Sunkissed and Stylish: Summer Shopping Checklist

by Beatrice
Summer Shopping Checklist

Embark on a sun-soaked journey as we introduce you to the ultimate summer essentials. Whether you’re planning to jet-set around the globe or unwind in the charming corners of your local area, our carefully curated collection is designed to enhance every moment of your seasonal escapades. From chic beachwear that effortlessly transitions from the pristine beaches of Australia to the vibrant boardwalks of the Bahamas and the laid-back shores of Goa, to nourishing skincare products that replenish your skin after days of adventure, our selection promises to make your vacations in Okinawa, Australia, the Bahamas, Goa, or any summer getaway a stylish and memorable experience.

Imagine strolling along the beaches of Okinawa, feeling the soft sand between your toes and the warm sun on your skin. Now, picture yourself exploring the iconic landscapes of Australia, soaking up the sun in the Bahamas, and embracing the relaxed vibes of Goa. Our guide is here to ensure that your summer is filled with joyful memories, no matter where your travels take you. We’ve gathered the most essential items to accompany you on your journey, from comfortable swimwear for your time by the water to practical skincare products that soothe and rejuvenate after a day of exploration.

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Summer Skincare Holy Grail Products

Discover the key to vibrant and protected skin this summer as you embark on your sun-soaked adventures. From powerful sunscreens that shield against harmful UV rays to nourishing body creams that infuse your skin with moisture and vitality, our handpicked collection embodies the essence of the season. Embrace the refreshing hydration of a hydrating face mist, and ensure your lips stay moisturized and protected under the sun. Shield your hair from the elements with a water-resistant hair defense, while a daily tinted moisturizer with SPF offers both coverage and sun protection. Elevate your glow with self-tanning solutions that impart a luminous finish, all without the need for harmful UV exposure. Prepare to enhance your natural beauty with a selection that truly captures the essence of summer skincare.

Body Sunscreen

Our biggest summer skincare fear is sun damage. Because sun damage ages our skin, sunscreen is a summer shopping skincare staple. This Shiseido sun protection lotion is great even for sensitive skin. It also contains aloe vera to soothe the skin. And it becomes even more powerful protection when it comes in contact with water.

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Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce SPF 50+ Sunscreen

After-Sun Skincare

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COOLA Organic Radical Recovery After Sun Body Lotion

Nourishing Body Cream

Nourish and treat your skin with our favorite body care product for the summer months.  Power up your radiance with an infusion of Amazonian açaí oil, the super-potent antioxidant powerhouse in its purest form.

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SOL DE JANEIRO Açaí Body Power Cream

Hydrating Face Mist

They may seem like an indulgence, but they are a quick and convenient way to maintain moisture throughout the day. Extra tip: Keep this in the fridge for a fantastic cooling effect in the summer!

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Rose Water Facial Spray

Lip Care: Nourishment + Color + SPF

If you plan on spending hours outside, this product is absolutely essential! FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen is a favorite among everyone who tries it, even the Hollywood elite! It moisturizes, protects, and smooths lips. But the best part is that it comes in a variety of different shades. Use it as a base to keep lips hydrated under any long-wear lipstick, including matte and liquid lipstick.

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Sugar Lip Treatment

Water-Resistant Hair Shield

Sometimes we’d rather hit the beach or pool while avoiding getting our hair wet. This IGK Hair Shield acts like a magic swim cap for your hair. Blocked uses natural waxes to create a water-resistant barrier over the hair. Hair is protected from UV rays, water, salt, chlorine, sweat, and wind and then it washes out with shampoo.

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AquaGuard Pre-Swim Hair Defense

Daily Tinted Moisturizer with SPF

Make your moisturizer work double-time for your skin by providing sun protection and evening out the skin. It’s far superior to using a foundation with added SPF, which won’t do the job. Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Protect + Perfect will give you a warm glow and a kiss of coverage. The universal shade suits most skin tones while the powerful natural SPF 47 helps keep skin safe from sun damage.

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Mineral Sunscreen SPF 47

Self-tanning body mist

TAN-LUXE The Body – Illuminating Self-Tan Drops offer a radiant and natural-looking tan without the need for harmful UV rays. With its innovative formula, these self-tan drops provide a customizable and buildable glow that effortlessly blends into your skin, leaving you with a sun-kissed complexion. Whether you’re looking to achieve a subtle hint of color or a deeper bronze, these drops can be mixed with your favorite body lotion or oil to create a tailor-made self-tanning experience. Infused with skin-loving ingredients, these drops also help to hydrate and nourish your skin while imparting a luminous finish. Say goodbye to streaks and orange tones – TAN-LUXE The Body ensures a flawless, streak-free application that enhances your natural beauty and leaves you with a gorgeous, radiant glow.

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Illuminating Self-Tan Drops

Summer Makeup Checklist

Summer is the perfect excuse to switch up your makeup bag, opting for a tinted moisturizer over a heavy foundation and a brighter, coral-hued lipstick over a deep berry lip.

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Waterproof mascara and Eyelash curler

Curling your lashes before applying mascara is a really important step, that makes all the difference. By far favorite eyelash curler among MUAs is the one by Shu Uemura. By lifting your eyelashes your eyes look bigger and happier. Then all you need is just one layer of waterproof mascara. For some serious assurance that you’re makeup isn’t going anywhere, we’ve found your holy grail. Tarte mascara will complete your look and make you ready for your beach day.




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TARTE Lights, Camera, Splashes™ Waterproof Mascara

Bronzer for a Sun-Kissed Glow

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Physicians Formula Bronze Booster

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster is the ultimate solution for achieving a sun-kissed complexion with a touch of radiance. This versatile bronzer offers a blendable and buildable formula, allowing you to customize your desired level of glow. Infused with a unique combination of glowing micro-pearls and a skin-nourishing blend of vitamins and antioxidants, it not only enhances your natural tan but also promotes healthy-looking skin. With a lightweight texture and long-lasting wear, Physicians Formula Bronze Booster delivers a flawless and natural finish that complements any skin tone. Elevate your beauty routine with this bronzer that effortlessly brings warmth and luminosity to your complexion, making it a go-to choice for a sunlit glow all year round.

Lip and Cheek Stain

Lip and Cheek Stain is your best choice for adding some color to your face on sunny days. Use a brush to dab color and apply it to your cheeks. It lasts longer than powder and cream blushes and it is great for those with oily skin. And it also looks natural as if you were naturally blushing.


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Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain

Makeup Primer

Stop makeup from melting with long-lasting innovative formulas that mattify and minimize oil. Benefit makes terrific beauty products, and this pore minimizer is no exception. The silky and lightweight formula makes it perfect for summer days. It hides pores perfectly, makes skin dewy, and ‘accepts’ every foundation on it. Also, it lasts all day and helps your makeup last longer. It is a must-have for girls (or boys!) with large pores.

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Face Primer Pore Minimizer

Hair spray for texture and styling

Ever tried to get that perfect beach wavy hair, but couldn’t quite make it work? This product is oil and salt-infused, creating the perfect sea-tossed waves in your hair. It softens and adds shine to your hair at the same time, an added bonus! Spray it all over your hair and let it soak in and then style it by crunching and twisting the hair. Once it’s dry it should give that dreamy and natural beachy waves.

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Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion

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Must-have Lip Gloss

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Marc Jacobs Lipgloss Sugar Sugar

If we had to choose one lip shade for the summer, it would be this soft pink nude.

Nail Lacquer

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Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer

Yes, it’s millennial pink. This soft pink nail color would go perfectly with our choice of lip gloss.

Summer Fragrance

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Transport yourself to summer days in the garden via notes of citrus, cedar, coriander, and tea leaves. A spritz of Maison Margiela’s evocative perfume will take you to the beach immediately.

Swimsuits for All Body Shapes

Great style begins with a great fit! Swimwear should be fun and make you feel good. But often when it comes to buying and wearing a swimsuit, it doesn’t seem that way.

From curvier frames to athletic body types, EVERY body shape deserves to be celebrated. It sounds like a cliche, but it cannot hold more of a truth. To feel above comfortable for under-sun activities, it helps to know what are your best features and what serves them right. Then narrow down to the picks that were made to fit and flatter your frame. Here are our top choices for every figure.


Swimsuits for Triangle Figure (pear shape)

If you are curvy at the hips and thighs and you have a small bust, look for a high waist and/or high cut. Those will visually lengthen your legs. And go for the eye-catching top to draw attention upward.

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High Waist Bikini 

Elevate your beach style with a high-waist bikini that offers flattering coverage and a touch of vintage charm. Perfect for those seeking a retro-inspired look and desiring extra coverage around the midsection, this bikini accentuates curves while providing comfortable support.


Swimsuits for Small Bust

A smaller chest requires less support, so you can play with styles with minimal coverage or embellished detailing, bows, etc. A smaller bust always means you can wear tiny scoop tops or bandeaus — embrace them!

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Ribbed V Bikini

Step into a contemporary beach look with a ribbed V bikini that combines modern style and comfort. Ideal for those who appreciate minimalist design with a hint of texture, this bikini flatters a small bust and offers a chic poolside or beach ensemble.

Swimsuits for Athletic figure

If your body is muscular but isn’t particularly curvy, then you should play with bold prints, ruffles, embellishments, and strategically placed cutouts to add feminine flair.

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Ruffle One Shoulder Swimsuits

Dive into elegance with a ruffle one-shoulder swimsuit that effortlessly balances flair and sophistication. Designed for the athletic figure seeking a touch of femininity, this swimsuit enhances curves and adds a playful twist to classic swimwear, making it perfect for those who want to embrace both sportiness and style.

Swimsuit for Oval figure

If you are built a little more like an apple shape and carry your weight mostly in your middle, choose swimsuits with gathered fabric around the waist, it hides bulges and creates definition in the waist. Tankinis are made for these bodies or just the days when you want to conceal your tummy. The tankini is a bathing suit combining a tank top and a bikini bottom.

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Discover the perfect blend of comfort and style with a tankini, a versatile two-piece swimsuit alternative. Ideal for individuals with an oval figure seeking flattering coverage around the midsection, the tankini offers a stylish and practical option for those who want to feel confident while enjoying beach or poolside activities.


Swimsuit for The Hourglass figure

If you have curves throughout, and you have strong hips, butt, and bust, you will need good support, but you will also want to accentuate those curves with style. The asymmetrical suit that draws the look to the neckline suits the best on this type of body. So go for it, and accentuate your curves.


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Asymmetrical Swimsuit

Make a bold statement by opting for an asymmetrical swimsuit that adds a touch of uniqueness to your beach look. This style is particularly suited for those with an hourglass figure, emphasizing curves while providing a fashionable edge to your swimwear ensemble.

Swimsuit for the Petite figure

The best petite swimsuits are those that improve your proportion and make your legs look longer. Look for the low-cut bottom and a top to visually lengthen your torso. Or go for a high-cut bikini bottom to lengthen your legs. Also, the shoulder design or tiny straps are generally flattering to petite women, and that also applies to petite swimsuits.

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High Waist Bikini

Elevate your beach style with a high-waist bikini that offers a blend of vintage charm and modern sophistication. Perfect for those seeking a flattering fit that provides extra coverage around the midsection, this bikini is ideal for anyone looking to accentuate their waistline while enjoying comfortable and confident swimwear.


Summer Accessories Checklist

Your accessories also need to be on point. We know that accessories can make or break your outfit. So here are a few must-haves for the summer with which there is no mistake.

Chic Sunglasses

That one thing you are going to wear all summer. A great pair of shades simply makes you look cool in a way no other accessory can. And even when it is not sunny outside, they are still an impossible chic way to hide bags under your eyes.

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Kate Spade Glasses

Straw Bag

The straw tote bag epitomizes effortless summer style with its timeless charm and versatile functionality. Crafted from natural fibers, this chic accessory exudes a laid-back elegance that seamlessly transitions from beach days to city strolls. Its spacious interior accommodates all your essentials, making it a practical choice for carrying beach towels, sunscreen, and more. Whether paired with a breezy sundress or casual denim, the straw tote bag adds a touch of rustic sophistication to your ensemble. Its woven texture and earthy tones evoke a sense of wanderlust, making it the perfect companion for embracing the sunny days of the season.

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Straw Tote Bag

Elegant Sarong

This is a summer staple especially if you are going on vacation. It can be styled into four unique outfits to wear day or night. It’s a timeless and ageless piece of wardrobe that can be worn as an elegant scarf, a dress, a skirt, a wrap, or in the traditional sarong style

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Beach Sarong

Straw Hat

I mean, is there a cuter hat to sit and sip rosé in on a summer day with your best girls?

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Straw Boater Hat

Stylish Luggage

What’s a stylish vacation without a stylish suitcase? Time to hit the travel season with this beautiful set of vintage-inspired cases!

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Stylish Suitcase

Embrace the allure of summer and elevate your vacation style with our curated essentials

In anticipation of the perfect vacation, the joy of shopping for the essentials is an adventure in itself. As the sun-kissed days beckon, maintaining beautifully hydrated skin takes center stage. Amid the relaxation of summer, prioritizing skincare remains essential for safeguarding against sun exposure. The transition to lighter formulas and fresher scents further enhances the allure of the season. Embark on a journey through our handpicked treasures that promise to gracefully accompany you, even during the hottest days.

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