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Hi beauties! As the summer weather is heating up, remember to stay cool, calm and comfortable. I am extremely excited to write this blog because I have been spoiled with a box of summer essentials, courtesy of Babbleboxx. I’m happy to say, I’ve discovered some new products to help me beat the heat during +summer. As you might know, rather than just telling you about the products, I make it a point to try and test them, in hopes that you will find my always-honest reviews helpful.

Tree Hut Sugar Face Scrubs – Summer Essentials

skin scub you can use to look better as part of your summer essentials

What better way to get through summer than with a healthy glow? The all-natural, cruelty & paraben-free sugar face scrubs from Tree Hut can help you do just that. I received their Nourishing Banana & Oat Face Scrub and their Purifying Blueberry Turmeric Face Scrub. So far, I’ve just tried the latter, which contains vitamins A & E to help seal in moisture while keeping skin soft and smooth. It also contains Turmeric to help calm, tone and purify problem skin. Just FYI… There are many more Tree Hut scrubs that I want to try.

Tip: For other ways to help you look better, check out my blog on tips and tricks to look better right away.

The scrub felt gentle on my skin, and its thick consistency made for a mess-free application. After rinsing it off, it left my skin feeling super fresh and clean. These Tree Hut Sugar Face Scrubs are ideal to use during showers. Therefore, these two have found their new home in my bathroom.

Everyday Comfort Insoles from Superfeet

Women putting sole insert into a sneaker as part of her summer essentials

Hot weather or not, if you follow my Instagram Stories, you know, I make it a point to get a healthy dose of exercise. After my treadmill workouts, my feet are tired and achy as if I was walking in high heels all day. You can imagine my eagerness to try the Everyday Comfort Insoles from Superfeet. Cutting the insoles to fit my sneakers was super easy. When I put on my sneakers, a big smile appeared on my face, because I had a little secret that nobody could see. The Memorycloud Memory foam formed to the shape of my feet, while cradling my heels and supporting my arches. I felt like I was walking on a cloud – almost like a mattress for your feet. I’m happy to learn that the Superfeet Insoles last for 500 miles or 12 months, so goodbye to the days of tired, achy feet.

HALO On-the-Go Hydration Powders – Summer Essentials

woman adding extra hydration to her water as part of her summer essentials

HALO on the Go Hydration Powders can turn a plain bottle of water into an electrolyte filled, yummy drink that’s rich in vitamin C and contains 72 trace minerals. These powder sticks provide supercharged, healthy hydration that’s great for replenishing yourself after a workout. I received the lemonade and pink lemonade flavors. I love that these only have 15 calories and 1 gram of sugar, and are easy to just put in your gym bag so you always have them on hand. Try HALO on the go Hydration yourself to see if you like it.

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi

woman reading a book as part of her summer essentials

Just reading the reviews for The Secret Keeper of Jaipur made me extremely excited to start reading it. This sequel to “The Henna Keeper” continues the story of Malik, who is now an intern at the Jaipur Palace dealing with the aftermath of a balcony collapsing on the opening night at the Royal Jewel Cinema. Although this is a sequel, you don’t have to have read the first novel, to understand this one. I’ve just started reading this book and I’m already intrigued by Alka Joshi’s wonderful writing style. Whether you’re looking for some good summer reading to get lost in, or for a great gift, this book comes highly recommended.

Skincare from Sky Organics – Summer Essentials

I received the Sky Organics Blemish Control Clarifying Facial Toner, the Blemish Control Spot Treatment and the Bentonite Clay Detox Mask. I instantly knew I had to try the detox mask, simply because I haven’t had a facial in a while and my skin could use a good deep cleanse. Once the mask was on, I felt a pleasant tingling sensation on my skin indicating it was working its magic. After removing it, my skin felt revived and clean. Sky Organics uses plant-powered, organic ingredients and their products are vegan and cruelty-free. You can find them in Whole Foods. I can’t wait to try the other two products also.

Have you tried some of these summer essentials? If not, which one caught your eye? Sound off below in the comments – sharing is caring!


  1. Summer is my all time favorite season! These are some great finds for looking good and feeling good! I’ve got to try the Halo hydration powder at the pool!

    1. I love the powders. I need to drink more water and these add a little flavor and make it easier to drink more.

  2. Those Everyday Comfort Insoles from Superfeet sound amazing! It’s great to hear that they’re easy to cut to fit your sneakers and that they provide such great support for your feet. I can imagine how much of a relief it must be to have cushioning and support after a tough workout. And the HALO on the Go Hydration Powders sounds like a perfect addition to any gym bag. It’s so important to stay hydrated during exercise, so having a healthy and tasty option like these powders is a great idea. Thanks for sharing your summer essentials!

    1. Glad you liked the blog Sonia. Thanks so much for checking it out. Summer here we come!

  3. I love the many possibilities and adventures that the summer season holds. It’s also quite nice to have all of those summer essentials to make sure that you are ready to face summer with full confidence.

    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Glad you liked it.

  4. Summer is finally here. Im saing yes to all these essentials. Love those Skincare From Sky Organics.

    1. Awesome. Love that you love them Beth.

  5. Summer is definitely the time for some self-care. This is a wonderful list of essentials. I enjoy good skincare and a good book.

    1. Right there with you Christine. I’m an avid reader myself.

  6. These are a good range of summer essentials. It is so important to look after one self and take care of your skin and body. These are all great products.

    1. Glad you like the products. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

  7. Your list of must-have summer essentials is fantastic! I enjoyed reading about the various products and tips for looking and feeling good during the summer. It’s a great resource for anyone who wants to make the most of the season. Well done!

    1. Thank you. Glad you like the blog.

  8. Jennifer L Prince says:

    I need to try the hydration powders. I’ve never heard of them before, but they sound really helpful!

    1. I drink them just to drink more water. The light flavor it gives the water is so much better than just plain water. It’s good to know these have multiple benefits.

  9. April says:

    Sugar face scrubs are my favorite! I also have to have my comfy insoles when I’m planning to be on my feet all day! I love all these items and want to try!

    1. Great! I love hearing that you enjoyed the blog and found it useful.

  10. I have always been curious about these hydration powders and would love to try them. I wonder how it tastes or if there is an after-taste. Anyway, will check this out.

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