Summer Essentials

It’s summer! Sharing some of my summer go-tos

Happy Summer! OK, it might not be officially summer if you are being all technical and track the solstice or whatever, but the kids are off from school and the weather has reached those summer time temps. Its time to grab those white jeans and sandals and enjoy this time of year..

When I think of summer, I think of tanned skin (or faux tan for me). A tanned body makes your eyes brighter and your teeth whiter. Speaking of teeth, I was lucky enough to be contacted by Goby to try out their electric toothbrush. I love clean, white teeth so an electric toothbrush has always been what I use. I love the sleek design, it works great and they offer it in fun colors. Me, I’m a bit boring and chose white but go check them out. They are offering my readers 10% off with the code thehomeenvy.


I don’t tan well and even if I did, I want the skin I’m living in to last and look good. When I want that summer glow, I turn to St. Tropez. I love their mousse tanning lotions and their gradual tanning mousse works so well. It goes on even, you can see where you are applying it and I don’t have problem with streaks or splotches. It gives a nice glow that you can build on. Check it out here.

I don’t usually faux tan my face but instead use a tinted moisturizer and top it off with this Bobbi Brown Illuminating Moisture Balm It adds a dewiness that makes me glow. A swipe of some bronzing powder also gives me that summer glow I love.

Next up, fragrance. I love the Bobbi Brown Beach for that summery, been out to the beach all day smell (well in a good way, it smells like beach with that hint of sunscreen and salt water). A couple spritzes of this and it smells like summer to me.

Some white bracelets, or whatever color you choose, really shows off that summer tan. This one is from Evereve. It comes in many colors with different messages on the charm.

Finally, summer means leaving behind that big old mom bag and grabbing a cute little number. This canteen style straw bag from Amerii is beautiful, and they run sales often. You can also sign up for a 30% off welcome offer code. The bag came within days of ordering, which I love. Plus they are a fraction of the cost of those I’ve been eyeing from a certain designer. Tie a cute bandana (this one is from Madewell but last year’s print) for a little personality and if you need a hair accessory, just take it off your bag.

As I find more product loves, I’ll share them with you. For now, I wanted to tell you about these so you can get your summer on. Have a beautiful day!