Last summer, I looked to candles, books, and these shorts (which are available again, huzzah!) to get me through those humid and chaff inducing months. What’s getting me through this summer? Here’s just some of my new summertime survival essentials for 2018.
The exact definition of tencel is as follows:
“a cellulosic fiber obtained from wood pulp using recyclable solvents; a fabric made from this.”
My definition is just a wee bit different:
Sure, tencel is most likely the material Maria used when making play outfits for the Von Trapp children, and technically you’re wearing tree trunks. However, it’s soft, breathable, and it’s good for the environment. So wear your tencel proudly and attempt to integrate in your everyday conversations how environmentally conscious you and your clothing are. People will love you the more for that.*
*Just kidding. People will most likely hate you.
Bumble and Bumble’s Don’t Blow It
With the temperature rising, the last thing I need is to point an additional 122 degrees at my head. Enter the brilliance of air dry cream like Bumble and Bumble’s Don’t Blow It.
You’re probably thinking, “Why do I need to add a product to my hair to let it air dry when it can do that naturally?” Sure you can, but you can also either pick up Sirius XM stations with your frizz or people can assume you chickened out halfway through a perm with your inconsistent waves.
Air dry creams, like Don’t Blow It, are my holy grail: they condition, defrizz, protect, and give your forehead sweat glands the break they deserve.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray
When summer temperatures hit, the last thing I want is full coverage makeup that’s just going to end up melting down my face like that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Rather than fight against the rising temperatures with full coverage foundation and setting powder, I’m embracing my
sweat natural glow.
This summer, I’m obsessed with Mario Badescu Facial Sprays, especially the rosewater spray. Although it’s touted as a makeup setting spray (it’s really not), it does give your face a nice, cool mist that smells amazing and doesn’t sting or disturb the minimal makeup you have. It’s what your natural glow wishes it could be.
The best part? It’s only $7, which means I have more cash to spend on my final summertime survival essential.
That’s right: It’s frozen rosé. This hipster version of the Surlpee is at my favorite local wine bar, which is air conditioned and plays alternative folk rock like Bon Iver. Essentially, it’s my version of heaven.