With summer quickly approaching, now’s the time to try out new products and stock up on your favorite essentials, whether it’s a hair treatment, journaling activity, or beauty product. Here are seven of our suggestions for shoppers on a budget!
- Bali Body Watermelon Tanning Oil, $22.95
Bali Body’s fun tanning oil will give you the perfect sun-kissed tan while leaving you smelling like yummy watermelon. Their products are all natural, nourishing, and organic, and the compact bottles make it easy to take them to the beach, on vacation, or anywhere else you want to soak in the sun.
- Confidence Mood-Boosting Drinks, $19.99 for a six-pack
After a year of being cooped up in the house, Confidence’s nonalcoholic drinks can help put a swing in your step and lessen anxiety. They’re made with ingredients like GABA and magnesium, as well as several vitamins to get you feeling like your best self!
- The Happy Planner Pride Planner, $27.99
An organized mind is an organized life, and The Happy Planner has an adorable Pride Month collection that will help you stay on top of things. Their rainbow Pride planner includes calendar spreads, places to write to-do lists, motivational quotes, and more, and 25% of proceeds from the Pride collection will go to The OUT Foundation and the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network.
- Love Beauty & Planet Conditioner, $6.99
This pretty conditioner from Love Beauty & Planet is made from 97% natural ingredients and doesn’t have any silicone, dyes, or parabens. It’s also cruelty-free and the bottles are 100% recycled, so you can treat yourself while knowing you’re not hurting the environment! You can pick up the Indian Lilac & Clover scent and even more at Target.
- Coco & Eve Self-Tan Travel Kit, $24.90
If you’re traveling this summer, Coco & Eve’s Self-Tan Travel Kit will be your new best friend! Their vegan bronzing foam fends off cellulite and signs of aging, while a velvet mitt will help you apply the foam evenly. It also comes in a delicious mango and guava scent!
- The Ordinary Daily Skincare Set, $19
The Ordinary focuses on making vegan self-care and beauty products free of unhealthy ingredients like parabens and sulphates. Their Daily Set is a great way to introduce yourself to their products and reinvent your skincare regimen without breaking the bank – it includes a squalane cleanser and makeup remover, a hydrating formula, and a bottle of hyaluronic acid to cleanse your skin.
- Spirit Daughter Moon Workbooks, $10
Spirit Daughter’s adorable workbooks will help you get in touch with your spirituality and inner self. They include zodiac information, journaling prompts, and information about crystals, and they even come in digital formats for on-the-go reflection.
What are your favorite summer essentials?
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