In Texas, there are no distinct seasons (except for hot; hot is definitely a season of it’s own.) And lately, I’ve been thinking about what products I find essential when it gets warmer here. I love reading other bloggers’ seasonal favorites, so I thought it would be fun to make my own list!
Without further ado, the four items I currently cannot live without.
1. Sparkling Water
I know, I know, sparkling water is a ~trendy~ favorite these days, but for years this has been a drink I adore. I get some fizz and flavor without actually drinking a bad-for-you soda. My mom and I are both in love with the HEB brand of coconut flavored & grapefruit flavored sparkling waters. They are AMAZING (and much cheaper than La Croix.) But I will splurge on La Croix every once in a while. I also normally have some Topo Chicos in my fridge (lime is my favorite!)
2) Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Baking Soda Cream Cleanser
It’s a mouthful to say, but this is by far one of the best cleaning/polishing products I’ve ever used! It is the only cleaner that has successfully removed burnt on stains from our stove top, is perfect to wipe down the sink when you’ve finished a load of dishes, and did I mention that the Lemon Verbena smell is to. die. for. I don’t know about y’all, but a fresh smelling home totally uplifts my mood and gives me a sense of relaxation. I got mine at Target for $2.99, and a little goes a long way so it’s worth the buy any day of the week. (Not being endorsed, just seriously love this stuff!)
3) Thayer’s Witch Hazel
My skin has always been incredibly sensitive. Put too much product on, and I have breakouts for days. If I don’t put on enough lotion, my face becomes the Sahara desert. Don’t even get me started on scented facial products (I learned to stay away from those a looooong time ago!) But I found a product recently that has been totally revolutionary for my finicky face – Thayer’s Witch Hazel. Not only do they have an unscented type (yay!) but it is also alcohol free (double yay!!) Facial products with alcohol never mix well with my skin. I am able to clean, tone, and refresh my face without worrying about the side effects. With all the harsh chemicals in normal toners and witch hazels, I love being able to make a good health and beauty decision for myself by splurging on this brand (most toners are only a buck or two.) It’s super refreshing on a hot day – I just pour a few drops on a cotton ball and swipe around my face. For y’all with less picky skin than mine, they have scented varieties that smell amazing, like lavender and rose petal. I got mine on amazon for $8 but Target also carries this product.
This has been true for a while, but I live in my chacos. I even converted my husband over, who now wears chacos every chance he can. Not only do they come in a cute prints and patterns, but they are soooo easy to slip on in a hurry and are comfortable for hours on end. They get a lot of hate for not being *cute* but I rock mine proudly! Even though they are a pricier buy (most run for around $100-$120) they are shoes that I will buy again in a heartbeat once my current ones have worn out. Did I also mention that they last for waaay longer than most shoes these days? I had my previous pair for over 6 years!
Thanks for reading!! Let me know if you use any of these products, or if you have any suggestions for products I might be into. I love sharing tidbits of my life with y’all
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