In case you’ve missed it any of the last six summers since I’ve been writing this blog…summertime is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it from the long days to the warm weather to the delicious food to the abundant social events. When I was growing up I lived for summer because it meant tons of time at the pool (I can close my eyes and picture jumping off the diving board right now), summer camp, weeks spent at my grandparent’s house and our annual family beach trip.
Just last week my fiance and I were chatting about putting together a bucket list of things we want to do this summer and about creating our own summer traditions. Some of the items on the list included wine and a picnic at Symphony in the Park, taking the girls swimming (Zoey’s never been!), having friends over for a cook out, grilling every Sunday night, a day trip to the mountains, visiting local breweries, summer concerts and so much more.
Last week I received a box full of things to get me feeling ready for summer from Babbleboxx.
2 (X)IST Square-Cut Tank & Ombre Leggings
The first thing I pulled out of the box was this awesome outfit from 2 (X)IST. I live in clothes like this and I love the ombre pants for a pop of color. The tank is a great everyday layering piece that has a nice slim fit. I feel like I can never have enough black tanks and the square-cut helps add a little interest to it.
The leggings are so soft and the wide waistband is very comfortable and doesn’t cut into me at all. They’re made of a moisture wicking fabric and have hidden zip pockets for keys and cards. I predict these will get a lot of wear this summer!
Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme
I love the sun and I still love my summer beach trips and days at the pool but as I’ve entered my 30s I have become militant about sunscreen every single day and using a strong product regimen at night. This Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme from Vichy is wonderful for the summer. It’s light-weight and formulated to fight wrinkles and hydrate. It features Rhamnose and Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Rhamnose is a good alternative to Retinol for those with sensitive skin.
In just 10 minutes your skin will look illuminated and plumped, in 10 days aging signs look visibly improved and in one month you skin will feel firmer and more lifted. I’ve used this for the past few days and it goes on really well. No greasiness or heaviness and my skin does feel very hydrated and glowing after use.
VitaCoco Coconut Oil
The Vita Coco label says “eat it, wear it, swear by it” and I couldn’t have summed it up better myself. I use coconut oil for everything! Cooking, baking, deep conditioning my hair, taking off makeup, moisturizing my face and body and much more.
Village Naturals Therapy & Tree Hut Shave Prep
I have shared about Village Naturals products a couple of times before on my blog and I always keep them stocked in my bathroom for bath soaks. They’re so much more than basic Epsom salts thanks to the powerful blend of sea salt, menthol, Epsom Salt, essential oils and extracts. They help me recover from workouts, reduce stress, relax and also soften my skin.
And finally, let’s talk about the Tree Hut Shave Prep Body Scrub. I am one of those people who has to shave every single day (dark, thick hair) but it’s not always kind on my skin. This exfoliating scrub has ingredients like Oat Kernal Oil to relieve skin irritation and avocado oil to keep skin moisturized. The scrub helps prep skin for a smooth, close shave, without ingrown hairs and red bumps.
What’s on your bucket list this summer?
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.