The official start of summer is just around the corner (although it feels like it has been summer for months here in Texas). There’s something about this season that makes us all dream of getting away, but sometimes it’s nice to hang out and relax close to home. I just got my Babbleboxx full of staycation essentials for summer, and I am officially ready to get my staycay underway. I am so excited to share these products with you guys, and who knows, it may even inspire you to plan your own summer staycay!
My Ex-Life Book
My Ex-Life is a new novel from Stephen McCauley that tells the story of two exes that reconnect. If you don’t know Stephen McCauley, he is the bestselling author of The Object of My Affection (which you may remember was made into a movie with Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd). I’ve never been a huge book reader, but one of my goals this year is to start reading more. It just takes an exciting story to draw me in, and this is definitely one of them. I can’t wait to start it!
OMM Thickening Hair Mask
It’s always fun to add a little pampering to your staycay itinerary. I love to give my hair extra attention during the summer, and the OMM Thickening Hair Mask is exactly what my hair needs right now. This deep-conditioning, nourishing treatment is one of the most hydrating products I’ve ever used. It’s made with natural ingredients, and the jasmine scent is heavenly!
OMM Thickening Oil
The OMM Thickening Oil is perfect for repairing and strengthening hair roots. It nourishes and protects the hair shaft, which is a necessity in the summer with all the time spent out in the sun and in the pool. My hair feels so amazing after I use it! Get 20% off your purchase with code SUMMER until September 15, 2018.
Bali Comfort Revolution Bra
I am so over bras with wires! I’ve been wearing this amazing Bali Comfort Revolution Bra for the past couple of days, and I can’t tell you how amazingly comfortable it is. The Cool Comfort™ fabric keeps me cool by wicking moisture, and the fabric flexes for a perfect fit. It’s actually cute enough to wear under wide-neck tops so that it peeks out (like you might do with a cami). I think I’ll be wearing this with ALL my summer outfits, from simple t-shirts to fancy dresses.
Erin’s Faces Deet Free Mosquito Repellent
Mosquito repellent is absolutely necessary when you’re planning to spend time outdoors, and the Erin’s Faces Deet-Free Mosquito Repellent is the only one you’ll need! It’s made with essential oils of Eucalyptus, Citronella and Lemongrass, and it’s safe for nearly everyone to use (including pets)! We’ve been spending lots of time on our balcony lately, so this is already getting lots of use. The small size makes it perfect for travel, too!
Erin’s Faces Sunstick SPF 30
Another absolute of staycation essentials for summer is a water resistant sunscreen. The Erin’s Faces Sunstick SPF 30 is so convenient to carry with you everywhere you go. It provides UVA/UVB protection from non-nano zinc as the sole SPF ingredient, and it’s also vegan and cruelty-free. The best part? It’s super lightweight and non-greasy, so your skin won’t feel gross while you’re out in the sun. I use this on my face and other areas that may get extra sun exposure (like my arms and hands while driving). I’ll definitely be keeping it on hand for all my summer activities, including my afternoon lounge sessions on the balcony. Use code BABBLEBOX05 for 10% off your Erin’s Faces purchase now through Sept 30th 2018.
Faustino I Gran Reserva
What would a summer staycay be without a refreshing glass of red wine? The Faustino I Gran Reserva is so smooth and perfect for an evening of relaxation. It is a blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, & Mazuelo, and it tastes absolutely amazing! This wine has an interesting aging process as well. It spends 26 months in French and American oak barrels, and then at least 3 years in the bottle. I’m not a wine connoisseur, but I know good wine when I taste it!
BELLAME Acqua Lumiere Hydrating Moisturizer
Not all moisturizers are created equal, and the BELLAME Acqua Lumiere Hydrating Moisturizer is already proving to be one of the best! Skincare is so important year-round, but especially during the summer months. This product not only moisturizes, but it has anti-aging benefits as well (yes, please!). I love the soothing effect it has on my skin, and it’s so lightweight!
BELLAME Acqua Lumiere Hydrating Eye Cream
Can’t forget about those eyes! This is one of my problem areas, and I have found that this BELLAME Acqua Lumiere Hydrating Eye Cream is helping with my puffiness and dark circles. It’s so silky smooth! You’ll receive a FREE set of six ultra-luxe BELLAME bamboo sourced washcloths with the purchase of The Acqua Lumiere Collection (gift valued at $22).
Are you guys planning a staycay anytime soon? I would love to hear which staycation essentials you’re planning to stock up on!
This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com. As always, all opinions are my own.