw on a pair of shorts on top of their swimsuits, and you’ve got one hot summer fit!

Use my code ANNA25 for 25% off your purchase!

Protect Your Heart, But More Importantly Your Skin

If you want to be 50 and wrinkle free, you better start protecting that pretty face of yours RIGHT NOW!

My favorite way to do this is by using my holy grail CC cream. This is my favorite summer product.

My best friend introduced me to It Cosmetics CC Cream from Ulta, and I was instantly obsessed.

Use THIS LINK for 30% off your order from It Cosmetics!

I could do a whole post on this (coming soon?!) and how much I love CC cream, but I’ll hold off for now. Let me just say this- if you want a light-weight, moisturizing foundation that has sunscreen, then this is your new best friend.

There’s Nothing Like Curling Up With A Good Book

Last but certainly not least, you NEED to have a fab book with you. It’s the perfect pool side or beach front activity.

I’ve been super into reading recently. It’s so good for your brain and won’t overheat in the sun. 😉

My current book of choice is Show Me Yours And I’ll Show You Mine by one of my favorite people, Rachel Hospers. Not only is she an absolute angel, but her book is the perfect summer read!

The book is so relatable, it’s like having a wine night with your girlfriends and just talking about life and all the things you’ve learned so far.

Click the link above, or DM her on Instagram to buy it directly from the queen herself. @rachelhospers

Now Go Have a Kick-Ass Summer!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know below what are some of your favorite summer products. Now go wear your sunscreen and have a great summer!

6 thoughts on “Summer Essentials”

  1. Staying hydrated is very important- I will get the stain steel water bottle, I hate when my water gets warm in the car- uGGGG
    thanks for sharing with us your best essentials for summer

  2. You are so right about books being a summer essential! I always bring books with me to read on the beach on vacation. I bring them on road trips too.

  3. Sunscreen is a huge factor to having healthy skin. People should wear it on their face while being in fluorescent lighting at work and don’t even know!

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