By: Lucy Lopez
Summer is in full swing – the days are longer and the weather is hotter. With more time spent out and about, the easiest way to ensure a fresh, all-day look is by carrying an emergency beauty kit! Aside from the obvious makeup retouches, there are so many other ways you can refresh and rejuvenate your look.
Here are some of my favorite products for that essential mid-day upkeep:
Liven Up Those Locks
When you’re enjoying the great outdoors, it’s natural for your hair to start getting a little greasier. By having Herbal Essences White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Dry Shampoo on hand, you can instantly refresh your locks. Bonus: We all hate that dreaded hat hair, but with a spritz of dry shampoo and a quick brush through, your hair will be as good as new!
Mother Nature has a mind of her own, so always be prepared with Always Fresh & Clean Wipes-To-Go and Tampax Pocket Pearl Tampons ! Not only are these wipes great for post-workout, once you start using them they’ll quickly become a staple in your daily hygiene routine. Also, keeping a Secret Fresh Collection deodorant on hand is a super easy way to ensure you’ll smell amazing during your longest summer days.
Refresh That Smile
How many times have you been out to eat and wished you could brush your teeth after? Having a kit with all your dental hygiene essentials is a no-brainer! An Oral-B toothbrush , floss picks and Crest Complete Plus Scope toothpaste are the perfect combination for keeping those pearly whites clean throughout the day.
So many of us, including myself, suffer from seasonal allergies. I like to always keep Puffs in my purse along with a nasal decongestant medicine or nasal spray to keep them in check. You’ll be happy to have them, even if you don’t always need them!
Create Your Kit
So you might be thinking, where should I keep all these products? Here are some ideas for you:
- Small- to medium-sized tote bag
- Mini backpack
- Makeup bag
One of the keys to having a stocked up bag is organization! By separating your essentials into categories – each with its own pouch – you’ll be sure to find what you need quickly. For example, keep your tissues and feminine products in one pouch and your floss, toothbrush and toothpaste in a separate pouch to ensure freshness. For nights out (a.k.a. when you’ll be using a smaller handbag) pick out a few essentials you’ll absolutely need – like floss, tissues and feminine products – then leave the rest at home!
What are some of your favorite products for a mid-day refresh? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Lucía (Lucy) Lopez was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and lucky enough to have a second home on the pretty little island of Puerto Rico. With writing as her passion, she’s beyond excited to be a part of the Orgullosa community and getting to learn more about Hispanic cultures, other than her own, along the way.