Top Five Summer Favorites for 2021

Okay, I know, I know – what a “basic” topic, but really – some of this stuff is really cool and some of this stuff is an absolute life SAVER and I couldn’t just hold that in any longer! I needed to share my findings with the world.

Now. . . I filmed the video hastily and in retrospect there are some things that I would have done differently, stylistically, but here we are and I can apply those ideas in the future. (But seriously what’s with my hair? Did I over condition? Probably…) This one is a bit long, and clocking in at just under 18 minutes, it’s 1/3 of the original length before editing! Hah! Please stick to it, I threw in some funny little tidbits along the way for you, and you never know – you may just learn something.

One last thing I will note about the production of the video before I move on to some truly educational information is that my office is NOT the “most bestest” place to film. I need much more lighting and the backdrop needs to probably change. I love the porch. Alas. . .

On to my top five favorite items for summer!

1.) Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF 100+

Sunscreen is important and I’ll tell you why. It makes the sunburn no happen. Jokes aside, how would you like a big hefty dose of skin cancer? No? What about premature wrinkles and crepey skin? Well… Sunscreen. Preferably with a true, palpable SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, or at least 30. According to Skincancer.org, “The SPF number tells you how long the sun’s UV radiation would take to redden your skin when using the product exactly as directed versus the amount of time without any sunscreen. … An SPF 30 allows about 3 percent of UVB rays to hit your skin. An SPF of 50 allows about 2 percent of those rays through.” Another thing that is important to understand is that SPF does not exponentially increase as each number increases. In fact, it’s diminishing, and some schools of thought out there believe that because of that decreasing amount of coverage, the point of going any higher that SPF 30 is quite moot. I, on the other hand, disagree, as I can tell you by what amount of fried skin I have after a day of borrowing some peasant level SPF 30 sunscreen from a normie versus remembering my own with mega UV proctection.

(sampled from skincare.org)
This graphic was taken from another great article: https://www.paulaschoice-eu.com/how-spf-works

2.) 48oz. Nalgene Bottle

Well, who doesn’t want just a big ol’ bottle that they can fill up far less times than that little 16oz bottle you’re probably toting? Just saying… 1/3 the amount of trips to the faucet (but 3x the amount of trips to the potty? Maybe. Maybe not.) It’s important to stay hydrated when dealing with all of this summer heat. Especially this year. Go ahead – I challenge you to tell me you haven’t experienced some of this massive heat wave that is floating around our earth. HERE is a very good article you should ABSOLUTELY take the time to read about the affects of dehydration and heat stroke. It’s no joke. And before you tell me that you get plenty of water from the soda you’re drinking, or beer, or anything else that has water listed as an ingredient, let me just first tell you to GROW UP! We’re both wrong anyway – anything with electrolytes is going to be far more hydrating than water alone or soda. But guess who’s kidney’s are going to last through the apocalypse? Yeah, not the ones filtering out the copious amounts of soda with no plain water to soothe them.

Bonus: Splash Guard:

https://amzn.to/3CjAGfQ

Now, the rest of these I’m not going to go on and on about because I really do in the video. I am, however, still going to list and link them here. If there are any questions you have, go ahead and ask away!

3.) Sprouting Lids

Bonus: My Favorite (radish) Sprouting Seeds:

I will say this – I mentioned that I sprout the chickpeas and lentils for the chickens. They love them. I do not. The taste is NOT for me. I much prefer things like radish, broccoli, alphalpha, but to each their own! Experiment! Oh! And check this article out about how sprouts are so nutritious!

4.) T-Shirt Dresses

This is the dress I held up in my video. It’s from Forever21 and I couldn’t even find it available to link anywhere. I actually got this image off Poshmark. One other thing I did was cinch those laces up so that I didn’t look like a hussy at work. HA

5.) Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder

Seriously. Just get some.

SUPER DUPER BONUS! JLab Go Airs:

So in the video I actually go over (in depth) three different sets of earbuds, but there are definitely my favorites!

There’s a little bit more to be found within the video and in the description of the video as well, but I’m not here to give you a play by play!

With that being said, friends, it’s late and I have some sleeping to do! Hopefully this post finds you well!

Tell me what your favorite items have been for the summer!

xoxo

-S

Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

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