I loveeeee the outdoors...but, I don't always love the way I smell and look in the outdoors. Let's be real, even though we may say we like roughing it, the truth is our hair, teeth, and skin require maintenance. We can't leave it all behind. And really, there's nothing better than looking beautiful, while taking a picture with nature's beauty. Luckily, I'm not the only one who has a love/hate relationship with it. Products are constantly popping up to make sure you still look like your glowing self after a long day in the sun.
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Now, I pack for my hikes and camping trips with a purpose, to look fabulous. From leave-in-conditioners that protect the planet and my hair, to multi-use makeup sticks and portable showers, there's no luxury I miss. These products will make sure that even though you're getting your daily dose of Vitamin D and physical activity, you're still looking instagrammable.
Brush Away All Your Hair Woes
One reviewer called this wet hair brush the eighth wonder of the world, and they were only exaggerating a bit. Since buying this brush, my hair has never looked better; breakage has been kept at bay, and the bristles feel like a scalp massage. Best of all, it's mini-sized! Perfect for throwing in a backpack to keep your hair looking sleek and shiny, even when your accommodations are less than glamorous.
Keep Your Head (And Your 'Fits) Cool All Summer
If you're anything like me, summer means being outside constantly. Unfortunately, that means investing in sun protection, but good news, cute and functional hats exist! So don't sweat, we've got you covered. These bucket hats have the cutest patterns, and they're reversible, so you're basically getting two styles for the price of one. You should probably stock up.
You Need This in Your Makeup Routine
Loving the outdoors doesn't mean you have to compromise on looking good. Pretty pics of ourselves outside is the reason we do this anyway, right? Luckily, this multi-stick exists to make sure you look right, wherever you are. Pics at the top of your hike just got taken to the next level. All your friends will wonder how you look so good after all that exercise.
Protect Your Eyes From the Sun, and Look Cute Doing It
Nothing says summer like a perfect pair of sunglasses. But the perfect pair can be soooo hard to find. These ones compliment any outfit, and they've got UV protection! There's a reason why they're Amazon's Choice — and it's not just because I petitioned for it.
Keep Yourself, and the Earth, Clean
If you're going for that Granola Girl vibe this summer, or if you want to spend more time in the great outdoors, you absolutely need this wash. You can literally clean anything with it — your hands, your clothes, your dishes, your hair. This will be a saviour when you need to pack light for those long trips in the woods. Best of all it's biodegradable and environmentally safe!
This Product Will Become Your Summertime Fave
Summer means some of my favourite things: cute shorts, lots of walking, and tons of time outside. But for me, those things are synonymous with chafing. My thighs are bright red at the end of a long day in the sun and I needed something to help. This balm was recommended to me, and I'm gonna pay it forward and recommend it to you guys — it's heaven-sent. Chub-rub be gone!
Toothpaste Tubes are So Last Year
The tube, the box, and the plastic wrap covering the box — talk about wasteful! These tablets are so much better for you and the earth. You'll actually be able to pronounce the ingredients in these, but you won't have to compromise your shiny white teeth and fresh breath. I see no reason not to add these tablets to your cart ASAP.
Bringing the Laundromat to You
Have you ever been on vacation, and you needed to wash a top (or a pair of pants, or underwear, or whatever), and had no idea where the nearest laundromat was? Same. I got this little wash bag for my last vacation, and it was so worth it. I can wash whatever I bring with me, so I can even back lighter … but I probably still won't.
Leaks? IDK Her
If you're a menstruator, especially one that loves camping, hiking, or any activity that involves a lack of bathroom access, let me show you a life-changing tool. These cups can last for 12 hours without any leaks and are reusable. Say goodbye to period waste and leak worries with this handy little cup!
Keep Your Teeth and the Environment Clean
Why fill up landfills with plastic toothbrushes? These toothbrushes won't just keep your teeth clean — they'll keep our planet clean too. The bristles are super soft — no sore gums after brushing. Not to mention the minimalist neutral aesthetic is so much more my vibe.
On-The-Go Shaving has Never Been Easier
Have you ever gotten ready to go out, left the house, and then noticed you missed a spot when shaving? Same, and it's totally the worst. This portable shaving kit has been a lifesaver - it has a pre-shave balm, so I can shave on the go without getting pesky razor burn.
My Favourite Way to Protect My Skin from the Sun
I personally hate sunscreen - I can't seem to find one that doesn't leave my skin feeling oily and sticky, so I never really wear it. A friend told me about this product, and I fell in love. So portable and so easy to apply. You get all the protection from the sun with none of the oily mess - it's a win-win.
Hand Soap Just Got a Major Makeover
Have you ever found yourself hiking, or on a road trip, and you have nowhere to wash your hands? I have, and it's definitely not ideal. These little soap sheets are an amazing alternative. They come in a case the size of a pack of gum, so you can literally take these anywhere.
This Product Will Keep You Clean Wherever and Whenever
I thought by 2021 we'd have flying cars, but who would've thought we'd have bottled showers? That's exactly what this is — a body wash that doesn't need to be rinsed off with water afterwards. It's perfect for when you're in a rush after the gym or after a long day of travelling.
Prevent Pool Hair Easily With This
For me, summer means lots of long days at the pool or beach. It also means my hair getting super dry and gross with all the chlorine and salt water. This hair product is a must-have — it keeps my hair oh-so-soft and tangle-free all summer long. Best of all it has UV protection and is eco-conscious, no need to worry about damage to your hair or the water!
Be the Most Organized Traveller... Ever
Whenever I'm packing for vacation, my luggage is always a disaster; I've got shampoo in one pocket, conditioner buried under my clothes, and my toothbrush is usually buried so deep I have to buy another one at my destination. This bag is my new go-to to have everything organized and where it needs to be.
There's a Reason Why this Mirror is Amazon's Choice
This mirror is perfect for any gal on the go - I bought one for travelling and one to leave at my boyfriend's house, and it was definitely worth every penny. No more uneven eyeliner or unblended concealer. My makeup game is next level with this, y'all better watch out!
Say Goodbye to Your Traditional Makeup Wipes
It's no secret that regular makeup removing wipes aren't the greatest, but I haven't been able to find a makeup remover that my skin likes. I was skeptical about these at first (removing my full face with just water? As if!), but after a few uses, I'm definitely a believer. My skin is happy, the environment is happy, and I'm set for my outdoor adventure.
Get Your Feet Looking Fabulous
I'll admit it, my feet are definitely not perfect. I get super dry, cracked heels, and getting them to become soft again has been a nightmare! This foot balm is the real deal — don't believe me? Just check out the before and after pics that some reviewers post.
Get the Perfect Summer Glow
If you hate sunscreen, this lightweight formula is for you. Say goodbye to your greasy, uneven complexion and hello to this weightless, scentless sunscreen that also doubles as a primer for your makeup. Get that tanned summer glow and stay safe while doing it; I know you'll love this.
The Uplifting Daily Affirmations You Need
When you're in a rut and need a little energy boost, look no further. These water bottles will give you all the motivation you need while keeping you hydrated throughout the day. Soon, you'll be crossing off all your fitness and health goals and everyone will be asking you how you did it. We know you've got this.
A Must on Your Camping Packing List
When you're in the middle of the woods for a week, sometimes all you dream of is a nice hot shower. This product is the next best thing. Rub the sweat and grime off your body with these wipes and you'll be feeling so fresh and clean. The glowing reviews don't lie; this is truly a must-have for anyone who loves the outdoors.
If You're a Sucker for Mini Products, You Need This
Okay, if you're anything like me, you love perusing the selection of mini products at the pharmacy or at Sephora. Literally nothing gives me more joy than cute mini size products so this travel-size kit is an absolute dream. Take it from me and buy it before this sells out; you won't want to miss these.
This Ice Roller is a Blessing for Hot Summer Days
Summer is great and all but sometimes the heat and humidity can be a lot. Enter this ice roller. Whenever you're overheating, just apply this to your face and ta-da, you'll feel instantly refreshed and revitalized. Best of all? It can reduce under-eye puffiness and increase circulation. A true investment for beauty and health.
The Scorching Sun Will Have Nothing on You This Summer
You'll never hear me complain about summer, but sometimes it can feel like a sauna out there. The solution? Pop this mini fan into your purse, treat yourself to an iced drink, and give yourself the cooldown you need. Your body will be thanking you.
You'll Want to Add This to Your Summer Camping List ASAP
I've always had a love-hate relationship with camping; I love the outdoors but pride myself on cleanliness. So when I saw this gadget, I didn't need convincing. This portable camping shower adds comfort to the whole camping experience. Trust me when I tell you this is a non-negotiable camping essential; you need this.
Keep Yourself Cool and Dry This Summer
There is nothing worse than breaking a sweat in the middle of a packed, fully-scheduled, hot summer day. The good news is that I've found the solution. This small, quick-dry towel is my lifesaver when I'm a sweaty mess after playing outside or a morning run, but don't have time for a shower. Pat yourself dry and you'll be as fresh as ever for your next meeting.
Keep Your Distance from the Bugs This Summer
The holy grail of bug spray, it's my absolute fave and I know you'll be obsessed with it too. Those buzzing mosquitoes can stay faaar away. If you douse yourself in bug repellent but somehow still end up with itchy bites, try this one; it actually works and smells like fresh lemon. A win.
SPF Lovers, Don't @ Me
Don't judge but for the longest time, I would skip my SPF in my daily skincare routine. I know, I know, I'm the worst! But, now that I'm fully committed to protecting my skin from the sun each and every day, I needed to give my lips some extra care. This sunscreen lip balm hits all the marks, keeping my lips soft, hydrated and protected. And I can't get enough of the delicious banana scent!
Peeing in the Woods? We've Got You
When you gotta go on your next camping trip, you'll be so happy to have this. Trust me, every woman who goes camping needs this. Say goodbye to the awkward struggles of peeing while standing up; a genius invention that I now can't live without.
Smell Good All Summer
Okay, there is nothing worse than a deodorant that doesn't work. This all-natural, vegan deodorant works like a dream. It is silky smooth and keeps me smelling fresh and sweat-free all day. This one ticks all the boxes - guaranteed you'll be thanking me for the rec.
The Cult-Favorite Facial Spray that Smells Like a Rose Garden
This product is my best-kept skincare secret. Picture softer, radiant and glowy skin - the kind that you thought only IG filters could achieve. Well, think again because this product is incredible and my skin has never looked better. I get so many compliments whenever I wear this and I guarantee you will too.
Keep Cool And Refreshed This Summer
If you're an athlete, keep these towels close by this summer. These cooling towels are a godsend after a heated tennis match or scenic (but strenuous) hike. They stay ice-cold for so long and help your body cool down from the heat; I honestly don't how I ever survived without these.
Pamper Yourself with this Beauty Kit
The summer months are by far my favorite, but my skin has a different take. If you struggle with dryness, this kit will target all your dry areas with the best nourishment. Coconut-scented foot cream, almond and milk hand cream, lemon butter infused cuticle cream - yes, please!
Refresh On The Go
Freshen up after your morning outdoor sesh with these wipes and you'll be ready to tackle the day in no time. Best of all? They smell like cucumber and green tea so they're perfect for when you need a little refresh on the go. Three words: love, love, love.
The Summer Staple I Swear By
Maybe you've spent the entire afternoon lounging under the crisp sun rays or playing tennis under the hot sun. Or maybe, you simply forgot to apply enough sunscreen (oops). Cue this aloe-vera gel for all your post-sun care needs. It smells good, relieves your skin, and it won't ruin your tan. Add this to cart ASAP, it's a summer staple I swear by.
Scrub the Dryness Away
Say goodbye to your peeling skin and hello to smooth hydration. No joke, this scrub smells like freshly picked apricots and I love starting my morning routine with it. Glowing skin is seriously just a scrub away - a must-have in beauty products.