Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Favorite Things

Happy (official) summer everybody!  I have a few things that I just have to have this time of the year.

Gelish Passion - I've got this color on my hands and toes right's the perfect bright pink for summer!  I became a big fan of Gelish's polishes a few months ago.  They last anywhere from 1-2 weeks on my hands, and that's saying something...I'm rough on polish.  I use the Sally Hansen Salon Pro Starter Kit (which I noticed is super cheap right now!) as my base coat, top coat, and LED light for this.

BSensible Kids Waterproof Fitted Sheet (c/o) - This is incredibly perfect for summer if it's hot where you live.  It's a sheet with built-in waterproof protection, so it acts as its own mattress protector.  It's eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and even has zinc oxide to soften and protect skin!  We have one on Emmie's bed right now and love it.

Sebastian Potion 9 - I am normally a massive fan of Redken's Anti Snap as a leave-in conditioner, but I thought I'd shake it up a little bit this summer.  I'm trying Sebastian Potion 9 after a recommendation from another blogger, and it doesn't disappoint! The price point per ounce is a little lower than Anti Snap, and it gives a little bit of hold that the Anti Snap doesn't.  Great for summer waves!

True Lime Black Cherry Limeade - I bought this about 2 weeks ago and I've already been through an entire pack.  So good!  If you're a Sonic Cherry Limeade fan, try this one.  It's a little bit more sour, but also a little bit lighter too.  I only use a half pack per bottle of water.

Scentsy Nashi Nectar Cubes - I haven't purchased a ton of Scentsy lately, but I did put in an order with Emmie's teacher right before school let out.  This is one of the scents I bought and I am absolutely addicted.  It's a great balance between making your home smell fruity and perfumed.

Bath and Body Works Watermelon Lemonade Soap - My mother-in-law actually has this at her house, and I seriously look forward to washing my hands there. :) This smells SO good!  Great if you want a fruity, summery scent.

Fake Bake Flawless - I'm honestly not sure if I mentioned this in another round-up post, but it's good enough to mention again if I did.  This stuff is amazing - I've never had an at-home product give me a better fake tan!  It doesn't get super orange and I've never had a problem with it streaking.  I usually apply it once a week, twice if I want to be super tan.

Sheex - I bought these a few months back after somebody on Instagram recommended them.  I seriously don't know what we did without them!  They are the most comfortable sheets to ever exist.  Imagine sleeping in a pair of yoga soft, almost silky.  They're also so durable.  Great for summer too...they breathe incredibly well and stay cool!

Sonic Sour Blue Raspberry Slushes - This is most definitely my guilty pleasure during the summer.  I found out about a week ago that you can add the sour shot to slushes again after it was gone for a few takes it to a whole new level. (So do the Nerds I usually add...but I didn't tell you that.)

Terry Cloth Chair Cover - I had a student give me one of these as an end-of-the-year gift years ago...and it is probably my most-used teacher gift ever.  I love it so much!  It has pockets on the side for phones/sunscreen/glasses, as well as a huge pocket at the top to go over the top of your chair.  So no more slippery towels on chairs, and you have a place to store items that aren't very compatible with water!

Happy weekend everybody!  I still have a couple of giveaways running on the blog...

Burpee Home Gardens (win a $100 American Express Gift Card) - ends June 30th

JCPenney (win a $100 JCPenney Gift Card) - ends July 8th