Summer means sun, sand and surf – I live for it, it’s my favorite season and the time when I feel most connected to my true self. As the weather warms and we spend more time outside immersing ourselves in nature, we feed our mind, body and soul – there is nothing more invigorating.
More summer also equals more skin, and I’ve compiled a list of my summer essentials to reveal a more radiant you, a more confident you.
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For all your beauty needs (well several) — meet Nucifera’s The Balm*. This amped up coconut oil based balm is a multitasking wonder. As author of The Coconut Kitchen, Nucifera brand creator, Meredith Baird knows a thing or two about the vast benefits of coconut oil. Meredith created The Balm, to simplify our beauty routine with a “distinctive blend of the most healing and effective plant-based butters and oils found on earth.”
“Use THE BALM to moisturize all over, remove dirt and makeup, condition hair, improve dry skin conditions, treat acne problems, minimize wrinkles, reduce inflammation and so much more.”
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Naturally, I have curly, frizzy hair – think SJP in the 80’s. I have yet to embrace my natural curl, and until then I’m keeping it straight and standing strong against my battle with frizz. There are a few game changing products and methods that I’ve discovered along the way. Like how the right blow dryer can make a world of difference. Here are my holy grail products for going from curly to sleek.
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They say, “beauty starts from the inside out” and that “our skin is an outer reflection of our inner health.” There is no attesting the idea that when we feel good, we look good. Nourishing our bodies with good, clean food keeps us feeling our best and in turn will reflect outwards. As an advocate for clean eating, I can acclaim to the effects food has on our appearance. If I slip up, I can certainly feel it, as well as see it. The idea of a supplement that works internally to enhance our outer beauty, like Moon Juice’s Beauty Dust has a certain appeal to me, but certainly not without reservation. After incorporating the Dust for a few months, I’m kind of psyched at my results…
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I’ve added and extra step to my hair routine that is actually saving me time, preventing damage, and freeing me of frizzies! As a curly girl, I’m always on the lookout for new products and styling methods that promise to tame my curls and the sometimes untamable frizziness that comes along with it. Remember when Lauren Conrad told us to wrap our hair in an old t-shirt? I obliged, I tried microfiber towels, white t-shirts, grey t-shirts, ones with stretch and ones without, but the end result wasn’t anything great. Not to mention I couldn’t quite keep the shirt on my head. Then the Hubalou Wrap* came in to my life and I finally fell in love with the hair wrapping method.
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The cult-classic Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray from Captain Blankenship gets a radiant upgrade. It’s the same great formula, but infused with golden mica! Now you’re perfectly messy tousled waves will magically glisten as shimmering particles catch the light.
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