Favorite Things: Summer Edition

It’s finally HERE! I compiled a list of all of my summertime favorites! A little bit of everything is on this list! From the best workout clothes to my skincare routine (you guys ask about this ALL THE TIME and I’m finally spilling the deets on the products I use!) to some fun home goods AND you better believe I included my go-to watchbands, plus SO MUCH MORE! 💯  Make sure you read the details because there are a ton of exclusive discounts for you! Grab all the goods below!


1. The Cutest Insulated Tumbler  

I use this as my main water bottle every dang day and at $9 it’s a complete steal!

2. The Ultimate Summer Lounger 

I just outfitted our front porch with a couple of these Egg Chairs. YOU GUYS, they are SO COMFY (and big, I could literally sleep in it) and pretty!

3. My Go-To Skincare Routine

To say I’m obsessed is an understatement! I’ve been using the Dime Beauty "The Works" set on my skin for the last few months and it’s never felt better or looked healthier! This set is a one-stop-shop and comes with everything you need including: Gentle Jelly Cleanser, Super Skin Toner, Restorative Night Cream, Dewy Day Cream, Vitamin C & E Serum and 100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It will make your skin feel like SILK! The best news is that it’s high quality AND affordable! You guys NEED this stuff in your life! Use my code cleansimpleeats for 20% off your order!

4. My Favorite Mascara

I L-O-V-E the Volume Mascara by Dime Beauty. It’s thick, but not clumpy. Makes your lashes look longer and helps them hold their shape. Stays on really well, but also comes off easy when washed. 

5. The Stretchiest Watch Bands 

These watch bands are perfect for every occasion! They stay in place while working out and can also be fashionable for any outfit. Compatible for most versions of Apple Watches, I have the cheetah pattern and get SO MANY compliments on it. I get the smallest size. 

6. The Best Natural Deodorant

It’s about flippin’ time someone made a kick-butt, aluminum-free deodorant! I’m convinced Native Deodorant is the best on the market… and I’ve tried them all! I love the different scents and the texture. It’s aluminum, paraben, and cruelty-free. It’s made with coconut oil & shea butter so it also hydrates while keeping you smelling fresh! Use code SIMPLESUMMER for 20% off and free shipping in the US.

7. The Perfect Slides

I love these slides from Nordstroms. They give you a little bit of height (where my short-legged girls at?!), are super comfy and pretty much go with everything! Grab them ASAP because they are on sale now for 40% off!

8. My Favorite Workout Tank

My absolute favorite workout tops from Athleta. Love the fit and fun color options, they wick away sweat and are super lightweight. Perfect for the summer! 

9. The Best Cosmetic Travel Bag

If I’m traveling, I’ll never leave home without my Ever Need Bag from Sly Beauty. It’s super functional, high-quality, and cute! It has a divider system that allows for easy organization of your make-up and other toiletries without them getting smooshed plus an interior zipper pocket to hold your jewelry. What more could you ask for? Check out their other products too! I love their “Aerosol Cases” (just restocked) and JJ loves his “Tool Bag” for carrying all his toiletries while traveling. 

10. My Go-To Workout Tee

If you workout with us during our Workout Wednesdays then you already know how much I love and wear this Flex Living Tie-Dye Crop Tee! It’s the most perfect crop. The material is super soft & comfy. Comes in other fun colors too! You can use code CSE for 10% off your order!

11. The Most Delish Vegan Protein Bars

Real talk: a member of my team turned me onto GoMacro bars and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. They are delicious, filling, have a clean ingredient list PLUS the macros are ON POINT. My favorite flave is the Double Chocolate + Peanut Butter Chips. We take these with us on all of our hikes and road trips! You can use code CLEANSIMPLEEATS for 25% off your order! 

12. The Absolute Best Summer Cooking Tool

You guys probably already know that our love for Traeger runs DEEP so we’ll keep this short. Why? Because things just taste better wood-fired and it’s as easy as baking in the oven! We have the Pro Series 780 and use it to cook pretty much all our protein and roast all our veggies in the summer. Don’t forget pizza on the grill. 🤤 

13. The Seasonings I Use on Everything

And I mean EVERYTHING. Our two favorites are the original Traeger Rub and the Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub. They both have a great flavor and you can’t really overdo it. Load that stuff on, baby! 

14. My Favorite Insulated Bottle for Summer Activities

The new Halex Insulated Bottle from Blender Bottle is my go-to bottle for bike rides, hikes, and travel. I like my water COLD, so insulated bottles were created for me! They also have a non-insulated version of this bottle if you’re into that. It has both squirt AND straw functionality. Love that it fits in my car cup holder and that it’s lightweight. The perfect water bottle for all your summer activities!

15. My Go-To Protein Powder for Travel

Did you know the Clean Simple Eats protein powder you know and love comes in Single Serving Stick Packs? They are perfect for travel and are available in 15 & 30 count bags. No more portioning out your protein powder into baggies or getting stopped at the security line. 😆

16. The Most Refreshing Peach-Mango Collagen

Talk about a summertime refresher with benefits! Our Clean Simple Eats Peach-Mango Collagen is great for active and aging joints, skin, hair, and nails. My favorite way to drink it is mixed with ice-cold water and our Super Berry Mix! I never miss a day!

17. My Favorite Smoothie Jars

The Go-Jars by BlendTec are seriously awesome! We use these more often than our big jars! They are perfect for single-serve blending in a convenient reusable bottle. Their blending capabilities are top-notch turning every protein shake into a world-class milkshake! These fit in my car cup holder too, so they’re great for on the go! Use CLEANSIMPLEEATS for 20% off everything on their website, except for their pro-series blenders. 

18. The Most Comfortable Trainers

If you guys haven’t been wearing APL shoes then you’ve been missing out! These sneaks are super comfy (like wearing socks!) and cute! I also love that they slip on fast making them perfect for those early morning Workout Wednesdays ;)

19. The Must-Have Biker Shorts

Biker Shorts - so hot right now ;) So much so you can’t find them ANYWHERE. Except, my girls at IVL Collective still have some in stock. Along with black they also come in a super cute cheetah print. I usually wear a 4-6 in leggings. I got a size 4 in these. 

20. The Perfect Charcuterie Boards

Lunch at our house during the summer typically looks like a bunch of snacks (crackers, cheese, deli meats, fruit, veggies and spreads) thrown out onto a cute charcuterie board! There’s something for everyone! Great for cutting your fruits and veggies, hosting guests, easy lunch platter for the kids, cute kitchen decor and/or item for food styling!

21. The Fanny Pack I Use All the Time

It’s hard to hate on a fanny pack when it’s as cute and functional as Fawn Design’s Fawny Pack. I’m not a big purse gal (and my diaper bag days are now over), so this is perfect for me! Fits my phone, small wallet, lip gloss and car keys! I love having a hands-free bag. I wear it as a cross shoulder bag and can take it anywhere! I have NO SHAME in my Fawny Pack game! 

22. The Best Bronzer

Enhances your real summer tan with a little shine and shimmer! This Two Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer is the perfect hue for a natural-looking bronze. It’s a staple in my makeup routine. I use it every day! 

23. The Perfect Sunglasses for Any Occasion

My new favorite everyday sunnies! I snagged a pair of these recently and I’m obsessed. I’ve always loved the Quay brand because they are great quality yet affordable. Always up to date with the latest trends. If you're looking to splurge on a pair I love love love the Erika sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

24. My Go-To Summer Hair, Sun & Lip Care

Sun Bum products have quickly become a favorite in our household. We use MANY of their products. Sunscreens, tanning lotions, chapsticks and hair care! This little set is perfect for travel (why is everything cuter in travel size?). We swear by their detangler spray! My girls have looooong mermaid hair that tangles easily and this stuff has it smooth in minutes!

25. The Most Flattering Swim Top That Doubles as a Sports Bra

My favorite swim top of the season! This top is flattering on anybody and can be mixed and matched with almost any color! I love how comfortable it is. It holds you in but doesn’t cut into you at all. Highly recommend! Use code CSE15 for 15% off!

26. The Cutest Lip Balm Holder

Anyone else always misplacing their lip balm? I’m always banking on JJ carrying one in his pocket! We just got some of these Thread Wallet Lip Balm Holders and it has been a game-changer! I clip it right to my keys & wallet so I always have it handy when away from home! They come in a variety of fun colors! 

This post is sponsored by DIME BEAUTY & Native and includes affiliate links. As always, opinions are all mine and I only share products I truly love!

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