Our 2016 Summer Essentials

iGnite - Summer Essentials

It’s time to get into the summer state of mind – ready to face the sun, relax & spend time by the water with family & friends. When it comes to summer essentials, there are lots of things that come to mind: music, sunscreen, beach totes, cool drinks, flip flops and much more.

Here is our Summer Essentials guide to make sure you’re ready for your best summer ever:

Summer Essential Playlist

  1. Seven Years / Lukas Graham
  2. Sugar / Flo Rida featuring Wynter
  3. Work From Home / Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign
  4. Let’s Go / Calvin Harris
  5. Can’t Stop the Feeling / Justin Timberlake
  6. Peanut Butter Jelly / Galantis
  7. Cake by the Ocean / DNCE
  8. Boys of Summer / Don Henley
  9.  Sun Daze / Florida Georgia Line
  10. Summer Love / Justin Timberlake
  11. I Want You to Know / Zedd
  12. Hula Hoop / Omi
  13. Send My Love / Adele
  14. Just Like Fire / Pink
  15. Wasted Time / Keith Urban

Beauty Essentials

  1. Keep your nails looking fresh with our favorite nail polish colors: OPI Mod about You or Essie Bikini So Teeny
  2. To keep a bronze glow while protecting your skin, try these sunless tan products – Arbonne Liquid Sunshine Tinted Self Tanner and Clarins Self Tanning
  3. The best summer antiperspirant is Secret Clinical Strength Clear Gel in “Completely Clean” — it does not leave white marks and keeps you smelling fresh even after workouts!
  4. No time to shower?  Try GoodWipes Body Wipes — they are biodegradable, hypoallergenic, alcohol-free, Paraben-free, and have no added fragrance. Use them after workouts, while traveling, nights out…they truly make you feel like you just had a shower!
  5.  Go days without washing your hair with Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo – even after time outdoors and lots of sweating. This product actually adds body to your hair!
  6. Keep your summer hair looking great with Sun Bum 3 in 1 Beach Formula leave in hair treatment, it’s UV protecting, and smells great! Perfect for at the beach or long days at the pool or lake. Sold locally at Perri Berri.
  7. Another great idea for hair care is to get a Brazilian blowout treatment – leaves your hair sleek and easy to manage all summer. Try N salon on Lamar for a local blowout treatment.
  8. To keep your face feeling fresh and hydrated, put a pump of Shu Eumura oil on your face after swimming. The oil is a gentle cleanser and hydrates skin, giving it a nice feel and glow.

 

 

Style Essentials

  1. The most important piece of clothing in the summer – bathing suits! Check out the Maaji suits like this one – super comfy and reversible with mix & match styles. Available locally at Perri Berri and Nordstrom’s.
  2. Add a fun flare to any outfit with Statement Earrings like these Tassel Drop earrings from baublebar.com
  3. Keep cool and trendy with an Off-the-shoulder sundress like this one from The Find Auctions
  4. A soft scarf is a summer staple like the Lotus Scarf  from Lululemon- great for traveling or wrapping up on the beach in the evening
  5. Everyone needs a packable summer hat like this one from J. Crew – it flattens and folds for easy packing and has an extra-wide brim to keep you cool and protected.
  6. Our iGnite Shine Bright Tank is perfect for workouts or just to wear as a cover-up at the beach – it is soft, flattering, draped fit with a racerback
  7. A great pair of Tkees flip flops are a summer must – comfortable and lots of color options to brighten any outfit

 

 

Poolside/Beach Essentials

  1. How fun are these Life Factory wine glasses? They have a cute protective rubber covering so they are great for outdoors and summer parties! Sold locally at Perri Berri.
  2. Make your own Spa Water – In a two quart pitcher, add a cut up lemon, 1/2 cut up cucumber, fresh mint and sparkling (or regular) water. Chill overnight.
    Or use a pitcher like this one and place strawberries in the funnel of the pitcher lid, fill pitcher with sparkling water and fresh mint, refrigerate and enjoy!
  3. Dry off or lay out on the beach using this Shine Bright beach towel – it is so soft, absorbent and long – it’s 100% terry velour and measures 30″ x 60″
  4. The best goggles for lap swimming – Special Ops by TYR swim goggles –  they have soft cushions around the eyes, a super comfortable fit and are polarized.
  5. Don’t forget the sunscreen – our favorites are the Neutrogena ultra sheer dry-touch
    SPF 55 with helioplex – it has a lightweight clean feel or Alba botanicals very emollient SPF 45 pure Lavender – great if your skin is feeling dry.
  6. For even more protection for long days by the water throw on a stylish Rash guard like the Pacifica UPF 50+ from Athleta
  7. These Royal Standard totes are great for the pool or the beach and can be monogrammed. We also love this tassel straw beach bag from Target.
  8. Stay hydrated all through the day with this 32 oz, PBA free, wide mouth iGnite Shine Bright water bottle
  9. For the ultimate relaxing experience – delicious summer cocktails to sip poolside! Our favorite refreshing poolside drink is Deep Eddy Grapefruit vodka mixed with our Cranberry Water recipe and a splash of lime. Or try Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka with Fresca – yum!

 

 

Now get out there and ENJOY YOUR SUMMER!!


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