Summer is in full swing and these are the essentials I’m using every single day to live my best hot girl summer! It’s time to discuss the key things every hot girl needs this summer. And let’s be clear, hot girl summer is not about how you look, but how you feel and exude confidence living your best life. Be sure to save this blog post to add these essentials to your everyday life, too!
I’ve been a Sun Bum super fan for YEARS now. Having a reef safe and non-toxic sunscreen for both the face and body is a major key for hot girl summer. Protecting our skin is COOL, and this coconut scented sunscreen will be your favorite way to keep your skin and the oceans protected, while soaking up the sun like the true hot girl that you are.
Supergoop Matte Screen is my hot girl summer hack for smooth and poreless skin when it’s way too hot for a full face of makeup. After seeing an Instagram ad for this facial spf last summer, I decided to give it a go and I haven’t used anything else since. My skin has been glowing and sunburn free every day since using this. As a Flordian, Supergoop gets my seal of approval – doesn’t break me out, non-toxic/reef safe and lasts forever! I restocked in December and now in July, the tube still hasn’t run out.
This jojoba, shea butter and hyaluronic acid based cream rehydrates the skin and helps maintain a long lasting tan after spending the day in the sun. Stay hydrated hot girls, your skin will thank you later. This post sun conditioning cream is on my summer essentials list since it doesn’t leave my skin oily and slippery. It’s hydrating while being super absorbable, so I’m not sticking to my clothes after throwing on my favorite sun dress or linen pants. Lux Unfiltered’s packaging will give your bathroom major weekend in Cabo vibes.
Your sunscreen is on, your cold drink is in your hand, now it’s time to lay down on your Sand Free Cabana towel and soak up the rays. Nothing is worse than bringing home pesky sand after a beach day. Since I started using these towels from the Beach People, my car has been sooo much cleaner after a trip to the beach – that’s saying a lot from a girl living in south Florida. Plus, your Instagram photos will be vibing with these aesthetic towels. Bonus tip, get the picnic basket to pack your beach snacks and channel allll of the cute girl picnic vibes.
Orange soda and sunshine just goes together and Poppi is giving me alllll of the early 2000s vibe with their probiotic sodas. You remember those days, right? Finally getting out of your neighbors pool after playing sharks and minnows for hours. You smash handfuls of bbq chips and crack open a cold orange crush before diving back in for one last round of marco polo.
Consuming excess amounts of sugar and chemicals is not on my agenda this summer, but Poppi is the sweet, bubbly, good for you drink I’m bringing with me all summer long.
Hot girl summer is not complete without regular happy hours with your best gals. As much as I love fruity drinks and tequila, drinking something with less sugar will always make me feel my best the next day. After all, hot girl summer is about feeling your best on the inside and out. June Shine kombucha is brewed with organic ingredients, no artificial colorings or flavors, and with sustainability in mind. A summer beverage I can feel good about drinking – better for my body and better for the environment.
Whether you’re packing your beverages of choice in an eye catching cooler bag or pouring a cold one into an insulated tumbler, Corkcicle’s product are a summer essential I can’t live without. From the beach to the pool to backyard barbecues, Corkcicle’s got you covered.
You have to admit, FunBoy knows how to make stylish and unique pool floaties that you want to spend your entire paycheck on. Between the blow up pools and floating cabanas for dogs, I’m definitely spending all of my money on a floaty to be chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool this summer. I can guarantee you’ll be seeing some photos of me floating in my FunBoy chaise in the community pool soon.
Summer is the season of backyard barbecues, fruity cocktails and endless ice cream cones. Bloating isn’t fun for anyone, and can really get in the way when it comes to feeling our most confident. While bloating is a totally natural and normal thing to occur, nothing is worse than putting on my bikini for the day, and feeling sluggish and puffy from last night’s pool side cookout. Arrae is an all-natural, plant derived digestive supplement that works in under an hour to stop bloating in its tracks. There is definitely nothing wrong with treating yourself to some treats this summer. Kiss bloating, gas and heartburn goodbye with Arrae. Tried and true to keep you feeling like the ultimate hot girl this summer. [Gut] health is wealth, baby!
A clean, crisp white button down shirt is my final essential for a hot girl summer this year. This is the perfect wardrobe staple to take you from pool day to rooftop drinks with your friends. Throw it over your swim suit as a cool cover up, or pair it with your favorite lacy bralette and boyfriend shorts to wear on a weekend beach vacation. I’ve gotten my favorite linen shirts from local thrift stores, but this is one of my online favorites – only $23! While I love thrifting, a white linen shirt is a closet staple that I totally think is worth the splurge any time of year.
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Brunette Collective is a lifestyle blog focused on creating happiness through an intentional life, founded by Anna Fenstermacher.