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summer + my essentials

Even though I've been on summer break for a month already, summer officially starts in three days! Here are my top ten summer essentials.

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Beach waves for days Given my love for Bumble and Bumble, I had to try out their new Surf Infusion beach wave spray. I love their regular surf spray, but it kind of gives me hair an undesirable texture and dries it out a lot. But, this new spray is more like a serum than just salt water. I love it! I'll wait until my hair is half dried and then I spray it all around. Works like a charm!

Stay hydrated My trainer always has a Bai 5 with her, and when the mini-mart at the college I go to started selling them, I decided to give them a try. Oh my goodness gracious Bai 5 is the best. I drink one every afternoon at work! My favorite flavors are Lemonade Tea, Peach, and Mango. 

Fancy fingers (and toes) I think the last time I wasn't wearing nail polish was in the 5th grade. I've literally been consistent with my manicures and pedicures for 11 years. Obsessive, maybe, but I know what I like. In the summer, I like to have a bright color on my toes (like Essie's California Coral or OPI's Cajun Shrimp), and a light color on my fingers (like Essie's Angel Food). 

I'd rather be in a bikini I honestly would rather wear a bikini than anything else in the summer. I'm more than comfortable in them, especially triangle top string bikinis. I just got the Mira bikini from Tory Burch, mainly because it is covered in PINEAPPLES. Love love love.

I <3 Margaritas My friends have dubbed me the Queen of Margs, and I proudly own that title. Margs are the perfect summer drink, whether they're frozen or on the rocks. Bottoms up, ladies. 

Blocking out the haters I would probably wear sunglasses 100% of the time if I could. The classic Ray-Ban aviator is the ideal summer sunglass look.

Oh shift An easy go-to dress for summer is the shift. All your preppy-ish brands (Lilly, Vineyard Vines, J. Crew, Madewell) have super cute options this summer, as well as trendier companies like ASOS, ShopBop). I'm a fan of the embroidered shift, like my new Madewell dress (shown above), and white eyelet shifts. 

Nicki Minaj presents... the Pink Pill! One of my 21st birthday presents was this miniature Beats speaker, and it's honestly been so useful. Everyone needs some fun summer music to play at the beach!

Love me some jorts Jean shorts are classic summer, and they're great for so many occasions. I'd rather just get a lot of different options for cheaper prices. So, stores like H&M and Forever 21 come in handy!

Chucks chucks chucks I looove Chuck Taylor Converse, and the white Chucks are an easy footwear choice for summer. 

What are y'alls summer essentials?

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  1. I am a HUGE margarita fan and the pineapple bikini is just too cute. It's a new twist on the itty bitty yellow polka dot bikini! HA!

    1. I know right! I'm going to a pool party next weekend (that features margaritas) and am 100% wearing it!!



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