Beat the Heat / Summer MVPs.

Beat the Heat / Summer MVPs Beat the Heat / Summer MVPs

It is hot and it is humid, so today I wanted to share some of the things that have gotten me through the Charleston humidity thus far (yes yes I know, August will be way worse!). From a miracle hair product to the best setting spray to my favorite beach towel… these are a few of my favorite things.

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Beat the Heat / Summer MVPs

On the beauty front:

Hands down, my favorite setting spray! I was never a big setting spray person (the less steps the better) but have noticed a big difference in how long my makeup lasts when I use this, especially in the Southern heat and humidity. Glow Screen is still my favorite holy grail for protection + glow. There are a lot of days where it’s the only makeup I wear, plus maybe a little mascara. A surprising new product love is Saie’s cream bronzer. I tend to love everything this brand makes but was never a cream bronze or blush person. This bronzer is amazing – so natural and pretty. I recommend getting the brush that goes with it too; it really helps you to get the perfect application.

Last on the beauty front is Living Proof’s instant de-frizzer. I’d be lost without it. I have the large bottle at home, and travel sizes in both my purse + suitcase. It is a miracle product and helps so much with controlling / taming frizz!

Fun beach and pool accessories are a must.

This is my favorite beach towel. It’s so soft and I love the green and the tiger. I need a new beach bag and have been debating between this one and this one… I can’t decide! And I love my Yeti Roadie Cooler (tall enough for a bottle of wine) and these plastic carafes (with lids) are a godsend for the pool.. for wine, water, cocktails, etc!

I have too many nap dresses and I don’t care.

They’re the best and so easy, especially when it is hot outside. I have also been wearing a lot of Farm Rio. This dress is the MOST fun. (This + this are honorable mentions.) And this Amazon swimsuit is just the best. I can’t believe the quality for the price! Last but not least: gold birks – my unofficial shoe of summer!

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  1. Marianne says 7.8.21

    Hi : you featured an adorable dress, yesterday from shopbop and I can’t find the link. Might you share with me here ! thank you

  2. EMM says 7.8.21

    What color do you suggest in the cream bronzer (I have a similar skin tone to you)? The link defaults to the “medium bronze” but not sure if that’s intentional. Thank you!!

  3. amy says 7.8.21

    Actually, September tends to be the worst weather month in the south (this is when the heat/ humidity are the most oppressive)…and it’s typically the most active hurricane month too.

    I hope to check out the setting spray, it sounds great!

  4. Sarah says 7.8.21

    Just started using Supergoop this summer and love it! Have you tried the body oil spf? So good! Also, all the flowy dresses!!

  5. Lisa Autumn says 7.11.21

    The midi dress looks GORGEOUS!

    Lisa |