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I love summer. I think it's an inevitable side-effect of growing up on the beach in Southern California. I love the warm sun, cool ocean air, the smell of toasting marshmallows, and the way sand feels when it lightly crunches beneath your toes.
Spending so much time outdoors has given me the chance to find some products that I truly can't live without when it comes to outside time, and while some of those have evolved as I've gone from single to wife to mom, many of them are the same, and it's those products I want to share with you today!
1) A STYLISH, ROOMY TOTE
A good grab & go bag is a must for summer, and the ideal one can go from beach to happy hour in a pinch. My go-to is a simple straw bag I found a few years ago, so I've rounded up a few new favs that don't break the bank for you below :)
2) THE PERFECT PAIR OF SLIDES
From a beach run to a night out, the right slides are a summer staple. I found my favorite pair this season a few months ago, but they're fortunately still available! They come in 9 colors and are under $80!
3) A LIGHTWEIGHT, DAILY SPF
I'm in and out so often in the course of a day that I need my SPF to be something that I put on in the morning as part of getting ready. Fortunately, my favorite Olay Whip now comes with an SPF of 25, making that part of my routine effortless! It is also super hydrating, thanks to its active rush technology which holds and releases 1000x its weight in hydration and absorbs almost instantly, leaving no residue behind. It is my go-to for a smooth, dewy, lightweight finish that protects & moisturizes my skin.
4) SOMETHING TO READ
Whether it's an impromptu beach day, your girl friend is running a little late to coffee, or you just want some downtime, nothing is quite as perfect as a good book. I'm currently on the hunt for my next summer read (if you have suggestions, please drop them below!), but some of my favorites include The Night Circus, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, Joseph Balsamo, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
5) A SIMPLE SCARF
It's cool inside. No wait, it's warm outside but I need some extra sun coverage. I forgot my towel. I need to do something with this beach day hair. Whatever it is, a lightweight, simple scarf is likely the answer. You can shop some favorites here.
That’s it! You can shop the post below, or simply visit your local HEB and pick up some summer staples along with your Olay Whip!