Dog Days of Summer

July 25, 2017

Need a little pick-me-up in the middle of summer? It's ok to admit it if you do. Some of us are stuck inside an office 9-to-5, when we'd rather be outside getting our tan on or indulging in that next drink of rosé. We all want to live that glamorous summer life, so I've put together a list of things that make me see the sunshine again. Some of them are new and others are old favorites. 


Lemon Laine - when your skin needs to hit control-alt-delete.

Lemon Laine is a natural beauty and wellness shop filled with products that are good for you and make you feel good too.

- from Lemon Laine

(photo: Lemon Laine)

(photo: Lemon Laine)

They also offer a makeup selection and this awesome oil bar, that yes, serves complimentary wine with each appointment. At the oil bar, they mix up a custom concoction specific to your skin type and beauty goals. 


Bing Bang - jewelry that sends a message. I personally love the "Good Vibes" earrings, but the NYC-based company offers a variety of statement pieces.



Succulents - I've always loved how petite and colorful succulents are. I stumbled across this Instagram page, @justbeingcon, and can't stop crushin' on her adorable posts of these exotic nuggets. 



A Good Book - I've suggested some books before that I've read and loved. Click here to check out that post. I recently heard about Legend. Its a young adult book, but I've been told that if you liked The Hunger Games and Divergent series, this is the next must-read series. I've also been told that it's better than The Hunger Games.




Music - Some good jams always cheers me up and motivates me. Check out my Songs of the Summer playlist here. Another song that you just can't help but shimmy to is "Despacito." I know the majority of us don't know what they're saying, but like I said, it's a feel good song.




A Dip in the Pool - I know we can't all live by the pool, but if you can break away from your daily routine and hang out by the pool for a couple hours, some Vitamin D will do you good. I've mentioned #FLOATY pool floats before, but they're an absolute favorite of mine. Also, don't forget the sunscreen! I personally love the Alba Bontanica line of sun protection products. They're made with 100% botanical ingredients, so it's not only good for your skin but the Earth too. 



A Summery Scent - I'm obsessed with Anese for its gentle and effective skincare products. I also love their sassy and sarcastic packaging. I have the elixir "Smells Like Queen Spirit.," and it reminds me of a vacation. Anese offers a variety of scents and skincare products.


Get Out & Explore Nature - My husband and I finally got around to checking out Percy Warner Park. We've been saying we're going to go hiking/biking for almost two years now and we finally got out there a couple weekends ago. Yes, it was hot and humid, but it was also nice to clear my mind and live in the moment. I know it sound cliché, but I felt rejuvenated after the bike ride and also good about myself because I got some sort of exercise in on a Saturday.



Spend Time With the Ones You Love - This doesn't cost a thing! Spending time with your significant other, friends and even pets is an instant boost of good vibes. They'll appreciate it as much as you do!




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