Starbucks Peach Green Tea Lemonade: Every time I go to Starbucks I order the same boring thing, a vanilla late or Chai Latte. It wasn’t until my BFF Chad introduced me to the most delicious drink on the menu…Peach Green Tea Lemonade. I can’t begin to tell you how refreshing this is on a hot summer day. Needless to say, this has become my go-to drink for the summer. What are you waiting for? Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!
Cooling Sport Towel: The first time I ever saw a version of one of these cooling towels was at a fair and I thought they seemed a little weird to have a wet towel around your neck. I’ve always hated when my clothes get wet so I never even gave it a try or a chance and the ones they were selling were expensive. It wasn’t until last year that I was perusing the Target Dollar Spot section that I saw a cooling towel for $1 and decided to grab one since there had been so much hype around them. I thought why not for $1 I was willing to give it a try and if I ended up not liking it, I was only out $1! And until now, it has been sitting in my drawer unused until recently when I packed it along with me on my vacation to Vegas where I knew it was going to be more than 100 degrees there (it’s July after all). I figured it was the perfect time to bring it along and test it out. After getting there and enduring the 108 degree weather I broke it open! All you do is soak it with cold water, ring it out, and then snap it in the air to activate the cooling properties of the towel. I never knew how nice a cooling towel would feel around my neck. It’s so simple! Greatest little invention! It instantly cools you down and your clothes stay dry because the towel somehow keeps the water in! And this one that I have is a smaller version and has a convenient case to put it in and it’s small enough to throw in your bag. This cooling towel has definitely become one of my favorite summertime essentials!
Swan Float: Who knew a large, ridiculous, inflatable long-necked waterbird would become the trendiest accessory of the summer. My friend bought one as a joke for a friend-cation to Mexico and it turned out to be a crowd favorite. I’ve since seen it all over Instagram and even on The Bachelorette. The swan is in, boring pool floaties are out. There’s something so perfect about nestling up on this large and in charge bird. AND I feel like I my tans are better when I layout on the swan.
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Sunbum Cool Down: This stuff is a sunburn miracle worker! We all have good intentions when it comes to sun protection–SPF all the way! But sometimes our best intentions are toasted (literally, ha) and despite our best attempts we still get burned. I’ve had a couple unlucky encounters with spray-on sunscreen this summer and as a result have had a few days where my skin seemed to be a dull candy apple red color and sizzled to the touch. That’s when my, wise and beautiful roommate, Emily, introduced me to “Cool Down.” This magical lotion is meant to be used as an after sun moisturizer on skin that is burnt, chaffed (inner thigh rub anyone?), or dry, and is infused with aloe, vitamin E, and cocoa butter. This triple threat combo takes the sting out (like gone) and moisturizes so well it prevents peeling. It’s awesome!! I now pack it with me on every vacation that involves the beach, a pool, or more than 10 minutes in the sun. It has saved me! I tell everyone about it and have many a friend who’s sunburn was nursed back to health with this lotion. So naturally I wanted to share it with you guys! I found mine at Target (surprising, I know), but you can also get it at Ulta or Amazon as well. Happy sunbum-ing!
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