Want to rock out in style this summer? Here’s 10 Must-Have Summer Essentials!
1) Wine Tumblers
Take your beverage of choice wherever you go in style this summer with an insulated wine tumbler. Coming in a variety of colors and patterns, these 14 oz tumblers hold over half a bottle of wine and keep your drink at the perfect temperature all afternoon long. Whether you’re heading to a backyard BBQ or a glass-free pool zone, these tumblers are great for anyone on the go.
2) Blue Light Glasses
Your eyes need protection, even when you’re not basking in the summer sun. If you find yourself sitting in front of your computer or scrolling on your phone for hours a day, you may want to get yourself a pair of blue light glasses. Made to look like traditional glasses, blue light glasses are crafted to filter out the blue light given off from digital screens. The lenses are intended to protect your eyes from glare and reduce potential damage to your retina caused by prolonged exposure to blue light. Pick up a pair for your kids too!
3) Portable Blender
Renting a house this summer? Skip the hassle of packing a full-sized blender and take a small but mighty portable blender with you instead. You can make your favorite smoothies, shakes, and even margaritas anywhere you want, no power outlet needed. Coming in around the size of a water bottle but being powerful enough to crush ice, these rechargeable blenders are just what you need to take your beach day to the next level.
4) Facial Ice Roller
Is dull, defeated skin dragging you down? Cool and sooth your skin with a facial ice roller! Many women have turned to this trendy tool to help improve blood circulation, lessen puffiness, and reduce inflammation and redness. The increased circulation also helps flush toxins and increase cell turnover, which helps improve overall muscle tone and texture of the face. All you have to do is pop yours into the fridge or freezer until cool and give it a go.
5) Paraben Free Self-Tanner
If you’re looking to get a sun-kissed glow without subjecting your skin to the damaging rays of the sun, a self-tanner may be just what you’re looking for. Formulated without parabens, formaldehydes, and other harmful ingredients, paraben free self-tanners are perfect for when you want some quick color without having to lay outside or make a trip to the tanning salon. Pro tip: get a tanning mitt to make the application even easier!
6) Trendy and Breathable Face Masks
Let’s face it; masks are going to be around for a while. If you’re going to protect yourself, protect yourself in style with a bold and trendy face mask. Many of your favorite brands are now producing face coverings to keep up with the times, meaning that you can snag a mask that expresses your sense of style. Whether you want a bold print, witty saying, or delicate floral pattern, you can find whatever you’re looking for to give yourself that extra bit of flare. Many come in sets so you can choose to share or keep them all to yourself… we won’t tell.
7) Sea Salt Texturizing Spray
Want beachy-looking waves but don’t have time for a beach day? Try a Sea Salt Texturizing Spray to give your hair a wavy and tousled look without weighing it down. Many are humidity resistant and designed to give lots of hold, so don’t be afraid to take it with you on your next tropical vacation.
8) Portable Charger
No matter where you go this summer there’s one item that should be in your bag at all times: a portable charger. Cell phone battery life can be adversely affected by heat, so make sure you don’t get caught with a dead phone and no way to charge it. With their sleek design these chargers are compact enough to take on your hike in the mountains or day on the lake, but offer you that extra power when you need it most. The only downside is that all of your friends will be asking to borrow yours, trust me.
9) Silk Scrunchies
Traditional hair ties? Out. Silk scrunchies? In. They’re the practical hair accessory you never knew you needed. Designed to avoid hair creases and minimize breakage, these fun scrunchies will keep help you keep your hair out of your face and look good doing it. Having been made with the benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase in mind, once you try a silk scrunchie you’ll never go back.
10) Foldable Picnic Blanket Tote
Impress your friends and family at the next picnic with a versatile blanket tote bag. Alleviating the struggle of having to find a spot in your bag to stuff a traditional blanket, these totes are durable, water-repellent, and fold into their own packable zipper pouch. They’re easy to clean, transport, and store so be sure to get one before your next outdoor adventure.
Written for The New Mix 99.5 WJBR by Brianna Pisacane