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It might sound crazy, but summer is just around the corner! I’m definitely ready for the sunshine, relaxation, and of course summer vacation. The beach isn’t too far away from Raleigh, so we usually head down to the coast for a a few days every summer. Today I wanted to share with you four ways that I like to get ready for summer vacation:
1. Fresh manicure and pedicure:
There are certain nail polish colors that I have on rotation throughout the summer like classic white, coral, and pink. I love getting a fresh manicure and pedicure from my favorite salon before you’ll see me wearing a pair of sandals. It’s the perfect way to relax and get your vacation started on the right foot!
2. Sunless tan:
I have a very fair complexion, so giving myself a sunless tan is very necessary at the beginning of the summer season. This season I’ve been trying out JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer and JERGENS® Natural Glow® Instant Sun® Sunless Tanning Mousse. I picked up both of these products at my local Walmart in the moisturizer aisle (just note that some Walmart locations have these two products in different areas in the store). The JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer allows you to gradually build your tan, while the JERGENS® Natural Glow® Instant Sun® Sunless Tanning Mousse gives you an instant tan. They are both available in two different shades, which are perfect for different skin tones.
Before using either of these sunless tanning products I make sure to exfoliate my skin, and apply moisturizer on dry areas such as my knees, knuckles, ankles, and between my fingers and toes. To use the JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer, you apply in on wet skin after showering and then towel dry as normal in order to be streak-free and have a natural looking color. You can use this in place of your regular moisturizer during the summer months, and once you have achieved the color that you like you can start applying it every other day to maintain color. To use the JERGENS® Natural Glow® Instant Sun® Sunless Tanning Mousse, you apply it evenly over your body using long, smooth, downward strokes. One my friends gave me a piece of advice to apply sunless tanner using a mitt so that the palms of my hands don’t stain. It’s also best not to shower for 4-8 hours after application of this product so that the color can develop.
3. New summer wardrobe:
Whenever I’m going on vacation, I can’t help but add a few new pieces to my summer wardrobe. Summer calls for comfortable maxi dresses, and also off the shoulder tops like this one below. The tassels on this off the shoulder top definitely scream summer vacation at the beach, and it’s a favorite top of mine.
4. New and colorful luggage:
I also love bringing along fun luggage with me on summer vacation! Ever since our two trips to Europe, I’ve become a light packer (thank goodness!). I plan on sharing some of my packing tips soon, but I usually just bring along this bag with me. It has plenty of room to pack everything that I need, and it’s such a gorgeous bag!
How do you get ready for summer vacation?