15 Things Every Girl Needs This Summer

While DC had a pretty mild winter this year, these past two weeks has proven that we are expecting a very hot and humid summer! 😩 I have an event filled summer planned with concerts, the beach, pool parties, road trips and the like so I gathered a list of  essentials β˜€οΈ that you may need also! πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ Interested in any of the items I recommend? Simply click on the title to be taken to the item and check out! 


You absolutely need to apply sunscreen every day of the year, but it is essential during this summer. Try Coola, their Citrus Mango sunscreen smells like a fruity spray from Bath and Body Works ! I receive so many compliments when I use this. When I tell people it’s sunscreen, they’re shocked.


Exfoliating Scrub

Summer means an increase of dead skin cells so it is important to exfoliate your skin to keep it smooth and silky.  I personally use a scrub on my body once a week, but tru and see what works for you? 



I wear sunnies all year due to eye sensitivity, but I am loving the cat eyed frames. What’s your go-to for sunglasses?

Cat Eyed Sunglasses

Waterproof Case

I am going river tubing in two weeks, and hadn’t thought much about this until recently! It allows you to store your cash AND you can take photos πŸ’πŸ½ and text πŸ“²WHILE the phone is in the pouch !!

Waterproof Phone Pouch

Wireless Waterproof Speaker

Go to the πŸ– beach 🌊 or pool  πŸ€½πŸ½β€β™€οΈ regularly? Pick this up to listen to your favorite songs while relaxing  πŸΉpool side.

JBL Waterproof Speaker

Sand Free beach mat

If you go to the beachπŸ„πŸ½β€β™€οΈ as much as I do then you still have sand in your trunk from last year. Pick up this beach mat to rid πŸ™…πŸ½sand from entering your car because how often do you really vacuum the inside of your car?πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Sand Free Beach Mat

 Pool Floats

I’m sure you’ve seen the coveted pool floats all on Instagram. These are all under $30 and have good reviews ! Pineapple 🍍 πŸ¦„ 

Pineapple Pool Float

Daily Mantra 

No matter what you’re going through, staying positive is a must !! πŸ’†πŸΎFollow my, Quotes To Live By, board on Pinterest for daily quotes and madras for inspiration.


 Picnic Basket

Many counties offer “movie on the lawn” or “movie on the beach” events, pack up and have a picnic 🍷 πŸ•πŸ”before the film starts or for whenever ! This set includes the silverware AND wine glasses, all you need is the food !






Summer Fragrance

I know I am not the only one who has a fragrance for each season??? Pick this up !!πŸ›

Flowerbomb Victor & Rolf

Staple Polish 

Essie Spring collection has some very pretty colors, check out their polish line and pick one !! I am really loving Cascade Cool πŸ’…πŸΎright now.

Essie Spring Swatches – Swatch & Learn


Coconut Oil Spray

Super light, but moisturizing to keep your hair βœ…from drying out during the summer.

Ogx Coconut Oil Spray


Floppy Hat – always on vacay 

One of those items you forget how much you value until you don’t have one after a day in the sun!

Always on Vacay Floppy Hat


Evian Facial Spray

This is so refreshing πŸŒ€ to spray on your face when you’re out running errands or simply in the heat! Your face will LOVE you for it. Thank me later.

Evian Facial Spray


Thigh Chafing Balm

If your thighs hug when walking, you’re familiar with chub rub… 🎯GET THIS!!!

ChafeZone Skin Protectant



I just about died :'( guess I’ll have to continue doing this the natural never ending way

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  1. Brittney
    June 16, 2017 / 12:51 am

    Love these recommendations for summer SO much! I will definitely be picking up a few of these items! Thanks so much for providing the links for us to purchase everything. (:

    • Le
      June 16, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Of course ! πŸ’•

  2. June 16, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    I really want a donut or pizza floatie!! The pineapple is so cute too. I’ve also been wanting a floppy hat with writing. I’ve been having some serious insta envy from everyone else’s.

    • Le
      June 16, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Same 😩 and surprisingly everything is inexpensive with good reviews !

  3. June 17, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    These are all necessities! Love this post.

    Alix | apintsizedlifeblog.com

  4. the sophia diaries
    June 19, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    There’s such a thing as sand free beach mat?!!?!!! wow…if only I had that in my childhood and then I won’t hate the beach anymore xD

    • Le
      June 19, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Yes ! πŸ˜‚ buy one and head to the beach πŸ‘™πŸ–

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