Summer holidays are upon us again! Whether you are a frazzled mother checking off the last to-do item for the family, a student on a limited gap year budget, or even a seasoned traveler, here are some life hacks for the #summerlife you deserve.
Maintain an active metabolism by eating foods like dried fruits and nuts that keep your stomach full for a longer period of time. If you enjoy grazing, opt for Nature’s Wonders Fruits & Nuts Fusion to get a daily intake of protein and fibre. Savour them on their own, or up your hotel meal game by adding these delicious, healthy ingredients to salad or muesli. TryandReview.com User Pamchia comments, “Love this snack – no salt & very natural” and enjoys this snack with her nephew and nieces.
2. Pack a few books.
Now would be the perfect time to do a digital detox and return to basics with a good old paperback novel. If you are unable to put your devices aside, there are plenty of options for the intrepid reader such as the Kindle or even Audiobooks.
3. Selfie sticks are cool.
With camera phones becoming more indispensable, traveling with camera sticks has the millennial seal of approval. The Mpow Selfie Stick is powered by a long-life battery and is adjustable with a 270-degree head and extendable up to 31.5 inches. It also includes a wrist strap as an added feature because people do leave things behind on holiday.
4. A self-care kit is just as important as getting enough rest on holiday.
These Green Tea Face Masks from Sephora contain green tea extract to protect skin against environmental pollutants. TryandReview.com User Allybickham rated this face mask a 5 out of 5 and comments that “It smells fresh and leaves the skin well hydrated, I left the mask on until it completely dried up and had hydrated skin all day”. Put on a face mask and soak in a hot tub filled with deliciously scented Smith & Vandiver Detox Therapy Bath Bombs. Made with pink grapefruit and ginger essential oils, it helps to maintain skin’s moisture and oil balance, and calms the mind for a complete at-home spa experience. Each bomb naturally draws out impurities and toxins and just one hour of TLC will help you get close up-ready for that vacation photo album. TryandReview.com User Lizzymanap loves it so much, she shared, “I had such a relaxing bath. Loved the grapefruit scent! It gave my body a smooth sensation. Also loved that this product detox toxins from your body”.
With summer weather in the high Celsius, be sure to apply plenty of SPF cream before stepping outdoors. Sports enthusiasts love Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for its dry-touch formula. Unlike other creams that run, this does not run into eyes even when you sweat buckets. TryandReview.com User Chinadoll3K says that after applying Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, “it mattifies and does not leave the usual shiny look”. This formula is also non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and PABA-free.
Bringing your baby along for some fun in the sun? Banana Boat’s Baby Tear-free String-free Sunscreen SPF 50 will do the trick. It will also keep your baby’s soft skin safe from harmful UVA and UVB rays. TryandReview.com User Maeuy rated this product a solid 4.8 out of 5 commenting, “Excellent Quality. Ideal protection for baby’s skin during outings and beach time”.