Vanessa’s Top 5 Summer Essentials

If the blazing heat and afternoon rainfalls weren’t hint enough, I must inform you that summer is well underway.

Yes, it’s warm here in sunny Florida, but no one does summer better than us. We are the flip-flop wearin’, sea-salt smellin’, sandy-beach dwellin’ experts! We know everything there is to know about summer living… but it’s easy to forget a few of the beach bag essentials.

So this year, make Florida proud with my simple summer essentials. Check it out!

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1. Crossbody Bag | Sometimes, a full-on purse can be cumbersome. A purse can be bulky and heavy. Downsize with a crossbody bag and all of your purse carrying woes will be far behind you! Try one of these…

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2. Facial Moisturizer with SPF | Let’s face it, your face is everything! Many of us spend hours tweezing and powdering our facade, but it’s easy to forget the delicate skin that lies beneath. Lay a foundation with an SPF moisturizer. The moisturizer keeps your skin soft and glowing and the SPF protects you from the harsh summer sun.

Buy this Aveeno moisturizer at any drug store.

3. Vaseline Rosy Lips Lip Therapy | A good lipstick and a shiny gloss can be a girl’s best friend, but applying and re-applying and re-re-applying is too much work in the summer months. Vaseline’s Rosy Lips Lip Therapy is the perfect substitute. It keeps your lips moist, shiny and adds a pretty pink hue!

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Buy Vaseline Lip Therapy at any drug store.

4. Vaseline Cocoa Butter | Summertime means bare skin… lots of bare skin! Remember that your skin needs moisture all year round, even during the summer months. I am obsessed with this body moisturizer from Vaseline. It smells amazing and my skin just drinks it up!

Buy Vaseline Cocoa Butter at any drug store.

5. Simple Sun Dress | Clothes are no fun in the summer. Less is soooo much more! Keep it light and simple with a sun dress. Sun dresses are casual, pair perfectly with flip-flops AND they translate so well to the nighttime. Add a light jacket and heels and you are ready for First Friday. Try one of these summery dresses.

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Buy me here!

Photo Credit: http://www.lulus.com/

Photo Credit: http://www.lulus.com/

Buy me here!

Photo Credit: http://www.lulus.com/

Photo Credit: http://www.lulus.com/

Buy me here!

It’s that simple! Enjoy the Florida sun with these summer essentials!

See Tara’s Summer Essentials List.

Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay 

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