oh, sweet summer favorites
This week’s Friday Five features 5 of my favorite things as we head into Summer time!
My husband and I have been seriously addicted to these for months. If you’re anything like us, and don’t love just drinking plain water all day, but also don’t want to drink your calories with sodas or juices, then give La Croix a try. They have zero calories, sugar, carbs, etc. so they’re great replacement for soda or sugary drinks.
My favorite summer-time cocktail has been I pouring it over ice with some fresh fruit & vodka! A great healthy alternative to sugary cocktails.
Reminder to please make sure to responsibly recycle your cans.
My skin has gone a little crazy since having a baby (thank you, hormones). And now the oil on my face is going crazy thanks to the crazy summer humidity (thank you, Florida.)
I started using this Soniclear by Michael Todd Beauty and it‘s been a TOTAL game changer. Since using it, I’ve noticed a huge difference in the smoothness of my skin. My melasma (dark spots) from my pregnancy have basically disappeared. And I get far fewer breakouts and texture because it keeps my pores clear from dirt and build up. I use it 1-2 days a week in my nighttime skincare routine, followed by a toner and moisturizer.
I’ll be totally honest, I didn’t really understand the point of a setting mist. Yeah it feels nice, but is it really worth the money? But my cousin introduced me to one with an SPF that both feels nice AND protects your skin? Now I’m on board.
This one contains SPF 50! I’m usually horrible at reapplying SPF to my face throughout the day, so now I keep this in my handbag and problem solved!
I had never bought anything fashion-related from Walmart before, until I saw these sandals recommended by a fashion blogger a few months ago.
Only $10?! SCORE! And I’m SO glad I bought them!
They have been my total go-tos the last few months for spring and summer! I wear them literally every day. They go with every single outfit.. jeans, shorts, cute dresses, yoga pants, and I also wear them to the beach. I can’t recommend them enough!
UPDATE: They lasted me until May 2020 then finally broke. I wore those babies every single day for almost 2 years! Best $10 I’ve ever spent.
Okay so this isn’t summer related but I had to include this because it brings me so much joy. I’m sure by now you’ve seen this viral video of Kodi Lee’s AGT audition. He’s autistic and blind, and he has more talent and bravery in his pinky finger than anyone I’ve ever seen. His audition is such an inspiration, and it’s easily my favorite video of the entire year.
So yeah, not summer related, but I just had to include it on my favorites list. I’ve watched it so many times – it brings such a big smile to my face & so many tears to my eyes! He’s a star
I hope you enjoyed this week's summer favorites! See you next time!
PS- this post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own (as always!)