Summer Must Haves

Berries, BBQ’s and Bonfires!  Just a few of my favorite summertime things!

Berries, berries, berries…..I absolutely LOVE berries!  Last year we planted our first blueberry bush, YAY!  And this year, it yielded a bountiful harvest… entire bowl full of berries, which I managed to pick before the local birds got wind of the fruited bush.

Frozen blueberries are a healthy alternative to ice cream…although the frozen dairy industry doesn’t have to worry based on my ice cream consumption alone!

We also have a sizeable strawberry crop spread out through our property (and no, it’s not acreage, just a normal SFR in a lovely neighborhood).  These strawberries migrated from our neighbor to the east of us.  We have since controlled (and I use the word ‘controlled’ loosely) the whereabout of these strawberries, which incidentally make for great ground cover!

lavis with flowers

Lavish Body Butter by EVER Skin:

This body butter is rich and decadent and is smells like orange pound cake.  It’s simply delicious!!  This 2017 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner moisturizes and nourishes.  The superfruit antioxidant-rich complex and jojoba oil leave your skin softer, smoother and younger-looking….it even minimizes stretch marks (see before and after pictures here).  I’ve also experienced its healing properties on eczema and sunburns as well as being a mosquito repellent because of the natural citrus oils. Read Allure’s raving review of Lavish here.  Through August 15, 2018, get 15% off (25% with Subscribe to Save) with the promo code: EVERYOURS.

Ever Skin Daylight Radiance Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 32:

I love products that provide multiple functions.  One of my favorite, everyday products is Ever Skin’s Daylight Tinted Moisturizer.  It is a 4 in 1 product that helps me start my day efficiently and effectively.  This amazing producted encompasses the following:

  • SPF,

Not only does wearing SPF on your face protect you from sunburn today, it helps prevent visible signs of aging caused by sun exposure. Turn to a tinted moisturizer during the summer to protect skin AND to prime skin before makeup. This one features chemical-free sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 32 protection. It’s also infused with a form of Vitamin C that helps smooth the appearance of expression lines and visibly brighten the skin tone.  Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!!  Through August 15, 2018, get 15% off (25% with Subscribe to Save) with the promo code: EVERYOURS.

2 Minute Miracle:

This next little gem is for all of you travelers and campers out there!  It is another fabulous multi-tasker that is not only small and convenient to pack, but is super effective and good for you!  It’s also a nice compliment to the Daylight Tinted Moisturizer.

The GenM 2 Minute Miracle Gel is a 7 in 1 skin care system  that powerfully performs as the following:

  • TONER,
  • and PRIMER – all in one, 2 Minute Step.

The 2 Minute Miracle Gel is an affordable, confident and effective way to get powerful skin care in ONE step! Made with cryogenically frozen Aloe Vera, nutrient rich Moringa and Mangosteen, as well as a powerful anti aging compounds such as Antacticine, individuals can see INSTANT results – even after one use!

You can use it as a standalone product or the first step in your current skin care routine. It is gentle enough to be used on a daily basis and works on ALL skin types. Yes! Every skin type! From sensitive to coarse to infants and the elderly, it can help dry, discolored, puffy or disrupted skin ( it can also be used on other areas of the body too)!

The best part, is that the 2 Minute Miracle can be used ANYWHERE, even when you are camping, hiking, boating, or away from running water. So simple and effective, you can truly have spa-like skin care ANYWHERE.  It totally fits into the PNW lifestyle!!

Kelsy Barnwell, of The Natural Health Revolution, demonstrates the product for you here.  And, yes, this was the first time she tried it!  Take a look at Kelsey’s before and after pictures, as well as learning more about this amazing product here.

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Ilse Jacobsen “these aren’t your daughter’s” Flip Flops:

When the summer sun starts to make an appearance in the PNW, it’s time to bring out the flip-flops!  These spa worthy flip flops, by Ilse Jacobsen, are super comfy and a must have for your summer wardrobe.  Get yourself a pair at Quinn and Foster before they sell out!

What are some of YOUR summer must haves?


Kelly Sygitowicz, Ever Skin

Quinn and Foster

Kelsey Barnwell, The Natural Health Revolution:

Feature Photo:  Lynn Wilson

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