Must Have Items for Summer Survival

These summer survival items has been compiled by us at How Was Your Day?  Samples may have been provided.

summersurvival Must Have Items for Summer Survival

Summer is in full effect!  Hot steamy days, hot steamy nights.  Weekends at the lake.  And we’re  living on iced tea and air conditioning!

These are some of my favorite items for Summer Survival

Pacifica Take Me Away Set

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The perfumers at Pacifica have created a ton of different and unique scents that are just perfect for summer.  Scents like Malibu Lemon Blossom, Mediterranean Fig, Lotus Garden and Thai Lemongrass are gorgeous additions to your summer scent arsenal.

Hawaiian Ruby Guava is another great scent for summer and beyond.  The Take Me There kits have a tinted lip balm, perfume roll on, and travel sized body butter.  The pieces are perfect for scent layering and are totally portable, even in the smallest of bags.


The Body Shop Absinthe Hand Products

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I am loving the Absinthe line form The Body Shop.  With Hand Butter, Hand Cream, and Purifying Hand Wash, your hands will never look better!  With Absinthe extract, cocoa seed butter, shea butter, aloe, and other skin-loving ingredients, it’s really a must have.

I adore the scent of the Absinthe line, as it’s clean and fresh, not flowery and fruity.  It’s also not overpowering, and wonderful for both the guys and the ladies.

Wanna know a secret?  I’ve also been using this on my feet & elbows to help keep them soft and looking good.


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A girl’s gotta keep her hair off her face somehow.  Why not do it in style?  I’m sure you’ve seen the elastic headbands and hairties that don’t crease your hair, right?  Well, Twistband is the originator of these great hair accessories.  They’re available in about a million colors, designs, and assortments in both hair ties and headbands.  When it’s hot and steamy, you gotta have something that helps you survive the summer!

A Good Book

One of the things that I love to do is sit outside and read.  In order to do so, you’ve gotta have a good book.  My taste runs the gamut from true crime to biographies to humor, fun, and even some mystery or romance.

A Fantastic Pair of Sunglasses

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My eyes are on the sensitive side, so I always wear sunglasses when I’m outside.  I like to have a few pairs on hand that I can swap out,  depending on what I’m doing for the day, or what my mood is.  This pair from Firmoo is good for overcast days.   We all know it’s never overcast in the Midwest, right?

What are your favorite must have items for summer survival?

About Greta Brinkley

Greta is a newly minted 30 year old, originally from the West Coast. Now living in the Midwest, she loves hockey, sparkles, nail polish, and bright colors. She also cannot resist anything that has peanut butter and chocolate together. And she hates filling out bios. Yep.


  1. Love twistbands! So perfect for getting your hair up when it’s hot but still looking cute. I’ve found a waterproof ereader case is my summer must have. I can read by the pool without worrying about splashes!

  2. That’s a pretty good list for the summer! I would definitely need sun block! :)

  3. fantastic pair of sunglasses is an absolute must.
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  4. Can’t go wrong with a great pair of shades!!! Have to keep those eyes protected :) Great list!
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  5. So nice to see your favorite things. I love those hair ties. That hand butter sounds great.
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  6. Great list and Great reminder. I need to get some of those hair ties.
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  7. I’m glad you didnt say your phone so you can play Candy Crush. LOL. Dont forget the sunscreen!
    I dont know if I would use the butters – would tend to make me slippy and shiny . Got to have a good book tho. Oh and a beach too : )

  8. Anne Taylor says:

    Really practical list! I love the Body Shop’s Absinthe products! Thanks for the suggestions!

  9. Julie Wood says:

    I love so many of these items for summer survival! I like the Pacifica Take Me Away Set! I bet the scent is incredible and has a scent that makes me feel like I am at the beach! I really like the twist bands becasuse I am all about keeping my hair off the face. I love so many of these products!

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  11. Robin Quick says:

    A great list! I use sunglasses yr round due to sensitive eyes too. The Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava looks like it would smell yummy! I would love to try it!

  12. Thise twistbands are cool, and i would love to try that ruby guava cream.

  13. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    sunglasses are definitely a necessity in summer!

  14. Sunglasses & sunscreen are my summer must haves. And an essential oil mist that I make to cool off with.

  15. Susan Smith says:

    I always have my sunglasses, sunblock and chapstick with me in the Summer months.

  16. Sunglasses are definitely a must have

  17. Saima Akhter says:

    That take me there kit looks lovely!

  18. amanda whitley says:

    i couldnt make it through summer without the sunglasses

  19. ellen beck says:

    Sunglasses are a must for almost any season- I wear mine in the winter too after it snows for snow glare!

  20. I’m not a big fan of the Pacifica scent picture in this blog post, but man oh man do I love the Blood Organge Scent, especially the rollerball, I feel it last for so many hours.

  21. I love the Body Shop Mattifying Day Cream during the summer time because it’s a light weight moisturizer that helps me stay oil-free during the day.

  22. I cannot wait until the warmer days of Spring and Summer! Most of these are things that I use year round. I would love to try the Pacifica set!
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