Summer Beauty Favorites

It’s that time of year! My seasonal roundup has arrived and this time I’m serving up some fabulous summer beauty products. These are all on my must-have list and I absolutely adore each product I tested! With the intense summer heat and strong rays from the sun, your hair and skin need products that they can rely on. From refreshing lotions and potions, to strengthening your skin and hair through hydrating formulas – I’m sharing all of my favorite summer beauty products for you to see. Take a peak below! I’ve linked each and every product for you to shop directly.

Sun Bum

SPF 50 Sunscreen

The first time I ever tried Sun Bum, I was in a coastal town in North Carolina called Beaufort. I walked into a local surf/beach store and I saw all of the amazing products lined up. I was so impressed by the packaging I had to pick something up! I opened the sunscreen and smelled it, and boy did my life change! The Sun Bum products smell like Piña Coladas, in my opinion. I love this sunscreen and it’s protection is always on point. It doesn’t easily wash off in water, and the smell alone will have you in a summer daze. I don’t use any other sunscreen – I love my sun bum.

Natural Browning Lotion

One key aspect of protecting your skin this summer is to simply stay out of the sun. Baking in the sun all day may get you tan, but it is very harmful for your skin and speeds up the aging and wrinkling process. You can look fabulous and tan with this lovely self-tanner by Sun Bum. This product will give you that fast, deep tan, without having to spend long hours in the sun. Some other amazing tidbits about this product are that it’s gluten free, cruelty free, and 100% vegan!

Shine Spray

Give your hair that après-beach or pool glow. This product gives your hair a healthy shine and hydrated feel after a long day in the water.  There’s nothing like the salty ocean in your hair with a little shine! I really love this product because a little goes a long way. It’s so easy to use and is the perfect go-to after a day out of the sun. So effortless!

Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30 – Watermelon

This will be in my purse all summer long! This chapstick is refreshing not only because of the amazing aloe vera formula, but also because of the lovely watermelon scent! Not to mention the SPF 30 protects your lips from sunburns. Remember to protect your lips this summer ladies!

“Cool Down” Hydrating After Sun Lotion

Everyone needs a trustworthy bottle of aloe during the summer. After a long, lazy day in the sun, your skin needs revitalization and hydration! Sun Bum’s “Cool Down” lotion is enriched with soothing Aloe and Vitamin E, providing intense hydration to gently moisturize your skin. The light, non-greasy formula is quickly absorbed, leaving the skin smooth and soft. As a naturally pale person, I thrive off of a good sunscreen and aloe combination. I swear by these Sun Bum products!


Advanced Clinicals

Coconut Visible Repair Oil

“I like coconuts, you can break them open and they smell like ladies lying in the sun…” This oil comes in a dropper form. You just squeeze a little bit into your hands and massages the oil on your face and body. This product smells sooooo gooood. It is the perfect summer scent and a really nice product to renew and repair your skin. This bottle is only $15! I love Advanced Clinicals because of their simple and effective products for unbeatable prices.

Rosehip Anti-Aging Oil

Another product that smells absolutely divine! The Rosehip oil has ultimate anti-aging powers – it quenches dry skin and restores radiance for a softer, brighter and more even skin tone. In addition, it is loaded with Vitamin C, a brightening antioxidant that helps diminish the look of sun damage. I love to lather this on after a shower, it’s such a lovely and dreamy scent, perfect for summer.

Vitamin C Brightening Sheet Masks

There’s nothing quite relaxing as drinking a glass of wine while watching Moana with a citrus face mask soaking into your skin. This is one of the most hydrating masks I have ever tried. I normally do a topical mask, but I really enjoyed this sheet mask! This is the PERFECT mask for summer because it improves the look of sun damage spots and age spots. It’s jam-packed with Vitamin C, among many other minerals this mask will deeply moisturize your skin. After using it mine felt soooo lush afterwards – even through the next morning!


Vichy Mineral 89

This product says it will plump and freshen your face – and it does just that. I really adore this product. It works so well with my skin (mildly dry) and there’s nothing like lathering my face up with a dime-sized dollop of the Mineral 89 forumla, which hydrates and fortify skin, making it more resistant to visible aging caused by pollution, fatigue. After I put it on my face feels so refreshed and plump, something we could all use during the drying summer heat.


“Be Curly” Curl Advancer

I have naturally wavy hair, but when I style it with curling gel and give it a good scrunch, I can get some pretty rocking curls. My mom actually has very curly hair! I really love this product because it gets the job done – it intensifies my curls, combats frizz and boosts shine on curly or wavy hair. This is an amazing summer product because it is aloe-infused. This product will tame your frizz in summer humidity’s, and it also smells ah-mazing with the organic lemon, bergamot (google this I had never heard of it!), orange and other pure flower and plant essences.

“Smooth Infusion” Style-Prep Smoother

Living in North Carolina, this product is a life saver. The Style-Prep defends against humidity for up to 12 hours. It is the perfect pre-styling product that will help you achieve any desired hairstyle in the hot summer humidity. In addition it protects against surface damage from heat styling tools, something all girls need in their lives! ALSO – all Aveda products are cruelty free and only tested on humans. I am such a believer in Aveda. From their amazing products, to their environmental values, this is a brand that is serious about the planet AND beauty!

Thank you to Sun Bum, Advanced Clinicals, Vichy and Aveda for sponsoring this post!



  1. Vanessa Moore
    July 7, 2017 / 12:32 PM

    That repair oil sounds amazing! I love the smell of rose oils so I will definitely be checking that out 🙂


  2. July 7, 2017 / 12:34 PM

    Love love love Sun Bum products! I definitely need to look into the other brands you’ve mentioned!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  3. July 7, 2017 / 2:39 PM

    love sun bum!! I’ve also always wanted to try Vichy!!

    xo megan

  4. July 7, 2017 / 3:41 PM

    Love this post! I’m a huge fan of Sun Bum and can’t wait to try a few of the others you mentioned! x

  5. July 7, 2017 / 4:12 PM

    These all sound perfect for summer! I’m going to have to check out Vichy and those Vitamin C masks, such a perfect round up. Summer beauty is so important!

  6. Mollie
    July 7, 2017 / 8:20 PM

    Sun Bum has been my fave for so long!! I need to try the watermelon lip balm!

    xx Mollie

  7. July 7, 2017 / 10:35 PM

    The Sun Bum is my favorite! I have the mango flavor and it smells amazing! I love these types of roundups because it introduces me to a lot of new brands. And let’s face it, summer beauty is THE most important. This roundup is so good babe.

  8. July 9, 2017 / 8:58 PM

    All of your photos are amazing! I really want to try some sheet masks and I love Sun Bum!

  9. Sandy a la Mode
    July 10, 2017 / 10:59 AM

    I love your picks! The entire Sun Bum line is SO amazing, it’s perfect for all summer long!

  10. Maggie
    July 10, 2017 / 9:26 PM

    Love all of these picks! Skincare is so important, especially during the summer!

  11. Caitlin
    July 11, 2017 / 4:30 PM

    Sun Bum is the best for sunscreen! I really want to try their other products as well and the cool down/shine spray looks like a great way to start. I feel like that spray would be perfect for an after beach trip, like so effortlessly giving you that sunshine in your hair – I’m getting excited just talking about it!

  12. July 14, 2017 / 10:24 AM

    I’m excited to try out that sheet mask!

  13. July 14, 2017 / 10:25 AM

    Dying to try these products! That rose oil sounds so nice. I have been really obsessed with that scent after using a rose-infused face primer. Will have to check it out!


  14. July 14, 2017 / 10:57 AM

    i have curly hair, too! i need to try some of these products. thanks for sharing!

  15. Jessica
    July 14, 2017 / 1:12 PM

    These products sound amazing! Taking care of your skin and hair during the summer can be tough sometimes. Thank you for sharing! Xo, Jessica

  16. Anna English
    July 14, 2017 / 1:13 PM

    I love Sun Bum products in the summer! And those Aveda products look amazing as well, I also like to use a little curling gel in my wavy hair to switch it up!

  17. July 14, 2017 / 2:52 PM

    All of these products sound amazing! I really want to try that self tanner! Also, I could not live without my Aveda products! They are the best!



  18. July 14, 2017 / 7:59 PM

    I’ve actually never heard of or used those Sun Bum products! They look great. That Aveda curl enhancer is something I definitely want to try out too.

  19. July 15, 2017 / 9:14 PM

    Sun Bum and Aveda are my absolute favorites!! I need to try some of these others!!

  20. July 15, 2017 / 11:08 PM

    I’ll have to try sun bum! I’ve been looking for a new spf 50. Thanks for sharing!

  21. jcrewismyfavstore
    July 16, 2017 / 12:39 PM

    I must try that Coconut oil and the Aveda Be Curly product! Thanks for these suggestions!

  22. July 16, 2017 / 12:56 PM

    SunBum has been around forever, need to try it. I never go out without a good spf. Love Aveda products…to go natural and curly for the sun, beach days is the way to go!

  23. July 16, 2017 / 4:48 PM

    I’m so interested to try those Vitamin C sheets! I love sheet masks.

  24. Anna Baun
    July 16, 2017 / 8:29 PM

    So many great products! There are so many of my favorites, too! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  25. Roselyn Weaver
    July 16, 2017 / 10:08 PM

    I’m a huge fan of Aveda! And I have heard so many great things about Sun Bum! I need to try.

    xo, Roselyn

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