My love for bodies of water is undeniable. I love being near all types of bodies of water, I love to lounge on a raft with a cold drink and a good book. I could do just that for days, I have never tried but I want to!
This summer I was able to take a very extended trip to Alabama to visit my friends and enjoy some relaxing days. My favorite part of my visit to Birmingham, Alabama was my weekends spent at Smith Lake. Its the most dreamy lake I have ever visited and if you’ve been watching my Instagram stories you know that I am OBSESSED with Smith Lake. Our friends own a home on the lake and we spent our days playing and lounging in the water and our nights singing karaoke at the top of our lungs. Smith Lake is the backdrop to all of my favorite summer weekends.
I know we are coming to the close of summer and the end of pool and lake lounging but there are still some good, warm, weekends on our horizon specifically Labor Day. And who doesn’t want to look their best for the last long weekend of summer? I know I do!
While a lot of people might think that worrying about beauty for a lake day might be silly, I’m not a lot of people, I think lake day beauty is a fun, necessity. There have been some huge advances in summertime makeup and I hope my list of products inspires your pool or lake day look.
Must-Have Lake Day Beauty Necessities
Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Spray – SPF 50 – 6oz
As we all know sunscreen is VERY important. This formula is great for lounging by the lake all day, it’s very long lasting and can withstand jumping in and out of the lake 100 times.
If you don’t have this brush, run fast and buy it!! Its great for summer when you are by the pool all day or any time of year after you get out of the shower. It immediately detangles your hair with absolutely no pain.
Supergoop! – AcaiFusion Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Have you ever sun burnt your lips? It’s miserable. Lip balm with a sunscreen in it is a must!
It Cosmetics IT Cosmetics – Your Skin But Better CC+Illumination Cream with SPF 50+
I love this CC cream!! It has a very high SPF and still offers a very nice full coverage. I like it for long days outdoors but I also use it year round!
As you all know this is favorite mascara of all time, I talk about it in old blog posts here and here.
Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 1 oz.
Did you think the CC cream was enough sunscreen? no way. This setting spray will not only help protect your skin but also help protect the staying power of your beauty products.
Because who likes indents on their hair?
A few fun extras; not beauty products but absolutely necessary for a really fun day!!!
Say you are at the lake but maybe you don’t want to get your hair wet, the splash saddle is a must. You sit on it like a saddle and it keeps your body in the lake to about your chest.
I am sure everyone is very familiar with the Yeti Tumbler at this point but if you are looking for a cup to keep your drink cold all day long then this is the product for you.
If you like to read a book while lounging, this float is necessary! It keeps you out of the water just the perfect amount!
I hope you all finish your summer off with a bang! I have some great plans to help me end my favorite season the right way. While I am heading back to California this week I still have many, many hours of pool lounging in Summer 2018.
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