Are you craving sweater weather, pumpkin lattes, and autumn leaves? Or are you trying to stretch out summer as long as possible?
I am trying to stretch out swimsuit season as long as I can. Speaking of summer did you go on any trips this summer? Or did you have to cancel your vacation?
I went to Colorado and eloped on a mountain(!!) and had a family beach trip. Here are my must-haves for August favorites that traveled with me.
Beauty and Skincare
Cleanses your face AND removes makeup all while leaving your face baby soft. This was a no-brainer to pack on vacation. I used to use make-up wipes then I realized the ingredients were not always great and I didn't want to create extra waste for landfills. My skin glows when I use this, it is like several products in one. The best for packing as the green clean balm is a solid, so no worries about TSA or spills.
Vacation means lots of pictures and I want my skin bright, clear, and radiant. I don't want to pack tons of products. Insert Dr. Dennis Gross Daily Peel Packets single-use packets that take up no space in my suitcase. It is an at-home mini peel that helps reduces wrinkles, refines pores, and clears skin. Use one at night and wake up with radiant skin. They are a bit pricey so I don't use them every day, but I always pack a few in my suitcase.
Get this sauce. It goes on top of buddha bowls, in wraps, sandwiches, tacos, veggie dip, chip dip, on top of chicken or veggies, basically, you can dip almost anything in this sauce. Oh did I mention that this sauce is vegan and gluten-free.? I always pick it up when we visit Colorado, but I almost jumped for joy when I found that it has made the shelf at my local Charlotte Costco.
All. The. Peaches
Gosh, I love summer fruit. Nothing is more refreshing than a ripe juicy piece of fruit on a hot summer day. I have been eating peaches like it's my job. Peaches packed to go, peach smoothies, peach chia pudding, peach crumble, peach mojito mocktails, peach parfaits. What is your favorite peach recipe?
Do you live in athleisure? Then you need these shorts. They have been through hiking, long car rides, home gym workouts, rollerblading, and lounging. Not only are they great for keeping active, they totally rock the biker short trend. Did I mention they are the perfect length? Not too short that they become booty shorts, not too long that it shorten my legs, they hit at the most flattering spot. These are definitely an investment piece, but they hold up and hold you in place.
Not ready to commit to the LuLulemon price tag? I see you. These shorts were an impulse buy because I love the color and wanted some biker shorts that also had pockets. They feel like a LuLulemon dupe for the align material. Most amazon gym shorts or biker shorts have a weird butt or camel toe. These shorts fit and feel like a dream. And hello-pockets! Alas, I have only had them a couple of months so I can't speak to how they will hold up long-term.
Do you scroll through youtube looking for a yoga class? Don't have time to make it to a class but want to do yoga at home? I finally found a yoga youtube channel so that I can stop wasting time searching youtube. Yoga with Kassandra has a variety of classes and she gives great cues so I am able to correct my form at home. Start with the Morning Yoga Movement for a quick 10-minute practice to start your day refreshed and full of glowing energy.
This is my new favorite show. I know, I know I'm late to the party because it is streaming on Netflix. Did you enjoy Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother? If so you will love this show. I find myself laughing out loud every episode. Annnnddd if your significant other can get past the New Girl name they will enjoy it too. AJ asks me every night if we have time for an episode of "our show".
What are your current must-have items? Are you holding on to summer or already decorating for fall? Don't forget to subscribe to my blog for more favorites, recipes, and lifestyle tips to a healthier more radiant you