Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer Vacation Essential Products Part 1

I'm heading to Florida in about a week for my sister's graduation so my family decided to make a vacation out of it. We're renting a place right on the coast by some of the most beautiful beaches around. Needless to say, I'm extremely excited. There is sure to be a lot of swimming and I hope to come back with a tan to last me through most of the fall.

I know this may be a little late for some, but I wanted to talk about some of my essential vacation products if you plan on heading somewhere sunny. It turned out to be a lot more than I expected so I am splitting this up into two different posts. Let's start with hair and skin...

1. Sunscreen- This is pretty much a no brainer. Nobody wants skin cancer, right? SPF 30 works fine for me because I have darker skin, but if you are a bit fairer go for the heavy duty stuff. I will probably pick up some waterproof sunscreen in the near future as well.
2. Dry-Touch Sunblock- Most sunscreens tend to be on the oily side so I like to use something different on my face. I have a few decent sized samples of this which I have been trying out and really liking. It provides more protection than my normal sunscreen and you can use it by itself or under makeup just fine.
3. Aloe- Just in case you happened to get a bit burned, aloe is lovely to rub on those areas that need a little soothing. Store it in the refrigerator to give it an extra cooling effect. 
4. Body Butter- UV light can be very drying on the skin. Body butters help to add a deeper hydration when necessary.
5. Scrub- Exfoliation is key to healthy looking skin, and I will be showing a lot of skin. I have been using this product for ages both on my face and body. This scrub can get a bit rough on the face so I try not to use it every day but my elbows and knees are fair game whenever.
6. Anti-humidity hairspray- Most of the time, in warmer weather, I want to get my hair up and out of my face. I love how this hairspray holds strong without making your hair hard and keeps frizziness in control all day long.
7. Hair texturizer- Beach hair is absolutely gorgeous. A little bit of this product and your hair will hold for whatever you decide to do after.
8. Gel based moisturizer- This helps your skin feel hydrated without weighing you down. It's a must in the summer for me.
9. Cleanser for oily skin- Sweating and humid weather traps dirt and oil in your skin more than usual. It is nice to have a cleanser especially formulated to tackle oils.
10. Razor- I like to keep myself smooth and hair free. These Venus disposable razors are my favorite because they are fantastic quality without having to buy a long term razor. I am commitment phobic when it comes to anything so these are perfect for me.

until part two...


  1. I'm using the same Hairspray right now and love how it smells! The face scrub is great, too. Cool post!! Have fun on your trip :)

  2. such a cute blog, i swear by st ives scrub!! I have been trying lots of hair sprays and having fly away hair i will definitely be trying this out, thanks :-) Have a great vacation

  3. i have that surf hair stuff and im not really a fan...i guess i just dont really know how to use it. you can have it.