I am so ready for summer! Spring is already here and in full swing, but I am counting down the days until warm weather and the beach. There are a few things I use to help me prepare for Summer so I dug them out and am keeping them aside. It’s a nice reminder that although there are many sunny days lately, pretty soon, summer will be here and it will be HOT. I’ll need to watch out for the sun and need to add a couple items into my daily rotation.
When I am out and about in the summer on the beach or in a boat, I don’t normally wear a ton of makeup. Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleansing Towelettes are a perfect answer to taking off makeup. They aren’t super heavy duty, but on a light makeup day, they do the job. They smell delicious and are a lot easier to tote around than a bottle of face wash.
I am obsessed with lip balm in the summer. Burt’s Bees also has some great options for lip balm. I’ve loved their Beeswax and their lip shimmer formulas. A new one to my collection is by Sol Scents, in the flavor Cucumber Melon. These will be living in my purse this summer! My daughter is obsessed with applying chapstick. Yes, she’s only 1.5 years old but she loves to dig in my purse and find a chapstick to put on. It’s a great habit to get in early in life, especially when it has SPF in the formula!
For my body, I need to protect myself with sunscreen and a new one I discovered for the season is Sol Scents SPF 50 Flower Blast. This smells delicious. I can’t attest to how well it works for sun protection yet because we haven’t had tank top weather here quite yet. But Wisconsin summers are hot, humid, and brutal and I intend to get a lot of mileage out of this sunscreen. I am so excited to give this formula a run for its money. We recently switched to liquid versions from spray versions when we kept getting sunburns from the spray kind, so I have high hopes this will suit my needs AND smell delicious at the same time.
I live in a sundress in the summer, so L’Occitane’s Pivoine Flora Shimmering Oil will be going on my legs and arms on the daily in the warm weather. I love the subtle shimmer it gives. It’s not overwhelming like a disco ball, but it just leaves me gleaming, which is exactly what I want.
With the change in season from Winter to Spring, I’ve been wearing more bronzer and catching a few rays even just in my car! I plan using sunless tanner in the weeks to come, so I decided to pick up a shade darker in my favorite powder. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light is my go-to shade in the cool months, but when I’m rocking a tan, I need to move to a slightly darker shade. I opted for Light Plus which is the shade between Light and Medium.
Aside from sunscreen, I am also looking for a little bronzing for my legs. My legs always seem to get the least tan of any body part that is exposed to the sun! Luckily One Night Tanned by Soap & Glory is to the rescue. This is an instant beach-bronze gel that smells like coconuts. I will have a full review of this up soon so if this is something really special, I’ll let you know!
I can’t wait to get for summer, and pulling these products out is totally getting me in the mood to lay out with a magazine and a pitcher of iced tea! What will you change about your routine in the warm months?