5 Summer Essentials Hotter Than The Temps

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx. All photos, reviews and opinions are my own.

Sweet, sweet summertime. The days are long and hot, but there’s just something about summer that can’t compare to other seasons. I love the sunshine and warm breeze, beach and pool days, full days of sunlight, afternoon rain showers, colorful flowers and green, leafy trees, and most of all, nothing beats a summer night. Am I right? I was recently gifted a box of five wonderful products that instantly enhanced my summer, and I’m excited to share them so they can hopefully help do the same for you! Anything to make summer even better, I’m on board. So let’s get to it!


Staying hydrated is important in the summer, but it’s a lot more fun to do in style (what isn’t, after all?). Swig Life has some of the cutest cup designs I’ve honestly ever seen, plus they’re functional which makes them even better. They keep drinks cold up to 9-24 hours and hot up to 3-12 hours (depending on which one you select), are dishwasher safe, and have triple insulation technology (meaning they’re double-walled, vacuum-sealed and copper- plated). My Stemless Wine Cup is perfect for rose or mimosas by the pool, and the Travel Mug keeps my coffee hot through the morning until I replace it with cold water to keep hydrated. Perfect for you or to give as a gift! Check out all the fun designs here!
** Save 10% when you use this link.


I’ve been using Vita Liberata for a few years now and it’s honestly one of my favorite beauty brands on the market. Their Body Blur and tanning mouse have been must-haves for me since I discovered them, and I’m so excited to add a few more of their products to my “loves” list. The Body Blur Skin Tone Optimiser is basically like the Body Blur but for your face, which completely blurs out any imperfections while evening your skin tone and adding a beautiful, bonzed glow to it AND priming the skin. See the photo below with the blur on only the right side of my hand – It’s MAGIC! I was also gifted the Fabulous Self Tanning Mist to try and I might just like it better than the mousse! It is a grease-free, untinted tanning water that allows you to tan as deeply as you want. Best of all, you can add a new application the instant the first is dry, bonzing you darker and quicker. Applies perfectly and evenly when you use the Luxury Tanning Mitt and leaves the most beautiful, natural bronze tan without the harmful UV rays.
** Current offer: BOGO 50% off at Ulta or Ulta.com


Raise your hand if one of your favorite summer hobbies includes reading! I’m such a sucker for murder, suspense, romance and drama novels. “The Summer Villa” is the perfect feel-good beach read to escape into, and would make a great gift for a friend, mother or daughter! In short, it’s about three friends who reunite for a summer vacation in Italy and end up uncovering secrets about one another which leads to, wait for it … drama, but ends up being feel-good in the end. I’m halfway through and am looking forward to my beach day this weekend to finish it!
Pick it up at Barnes and Noble here or Amazon here.


Mommin’ aint always easy and glamorous in the summertime, especially when you’re still working full time but the kids are out of school. And you can only hear “Mom, can I have a snack?” or “But how come?” so many times before you’re officially brain dead. Enter 4C Energy Rush Stix for the win! The little packets are so convenient to throw in your purse, desk or glove compartment so they’re easily accessible wherever you go. Just add one stick to a bottle or cup of water, mix and you’ll feel like a new woman in no time. At roughly 1⁄2 of the cost of RedBull for the same ingredients, sugar free so no sugar crash, low-calorie and lightly carbonated delicious flavors (Berry, Orange, Citrus), I have a feeling they’ll be the star of the season during these long, hot and exhausting summer days.


One of my biggest pet peeves is having chipped fingernail polish, and I swear, for whatever reason, my polish chips more quickly in the summer than the rest of the year. I’m guessing because I spend more time outside and in the water, but it drives me bonkers. The Natural Nail Manicure System from Cindi Nails is a total GAME CHANGER, y’all!!! The unique formula base coat is the key foundation for the longest lasting natural nail manicure available, keeping your manicure fresh for 7-14 days without chipping. The top coat is the fastest drying high gloss top coat Made in USA, and the polishes are made with non-toxic ingredients, are 7-free, vegan friendly, and committed to women’s health (safe for pregnant women, cancer patients and children). How freaking cool?
** Special offer: Use code Blondelife2020 for 20% off your Cindi Nails purchase (valid through 8/31/20)

Cannot say enough amazing things about these products, and I’m so glad I got to try them out and share them with you! I promise they will help make your summer even better, or make a wonderful gift for any woman you know. If you have any questions about anything or end up trying anything for yourself, let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts and what your favorite is. Until then, I hope you have the best summer ever!


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