If I had to pick a theme for my life right now, it would be busy and in need of a vacation. With summer right around the corner, I try to take as many “staycations” as I can to relieve stress and take a moment out of life’s busy schedule. What is a staycation you ask? It’s when you take a mini-vacation but don’t necessary go anywhere. You can take a staycation in your own home city, town, and state or in your own home even, and you do something fun and enjoyable. When I need to get away from it all, I head down to Lake Murray, which is near where I live, and I take in the sunshine, fresh breeze, water, and nature.
To pack for a trip like this, I need my St.Ive’s Fresh Hydration Lotion. Keeping it inside of my beach tote bag is the easiest way for me to reach for it and apply it. Have I mentioned how simple and fast this product makes moisturizing? I have St. Ives® Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion & the new St. Ives® Smooth & Glow Apricot Spray Lotion. Since I’m trying to get away from the stresses of life, I want the products I bring with me to do the work for me. The simpler, the better. These babies make your skin feel buttery soft and smooth, all with a quick spray.
This is my current summer tote bag, which I use for going to the lake, the pool, or the beach. This was sent to me as part of my St. Ive’s package and it’s absolutely stunning. It’s super bright with beautiful patent lettering and tote handles on it. It has a mesh, semi-sheer lining, so you can easily see what is inside your bag and find it without having to dig for days. I’ve been staring at this bag for days now, just admiring how colorful and joyful it is.
I also received a gorgeous patterned scarf, hot pink sunglasses, and Flash Tattoo’s. I love keeping a scarf with me when I go to the lake or to the beach because you never know when you’re going to want to wrap up your hair or head to shield it from the sun. If you have color-treated hair, it’s especially important to protect your hair from the rays of the sun. I love the Flash Tattoo’s because they are perfectly bohemian and free-spirited, which is my style. They’re also temporary, so you can change them up as often as you like. These are definitely my summertime essentials and these would also be perfect for an outdoor concert or any music festivals you might be attending!
The St. Ives® Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion & the new St. Ives® Smooth & Glow Apricot Spray Lotion are spray moisturizers. They are genius inventions that I can no longer live without. I don’t even bother buying regular moisturizers anymore because these have taken the mess out of hydrating your skin. You simply twist the top to “open” the nozzle for spraying and push down on the top. The moisturizer comes out in a perfectly uniform spray that you can apply straight to your body. You can get all of those hard to reach spots and even apply it to the back of your legs! A little spritz goes a long way, too, so I feel like my moisturizer lasts longer.
- St. Ives® Smooth & Glow Apricot Spray Lotion: replenishes moisture into your skin, is made with natural moisturizers, and has fragrance notes, including apricot, freesia, nectarine and passion fruit.
- St. Ives® Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion: made with 100% natural moisturizers, and smells like a mix between suntan lotion and flowers. It absorbs quickly into the skin just like the Smooth & Glow Apricot Spray Lotion, and both feel super refreshing on the skin. They both give off a “cooling” sensation to the skin which is super innovative!
It’s as simple as holding the nozzle down and spraying! The St. Ives® Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion & the St. Ives® Smooth & Glow Apricot Spray Lotion also smell like summer in a can. They are both tropical and lightly scented. They are never overpowering. I can moisturize my entire body in less than 5 minutes flat now. It’s great for using before you go out so your skin looks super soft, glowing, and moisturized. I also love using them after a day in the sunshine to soothe and relieve my skin. They are also luscious to use right before bed, when your skin soaks up the moisturizer and rejuvenates all night long!
I find it is extra important to take care of your skin in the summer because heat, sand, and sun can wreak havoc on it. Maintaining proper hydration will leave your skin looking smooth, soft, and glowing in the summer sun.
As I head out for my summer staycations, I always pack my St. Ives® Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion & St. Ives® Smooth & Glow Apricot Spray Lotion. They leave my skin feeling and smelling wonderful and they leave me with more time to do the things I love, like relax!
St. Ives® Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion & St. Ives® Smooth & Glow Apricot Spray Lotion are available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. You can check them out here online for more information.
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