Golden Girls

Sometimes it’s really challenging living on the West Coast. We spend our summer days exploring beaches, building sand castles and swimming in salt water. We lather on sunscreen, wear our new hat and cruise around the city listening to our favourite summer tunes. At the end of the day, our skin and our hair become a complete mess. 

These are my tried and true summertime favourites that brighten up the end of my day and leave my skin feeling ready for the next round of adventures. 


Beautycounter just launched 3 new lines of hair care products that tackle our worst hair days. My fine, blonde locks have been soaking up all the goodness from the Volume and Shape series. The set includes a shampoo, conditioner and a volumizing mist to use on clean damp hair post shampooing. It pretty much rocks my flip flops.

👌🏻 It’s formulated without Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS), parabens, mineral oil or silicons.

Beautycounter Volume and Shape Shampoo and Conditioner (see below)

Volumizing Mist (see below)


My sunscreen and salt soaked skin loves the Brown Sugar Scrub if I manage to squeeze in an shower at the end of the day. I am obsessed with the lemongrass smell and so is my bathroom! I just scoop a tablespoon amount into my hands and rub all over my skin (including my heels).

Lately, I have been turning to the Glow Shimmer Oil on my cheek bones during the day. It saves me from packing along a bronzer brush and a compact when I am heading out on overnight adventures. It also is incredible on my arms and legs. It’s such a teeny hint of shimmer without out any greasy residu.  Think J. Lo. 

This is the amount I would use to highlight my cheekbones: 

This is the amount I would use on my arms: 

If I am wearing my hair up in a Top Knot, I always spritz a bit of the Sea Salt Texture Mist on my hair dry and twirl the strands. It gives it a bit of texture and makes it feel a bit thicker.

And up goes my hair in my favourite Invisibobble hair tie – no more elastics!!

… and off to the beach we go!

What are your favourite summer beauty ‘must haves’?




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