Summer Essentials


It’s hard to believe that it’s already July, but with summer in full swing, many of us are spending our weekends by the pool or beach or lake or some other body of water, and it got me thinking about all the summer essentials that go into my beach bag. And now I’m going to share those with you.You’ve got your basics: swimsuit, towel, sunscreen. So what else?

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream with SPF 30: Long name, but I love this stuff. A tinted and moisturizing sunscreen that doesn’t feel greasy or have a strong odor.

Waterproof Makeup. Now I’m definitely not saying every trip to the beach or pool should involve a full face of make up, but over Fourth of July weekend, for example, Zack and I hosted a little cookout/pool party so I didn’t want to look like a complete zombie. A little waterproof mascara and brow builder (paired with the tinted moisturizer/spf) can go a long way.

Sephora Full Action Waterproof Mascara: Affordable and most definitely waterproof. This is my everyday mascara because I can always count on it holding up.

Sephora Collection Brow Builder: Strong brow game is a must. For everyday I love my Benefit Brow Kit, but this is a great waterproof alternative.

Rosebud Salve Lip Balm: Because who wants dry, chapped lips?

Rose Water Facial Spray: Refreshing +  hydrating mist that WON’T mess up your makeup. And it smells really good.

Other essentials? Cute sunnies, a straw hat, a fully charged phone for all your snapchat and instagramming needs, and a good magazine or book (Recent reads for me include The Girl on the TrainBefore I Go To Sleep, and Room. Up next: #Girlboss, Me Before You, and Psychos: A White Girl Problems Book). And don’t forget about a bag that fits everything. And now we are all set. So what are your must have summer essentials? Share in the comments below!

XO – Courtney

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tote bag // madewell

sunnies // urban outfitters

hat // madewell

swimsuits // target


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