Summer Essentials

Summer has officially begun! Here are our summer essentials.

Happy Skin
As you head out to the park, the beach, on vacation somewhere, or go about your regular day, don’t forget to protect your skin!

51XhuiG0nnL._SY550_We just love the signature fragrance of Australian Gold’s sunscreen products. It’s a pleasant fresh scent, not like other sunscreen products that just smells like sunscreen or like you’ve been baked outdoors.

The Sheer Coverage Faces has a 45 SPF, UVA/UVB protection, an oil-free formula. Great for your face. It’s creamy and sets nicely, like all their other products.

There’s also an Australian Gold sunscreen lotion with a 30 SPF. We’re not too happy that the SPF is low compared to other sunscreen products out there, but they do have a 50 SPF sunscreen lotion with Kona Bronzers for those who want a summer glow.


Clean Faces

719BYfgCOIL._SY550_After you get back from your summer adventure, make sure to clean your face before getting your much deserved beauty sleep.

We tried Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water and were amazed at how much junk it cleaned off our face even after we used make-up remover or washed with a facial wash.

This does remove waterproof makeup extremely well. You don’t need to rub at your face at all. Just wet a cotton ball with the product, hold in place, and gently swipe off.

This particular formula could feel oily. You need to shake it well before using. If that’s something you want to avoid, you can try the regular Micellar formula. It doesn’t claim to remove waterproof makeup, but still cleans very well.

When you’re tired from the day’s adventure, having a product that you know will clean your face really well is great to have on hand.

Beach Read

515K0cZ1HrL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Our favorite beach read for this summer is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

It’s about Monsieur Perdu, the owner of the Literary Apothecary, a floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine. After he finally opens a letter his great love left him, he hauls anchor and departs for the south of France accompanied by a bestselling author with writer’s block and a lovelorn Italian chef.

If you want more great summer reads, check out Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2016 Summer Reading Guide and let us know which book or books you picked! #girltalk


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Outdoor Comfort

The CozyCoverz Waterproof Stadium Blanket is great for the park or the beach. We scored a deal on Groupon a couple of years ago, but you can buy it on Amazon now. One side is fleece and the other side is polyester. It’s so easy to clean and carry around with you. It’s also easy to roll up, although sometimes it gets fiddly when it’s windy. But that’s not really a problem. Toss it in your car or a picnic basket and you’ll be ready for any spontaneous park or beach outing.



Stay Hydrated

61K-2mXtt1L._SY679_We can’t stress enough how important it is to stay hydrated all year long, but especially in the summer. This infuser water bottle allows you to add some natural flavor and sweetness to you water through fruits, berries, and herbs like mint.

Try these combinations!

Immune Booster: lemon + orange + mint

Detox: grape + raspberry + cucumber

Blood sugar support: cucumber + strawberry + kiwi

Metabolism booster: lemon + mint

Mojito water: lime + mint

For the Daring: strawberry + jalapeno

Do you drink infused water? What’s your favorite flavor combination?


What are your summer essentials? Let us know!

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