1. Ion Beach Cooler Tote
Since I don’t have a pool myself, I spend my summer hopping from house to house, enjoying the hospitality of friends and family who are lucky enough to have one. Lest I become too much of a mooch, I always tote along my own drinks. This cooler will be getting a ton of use once it gets warm enough to swim. Bonus: it’s FREE with the purchase of 3 full size Ion Hair Care or 6 Ion Color Brilliance Hair Color or 1 full size Ion styling tool.
2. FingerPaints Inkblot Blue
Neon has been on trend for awhile now, and it’s not going away any time soon. FingerPaints has a limited edition of hot neon colors that will look so cool on your nails. Pro tip: Apply a base coat of white polish before using neon colors to make them really POP.
3. GVP Blue Wave Travel Flat Iron Limited Edition
Everyone wants to look flawless on summer trips, but who wants to take up valuable space in your suitcase with a bunch of appliances? Not me! I always pack a mini iron that can pull double duty by straightening and curling, so I have more room for the essentials a.k.a. lots of shoes.
4. L’Oreal Technique Liquid Chalk Temporary Intense Hair Makeup
Tis the season to be playful! These temporary colors are so fun and vibrant – even on dark hair. They last for a few washes, which makes them perfect to experiment with.
5. Femme Couture Get Corrected CC Cream
I can’t stand to feel like I’m wearing makeup when it’s hot, so I trade in my regular foundation for a tinted moisturizer once summer hits. This CC Cream makes my skin look natural, but enhanced.
6. Ion Summer Solutions
Sun, sand, chlorine and salt water…super fun but also super damaging for your hair. Be sure to step up the moisture to keep those tresses in shape, and use a shampoo that removes impurities while adding protection.
7. ICON Eyewear Ladies Fashion Sunglasses
Wayfarers are my thing. I have them in every color, and appreciate the fact that they never snag on my hair and pull out my ponytail like sunglasses with nose pads can. This turquoise shade looks amazing with a (hopefully faux) tan.
8. Caribbean Gold Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Long gone are the days of not caring about skin protection. Now that I’m older and wiser, I ALWAYS bring high spf sunscreen wherever I go. Since I make sure to reapply throughout the day, I prefer a spray like this one by Caribbean Gold for easy application.
9. Heel to Toe Natural Lava Pumice Stone
Just say no to flip-flop feet. I keep a lava pumice stone in the shower, so it’s always handy for a quick scrub to keep my heels soft and exfoliated.