summer

Summer Skin Essentials

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Summer is here, which means my skin is being exposed to tons of sun and heat. I've partnered with The Choosy Chick to bring you my new favorite summer skin care essentials to help our skin survive the summer. 

1. This summer's most revolutionary new product is Kari Gran's Three-Sixty-Five Serum. This lightweight serum packs a mineral based SPF punch to allow for fun in the sun. Most of my favorite foundations do not contain SPF and I love that I can use this as skin care (not an extra step) and still be able to wear my favorite makeup all summer long. 

2. My toning mist obsession continues with Hollybeth Organics Marigold Toner Mist. This invigorating and refreshing toning mist is formulated with simple, yet effective, ingredients and is especially great for oily skin. 

3. Moisturized legs are a necessary step to wearing shorts. I've been loving the Acure Dry Body Oil Spray in the coconut scent. It (naturally) smells like the beach, and doesn't leave my limbs feeling greasy. 

4. Here in Wisconsin, we have mosquitos the size of tiny birds. Bug repellent is necessary for any evening activity and Badger Anti-Bug Balm is the best. It is free of toxic and stinky chemicals, but powerfully packed with bug repelling essential oils. It is also a solid balm in stick packaging (like deodorant), so there is no mess! 

Use the code LNL for 10% Off your order at thechoosychick.com

Healthy Summer Snacks to Fill Your Cooler

I don't know about you, but I love to enjoy the summer weather. Summers in Wisconsin are very short, but they are glorious.  I don't live near a beach, but I am lucky to live near several lakes. For my family, summer = boating. 

But you can't go boating (or to the pool or beach) without SNACKS! 

Here are my tips:

1. Start with veggies. Veggies are always refreshing on a hot day. 

2. Add a little something to nibble on. Nuts are great!

3. And maybe something sweet. Pamela's Lemon Shortbread Cookies are my current favorite. Yum, yum.

4. Don't forget to hydrate! My Hydro-Flask is a must-have for a day in the sun. This water bottle keeps my drinks cold for an unbelievable amount of hours.