It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for Summer, and it finally arrives tomorrow! Some of you may have been in ‘summer mode’ for the past month now, but for those of you who are just getting started, we wanted to let you in on some of our Summer Essentials!
We’re starting our summer essentials off with EVERYONES essential: Swimsuits! You already know that we love our suits from Zaful. We both have a few pairs and even though they’re “cheaper” they are still quite durable! You can read our full review on Zaful here.
If you haven’t heard of Slowtide towels you really need to up your game! The best way to describe these towels are ‘functional pieces of art’. It’s a way to express creativity while being out and about at the beach. The brand was created in Hawaii and they support several outdoor organizations throughout the journey of their brand.
Since I’ve started to get more into skincare, I was very disinterested in putting greasy formulas on my skin. However I’m a big advocate for sunscreen in the summer, so I was so excited to try Tartegaurd! This product does give off a bit of a white cast as most sunscreens do, but I just use this when I’m out hiking or at the beach. I have a separate SPF product if I’m putting makeup on. This stuff works great, it’s SPF 30 and it’s vegan!
Reusable Water Bottle
While this should be a 365 day essential, we wanted to focus it for Summer Essentials for the importance of staying hydrated! The sun is going to be a hot one this year so you want to be drinking as much water as you can. People spend more and more time outside in the summer whether they’re hiking, at the beach, biking, yard work etc. You NEED to make sure to have a reusable water bottle with you at all times! I love my 1L bottle from MEC; I drink two or three full ones per day!
New Music- Local Natives
Local Natives aren’t a new band, but I’ve only just started listening to them for the past month, and where have they been all of my life??? They’re an indie rock band that formed in California in 2005. Their songs are so light and breezy and feel good; it’s the perfect soundtrack for cruising around with the windows down. This band is definitely the soundtrack for my Summer 2019!
Silk Iced Coffee Creamer
We’ve talked about this before on our Instagram, but we’ll talk about it here too because we are OBSESSED with the Silk Almond Coffee Creamer. They have a couple of flavours and they are the perfect amount of sweetness so you don’t need to add any extra sugar. I put this in hot and iced coffee every single day. You honestly need to try this in your coffee if you haven’t tried it before!
Batiste Brunette Dry Shampoo
I think most of us ladies are on the same page; the hotter it gets, the sweatier you get, and the greasier your hair gets. I don’t like to wash my hair everyday for my hairs sake, so on second day hair I always spritz a little bit of Batiste Brunette Dry Shampoo. When using the Brunette version I never have a problem with white marks left in my hair, and it actually adds a little bit of volume as well!
Tis the season for rompers! We love when its time to break these bad boys out of the closet. It’s a perfect one-step way of getting dressed in the morning without having to worry about what matches with what. It’s also perfect for a dress down or dress up day. Throw your hair up and put on some sandals, or glam up with some makeup and heels. These pieces are so versatile!
What are some of YOUR Summer Essentials??