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Summer 2020 Essentials


Article by Sarah Zidell

Photography by Sarah Zidell

As the UV index starts to rise and our bikinis come out from the corner of our closet, we know summer is approaching! Here are five trending essentials you can't live without this summer.

1. Sun Bum Sunscreens

Sunscreen is a No. 1 priority in the summertime! Daily application of sunscreen will help prevent skin damage in the future. Sun Bum is a great sunscreen that feels amazing on the skin and smells SO good.

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2. Tie Dye

Tie-dying is a great summer activity that also spices up your wardrobe! Find an old white T-shirt that could use some color and some dye from a craft store. Tie dye is in right now, so dye some shirts while it's in style! You can even try dying a beach towel!

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3. Water Bottle

Although hydration is always important, staying hydrated in the summer is crucial! A fun water bottle can be motivating to drink more H2O and stay green! My personal favorite is my Hydro Flask. Hydro Flask water bottles come in all different fun colors and keep your drink cold for a very long time in the heat!

4. Isle of Paradise Self Tanner

There's nothing like a dark tan in the summertime to go with your sundresses and bikinis! A safe and effective way to achieve a dark tan is through self-tanning! The brand Isle of Paradise is my absolute favorite self tanner. This brand has many different products to get you tan and ready for summer. My personal favorite is their self tanning drops. I mix in a few drops with my facial lotion before bed, and I wake up with a bronzed and glowing face! You can find their products at Sephora.

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5. Cute Hair Barrettes

A cute and stylish way to keep your hair out of your face is to pin it back with some barrettes. This effortless hairstyle can totally bring a next level to your look! Barrettes can be found in many different stores, but I love the ones from Urban Outfitters.

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