Happy Friday! Summer is in full swing and by this point, I’m sure that you’ve figured out the things that you need (or just love), and the things that are making your summer life easier. Personally, I’ve found some new favorites this year along with the tried and true, and this Favoring Friday I’m sharing them with you. It’s Chasing My Halo’s Summer Essentials :).
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Fresh Sugar Sunblock Stick
Any ginger can tell you a thing or two about the woes of different types of sunblock. When it comes to the face, sunblock can be the absolute worst. From clogging your pores to making you look like a ghost and stinging your eyes, sometimes it’s just better to find a big hat and wish for the best. So when I was introduced to Fresh Sugar Sport (which you’ll be hearing more shortly) this spring I was in love. It’s been in my purse and summer bag non-stop. I’ve swum, hiked, and been involved of all shades of crazy with this on my face, all while preventing the usually inevitable sunburn.
A great backpack or tote
I was able to recently try Aurorae’s yoga backpack and loved it. It’s so light that it didn’t look like it could hold much but it has multiple compartments that are able to hold a lot. It has a special place for your yoga mat, water, and headphones but it also had enough room for a towel, my DSLR, wallet, and makeup bag. Yet it fits so slim! I’ve taken it hiking with me and it works perfectly. So whether you are a tote person, backpack person, or both, finding a multi-purpose bag is key to all of your summer spiciness :).
Zico Coconut Water
Can you guys tell I love Zico? Haha, and it’s not because they give the best swag (which they do). I L-O-V-E coconut water; especially after workouts or days out in the sun. Zico is a favorite because they have a big variety of sizes and flavors. I’m all about the good old original, but sometimes I’ll mix my vanilla protein powder in the Chocolate Zico Water for a refreshing post-workout treat or dessert. It tastes delicious! Most importantly, coconut water helps keep you hydrated and balanced during a season when it’s easy to over do it.
Collapsible Beach Chairs
Costco still has the best deals on these, hands down. Usually, they carry Tommy Bahama chairs (with drink holders and cushions) and most years they’re around $20.00. Can’t be beat, and for nights around the campfire or days on the beach, they’re a major summer must-have!
A cute swimsuit cover-up
This is probably on everybody’s list, but swimsuit cover ups are kind of like jeans. When you find the right one you live in them and they cover up just the right parts :). This one HERE from Amazon makes my heart a flutter.
6. A fun lipstick shade
So there you have it, my six favorite summer essentials for 2016. What has made a permanent home in your tote bag or what is your favorite thing right now? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Summering!