10 Things You Need For a Kickass Summer
What time is it? Summertime! You’re probably already loving this summer, as you should, but there’s a few things you need to get the most out of your favorite season. From your new favorite song to beach accessories and more, we’ve got you covered.
1. A Summer Anthem
Everyone summer needs an anthem and this summer’s spot belongs to none other than Fetty Wap. His new single “Wake Up” is the perfect jam for a pool party, a nighttime rager, or even your summer road trip. Get your friends into this fun and laid back song and they’ll be thanking you all summer long. You can get “Wake Up” to blast at your next party on iTunes, Apple Music, or Spotify.
2. This Insane Pool Float
Swan and flamingo pool floats are so #summer2k15. This year, step up your chilling game with this tablet pool float. It’s bold, beautiful, and oh so 2016. As you can see above, it’s impossible to not have a great time as you float around a pool with a giant tablet. We found this pool buddy at Toysplash.
3. Dope Sunglasses
If you’re gonna be cool for the summer, you need a new set of cool shades. Not only do sunnies make you look mysterious and complement your swimsuit, they also protect your eyes from sun damage and your face from serious squint wrinkles! Invest in a pair that will last you through the summer and work with your outfit whether you’re lounging at the beach with your friends or camping with your family. We found these reflective take on cat eye sunglasses at Quay.
4. Fresh Summer Kicks
Get yourself a pedicure and a new pair of sandals. You’ll need a pair that can easily transition from a family reunion picnic to a party at your bestie’s house. We love wedges for the summer because of how great they look with a cute sun dress, shorts, or your favorite swimsuit. We found these wedges at Anthropologie.
5. A One Piece Swimsuit
You may have noticed that one piece swimsuits are seriously having a moment. Designers have taking the once bland suit and turned them into a wide range of sleek, sexy, and totally unique ways to show off at the pool. We are head over heels in love with this two-tone cut out suit from Nasty Gal.
6. An Instant Camera
Summer is for making memories that last forever, and what better way to capture those memories than with an instant camera. This super portable and adorable Fujifilm Instax Mini gives you high quality, credit card-sized pictures that you can store in your wallet. With these cute little prints, you’ll never have to scroll endlessly through your phone to find your favorite moments again. We found this camera in the perfect summer color at Urban Outfitters.
7. Highlighter to Unleash Your Inner Goddess
A summer tan is great, but a summer glow is even better. Achieve the perfect glow with Buxom’s aptly named Divine Goddess Luminizer. This liquid highlight will make you shimmer in the sun and bring out your eyes and cheekbones for a killer look. You can get your own at Ulta.
8. Sunblock to Keep Your Skin Perfect
Stay safe in the sun and tan wisely. Never leave the house without sunblock, especially on your face. This will save you from sun spots other signs of early aging. Those with sensitive skin, or who love to wear makeup even in the dog days of summer, will love La Roche-Posay’s Dry Touch Sunscreen created especially for your face. This sunscreen won’t clog your pores and goes on totally matte. You can get yours from La Roche-Posay.
9. This Perfect Beach Tent
How freakin’ cute is this tent? It’s ideal for when the day gets too hot for laying out, or when you just want to keep cool in the shade with your friends. This minimalist tent can be easily pitched at your favorite beach spot, at the park, or at a music festival this summer. Best of all, it’s super easy to store and carry over your shoulder. You can find your own summery tent at Lovin Summer.
10. Waterproof Mascara
We found this at Beauty Broadcast.
Makeup loves to run away during humid summer months. Fortunately, you can keep your mascara from melting off your lashes and turning you into a raccoon by simply using waterproof mascara. Buxom’s long lasting waterproof mascara can tossed in your beach bag and applied to keep the waves from ruining your look. You can get your own tube at Ulta.
Click here to download “Wake Up” On iTunes.
Click here to download it on Apple Music.
Click here to listen on Spotify.