Summer Essentials 

Moving right on along into summer, it’s scorching weather, and a load of new free time, a lot changes with the new season. I’ve already talked to y’all about a few key things you’re going to new for the adventurous months ahead. Today we’re going to revisit a few of those items as I go through a list of things that are essential to keep near by this summer. 

1) First thing is a handy bag 

My favorite makeup bag I’ve gotten recently is this ice cream one. If you read my past Ipsy Unboxing, you’ve seen this cute little guy right here. A size bag like this is perfect because it can carry many things, but can fit nicely into a tote bag or backpack. 

2) All Purpose Salve

I talked about this miracle green goo once, but I thought I’d revisit it again since I believe it is such a staple for this summer. This magical stuff is a bug bite soothing, cut and scrape healing, sun screen cooling miracle. Definitely a need if you have children, or really clumsy friends. 

3) Travel Size Everything 

By everything I mean shampoo, conditioner, and ESPECIALLY deodorant. 

With it being summer, there is no telling when the plans will suddenly change. Keeping a few things on you, even a travel tooth brush, is a good idea just in case you find yourself sleeping over a friend’s house, a little too messy and want to take a shower, or if you just want to be triple sure you smell the best. 

4) Chapstick/ Lip Balm

It is so important in the summer to stay hydrated. Lip Balm plays a part in that, and also is a quick and easy way to stay looking fresh, even without makeup. I have been recently using the one above that I got from an Ipsy package as well. I use it in the morning if I simply want a glossy lip, or I notice my lips dried out over the night. 

5) Socks/Undies

Sometimes when we go swimming or to the lake, our clothes get wet or dirty, and we desire new ones There have been a few times last summer where I really wanted to have a fresh pair of socks, or somebody splashed all over my dry clothes. It’s a good idea to keep a back up pair of these, just in case. 

6) A Pair of Cheap Flip Flops 

Okay so if you hit up your nearest Walmart there will be a giant box of these really cheap and ugly flip flops. They’re about a dollar each and will break after awhile. But hey listen, when it is 90 degrees outside and you just want to be swimming and eating, neon flip flops are perfect for beach/lake water and sand/mud. Let them break. Let those toes be free. 

7) Band-aids/ First Aid Kit

It doesn’t happen often, but it sure does happen. My boyfriend had the bottom of his foot cut by a broken bottle in the lake. Depending on your adventures, so much can go wrong. It would be smart to keep a few band-aids or gauze with you to keep everyone moving and bacteria free. 

8) Hair Ties and Head Bands

This last one is for girls or guys with long hair. You might think wearing your hair down at the beginning of the day, but as the temperature grows this will prove to be uncomfortable. I like to keep hair ties, put recently I’ve been using head bands to keep my hair out of my face. Keep a few on you at all times. You will thank me later. 

So these are a few must haves to keep with you. I suggest on your car, if you’re usually the one driving everyone. I find myself to be the person with all the stuff. So I will probably keep this in my tote bag with my swim suits and change of clothes. I hope this little list helps your summer go more smoothly. Stay safe out there. 


Emma Katy

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