I find myself pulling out my summer favorites around this time every year. And because I have found some products that stand the test of time – I know you will want to hear about them! These favorites make my summer. Make sure to leave a comment with your summer favorites!

all-time summer favorites

  1. I have talked about this self-tanner before.  I have tried so many brands – and I always come back to this Alba Botanica Sunless Tanner.  It is a thick lotion that smells so good, my husband has requested I wear it.  No joke.  I would wear it just for the creaminess and the scent.  The tan is natural, non-streaky, and all-natural.  I thought it was sold out, so I was so happy to see Amazon has it for only $11.19.
  2. Last year I was on the search for a sexy and cute – but comfortable – everyday sleepwear option.  I found these sleepshirts from Victoria Secret.  Y’all, I am in love.  They are so soft and comfortable – but the cutest things ever!  I would recommend getting them when VS has their sales and coupons!
  3. I love letting my hair go during the summer – and don’t care to spend a fortune on a Sea Salt Spray – when I can make my own!  I keep a spray bottle of this in my bathroom, and use it a ton during the summer!  Get my recipe here.
  4. I am planning to write the dreaded post about hair removal soon (sorry – it had to come some time!), but in the meantime, just know that Veet Fast Acting Gel Cream is magic!  I use it on my arms, but I hear it is awesome for the whole body.  I wouldn’t recommend it for the face.  It is super effective, good smelling, fast acting – and it works.  Score.
  5. I first read French Women Don’t Get Fat in 2006, and now I read it every summer.  For some reason, it just gets me in the “eat healthy because it’s summer” mood, and I love her stories and thoughts about fresh food, farmer’s markets, and clean eating.  I love her yogurt recipe – but don’t recommend her leak diet (3 days eating only leaks in leak water).  Yes, I did that once and my husband will never let me live it down.
  6. Summer calls for fresh soft skin – that I get by using my dry brush.  I use it in the shower before I run the water, and LOVE it.  Read my post about it here!
  7. Soft lips.  Eos.  That’s all.  Get it here.
  8. To me, the very best summer color is OPI Cajun Shrimp.  I am kind of an OPI snob, and Cajun Shrimp is my go-to all summer.

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