Mamma’s Summertime Favorites

Since I always focus on Parker’s favorite products, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite summertime ones.

Vera Bradly Mocha Rouge | Bumble Tonic Lotion | MaryKay

Iv’e never really been into designer brands, the knock offs were just as good to me. Until, I met Vera. I just love the bold patters and affordability. Since I will be attending my first blogging conference, BlogHer, in Chicago in a few weeks, I decided to use some of the birthday money from my parents and get a few accessories to help keep me organized and stylish. The bookbag will be great on the airplane and I will use the mini hipster for the nighttime parties. I also got the coin purse and ID wallet to keep all of my wallet stuff. I love the ID wallet because it can go on my key ring so I don’t have to mess with a wallet and a diaper bag.

I was introduced to the Bumble & Bumble Tonic Lotion when I lived in California. I am simply in LOVE with this stuff. I don’t really do much to my hair since I stay home with P all day. I just spray this on my scalp after a shower, or those days that I don’t take one, and the peppermint scent makes me feel clean and cool. Perfect for the summertime heat. I also love this it is Amazon Prime 😉

I pretty much love ALL MaryKay products but there are a few I really start relying on in the summer. The Soothing Eye Gel is great after a long hot day, especially out in the sun. It helps reduce swelling and for an added treat, keep it in the fridge for a extra cooling feeling. The Beauty Blotters are great to reduce that shine throughout the day. I use the lip protector sunscreen all year round but it it very important during the summer to keep my lips soft, smooth and sunburn free. There is nothing worse than burnt lips. I am doing a 20% off sale for these 3 items for all of my wonderful readers. Just email me and let me know what products you would like and that you are a Cherry Blossom Love reader.

I talked about Edy’s Fruit Bars a lot last year while I was pregnant. They are still a summer favorite of mine. They curb my sweet tooth without destroying my Weight Watchers points for the week.

We found these awesome Aladdin Mason Jars at Costco last week. I am IN LOVE WITH THEM. They hold a ton of Diet Coke water and don’t sweat even with ice and the heat! I also love that they are plastic. After having Parker, I wanted to eliminate as much glass around the house as possible.

Thanks to Happy-Go-Lucky, I have now found my favorite iPhone app for the moment, A Beautiful Mess iPhone App. I am really trying to take more Instagram photos since I love the edit options I have. This app just takes it one step farther with fun frames, arrows, phrases and text!

I am always in the market for more summertime favorites, what are yours?