This Season’s It List: Have Your Best Summer Yet

Summer is almost here!  Soon, we’ll be spending more time outdoors, enjoying the warmer temperatures.  During the summer months, the boost of natural Vitamin D from the sun is wonderful! That being said, it’s very important to monitor your exposure and take steps to protect and shield skin from harmful rays while outdoors.

Today I’m sharing a few essentials I’ll be keeping in my tote to stay healthy in the summer heat.  It’s easy to forget to take precautionary measures when not spending time in the sun directly.  Having products on hand to protect my skin while I’m on the go is important! I’m thinking pool time and beyond, while out and about during the day.

What’s in my bag?

First, everyone needs a roomy tote bag this season!  This one can be worn expanded or tapered in, thanks to the inside tab.  It has inside pockets, structure, and a fun tassel detail.  It fits all of my daily must-haves with room to spare!

A simple way to be prepared is to keep a UPF wrap, hat, and sunglasses in your handbag or car at all times.  If you find yourself unexpectedly spending time outdoors, throw these accessories on for quick sun protection!

Coolibar makes a chic wrap and woven hat that are perfect for summer.  The wrap is available in solids and stripes and is a great addition to any outfit, or over your swimwear while lounging.  It’s stretchy, lightweight, and has UPF 50.  Wear this wide brim hat to protect your face, ears and neck from the sun!  It’s packable and contains UPF 50.  It comes in several colors.  A nice feature is the soft inner lining that provides a snug fit, making it comfortable to wear!

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This is Azeudee and she has been shopping at HSN for 15 years! Her favorite brands include Iman, Joy Mangano, Asa and Trish McEvoy. Besides showcasing her style, Dee likes to chat with her fellow HSN Fanatic Members, design and sketch for remodels and read, especially fashion tutorials. She’s a busy mom and likes to call herself a Momtrepreneur. For the warm days ahead, Azeudee is wearing the Coolibar ZnO Suntect UPF 50+ Long Sleeve Wrap along with the Coolibar Packable UPF 50+ Wide Brim Woven Hat!

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In the summertime, I prefer to wear less makeup but still want correcting coverage.  My solution is CC Cream with a broad spectrum SPF, and I love this version from Smashbox!  It evens my complexion out, and provides moisture and protection.  It has a soft, dewy finish.  (For heavier coverage, I have also used it as a primer under my everyday foundation!)  For a quick, fresh-faced look curl your lashes, apply a swipe of mascara and tinted lip balm and you’re good to go!  The subtle red tint of the Korres Pomegranate Lip Balm is a favorite.

Rounding out my daily essentials are the Asobu Infuser Water Bottle and Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker.  These fun water bottles encourage me to stay hydrated by drinking more water throughout the day.  Experiment with different combinations of chopped up fruit, vegetables, and herbs to create refreshing flavors!  Current favorites are: cucumber, mint and lime; blackberry and lime; strawberry and lemon; orange and mint.

I wear my Fitbit every day, to motivate workouts, monitor heart rate, and keep track of steps/sleep.  This model offers so many features with a sleek look!  I also like to use the Fitbit app to track my progress/goals on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Last but not least, a high SPF sunscreen is an absolute essential!  Hampton Sun SPF 55 Sunscreen is a great pick because it protects skin and is water resistant (up to 80 minutes).  It’s oil free with a light floral scent.  Don’t forget to reapply when you’ve been out in the sun for an extended time or in the water!

Have a safe, happy, and healthy summer with these great products, available at HSN! 

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