Lazy, Summer ‘Mom Must Haves’

The Summer months are not meant to be complicated. My summer style routine often reflects just that. Simple, easy, practical, with a teeny bit of that ‘chic minimalist’ vibe. These are a few of my favourite ‘Cleaner’ beauty products that I have recently discovered this year and have come to LOVE. 

1.Sea Salt Texture Mist by Beautycounter:

This has always been a staple in my Beautycounter lineup, though I recently have come to appreciate it much more now that it is summer time. You can check out the main ways the product is meant to be used by the hair professionals here. I love to use it on day old, dry hair as a texturizer. It gives my sun-kissed blond locks a bit of texture and grit and helps to hold on my new favourite dry shampoo. I spray it on my hair when it is dry and scrunch it a little but to create some ‘natural waves’. It usually gives me a bit more volume and texture. 

Why it’s safer: 

  • Infused with Himalayan pink salt, red algae extract, and clay
  • Made without any synthetic fragrances or PEGs—two ingredients commonly found in similar products

2. ‘Cleaner’ Dry Shampoo: 

I have experimented with so many variations of dry shampoo since having children. I would love to say I don’t wash my hair because the experts say it is supposed to make your hair healthier – but let’s be honest. 

I’m lazy. 

I discovered this one while chatting all things coffee, children and beauty with a fellow bestie and blogger, Brie Lunn. If you don’t follow her blog, you should right here. She has killer style and can whip up the baddest green smoothie bowl with home made granola in no time. She shared her love for this dry shampoo from Cake

It has extended the life of my beach hair without the cakeyness of normal powders. Shoppers Drug Mart just started carrying the line – so it is definitely worth keeping an eye open when you are redeeming all those Optimum points!

Why it’s safer: 

  • It is formulated without talc, parabens and sulfates, though it does include fragrance.

3. Sun Screen Stick by Beautycounter:

 The stick application is definitely a game changer in my books. My Toddlers can apply it to their arms with ease and I can fill in any of the gaps without havering to rub cream into their skin. It’s just so easy. 

Why it is safer: 

🇨🇦Canadian pals – send me a message if you want to get on my pre-order list for any of the SPF line that will be launching this month!

4. Caffeine 

Home brewed coffee in a travel mug that doesn’t leak is essential for everyone. This mug by Starbucks is one of my favourites. It really doesn’t leak and now comes in HOT PINK.

What are your favourite summer beauty ‘must haves’?




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