Glimmer's Summer Essentials
School's out and the Summer of 2016 has officially started. But are you ready for it? Here are my fashion and beauty essentials for a successful summer!
SPF SPF SPF....I can't say it enough. Wear your sunscreen everyday - head to toe. Sun damage to your skin is the quickest way to age yourself. It's not sexy anymore to wear a dark tan. Pale skin is healthy skin. I know sometimes you can't avoid the sun, and that why you should at least wear loads of sunscreen daily! No joke...stay young! Sun Bum is my new fave. The fragrance is so yummy...like you're on a Caribbean holiday in the city! On my face and chest I use Dermalogica's Solar Defense Booster SPF 50. I wear this SPF everyday in the summer in place of my regular Dermalogica Moisturizer. I apply this to my chest as well. As soon as your chest get's sun damage...it ages you. Be sure to protect this area. I also apply sunscreen to the tops of my hands. This is an often forgotten area, but so important.
Another way to stay covered up is with a great cover up like this one from CP Shades. The natural linen is so gorgeous for summer, pool side or lake side. If you happen to be in Muskoka this summer, check out the Snapdragon Muskoka Pop Up on Lake Rosseau for your hit of CP Shades. There are other fab pop ups there too...but I'll save for another post! :)
My teenager's were shocked and horrified when I came home from California with this awesome Billabong California Love hat. But really, do I care what they say? No. So I'm wearing this hat with pride this summer. Keeps the sun off my cheeks and that's all that's important. And personally, I think it suits me just fine! If you choose a ball cap like this, make sure it fits you properly. The brim is just the right size for my face. Please stay away from flat brims...not good! :)
Looking swish in my Cali Love hat if I do say so myself!
Super sweet Havaianas...you can never have too many. Flip flops might be my favourite part of summer, but they're killing on your feet and legs. Make sure you have a great pair of back up's like a Birkenstock or flip flop with arch support.
If you've ever been to Hawaii, the one thing that hits you as you get off the plane is the amazing smell of the islands. Well the incredible fragrance of Hawaii is perfectly captured in Kai. I first found Kai in the Spa at the Westin Kaanapali on Maui. I meant to go back and pick up a bottle of the body lotion before I left but completely forgot. Imagine my surprise when I came across the full line at Blossom Lounge in the Distillery District. While I was jonsing for one of everything, I brought the amazing gardenia island fresh fragrance home in the Body Lotion and the Body Glow (obvi...for those who know me). If you want to smell fantastic all summer...run to Blossom Lounge, and tell them Glimmer sent you! They may smile.