Fun

Summertime Date Ideas

Summer is supposed to be a time of having fun in the sun, right?? Well for me it always fails to meet that expectation.  The days usually just consist of work, sleep, and trying to figure out something NOT boring to do.

I compiled a list of fun dates that you and your beau (or gal pals) can try out this summer to beat the boredom!

  1. Go to the beach! 
  2. Movies. (I just saw Wonder Woman and LOVED it)
  3. Go for a walk in the park/city.
  4. Go out to dinner.
  5. Go out for ice cream.
  6. Bowling.
  7. Mini Golf.
  8. Put some popcorn in the microwave and host your own movie marathon.
  9. S’mores on the fire pit.
  10. Hit the gym!
  11. Plan out a dream vacation with flights, hotels, and meals all worked out.
  12. Organize an area of the house (if you’re REALLY bored)
  13. Find a pool!
  14. Go to a sports game (Go Red Sox!)
  15. Bake something!
  16. Go thrift shopping.
  17. Go to the spa (men can get pedicures, right?)
  18. Read.
  19. Brunch!
  20. Pack a lunch and have a picnic at your favorite spot in town.

I hope this list will relieve some of the  summertime boredom you will inevitably face! Comment below your favorites or if you have any more ideas to add to the list!

Xo

Beauty

Summer Beauty Picks


So this is a collection of my absolute favorite beauty products. Most of them are inexpensive and can be found in your nearby drugstore…although I did splurge on a few of these!

I’m going to start with the GlamGlow Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser. This face wash is absolutely incredible and helps to get rid of excess oil, dirt, and makeup on your face. I usually mix a dime-sized drop into my palm with some warm water, and then work the mud-like cleanser into my face. You can find this product on Amazon and elsewhere. Use in the shower and before bed! But make sure to follow it with moisturizer…

SPEAKING of moisturizer, my favorite is bareMinerals Essential Moisturizing Soft Cream. This stuff is a little pricey, but completely worth it. It keeps your face soft without making your skin oily.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water is the BEST makeup remover that I have found! It is also pretty inexpensive and will last a long time.

Ultabeauty Brow Shaping Gel works miracles! I don’t like getting my eyebrows done all the time, so if you have a few stragglers like I do, then DEFINITELY invest in this brow gel! It is clear colored so it won’t make your brows look unnatural. It’s also waterproof, so it is PERFECT for the summer!
The next product that made my list is the surprisingly inexpensive Pores Be Pure Mud Mask. This stuff feels amazing once it’s on, and even better after you’ve washed it off! I use it about 3 times a week and it has really helped to clear up my skin. Did I mention that it smells amazing??

I have been using Blistex Lip Medex since I was a little girl, and I still stand by it!! It is the best for your lips, and super inexpensive!

Out of all the high-end and drugstore mascaras I have used, this Covergirl mascara is by far my favorite! You can find it in your nearby CVS for about $8. It seriously makes my short eyelashes look like they have more volume & length. Love, love, LOVE.
And last but not least…my Naked2 palette. I have had the Naked and Naked2 palettes for YEARS now, and I still use them every day. I don’t care what anyone says – THESE ARE WORTH THE MONEY. That is all.

I hope you all will check out these products to revamp your beauty routines! I only chose my very favorite products so you can definitely trust this list 🙂

Let me know if you’ve ever tried any of these or if you plan to in the future!

Xo,

Shan