Bobbie Thomas, the Style Editor for NBC’s Today Show, presents a few items considered a must-have during summer. The Memorial Day weekend is close, when we commemorate all men and women who have died in military service, and it is viewed as the start of summer season. She has chosen tanners, sunscreen lotions and poolside accessories.
Being protected in and out of water
The Ostrich comfort lounge is available on Amazon and Hayneedl and sells for 65$. It is expandable and has a curvy design for extra comfort. Moreover, it includes a pillow with arms slots for reading something and opening for your face for laying relaxed on your stomach.
The Coolibar UPF 50+ sun blanket is available on Amazon at a price of 28$ and comes in various colours and patterns. It can be used on multiple occasions – from going to the park to lounging at the beach. It protects against 98% of sun rays and has zinc oxide protection.
The SunnyLife beach inflatable pillows is available on Amazon at a price of 14$ and comes in different prints. In order to use it, you just add air through the air valve or with the help of an air pump. This doesn’t make it heavy, on the contrary.
The La Roche-Posay anthelios 60 body and face melt-in sunscreen is available on Amazon at a price of 27$ and you can also find it at Ulta, Dermstore and La Roche-Posay. It is suitable for sensitive skin and contains antioxidants to protect the skin against the sun.
The It Cosmetics your skin but better CC+ cream with SPF 50+ is available at Sephora at 38$ and at Macy’s, Ulta, It Cosmetics and Amazon. It has a full, color-correcting coverage and it is suited for all skin types.
The Dr. Dennis Gross instant radiance SPF 40 is available at Sephora at 42$ and also at Nordstrom and Dermstore. This product can be used on all types of skin and defends against uneven skin tone, redness and dullness while protecting the skin against the sun too.
Add a little bit of colour to your skin
The Vita Liberata invisi foaming tan water is available at Nordstrom at a price of 39$ and also at Beauty Expert, Ulta, Beauty Bay and QVC. It helps the skin with an hydrating and anti-aging formula which doesn’t transfer to your clothes. However, it is best to be applied before going to bed as it takes four to eight out to set.
The Isle of Paradise self-tanning drops is available at Sephora at 29$ and it can be a booster to your daily moisturizing cream. It is available on three different tones and maintains the natural glow of your skin through the vegan and organic formula.
The St. Tropez self-tan purity bronzing water mousse is available at Sephora at 42$, Dermstore and Bluemercury. In comparison with other products, it can be applied before going to sleep and even work.
Karen and her husband live on a plot of land in British Columbia. They aim to grow and raise a significant part of their food by maintaining a vegetable garden, keeping a flock of backyard chickens and foraging. They are also currently planning a move to a small cabin they hand built. Karen’s academic background in nutrition made her care deeply about real food and seek ways to obtain it. Thus sprung Anna’s interest in backyard gardening, chicken and goat keeping, recycling and self-sufficiency.