Fun in the Sun Amazon Haul
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Are you an Amazon fan? I am!
I love how easy it is to place orders, my products are delivered right and so quickly. Amazon always has product reviews! Seeing a review for a product I am not familiar with is helpful when making purchasing decisions.
If you are not a prime member, I highly recommend it. You can check it out here with a 30-day free trial!
My top 10 Amazon Summer picks all focus on getting out and enjoying summer!
Summer 2020 Amazon Haul Top 10
1. Stainless Steel Straws
Of course, I have to include a sustainable choice. Have you seen my Natural Cleaning page?
My motto is if we all make little changes it ads up to big change! Did you know plastic straws are one of the worst (top 10 globally!) contributors to plastic marine debris? They cannot be easily recycled and do not biodegrade.
Stainless Steel Straws are a great option and this pack comes with a carrying bag AND cleaning brushes. The colorful silicone tips are a nice touch too.
Buy Stainless Steel Straws here.
2. Small, Purse Size Deoderants
These on the go deodorant sticks (or deodorant balls) are cute and can easily fit in your purse.
I don’t know about you but I am always conscious of how the heat makes me sweat. No one likes to feel like that or think “is that me I smell?”
These handy Secret Deodorants (Secret Freshies!) are a great option when you are out and about this summer!
Buy Secret Freshies here!
3. Setting Spray
Heat + make up = a hot mess.
A good setting spray can help with that for sure. I spent most of my life in Florida where it is basically summer all the time and the humidity can be stifling. It’s tropical and beautiful but a disaster for your makeup. That’s where I was introduced to setting spray!
When I moved to Northern Virginia everyone warned me about the humid summers, they were right! I still need my setting spray even in Virginia.
My guess is summers are hot and humid for a lot of us.
This Urban Decay Setting Spray is my favorite!
Buy Urban Decay Setting Spray here!
4. CeraVe Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30
Do you use SPF on your face every day?
You should! To protect your skin from aging and also from skin cancer! According to Skincancer.org by the age of 70, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer. I know I have already had a skin cancer scare myself and know friends who have as well.
Protect yourself using daily products with SPF. 30 SPF or higher per dermatologist recommendation, if you will be outside.
This Cerave moisturizer is affordable and so silky. It is not heavy but deeply moisturizes your skin. There are several options. SPF 30 is the best for summer of course.
Buy Cerave Daily Moisturizer here.
5. Suntan Oil with Bronzer & SPF 30
This is something else I learned from being a fair-skinned girl living in Florida. Get yourself a bronzing tanning oil that has strong SPF! You will avoid burns, you will actually tan, and help your tan along quickly.
This is my favorite one of all time and I have tried a LOT of brands.
Buy Australian Gold Instant Bronzer with SPF 30 here.
6. A Good Book - When Life Gives you Lululemons
If you are going to be at the beach, by your pool or sitting in your back yard catching some rays a good book is a must!
I highly recommend When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger! You can also check out My Top 5 Poolside (or beachy) Summer Reads for Women on #thesosblog!
Buy When Life Gives You Lululemons here.
7. A Cute Cooler Bag
A cute cooler bag is important every summer but especially this summer when we don’t really know what is open, what isn’t and may need to grab and go right?
This Scout Cooler Bag is cute, sturdy and the perfect size. Not too big, not too small.
Sustainable tip - fill an empty half-gallon with extra water for your refillable water bottle. Most water fountains are closed. To try to avoid buying so many plastic water bottles we can still bring our reusable ones filled with water from home and bring extra to refill them!
Buy this Scout Cooler Bag (different colors/patterns available) here.
8. Picnic / Beach Blanket
Everyone needs a good picnic/beach blanket to use in a shady spot at the park or on the beach.
One of my favorite things to do in the summer is have picnics! This picnic blanket has a carrying strap and rolls up nicely making it convenient to carry around and to keep in the back of the car.
Buy this extra large picnic blanket here.
9. Sunglasses with readers (hello #midlife)
Under 40 friends, your day is coming but if you don’t need glasses with readers in them now make sure you have a good pair of regular sunglasses.
For my over 40 friends, these sunglasses with built-in readers (aka bifocals but who wants to call them that?) are a dream! So fashionable and you can pick your style.
Black and tortoiseshell are shown here but other colors and styles are available.
Buy this pack of 2 pairs women's reading sunglasses here.
10. Hand Sanitizers
Last but certainly not least hand sanitizers for on the go.
These are 75% alcohol and have clips to easily hang on your purse strap or beach bag. Keep cleaning those hands and stay healthy friends. We want to keep opening up our communities!
Verywell Health suggests the following:
If soap and water are not readily available hand sanitizer is a good option (with 60% or higher alcohol ratio). For extra protection, use hand sanitizer after washing with soap and water.
Buy these Hand Sanitizers here.
Did you enjoy my Fun in the Sun Amazon Haul?
Check out my blogger friends latest Summer Amazon Haul posts:
D'Arcy @ Dear D'Arcy
Gwen @ Gwen Lives Well
Kim @ For a Good Life After 50
Melanie @ Mel's 2nd Act
Nancy @ Up Your Game Girl
Rosemary @ Distinctly Southern Style
Rebecca @ R You Ready to Organize
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