I do not know about you, but as much as I love a beach, nothing beats the comfort of a pool on a hot summer day. That is, if you have the right products. So to keep it cool & chic this summer, I am sharing a few of my must haves pool companions, which will have you looking & feeling your best.
1. OGX Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist
OGX Beauty provides beauty pure & simple. Available at Ulta & local drugstores, I absolutely love this Hydrating Oil Mist infused with luscious coconut oil & bamboo extract which is a natural hyaluronic acid, known for holding 1000 times its weight in water. While this product was made for hair I think its moisturizing & hydrating properties make it perfect top coat to pair with your body sunscreen. This product does not contain SPF so be sure to pair with with something to keep you safe from too much sun. Available at Ulta $7.99 for 4 FL OZ
2. Caudalie Grape Water
Get ready to say Eau-My-God with this 100 percent plant-based water—extracted directly from grapes during the harvests—soothes, refreshes, and hydrates the skin. The grape water toner is enriched with moisturizing polysaccharides and mineral salts & suitable for sensitve skin. Perfect for when you need to refresh & cool but are not ready for a complete plunge in the pool. Or if you are like me and only go in shoulders deep, use this miracle water spray on your face. It may seem extravagant but we’re worth it. Available at Sephora $18 for 6.7 FL OZ
3. Swim Spray Chlorine Odor & Irritation Eliminator
Pools are chic, but smelling like one certainly is not. Chlorine is an excellent sanitizer but bonds to your hair and skin, leaving a film covering your body – you know because you smell like chlorine. SwimSpray is pediatrician and dermatologist recommended formula that improves the health of hair and skin by eliminating residual chlorine. That means you can finally get rid of the cause of dry, itchy, irritated skin and dry, crunchy, and discolored hair. SwimSpray’s patent-pending vitamin C technology is gentle on hair and skin and is safe for all ages – even children. Do not waste your time on other shampoos & soaps which cannot break the bond between chlorine & you. This game changing product is a must for keeping it chic this summer. $11.99 for 4 FL OZ about 30 uses at swimspray.com
4. Algenist Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50
SPF love it or hate it, it is an essential for safe sunning & summer fun. But will we need SPF to prolong of chic skin, we do not need the greasy, messy look many leave behind, which is why I LOVE this fast-absorbing, ultra-lightweight SPF 50 from Alienist. Their fluid provides daily protection against broad spectrum UVA/UVB damage. The key ingredient of Alguronic Acid combines with antioxidant rich botanicals and UVA/UVB protecting actives to delay aging caused by sun and environmental stress. The formula is oil free & so sheer & weightless you can combine it with your favorite moisturizers & make ups. Once you experience its silky texture & matte finish you will never start a day without it. Available at Nordstrom & Sephora $28 for 1 OZ.
5. Chateau D'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé
One of my favorite ways to hydrate anytime of year is rosé, but there is something about being poolside that just dictates it. The 2014 Whispering Angel is a beautiful in color with its signature peachy, pink, light salmon color. The fragrance is fresh with pure, sweet notes of raspberry and strawberry. The wine is completely dry while round, perfect for summer drinking. Those same pure fruit aromas are mirrored on the palate. The wine is fresh and bright. Bordeaux Index gives it a 92/100. Look for it on the pool menus at the hottest roof decks & pools. Whether you buy it by the glass, bottle or case, you will find this to be your go to drink for summer. Available by the bottle from $19-$26 depending on your location.
6. Essie Private Weekend White Nail Polish
What is more chic than white nail polish for your manicure or pedicure this summer? Give yourself the white accent which works well on almost any skin tone. My go to polish is Essie - Private Weekend, which is a pristine white that is both sparkling & crisp. The nail polish is infused with a subtle shimmer giving a luxurious pop to this radiant white. Perfect for everyday or a getaway. BUT remember white is delicate & can easily discolor or stain, so as soon as your notice it starting to yellow or stain, be sure to freshen up. $8.50 at essie.com or most major drugstores.
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