Friday Finds: Summer Bag Must-Haves

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Summer Bag Must-Haves

With summer officially here, which calls for longer days spent in the sun and calendars that can fill up with various activities, events and trips quickly. I’d love to send you a few beauty must-haves to keep in your bag at all times whether heading to the pool or on a sunny vacation. Here are some of our favorites for the summer:

Big Buddha Handbags
Big Buddha Handbags

To kick-off summer, you will need a sturdy bag that can fill all of your belongings. One of our favorites is the selection from Big Buddha Handbags,a line of contemporary bags licensed and designed under Steve Madden, Ltd. This includes a line of vibrant colors, unique textures, and amazing prints - all of which are under $100 and made of eco-friendly vegan materials. Some of our favorites for summer include the Big Budda Rivera (http://www.zappos.com/big-buddha-riviera-yellow) and the Big Budda Cabana (http://www.zappos.com/big-buddha-cabana-cognac) that is sure to fashionably hold all of your items this summer.

Go Picnic

We can't talk about our summer bag without mentioning snacks. One of our favorites for both us and the kiddos is GoPicnic, a maker of delicious and nutritionally balanced shelf-stable ready-to-eat meal solutions. For travel, we love their new breakfast ready-to-eat breakfast kits featuring delicious options such as the GoPicnic Chocolate Almond Butter & Croissant (Vegetarian)Maple Turkey Sausage Fruit & Nut Mix (Gluten-Free) and the GoPicnic Creamy Vegetable Spread & Multigrain Crackers (Gluten-Free and Vegetarian. In addition to being delicious, these kits are all under 400 calories and contain no artificial colors or flavors, trans fat, high fructose corn syrup or added msg.

Pantene

To enhance our summer glow we are packing an arsnal of products from P&G Beauty (http://pgbeautyscience.com/home.php). Featuring products to glow from head-to-toe, we love the easy ways to update our look that is found right in your drugstore. For hair this includes the Pantene Damage Detox Collection where you can revitalize hair after a day in the sun, clean impurities, protect from damage and provide shine. As for our legs, we love the Venus Snap with Embrace Razor, aportable, stylish compact and features full-size Venus Embrace blades on a mini-handle and for our body it is all about the Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant. We love how this works to stop stress sweat with no white marks thanks to its clear and invisible solid formulas. With clinical strength protection, you are bound to feel 100% confident as your deodorant is working double time as the temperature rises.

Le Mieux

Summer is a really hard on the skin with increased heat, humidity, and harsh sun. This can lead to irritated or inflamed skin where we are packing a collection of products from Le Mieux on our trips. Some of our favorites are the Le Mieux O2 Calming Gel and Iso-Cell Recovery Solutionboth of which can provide relief to various skin condition such as those with rosacea or very sensitive skin. The Le Mieux O2 Calming Gel works as a fantastic moisturizer for those with acne-prone or oily skin as it hydrates while reducing redness. Featuring 13 botanical extracts, this formula works to calm, soothe and moisturize the skin as it penetrates to treat it. Another favorite is the Iso-Cell Recovery Solution, a solution that works to help with tissue regeneration as it heals from sunburns, cuts, abrasions, chemical peels and more. This is due to it containing minerals and electrolytes such calcium, potassium and magnesium, which help to transfer electric signals in the skin, plus organic zinc which activates natural enzymes and accelerates the healing of infections. Safe and non-toxic, this solution is our staple for whatever the elements bring on this summer.

VISINE® Original Redness Relief

For summer eye relief, we love VISINE® Original Redness Relief. As someone that wears contacts, I love having Visine handy to provide instant relief to my eyes that can become red or irritated due to minor eye irritation caused by conditions such as smoke and other airborne pollutants. With a motto like “GETS THE RED OUT ®,” VISINE® Original Redness Relief provides quick and effective relief as it works to soothe and refresh the eyes with only a few drops.

Scar Away

This summer you can start to get rid of your old scars such as small burns or scars from mole removals to acne to surgery scars with Scar Away's new Daily Discs and Flex Long Sheets for larger old or new scars. This innovative and safe system includes an advanced patented silicone technology that can allow you to flatten, fade and treat scars. The Daily Discs are great to pack on any summer travel adventure where you can simple apply the discs to the effected area with no itching or pain as it applies a slight pressure to the scar and mimics the natural functions of healthy skin. This can help to develop a more natural texture and skin tone that you can wear day or night, or even under your clothing. For bigger scars, we love the Flex Long Sheets which are ideal for everything from C-sections to surgery scars. Featuring incredible flexibility, these scar sheets move with your body as they can improve your skin in 4-8 weeks.

Carmex

For lip relief, we love the classic Carmex® Lip Balm and Carmex® Protecting Lip Balm Sticks. Soaring temps can leave your lips dehydrated and Carmex can work to instantly treat dry, chapped lips as well as keep them hydrated this summer. This is due to the inclusion of camphor andmenthol to soothe severely dry lips and petrolatum to create a long-lasting protective barrier. For more information, please visit www.mycarmex.com.

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