How to Survive the Summer Heat

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Whether you spend your summers at the pool, the beach, the lake, or in the mountains, the summer heat can be a hard thing to endure! Ever feel that you and your skin are super thirsty in the summer? Or that you hair feels like legit hay?! Ugh! And maybe worst of all, do you ever notice that the lines between your eyebrows become more pronounced from squinting in the bright summer sun?! I’m going to tell you about some necessities that will help mitigate these pesky issues and make your summer more enjoyable!

Unwined by Hask: White Wine Shine Enhancing Shampoo & Conditioner

Say the word wine, and I’m there. Add pretty packaging and quality hair care, and I’m there for the long haul! Let’s battle summer hay hair with Hask’s Unwined White Wine Shine Enhancing Shampoo & Conditioner!

In the summer, my hair usually lacks shine, for sure. Plus, it splits left and right! This shampoo and conditioner provides my hair with benefits from wine and crisp fruit while remaining free of:

  • sulfates
  • parabens
  • phthalates
  • gluten
  • drying alcohol
  • artificial colors

Here is some information on the good-for-your-hair ingredients in Unwined:

  • wine extract: contains antioxidants to help rejuvenate, soften, and strengthen strands
  • resveratrol: found in the skin of grapes and helps protect and restore hair
  • grape seed oil: contains Vitamin E, which smoothes hair cuticles and prevents frizz

You can shop the HASK collection at Ulta and Walmart!

Anti-Aging Antioxidant Sunscreen from Ozeaderma

Ozeaderma Anti-Aging Antioxidant Sunscreen

Hello, anti-aging skincare. You will be forever in my life. And when you pair yourself with sunscreen, I swoon.

Ozeaderma is an anti-aging SPF broad spectrum natural sunscreen that not only protects skin from the sun but also from pollution, and it has those coveted antioxidants that are so helpful in keeping skin look its best!

Some key aspects:

  • anti-aging properties
  • mineral and non-chemical
  • anti-pollution
  • made of natural, plant-based formulas
  • no parabens, sulfates, synthetic perfumes, dyes, or petroleum by-products
  • made of 100% natural mineral Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide
  • for all skin-types
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Skincare Essentials from Colleen Rothschild Beauty

A veteran of the skincare industry, Colleen Rothschild knows what’s up when it comes to effective skincare ingredients. Her products contain a blend of potent plant botanicals and advanced scientific ingredients, and the are all formulated without:

  • parabens
  • SLS/SLES sulfates
  • triclosan
  • formaldehyde
  • PABA
  • toulene,
  • benzene

Let me tell you a little bit about these skincare essentials!

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Radiant Cleansing Balm

This is a best seller, and I can see why! I used it to remove my makeup last night, and I woke up to smoother skin than I usually do! Plus, I love the spa-like experience the Radiant Cleansing Balm evokes for me. It just has this clean, luxurious, faint scent that definitely help me relax at night! I bet the spa-like scent can be attributed to these key ingredients:

  • Moringa Oil– for luminosity
  • Lipexel™– for hydration (must-have for thirsty skin in summer)
  • Black Seed Oil– antioxidant
  • Aromatic Complex– calms and decongests skin

Matcha Tea Treatment Toner

This Matcha Tea Treatment Toner is the perfect companion to the Radiant Cleansing Balm. Let the spa-like experience continue. Woohoo! I use a cotton pad to sweep it all over my face and enjoy benefits from these ingredients:

  • Matcha tea to protect against free radical damage
  • French algae to absorb extra oil
  • Prebiotic to balance microflora
  • Fermented plankton for essential hydration

Sheer Renewal Cream

I top off this 3-step spa-like skincare routine with Colleen Rothschild’s Sheer Renewal Cream to really lock in the anti-aging process with these key ingredients:

  • Detoxophane™ for environmental defense
  • Mutlifruit® BSC, which speeds up cell turnover
  • Syn®-Tacks to reduce the appearance of wrinkles (Yassss!)
  • Moist 24™ for 24 hour hydration (which you totally need, especially in the summer!)

Since starting this skincare routine, my skin has been noticeably smoother!

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Sorta Sweet, Sweet, & Unsweetened Teas from Straight Up Tea

Straight Up Tea, all natural

Like I mentioned earlier, I am extra thirsty in the summertime, and these iced teas from Straight Up Tea are extremely refreshing!

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Everyone likes their iced tea prepared differently, but don’t worry, Straight Up Tea straight up has you covered! 😉 I even like my tea prepared differently depending on my mood! But since these teas are prepared, I can satisfy my thirst and my mood by simply opening my fridge! And they are ALL NATURAL! Heres’ the breakdown on the different kinds:

  • Sorta Sweet: fresh-brewed black tea with a hint of sugar (my fave)
  • Sweet: fresh-brewed black tea with real (not artificial) sugar
  • Straight Up Tea: all-natural black tea, just straight up

Seriously refreshing. I love having my fridge stocked with these, during the summer especially!

Sunglasses from Zenni Optical

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Okay- These Zenni sunglasses are a MUST!! Not only are they absolutely adorable (I love this black metal cat eye style- so attainably fashion forward!), but their flat metal frames are suuuuper light. Seriously, they are the lightest pair of sunglasses I own! I don’t even realize they are on my face! Also, I find it really easy to look through the gradient gray tint lenses.

What else do I love about Zenni eyewear?

  • You can add a prescription and/or customized tints!
  • There are six different mirror finishes to choose from that are fingerprint-resistant and have an anti-reflective coating.

I am so happy I have these sunnies, so I can fight sun-induced wrinkles in style! I might even look into getting a prescription pair so that I don’t always have to wear my contacts!

You’re All Set to Survive Summer!

When you, your skin, and your hair aren’t dying of thirst, you’re much happier. Amiright?! And when you know you’re protecting your skin with premium SPF and anti-aging ingredients, it’s a huge bonus! Top it off with stylish and comfortable eyewear, and you’re ready to face the elements when the heat is on!

What’s one thing you can’t live without in the summer?


A fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog written by Jackie Mikkelson, Instinctively en Vogue is a source of inspiration for busy girls, especially moms like her, who want to be chic while staying comfortable.



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  1. 7.15.19

    I needed this … the hear here in DC area is unbearable right now.


    • 7.15.19
      Jackie said:

      Oh girl I get it. I’m not too far from ya- south of Philadelphia in the suburbs

  2. 7.17.19
    Mei Jorge said:

    Oh my!! The summer heat is serious this year… and one of my secrets is also using Colleen Rothschild products. I love the cleansing balm.. is my cult favorite

    • 7.17.19
      Jackie said:

      Oh it’s incredible and smells so good!!

  3. 7.17.19
    Tracy said:

    These are some amazing prodcuts! I would love to try out the skincare especially the Matcha Toner!


  4. 7.18.19

    So many great products! I’m definitely wanting some cold straight up tea right now!! That shampoo sounds interesting too.

    xx Jenifer

  5. 7.18.19
    Lizzie said:

    These all look so amazing!! This is such s fun box!

  6. 7.20.19

    I need this BAD right now!! Especially that yummy tea! It’s already over 100 here in Texas and it is brutal!!

  7. 7.22.19
    Laura S said:

    These are great tips! I love all of these products and definitely going to give the ones I haven’t tried yet, a good look!

  8. 7.23.19

    white wine shampoo?!?! SIGN ME UP!!!

    Coming Up Roses

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